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Shielding to Score

By Sean Reed –

Objective

This session continues on from the last session, focusing on protecting the ball under pressure in front of goal. This session can be progressed in a number of different ways which allows the coach to make it specific to the needs of their attacking players.

Session 1

Diagram 1

Set Up

  • Working within penalty area: width of the 6yd box
  • Players include GK, 1x Defending Player, 1x Attacking Player and 2 players serving (resting)
  • Objective for the attacking player is to score
  • Objective for the defending player is to prevent the attacking player from scoring
  • Servers start the game, they are restricted to 1 or 2 touch
  • The attacking player can use the servers but can not immediately play back to the same player who played the pass into them
  • Initially the servers are looking to play into feet of the attacking player
  • 5-6 attempts then switch
  • Change the starting position of the servers, playing a range of different types of passes into the attacking player
  • Encourage the defending player to prevent the attacking player turning – tight and apply pressure
  • Offside line

Coaching Points

  • Movement to receive the ball
  • 1st Touch to protect or create initially opportunity
  • Manipulation of the ball
  • Distance from the ball – getting between man and ball
  • Body shape (balance + strength)
  • Use of body to protect the ball
  • Adjustment and movement
  • Awareness of opposition player
  • Managing space and area
  • End product on goal

Session 2

Diagram 2

Set Up

  • Working within penalty area: to the right of the goal within a channel. See diagram 2
  • Players include GK, 1x Defending Player, 1x Attacking Player and 2 players serving (resting)
  • Objective for the attacking player is to score
  • Objective for the defending player is to prevent the attacking player from scoring
  • Servers start the game, they are restricted to 1 or 2 touch
  • The attacking player can use the servers but can not immediately play back to the same player who played the pass into them
  • Initially the servers are looking to play into feet of the attacking player
  • 5-6 attempts then switch
  • Change the starting position of the servers, playing a range of different types of passes into the attacking player
  • Encourage the defending player to prevent the attacking player turning – tight and apply pressure
  • Offside line

Coaching Point

  • Movement to receive the ball
  • 1st Touch to protect or create initially opportunity
  • Manipulation of the ball
  • Distance from the ball – getting between man and ball
  • Body shape (balance + strength)
  • Use of body to protect the ball
  • Adjustment and movement
  • Awareness of opposition player
  • Managing space and area
  • End product on goal – Left foot across the goalkeeper
  • End product on goal – Right foot open out far post or near post depending on the position of the GK

Session 3

Diagram 3

Set Up

  • Working within penalty area: to the right of the goal within a channel. See diagram 3
  • Players include GK, 1x Defending Player, 1x Attacking Player and 2 players serving (resting)
  • Objective for the attacking player is to score
  • Objective for the defending player is to prevent the attacking player from scoring
  • Servers start the game, they are restricted to 1 or 2 touch
  • The attacking player can use the servers but can not immediately play back to the same player who played the pass into them
  • Initially the servers are looking to play into feet of the attacking player
  • 5-6 attempts then switch
  • Change the starting position of the servers, playing a range of different types of passes into the attacking player
    The servers can play between each other
  • Encourage the defending player to prevent the attacking player turning – tight and apply pressure
  • Offside line

Coaching Points

  • Movement to receive the ball
  • 1st Touch to protect or create initially opportunity
  • Manipulation of the ball
  • Distance from the ball – getting between man and ball
  • Body shape (balance + strength)
  • Use of body to protect the ball
  • Adjustment and movement
  • Awareness of opposition player
  • Managing space and area
  • End product on goal – Right foot across the goalkeeper
  • End product on goal – Left foot open out far post or near post depending on the position of the GK

By Sean Reed
Former First Team Coach of Championship side Fulham FC. Sean is a UEFA A Coach with a Masters in Sport Coaching. He has over 15 years of experience working in professional football from Academy through to First team in the Premiership and Championship.

Web – www.seanjreed.com
Twitter – @SeanJReed