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Free Attacking Drills for 8-year-old kids

Attacking Drills – Striker in Attacking Zone 2

Striker in Attacking Zone 2

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

VARIATION
• play 5v5, 6v6, 7v7 in the middle zone etc.
• striker lays off the ball for another attacking player who is followed by a defender inside the end zone
• strikers inside the end zone are neutral which allows teams to score on both goals
• limit number of touches for strikers
• adjust spacing depending on the age and ability of the group

COACHING POINTS
• 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

 

 

Attacking Drills – No Go Zone 3

No Go Zone 3

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DESCRIPTION
• play 4v4, 5v5, 6v6, 7v7 etc.
• players and balls are not allowed to enter the no-go zone in the middle

VARIATION
• allow passes on the ground (in the air) to go through the middle zone
• adjust spacing depending on the age and ability of the group

COACHING POINTS
• use width of field
• quick transitions
• vision and anticipation
• positioning to gain an advantage
• preparation touch before crossing
• quality of cross (weight of cross, speed of cross)

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