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Free Attacking Drills for 8-year-old kids

Attacking Drills – End Zone Goalkeeper

End Zone Goalkeeper

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• 3v3
• each team has a designated goalkeeper
• goalkeeper must leave end zone to become a field player if his team is in possession

• 2 points for a goal and 1 point for getting past an opponent
• 3 points if a player dribbles inside the end zone and beats the goalie in a 1v1 situation (attacker can’t be followed by a defender)

• change of direction and speed
• deception
• set up defender
• protect the ball
• vision
• close control
• angle, distance and timing of support
• decision making
• verbal and visual communication
• unbalancing the defense
• create space for others


Attacking Drills – Striker In Attacking Zone 4

Striker In Attacking Zone 4

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• play 4v4 in the middle zone
• one neutral player in each end zone
• all players must stay in their designated zone
• teams must connect three passes before they can pass to the neutral player in the end zone
• the neutral player then lays off for a shot on goal as shown
• switch players in end zones

• play 5v5, 6v6, 7v7 in the middle zone etc.
• play with 2 mini goals on each goal line
• limit number of touches for neutral players
• adjust spacing depending on the age and ability of the group

• weight of pass
• accuracy
• disguise
• quality of preparation touch
• aggressive and positive mentality
• vision and anticipation
• placement versus power
• positioning to gain an advantage
• angle, distance and timing of support
• body position – open to field
• decision making
• verbal and visual communication

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