Tackling after a Flying Header

  • Organisation

    • 6 cones

    • 2 big goals

    • all available balls

  • Process

    The defender (A) plays a long, diagonal ball to the striker (B).

    Player B controls the ball and dribbles towards player A.

    While Player B aims to shoot on goal, player A is looking for a good tackle to prevent player B from scoring.

  • Tip

    Coaching Points:

    • If player A wins the ball, he can counterattack on the opposite goal.

    • Players should chose the direct way to shoot on goal; give time-limits to teach effectiveness.

Training Set

Main point


25 min


U13, U12, U14 - U19


Long passing, Shot technique/shooting


One On One

Training Organization

Number of Players

> 10 players

Form of Training

Team training

Participating Players

Whole team


2 goalies

Spatial Behavior

Double penalty box

Training Location

Asphalt, Grass field, Turf field

Author: Tom Pilarski

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