Football/Soccer Session (Beginner): Improve Your Teams Ability to Recover the Ball in the Defensive Half (Start Time: 2014-08-25 18:05:00)

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Kyle Black
Name: Kyle Black
City: Lancaster
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 7 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Technical Warm-Up

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Technical Warm-Up
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Technical Warm-Up (10 mins)

Organization:

Players in 2 lines across from each other 15 yards apart. 5 to 10 minutes.

Instructions:

In groups of 2 in free space players work on passing ball - lofting it if possible. Once a player passes they must close down and shadow player as they dribble to opposite line. After crossing line attacker stops ball on line and sprints back to opposite line. Roles are now switched.

Progression 1 - Move from shadowing to playing defense and trying to counter to other line. Make sure roles are always reversed though.

Key Coaching Points:

Good angles when closing.

Shuffle feet when shadowing - don't cross feet

Force ball a certain direction.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Small Sided Game

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Small Sided Game

Organization:

25 x 25 yard grid, players split in half with all balls in one line. 10 - 15 minutes.

Instructions:

Player A passes ball to player B and closes to play defense. If defender wins ball they play to counter goal in opposite end of grid. play continues until out of bounds or goal.

Progress to 1 v 2 with emphasis on second defender

Key Coaching Points:

Close with proper speed and angle to prevent quick goal.

Work to force attacker to take bad angles to goal or make mistake.

When closing for tackle - on balls of feet and make tackle with forward foot.

Second player take proper support angles and communicate direction to push/tackle.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Expanded Small Sided Game

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Expanded Small Sided Game

Organization:

1-3-1 on Defense v 1-2 on offense set on defensive 3rd of field. One full goal and two small goals on outside for counter-goals. 25 minutes.

Instructions:

Player at midfield passes ball into to strikers who are making runs to get open. Attackers play to full goal and defenders work to counter to two small goals on the outside of the field.

Key Coaching Points:

Players must first work to mark strikers and prevent ball from being played into center of the field.

Communicate when ball is played in, who had ball and who is support player.

Mark runners.

Force ball wide.

Proper closing distance preventing easy shots.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Game Like Activity

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Game Like Activity

Scrimmage

7 v 7, teams set up in 1-3-2-1 and 1-2-3-1 to upset teams. 40 minutes.

Same coaching points as previous 3 activities.


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Movement
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Pass
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Dribble
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Pitch Line 2
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