Football/Soccer Session (Moderate): Fundamentals

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Barry McGrellis
Name: Barry McGrellis
City: Alexandria
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 3 points
Membership: Young Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Turn and Dribble

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Turn and Dribble
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Turn and Dribble (20 mins)

Players in 3's with the central player (X) working for 2 minutes. On side 1, X receives pass with outside of foot to the outside of the square, dribbles with outside of foot into square and passes to opposite feeder. On side 2, X receives with inside of foot and uses combination of inside and sole to move ball through the square. After everyone works for two minutes, switch to other foot and repeat.

Coaching Points:

- On toes, ready to receive and adjust

- Soft foot on first touch (cushion the ball)

- First touch in direction of intended movement

- Arm out to protect target area

- Mazimise touches through square


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Passing technique and movement.

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Passing technique and movement.
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Passing technique and movement. (30 mins)

Passing Range Variations with Off the Ball Movement

Basic drill incorporating passes of different lengths, different kinds of receptions, and off the ball runs.

A passes to B who receives on back foot and opens up through the cones to set up pass to C.

C returns ball in to path of B, who send long pass to D.

D dribbles to become A and every player moves forward one position.

Change the direction, foot and type of reception at position B:

Inside of right, open up.

Outside of right.

Inside of left open up (opposite direction to that shown in the diagram)

Outside of left.

Adapt drill to incorporate movement after the passes as shown by red lines:

A overlaps B.

B moves for give and go with C.

C makes third man run after return pass to B.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 1 v 1 Basic

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1 v 1 Basic (20 mins)

1 v 1

Defender starts at A, attacker starts at C. As attacker starts dribble from C to D, defender runs from A to B and enters area. When attacker gets to D they enter the area. The goal for the attacker is then to cross the red line with the ball under control.

Progress to assigning a specific turn for the attacker to enter the area at D.

Coaching Points:

- Keep the ball in your zone at all times (the area around your feet where you can always touch the ball)

- Imbalance the defender (demonstrate head/shoulder fake)

- Plan ahead - don't wait for and react to defender's approach, dictate play


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Scrimmage

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Scrimmage (15 mins)

Scrimmage

No restrictions, emphasise coaching points to individuals at appropriate moments by temporarily removing them from the game to talk, do not stop play.


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