- Create more opportunities to score with controlled, quick touches and passing
- Use combination play and discover ways to attack your target
- Take advantage of numbers up situations to score more goals
with Dave Barrett, Illinois Wesleyan University Head Women's Soccer Coach,
3x Conference Coach of the Year; 2x CCIW Champions
Good coaches must be able to create realistic game conditions during their practices to prepare players for game day. Dave Barrett uses live practices to demonstrate three small-sided games, where limited space forces players to make quick decisions and enhances their first touch as they go to goal.
The main goal in this presentation is to use competition in practice to re-create the pressure your players will face in a game.
Barrett presents three small-sided activities that can be used in either a defensive or offensive training session. All drills are played in a small area that will promote shooting on goal. Using on-field demonstrations, you will gain an understanding of how to execute the exercises with your team, see key coaching points and the objectives for each.
This series starts at 1v1 and eventually leads up to 3v3, and involves a lot of shots on goal. Learn how to work in a numbers up situation to create good chances to score on goal and to use quick, short touches to avoid losing the ball in the small space. Players are coached in tactical awareness depending on the numbers and ball possession.
2 v 1 to Goal
2v1 to Goal is an effective exercise for developing serving and receiving skills. Once the ball is served to the attacker, your players will learn to settle the ball quickly so they can push forward with control toward goal. They will also learn to make creative runs on and off the ball to make it difficult for their defender to contain or predict the attack. Trap aerial balls, attack with numbers and transition from attack to defend!
4 v 4 with Bumpers
Your players will almost always be within shooting range in this exercise. The bumpers in this exercise relieve pressure and provide an opportunity to make good runs off the ball. This is an excellent game for training players to frame the goal when attacking.
Put your team in position to take more quality shots and score more goals with these excellent finishing drills from Dave Barrett!
50 minutes. 2013.Soccer Videos