Playing to the corners is part of a territorial game. Tactically it applies pressure on the opposition, can force turnovers or gain field position as the defence struggles to clear. How does this work and how can we put this into a training session. MORE
Kick to a target
U11–U12 | KICKING 1
Get your players kicking accurately by finishing with the toe pointing towards the target
- Set out two 2m cone gates 15m apart. Put two players behind each gate and give one of the players a ball. When you say “go”, the ball holder passes to the player next to him.
- The second player catches the ball then aims to kick it into the opposite “kicking zone”, which is through the opposite gate (the ball should land no more than 5m behind the gate).
- One of the players opposite catches the ball and then passes it to his partner to kick back. Players take turns passing, kicking and catching.
- Develop by increasing the distance between the pairs and creating a competition for the pair who kick most accurately.
You will need
- 1 ball per four players
Got more players?
Set out more cone gates and get as many players as possible kicking to each other.
What to tell your players
“The ball is held correctly with the toe pointed when punting”
“No throwing the ball up to kick – drop it”