Grassroots Coaching

Waves – Shooting and finishing game – Progression 4

Fifth in the series of waves, pass, support and finishing games


    • Play 3 v 1
    • Play 3 v 2
    • Play a 3 v 3 game

Key Coaching

Pass and Support

      • Early support play for the player on the ball. Good communication and angle and distance of support
      • Support where the player on the ball can easily see them
      • Stand still and support or movement to support for the ball to be passed into space
      • Using body language and verbal communication to connect with the player on the ball
      • Readjustment of support position – as the ball moves or is controlled in a different direction support player will need to adjust to support in a different way

Breaking out with forward runs for forward passes

      • Recognition of player making the run of where the space is to run into
      • Timing and angle of forward run
      • Communication from forward  runner to passer, of when and where they want the pass
      • Quality of the ball from the passer – accuracy, timing and weight of pass


    • Positive attitude and decision – can the player shoot quickly
    • Head up to assess goalkeepers position and distance / angle to goal
    • Technique of shot – side foot, power, volley, first time or control and shot
    • Hit the target – accuracy over power when close to goal. Be calm and composed
    • Follow up for rebounds
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