Creating a Chance using a Midfielder
Dimensions: 3 cones placed 20 Yards from a Goal. The three cones must form an equilateral triangle with 4 yards between each cone. One player starts within the triangle with their back to goal.
How to: A player starts by the cones with their back to goal, there will be a Midfielder 5 yards further from goal in front of the player. Midfielder starts with the ball the drill starts when the player on the ball makes a quick movement, as if to try to lose a defender, the Midfielder then makes a pass to the player’s feet who makes a lay off pass through one side of the triangle for the midfielder to run onto. Once the pass has been made, the player in the triangle moves out through the other side of the triangle and makes a movement towards goal.
The midfielder then plays a through ball into the player who takes a shot on goal.
Coaching Points: Make accurate passes, there are two types of ball being played here; a short pass to feet and a through ball. Make sure your weight of pass is right for either type. (Pass too hard and the ball will be collected by the goalkeeper, too soft and the running player will have to check their run and the attacking emphasis is lost)
Make positive off the ball runs, the aim is to try and lose a defender by passing and moving. There could be a game situation where each of the cones could be a player. You are able to take all three players out of the game with a simple pass and move to space.
If the pass is good, try to take the shot first time.