Week of Sep 05 2022
This session is designed to focus on the movements of the striker(s) in a full-sided game. In the initial double diamond passing passing pattern during the warmup phase, remind the players to check out then back to the ball, focus on quality first touch with a half-turn toward the next target. If there are sufficient players, have the 2nd player in line provide shadow pressure to the receiver. In the back-to-goal game, look for angled body shape, foot surface to receive and shield. For the 4v4 and 6v6 games, the timing, movement, body positioning, and quality of first touch of the forward players should be noted.