Football/Soccer Session (Advanced): Avalon BU14 Practice - Sunday, December 15th (Start Time: 2013-12-15 07:05:00)

Profile Summary

Brian Rice
Name: Brian Rice
City: Torbay
Country: Canada
Rank: Elite – 0 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Tech Warm Up 2

See the guidance at the top of this page to understand why you are not seeing interactive Football/Soccer images.

Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Tech Warm Up 2
Save Image: Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Tech Warm Up 2

Tech Warm Up 2 (5 mins)

Player 1 passess to 2.

Player 2 passess the ball back to 1

Player 1 passess to 3.

Player 3 plays a wall pass with 2.

Play is reversed towards player 4 next.

Check the shoulder to see if space is open (information).  Always scan for information.

Use a half turn when receiving the ball. Like the Scholesy, The Arsenal or the Brazilian.

Coaching Points:

Proper weight of pass

Good first touch

Touch into space to pass

Good and quick movement to support/overload area

Head up Checking shoulders/Good awareness and vision

Develop a habit of always looking around


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Find the gaps

See the guidance at the top of this page to understand why you are not seeing interactive Football/Soccer images.

Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Find the gaps
Save Image: Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Find the gaps

Find the gaps (30 mins)

The purpose of this game is to develop awareness of space, specifically in reference to the positions of defenders relative to the ball, and can aid in development of a Center Mid.

Set up a large square (20x20)

Inside the large square make a smaller square (diamond) 10x10.

Along each length of the large square, place a Blue player.

Along each length of the diamond, place a Red player.

Inside the diamond, place a Yellow player.

Ball starts with one of the outside Blue players.

On coaches signal, ball is played around the outside Blue players who look to play into the central Yellow player. The Red inside players attempt to deny/steal the pass but are allowed to defend only along their specific length of the diamond.

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.

If the ball moves successfully to the inside and that player successfully plays back out, a point is earned.

Play for two minutes, then swap the inside Yellow player, until all Blues have had the inside role. Then repeat for Red.

Alternately, award a point to Blue for each successful entry+exit pass sequence, and a point to Red for every steal. Play to 5 points then switch out inside player.

Coaching points:

-Quickness of movement of the inside player

-Quickness of movement of the ball

-Quick play of the ball into the insider player (similar to the "splitting pass" rondo)

Progressions:

-Add a second ball and/or a second inside blue.

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

Point to consider:

-This is an introduction in awareness ("finding the gaps") and is foundational. Move on to a positional rondo game following this activity to


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Crossing Activity 1

See the guidance at the top of this page to understand why you are not seeing interactive Football/Soccer images.

Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Crossing Activity 1
Save Image: Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Crossing Activity 1

Crossing Activity 1 (15 mins)

A begins the sequence with a pass to B.

B collects the ball and dribbles laterally towards C.

C is running (at an angle towards the corner and B).

B lays off to C, and C pushes the ball forward into space. C then pushes the ball out wide to A making a run in the wide channel for a cross.

Once B lays off to C, He makes a large looping run to the back post.

Once C plays the ball out to A, he loops in to the box around the PK spot.

A will pick a target and play the ball into the box near the PK spot and 6 yard box.

Players should finish.

Progression: Add defensive player to contest cross.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Attacking corner 1

See the guidance at the top of this page to understand why you are not seeing interactive Football/Soccer images.

Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Attacking corner 1
Save Image: Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Attacking corner 1

Attacking corner 1 (25 mins)

ORGANISATION:

• 11 and 3 stand in the start position at the corner flag attempting to attract out 2 defenders.

• 5, 9 will crash the centre of the 6yrd box. (Centre back).

• 4 holds the edge of the area for rebounds and attempted clearances.

• 6,7 leave the goal lines to add to the confusion and attack to distract more defenders away from key areas.

INSTRUCTIONS:

• Ball should be played to checking 10 who pulls open the near post and creates a 3 vs 2 scenario at the corner of the pitch.

• 10, 3, 11 now combine to deliver the ball. If a player follows the No10 the defending team now has 3 players outside the 18yrd box!

•10 can play the pass back to 11 to cross in OR combine with 3 to create an angle cross or shot towards the back post.

KEY COACHING POINTS:

1. Encourage creativity at the corner. You cannot predict the defending teams movements so imporvise where necessary.

2. 10 should be a good play comfortable under pressure and who can make a good decision.

3. 3 is generally a left footed player to deliver a good ball into the back post area.


Arrow Large Line Straight 2px Arrow Medium Right
Movement
Arrow Large Line Straight 2px Arrow Medium Right
Custom Movement
Arrow Large Line Straight 2px Arrow Medium Right
Pass
Arrow Large Line Straight 2px Arrow Medium Right
Dribble
Arrow Large Line Straight 2px Arrow Medium Right
Pitch Line 1
To link this page so that even non-Members can see it, copy paste this URL