Football/Soccer Session (Beginner): Academy 8/15/16 Technical Stations

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Fabrice Gautrat
Name: Fabrice Gautrat
City: GA Rush
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 8 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 3v1 (Arrival Game)

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3v1 (Arrival Game) (10 mins)

3v1 Warm-up + 1v1 battle in box

Rules:

- Have to call name of person you're passing to.

- 10 passes for offensive players = player defending in the middle stays in an extra turn.

Coaching Point: 3 step rule, always supporting your teammate.

1v1 Battle in Box (we've done this many times before)

1 minute game.

Set-up: Two targets on each diagonal ends. Two players battle in the middle.

Scoring: 1 point if player successfully gets it form one target and plays diagonally opposite end.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Technique + Finishing

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Technique + Finishing (15 mins)

Technical + Shooting Circuit

1. Ball Mastery: tiki-taka, pull push, inside-outside cut, dribble cut, dribble cut with sole, outside touch, tiki-taka + roll,

2. Changes of direction: inside cut (fake shot), 270degree turn (inside or outside), sole across cut (fake shot), Sole-V, Sole-behind, overs exit outside,

3. Peels off to receive ball with hips open. As dribbles past last cone and gets head up.

Opens up to then play a pass to 4.

4. Peels off and dribbles full speed and shoots before reaching cone.

Same thing on other side. Once player finishes on one side they move over to other side to work on right foot finish.

Coaching Points: Timing, crisp passes, speed of action. It's not okay to go 50%.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Warm-up: Peeling Off and Bending Runs

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Warm-up: Peeling Off and Bending Runs (15 mins)

Warm-up: Peeling Off and Bending Runs

Organization: Groups of 8-10. Grid size 8 yards wide by 10-15 long. Distance from player 1 to 2 around 10-15 yds.

Grid A: Player 1 starts with a dribbling touch forward which is the cue for player 2 to make a peeling off run as shown in the diagram on the left above. As soon as player 2 gets wide with his/her body sideways on, player 1 passes the ball to him/her. Player 2 controls the ball forward with his/her first touch using his/her front foot and dribbles to the other end of the grid and passes to the first in line and goes to the back of the line. Both ends are going at the same time in a clockwise direction. Switch to counter clockwise direction after a while.

Grid B. The top half shows the first progression, where player 2 makes a bending run for a through ball.

Key coaching points: time runs to stay onside (cones are ‘last defender’). Open body to see forward and look over shoulder before getting ball. Peel off far enough away from cone to receive a pass to feet that cone ‘defender’ cannot intercept.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Back to Goal

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Back to Goal (15 mins)

Back to Goal Game: 2v2, 3v2, 3v3, 4v3

Organization: Sequence starts with four players running into the field, two attackers (Blue)

closely marked by two defenders (Black), and Coach serves a ball to the attackers as they run

towards him. The two attackers try to control and turn and attack the goal with the

Keeper. The two defenders try to win the ball and pass it to the Coach. When play ends,

players return to the back of the line and the next four players run in. Rotate roles after

the Blue had a few turns.

Progression: A third attacker is added. The third attacker cannot cross the half-way line or

score and is used as a safe drop pass option by the two attackers, allowing them to turn

and get into better positions. This variation could be used to prepare for a progression to

3v3, with a third defender joining in.

Objectives: Players learn to show for the ball, receive under pressure and combine to

turn and beat defenders. Player without the ball needs to read pressure on the ball. If

partner has back to goal and under pressure, supporting player needs to drop. If partner

has turned and is facing goal, supporting player needs to decide which combination play

is on (wall pass, crossover, or over lap). Players learn deception in receiving pass from

Coach with back to goal, to facilitate turning. Players learn how to escape pressure.

Players learn not to turn into pressure, when to shield the ball and find partner and when

pressure is loose enough that turning is possible.

Coaching Points: What's your response if you lose the ball? Can you win the ball from defender? If it's not on play your support and keep possession!!!!


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Diagonal Target Game + 3v3 Game

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Diagonal Target Game + 3v3 Game (15 mins)

Diagonal Targets Game: 10-12 players

- 2v2+1 in the middle of the field wth two additional players on each team acting as targets

- Olders: may have to play 3v3 +1 in middle. Don't want any players sitting out.

- Players in possession are trying to play one of their targets. Once ball is played they take their position.

- Play 4 minute games. Switch neutrals and make coaching points from observations.

Scoring: (youngers) get one point once they play it into target. Progress to target player needs to keep possession by connecting with one of the teammates to get one point

(Olders) get one point for going from one target to another.

Losing team has fitness!!!

i. progression: Player who plays it into target, other player needs to take target position. All need to be alert and aware of what's going on.

Coaching Points: Players need to utilize space and opening up when target gets the ball. Can they take a good first touch away from pressure? Can they receive with hips open to field?

Finish with 3v3 Target Game


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 7v7 or 9v9

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7v7 or 9v9 (20 mins)

Roles of Each Player in 7v7 in Build-up Phase: 1-2-3-1

7v7 grid size: 28 x 45 yards

9v9 Grid Size: 45 x 70 yards.

Coaching points: *****LET THEM PLAY!!!! DONT STOP IT EVERY TWO SECONDS AND DONT OVER COACH. LET THEM PLAY AND MAKE ONE OR TWO FREEZES. COACH IN THE FLOW AND IN NATURAL STOPPAGES!!!!!!

#1: Role of the Goal Keeper: keepers should learn how to support the back line in possession, how to distribute and be the first line of attack instead of just punt the ball long. Keepers need to learn to pass the ball on goal kicks rather than just kick it long.

#4&5: Role of the Center Backs: The back line plays a vital role in possession. The defenders need to learn how to support the midfield in possession, how to make the field big and how to help relieve pressure. The defense also plays a crucial role in switching the point of attack.

#6 Role of the Defensive Midfield: the number 6 player dictates the rhythm of possession. He needs to learn how to support the attack from behind the ball.

#2&3 Role of the Wide Players: Players 2 & 3 provide width and penetration. They need to learn to stay wide and open body to the field and provide support to the midfielders.

#9 Role of the Center Forward: Player 9 provides depth and an outlet from high pressing opponents. She needs to learn to stretch the field and stay high and central and be available for the long pass option from the back.


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