FA Level 1 – DIAMONDS SHOOTING GAME Progression 2
Posted by Mike Trusson on 25 October, 2010
This progression follows on from “– “DIAMONDS SHOOTING GAME – START” AND “DIAMONDS SHOOTING GAME – PROGRESSION 1”
DIAMONDS SHOOTING GAME – PROGRESSION 2
- Organise an area of approximately 40 yards x 20 yards, with a goal in the middle and one goalkeeper in the goal. The goalkeeper should look to save shots from both directions
- Lay out a shooting line approximately 6 yards from either side of the goal. The players must shoot before this line
- Position two strikers either side of the goal. They must stay in the area either side of the goal and should look to be creative and take on shooting opportunities.
- Position 2 – 4 fielders on either side of the goal and around the outside of the area. Their job is to field any shots that go through the goal or miss the goal.
- After one of the fielders has received the ball, they should set it to a supporting fielder who then passes the ball back into the strikers on their side of the goal.
- One of the fielders then makes a timed run to join the two strikers in the shooting area
- If a shot goes through the goal or misses the goal, the strikers on the other side of the goal must leave the ball to go through to the fielders.
- Position a second goalkeeper 10 yards to the side of the goal, with a supply of footballs. They can rotate with the goalkeeper in goal. Their job is also to distribute the ball, by throwing to any of the fielders if a ball goes out of play.
- Supply of balls, bibs and maker discs
- Number the players. Players to remember their numbers
- Ball to be set from receiving fielder to supporting fielder
- Ball played into strikers
- One of the fielders to join the strikers in the shooting area after the ball is played from a fielder into a striker
- All players in the shooting area restricted to one touch only, all three players must touch the ball at least once
- After the players have all passed the ball, one touch, one of the players should look to take a first time shot
- After the shot one of the strikers must go back to being a fielder, so that there are only two strikers in the shooting area
- All the numbered players must score
- After all players must pass or touch the ball at least once, this can include the shot.
- Passing must be first time
- Goal must be a first time finish. Rebounds count:
- The winning team are the first ones where all the players score. This can be in any order, but all must score
COACH TO ENCOURAGE
- Reaction from the strikers to find space and receive the ball from the fielders
- Supporting fielder to time their run to join in
- Communication between players, both verbally and with hand gestures
- Positive, accurate passing
- Supporting movement between players
- Strikers to be creative and be aware of the finishing requirements of the competition
- Head up to assess goalkeepers position
- Appropriate close range finishing techniques – more accuracy, less power
- Rebounds from the goalkeeper
Players to organise themselves, so there is only two strikers starting in the shooting area after the shot, who makes a run to join the two strikers in the build up and to work out between themselves who has scored and who needs to score
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