Striker Movements

In May 2016 I tweeted a diagram trying to break down the different movements strikers make to score goals.  This 'mind map'  was step 1 in my attempts to build a video to help players, without removing the variety and complex detail of scoring goals.  

What I've learnt:

  • There are tons and tons of factors to consider..(see diagram)
  • Recognising 'good' or 'clever' movement is quite easy
  • Identifying and categorising movement is really difficult
  • Lots of runs have similarities
  • As coaches do we spend enough time coaching 'away' from the ball?
  • How do we coach players the visual cues to "make a run..."?

Here is the first attempt...