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Striker’s Movements in the Final Third

By Alex Trukan

Most of the work done by the strikers shown on the TV and appreciated by fans is when they're in possession of the ball: goals, assists, one on ones. That’s what matters the most, but we, as coaches especially, should also focus and appreciate all the work behind the scenes: subtle movement to create space, dropping down into midfield, body position to play forwards. All of these things have influence on the performance of the team. Striker’s movement in the final third is one of fundamental team tactical component that not only creates chances for himself, but also helps in the build-up play of the whole team.

Starting position and playing between the lines

Basic position of the central striker (number 9) in a 1-4-3-3 system would be between two central defenders of the opponent. That provides him an opportunity to be able to

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Striker Training With Conditioning

By Jebreel Bubtana

This exercise will work on the aerobic endurance of your players whilst being specific to the movements that your strikers will perform during a game.

Set up the field as shown in figure 1 below. The two goals are 30 yards apart with a 15x15 yard square in the middle. The coach must have two balls with them for this as well.


The player with their back to goal must check into the middle of the square, receive a pass from the coach and pass the ball

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