Football/Soccer Session (Mixed age): Middletown SC - Scissors - Week 3

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Alejandro Fernandez
Name: Alejandro Fernandez
City: Union
Country: United States of America
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Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Ball mastery warm-up

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Ball mastery warm-up

Organization:

1. Open area.

2. Every player with a ball.

Instructions:

1. Players perform series of juggling challenges.

2. After 3-5 minutes, players dribble in open area.

3. Review Messi/Ronaldo and moves from previous weeks.

Coaching Points:

1. Head up.

2. Soft, controlled touches.

3. Use of both feet.

Progressions:


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

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Technical Unopposed

Organization:

1. 15x10 area.

2. Groups of 4 players (set up multiple areas).

3. Plenty of balls.

Instructions:

1. Player at the beginning of the line dribbles towards the middle cone.

2. When he gets to the middle cone, he performs a scissors move and continues forward.

3. When he gets to the end, he turns, makes eye contact with next player and runs back to line.

4. The next player in line repeats process upon making eye contact with player on far line.

Coaching Points:

1. Head up to observe space.

2. Connect with teammate - eye contact.

3. Quality of approach - Messi touches.

4. Accelerate away - Ronaldo.

5. Execution of moves:

Scissors

a) Move nearest foot around the front of the ball.

b) Foot finishes on the outside of the ball.

c) Drop the shoulder as the foot plants.

d) Take ball away using outside of opposite foot.

Double Scissors

a) Move nearest foot around the front of the ball

b) Foot finishes on outside of the ball.

c) Drop the shoulder as the foot plants.

d) Complete the same motion with the opposite foot.

e) Take ball away with outside of first foot.

Inside Scissors

a) Move the ball inside with the inside of the foot.

b) Do not put foot down and perform scissors motion.

c) Move foot around front of ball.

d) Plant foot to the side.

e) Take ball away using outside of opposite foot.

Progressions:

1. Work on both feet.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Technical Semi-Opposed

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Technical Semi-Opposed

Organization:

1. 20x20 area.

2. Players set up as shown.

Instructions:

1. Upon making eye contact, players in white dribble at each other.

2. When even, players perform scissors move before passing to player in blue with outside of foot.

3. Players sprint to opposite endline following pass.

4. Blue players, now with balls, repeat process.

Coaching Points:

1. Head up to observe space.

2. Connect with teammate - eye contact.

3. Quality of approach - Messi touches.

4. Accelerate away - Ronaldo.

5. Execution of moves:

Scissors

a) Move nearest foot around the front of the ball.

b) Foot finishes on the outside of the ball.

c) Drop the shoulder as the foot plants.

d) Take ball away using outside of opposite foot.

Double Scissors

a) Move nearest foot around the front of the ball

b) Foot finishes on outside of the ball.

c) Drop the shoulder as the foot plants.

d) Complete the same motion with the opposite foot.

e) Take ball away with outside of first foot.

Inside Scissors

a) Move the ball inside with the inside of the foot.

b) Do not put foot down and perform scissors motion.

c) Move foot around front of ball.

d) Plant foot to the side.

e) Take ball away using outside of opposite foot.

Progressions:

1. Ensure players work on both sides (use both feet).


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Fully Opposed - 2v1

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Fully Opposed - 2v1

Organization:

1. 30x20 area.

2. 5x10 enzone.

3. 2yd counter gates.

4. Players set up as shown.

5. Plenty of balls.

Instructions:

1. Attackers set up at red cones as shown.

2. Defender set up on end zone line.

3. Defender is live on attacker's pass to teammate.

4. 2v1 game to goal; defender looks to attack blue counter gates.

5. Defender cannot challenge for ball inside endzone.

6. Players return to same line and rotate roles after 2-3 minutes.

Coaching Points:

1. Head up to observe space and defender's position.

2. Connection with teammate - visual (eye contact) and verbal (call for ball).

3. 1st attacker's role: commit defender, drive at speed.

4. 2nd attacker's role: support at angle, create space, be decoy.

5. Use of scissors move to beat defender or set up decoy.

Progressions:

1. Remove endzone line.

2. Increase/decrease distance as necessary.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Free Play

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Free Play

Organization:

1. 30x20 (or 40x30 depending on players' ability).

2. Teams set up as shown.

Instructions:

1. Free play: 4v4.

2. Restarts: kick-in or dribble in. No corners.

Coaching Points:

1. Three lines of attack.

2. Playing through the lines.

3. Movement and angles of support.

4. Positive mentality - get forward.

5. Recognition of space.

Progressions:

1. Ensure teams face various opponents.


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