Utilizing the center-forward as a target player

Training Session (U18/17) by Richard Moller (UEFA A-License Holder)

Topic: Utilizing the center-forward as a target player

Warm-up 1: Step to, pass, open up

Organization:

  • set up the drill
  • set up one central pole-goal
  • distribute players to their positions

Drill:

  • A passes to B, B opens up and passes to C
  • C passes to D
  • apply the same passing patterns on the opposite side

Varations:

  • use two soccer balls at the same time, A & D start with the soccer ball
  • B & E do a step-over after the open up

Tips and Corrections:

  • B and E should receive the soccer ball before the pole-goal
  • make sure all players are always in a read-position