Football/Soccer Session (Beginner): Academy Training - Week 5

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Am-Club: Seattle United

Kyle Rodeheaver, Adult Member

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Kyle Rodeheaver
Name: Kyle Rodeheaver
City: Seattle
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 54 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Dynamic Movements and Technical Footwork

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Dynamic Movements and Technical Footwork

Dynamic Movements & Technical Warm-Up

Set up: Every player has a ball. Grid as large as needed for players to have ample space.

Session: On coach's command, all players dribble around the grid performing specific technical footwork (dribble cuts, base system, roll overs, etc). On next command, players will perform specific dynamic movement to the next open ball (high knees, lunges, quad flex, etc). Once at open ball, players then go back to technical footwork.

Footwork: Dribble Cuts, Scissors, Step Overs, Cruyff Turn, V Pull Back, etc.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Technical Shielding

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Technical Shielding

Set Up: Depending on the age/size of the players, grid should be between 3x3 and 5x5 yards. Players partner up with one ball between them.

Activity: One player starts with ball with other player on their side. With the outside foot on the ball, player tries to keep ball away from other player by shielding it with their body. Player tries to keep ball for 10 seconds, and then players switch.

Coaching Points: Players should be somewhat side on, not with their back turned fully to the defender, body should be kept between the defender and the ball at all times and ball should be in constant touch with the outside foot, ball shouldn't remain stationary, but should be moved based on where the defender is pressuring.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 1v1 Shield/Turn

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1v1 Shield/Turn

Set Up: 10x15 grid with one line of players. All of the balls at the top of the grid with the coach.

Activity: First and second players in line sprint out. First player is the Attacker, second player is the Defender. When first person gets to the ball, they must put their foot on the ball and try and shield the ball from the Defender. When coach says "GO", Attacker must try and turn on the Defender and can attack either goal. If Defender wins the ball, have them play the ball to the coach for a point. If there are even numbers, make sure to designate one group Attackers and one Defenders, then switch. If uneven, make sure players are alternating between Attack and Defense each time out.

Coaching Points: Use proper technique to shield ball, and make sure to check shoulder constantly for Defender's position, use moves to off balance Defenders and then explode to goal.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Shielding Game

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Shielding Game

Set Up: 30x20 wide grid with 2 goals. 2 teams of equal number with neutrals if needed. Balls at top with coach.

Activity: Coach has the balls at the top of the grid and plays into designated Attacking team. Attackers look to receive with back to goal and shield the ball.Players can either turn and go to goal, or they can play drop pass to a "Wall Player" at the top of the grid on their team. Possession changes if Defending team wins ball and can play either the coach or one of their wall players. Depending on ability, coach can play out or a player.

Coaching Points: Quality control and proper shielding technique, use of the drop pass if not able to turn (don't force!!!), checking the shoulder for their exits.


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