By Lawrence Fine, Author of the FineSoccer Coaching Bible.
Welcome to the FineSoccer Drills Newsletter. Today’s featured activity works on getting to goals and finishing rebounds.
Everyone loves the great shot. The blast from 30 yards out. The half volley from the top of the 18. The bicycle kick off of a cross. The thing people tend to forget is all goals count the same. Whether it’s a spectacular goal or a simple goal, they all count as one. For every spectacular goal, there are many more simple goals coming off of rebounds. The player who scores a goal off of a rebound doesn’t get nearly enough credit for being in the right place and making the effort to get to the ball first.
This activity is a 4 v 3 with a “keeper” in goal. The reason I put “keeper” in parentheses is because I would recommend using a coach or field player as opposed to a real keeper because a real keeper might develop bad habits in this game.
This is a regular game except all shots must be below waist height and the keeper can not use his hands. They must defend using the