Set-up: (as pictured). Place goals on a diagonal. One goal should be on the end-line facing the field, the other about 36 yards from the end-line facing the end-line.
The Exercise: Players A and C stand about 18 yards from their respective lines. Players B and D pass the ball into A and C, A and C turn quickly and shoot. Player’s A and C should collect their ball and join the opposite line. Once B and D pass the ball they should run into the middle to take the original place of A and C. B and D should call for the ball from the next players in line; receive it, turn quickly and shoot.
The Exercise: Same as the original exercise, but now the coach serves as a passive defender. Encourage the shooter to “Check away” and make contact with the coach prior to calling for the ball, oving to meet the pass, turning and shooting.
The Exercise: The exact same rotation as the original exercise, but now after Player A shoots the ball; he defends Player B as he comes to the middle before moving to the opposite line. The coach has options, he can ask the defender to be passive, pressure 75% or apply full pressure.
This is a great exercise in that it offers repetiton in several areas:
- Entry passes into the striker
- Checking away
- Turning with the ball
If you enjoy this exercise Coach Donahue recommends:
|Possible Warm-up:||Progress to:|
|Striking the Ball in 3’s||Bobby Clark Shooting Circuit|
|Ray Reid Shooting Rotation||US National Team Finishing Game|