|This game will encourage
your players to move the ball
quickly from defence to attack. It will also encourage them to take
their shots quickly and to follow up on their shots in case the goalkeeper
drops the ball.
It is also a good workout
your goalkeeper and you can use it to reinforce the importance of good
Objective: to be the first team to score.
Set up: place one
normal-sized goal at one end of a playing area 40 yards long by 30 yards wide.
Split your squad into two
teams of four plus one goalkeeper. If you have more than nine players
consider setting up two games.
first player in each team has a ball and stands on the end
line furthest from the goal. Each team's players form a zig-zag
line between the first player in their team and the goal. The teams
should be separated by about ten yards.
How to play: on
your command, the first players in both teams pass to their nearest
team mate. This player passes to the next player and so on. When the
ball reaches the player nearest the goal, they have to control it quickly,
shoot and score.
After a goal is scored, the shooter
takes the place of the player on the end line and everyone else moves
down one position.
the goalkeeper saves a shot, the ball is thrown out and the shooter has
another go. If a shot misses the goal, the shooter retrieves the ball
and tries again.
The first team to score
gets a point and X number of points wins the game.
Key coaching points:
- Does the shooter follow
her shot in? Remember, it's the first team to score that gets the
point, not the first team to shoot.
Progression: add a
defender who plays between the shooters and the goal.
- Is the goalkeeper moving
out to narrow the shooting angle?