Soccer coaching session to improve players' decision making skills

This session "ABC finishing" is a great way to get your players to exploit the 2-2-2 formation. You can recreate situations in which balls are fed to your attackers like they would be in a match situation.

How to set it up

You need to set up a 40 yards by 30 yards playing area and use three cones, three outfield players a goal and goalkeeper.

How to play it

  • Player 1 dribbles and shoots at goal.
  • Player 1 now turns and makes a choice of which player to combine with. The player chosen passes to player 1 then runs inside to receive a return pass and passes out to the opposite wide player.
  • Player 1 and his chosen team mate now run into the penalty box and attempt to score from the wide player's cross.

This session is from Soccer Attack! by Michael Beale, designed to help coach players in every aspect of the game, from individual core skills to team-based attacking strategies.

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