Football/Soccer Session (Moderate): Developing Speed of Play, Possession and Awareness (Start Time: 2013-08-07 04:05:00)

Profile Summary

Michael Smith
Name: Michael Smith
City: Asbury
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 1 points
Membership: Young Member
Sport: Football/Soccer

Description

An awareness game to stimulate quick movements into and out of space in relation to defensive positions and position of the ball.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Screen 1

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Screen 1 (20 mins)

PDA Gunners Wednesday August 7th 9-11am

Session

2 Blue and 2 Red player are placed in a 10x10 yard box. 2 Red and Blue face opposite as both teams play in opposite directions. The objective of the exercise is to develop, technique, awareness and decision-making with the interference of moving players and two soccer balls. The players in the middle look to combine before playing to the outside player.

Coaching Points

Continuious adjusting of movement to find space to receive but also to support team player in the middle.

Pace of pass fired into the middle.

Improvisation on and off the ball behind the leg, across the body, around the corner, give and go, overlap

Progression

Player on outside can combine for three player combo and interchange of positions. Players can skip middle player and fire the ball straight through.


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Screen 2 (25 mins)

The purpose of this game is to develop awareness of space, specifically in reference to the positions of defenders relative to the ball. The players are training to recognize the moment to make the penetrating pass they learn to recognize when to be patient and retain the ball and when to risk the killer central pass.

Set up a large square (15x15)

Inside the square is a smaller square (diamond 10x10)

As Blue plays the ball around the outside, the Yellow player floats inside the diamond, trying to find space and a passing lane where they can receive a pass from an outside Blue.

Coaching Points

-Quickness of movement of the ball

-Quick play of the ball into the insider player

- Quick thinking Risk or Retain

Progressions:

-Make the central player Blue, and upon receiving the ball and successfully playing back out, they switch with the player they pass to (she must move the ball along outside before he enters).

Point to consider:

-This is an introduction in awareness (finding the seams) positional training would follows


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Screen 3 (20 mins)

Combination Play between the two Holding Midfield, Attacking Mid and Central Forward. 8 fires in a firm ball to 10 who check down to receive, 6 quickly moves underneath 10 to receive a lay off pass. 6 finds 9 and supports her run. 9 can turn and go to goal, pass to 6 for a shot or combine.

Coaching Points (focus on the different options)

Turning

Lay off for shot

Lay off spin away receive again

Follow up on shots


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Screen 4 (20 mins)

2 Center Backs Red 4 and 5 are added. The exercise is live once the ball is received by the Target Forward 9. The coach calls out 1(CB 4),2 (CB 5), or 1 and 2 based on this offense makes the decision based on pressure.

Coaching Points

Recognizing what to do and when based on pressure

Quality of passing

Quality of turning

Finishing (shot selection)

Speed of play

Progression

All 4 players join the play (blue)

Recovering Red defender is added from behind the ball (ball is live after 2nd pass)

Free play after 1st pass


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Screen 5 (30 mins)

9v9 Training Game

A back 4 and keeper are added to the previous midfield 3 and forward to create 9v9. Red lines up in the same formation but with two attacking mids vs blue's 2 holding. Focus on the game is combination play centrally in a game setting, with width coming from outside backs who are encouraged to play an aggressive running game.

Coaching Points

When to combine when to go to goal

Movement and Support

Decision-making

Awareness and Speed of Play

Strong Side Outside Back positioning vs Weak side.

Progression

Free Play


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Movement
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Pass
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