Quick Feet To Finish | Technical (104-P1)
Organisation / Set Up
Practice 1 of Theme 104 Quick Feet to Finish has a physical focus and can be applied during pre-season or throughout the year. Working individually, a single player must perform forward and backwards shuttle runs between cones spaced 2 yards apart, before receiving a pass from the coach as shown.
The player must position themselves at an angle to be able to take their first touch behind the mannequin to run onto, before playing a pass to a waiting player between 2 poles positioned 2 yards apart. They must then turn to receive a second pass off either a coach or fellow player and play a bounce pass off a rebound board (or a player if a board is unavailable). To finish the exercise, they must take a strong touch through cones to finish in a 1 v 1 against the goalkeeper. Active player then becomes a support player for the next rotation.
Progressions & Constraints | 1
Progress by this by adding scores for each technique performed correctly.
Progressions & Constraints 2
Progress further by including time constraints for players and challenges based on player ability.
Key Coaching Points
- Technical | Quality of first touch, pas and finish
- Physical | Quick feet to change direction and accelerate and decelerate
- Psychological | Remain balanced with technique and increased speed when competing