Football/Soccer Session (U14): RWTB Ball Protection

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Vill Powell, Adult Member

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Vill Powell
Name: Vill Powell
City: sheffield
Country: United Kingdom
Rank: Elite – 1 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Ball Mastery

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Ball Mastery
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Ball Mastery (15 mins)

Description

Circle with 2 &3 players working the centre as groups,

4 balls on the outside

Central players looking to link up and play before playing the ball out

Technical

Receiving and releasing skills (angles to receive, body shape, front/back foot, variety of pass and weight)

Scanning (awareness of the ball and teamates run as well as space to run and receive)

Commumication ( demanding the ball and direction)

Tactical

Add a defender to challenge the central players 2v1, aid players to play quickly and develop awareness of space and time.

Physical

Aerobic excercise, lateral movements, strength holding off marker, power and speed to retain and turn and with the ball.

Psychological/Social

Commitment,

Control

Communication

Confidence

Concentration

Learning Objectives

Develop receiving and retaining skills under pressure

Develop awareness of space

Develop releasing skills

To prepare for the session and the tempo

To warm muscles to avoid injury


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): passing and receiving

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passing and receiving (20 mins)

Description

Passing and receiving drill encompassing playing out from the back

A is a left back B = GK C= Right back and D= CM

Player to follow their passes.

Play until pattern of play is understood then reverse

Progress to two balls playing at the same time

Technical

Receiving Skills:

Ground-

•Half turn/open body shape (early and slow)

•Back foot

•Sole of the foot

•Taking across the body

•Sationary

•Moving towards the ball

•Moving backwards

•Checked run

•With disguise

(Scanning at all times)

Releasing Skills-•

. Short Ground Passes

•Medium Ground Passes

•Driven Laces Pass

•Reverse pass

•Chipped pass

•Lofted pass

•Swerved pass

•Safe side

•When to play soft when to play fast

Tactical

Movement of defenders and central midfield to play forward from the back

Triggers of movement/runs

Timing of runs

Checking to create space

Physical

Speed

Off the ball runs

Psychological/Social

Control- when to run,

Confidence- receiving with either foot

Concentration - triggers

Communication-demanding the ball, info to others

Learning Objectives

• Teach to team to disperse to receive from GK distribution

•Create width and depth in possession

•Create space and angles to receive in order to retain possession

•Playing forward as a priority – risk vs. retention

•Rotation of players to retain possession to play forward

•Understand playing away from pressure in order to play forward (switch)

•Confidence to protect the ball in tight areas

•When to dribble to retain possession


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Technical Work - Ball Control, Feints & Dribbling

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Technical Work - Ball Control, Feints & Dribbling (30 mins)

Objective

To develop ball control, feints and dribbling.

Description

This set up is called "The Star".

Four players start at the same time from all four sides of the star, they bribble in and out all the cones. As they approach the mannequin the players execute a move/feint then take the ball to the right and change their side.

Every 2 minutes the coach will change:

- The dribble sequence- i.e. dribbling in and out every 2 cones etc.

- Technique - inside feet only, outside feet only etc.

- Type of move feint

- Change the direction from anti-clockwise to clockwise

Coaching Points

1- Keep the ball close to the feet

2- Make many touches with the ball

3- Soft feel with the ball

4- Move/feint - exaggerate the move to faking to go one and go the other side


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Screen 4

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Screen 4 (30 mins)

Description: Running with the ball & dribbling

Pitch size 15 x 20yds (20 includes 2 x 5yd areas).

1 - Start in groups and (a) RWTB across to group on opposite side (b) RWTB to a different group than the one directly opposite - changing direction.

2 - Reds start in possession and aim to RWTB from one zone to another (one player at a time) on reach the opposite zone they release a player. 1 blue player acts as a defender in central area if he wins possession the teams change roles, with the player losing possession becoming the defender.

Options for the red team:

1 - Can they move up and down the end zone to create the space to RWTB?

2 - If they are blocked by the defender they can (i) use a 1v1 move (ii) turn back and release the other player. In above diagram A reaches end zone and B RWTB, the defender blocks therefore B turns and releases A.

Technical: First touch is critical, positive and at pace, dribbling/RWTB technique.

Tactical: Decision of when to run with the ball, movement/decision to create opportunity to RWTB.

Physical: Changes of speed, speed.

Psychological/Social: Communication, working as a team.

Learning Objectives:

1 - Technical - dribbling/RWTB competence.

2 - When to dribble/RWTB.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): SSG - Dribbling & RWTB

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SSG - Dribbling & RWTB (25 mins)

Learning Objectives

To develop dribbling and running with the ball (RWTB)

Description

In a field of 40x30 yards, there are 6 goals (3 red and 3 white).

The objective is to score in any of the goals by dribbling/running with the ball through the gates and then stopping it.

For the first 12 minutes, players can enter an all the gates. In the final 12 minutes, the coach will call out the colour where both teams can score, changing it every time he deems appropriate.

Coaching points

1- Play and think quickly

2- Create space, losing your marker to receive the pass

3- Try to do a different feint/move every time to get away from your marker


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