Utilizing the center-forward as a target player

Trainig Session (U17/18) by Richard Moller (DOC and Head Coach at Maryland F.C.)

Topic: Utilizing the center-forward as a target player

Conclusion:

Organization:

  • mark up a 60 x 40 yard field
  • two 18-yard boxes + halfline

Drill:

  • 6 vs 6 on big goals with GK's
  • goal counts after passing the ball to a teammate in the attacking half
  • once the player receives the ball in the attacking half, free play

Variations:

  • receive the ball in between the 18-yard boxes
  • 2 neutral players
  • free play at the end

Tips & Corrections:

  • quick combinations
  • once a players receives a ball in the attacking half, temp