Football/Soccer Session (Moderate): Session Two 2014 (Start Time: 2014-08-28 18:00:00)

Profile Summary

Bernie Koestlmaier
Name: Bernie Koestlmaier
City: Richmond
Country: Canada
Rank: Elite – 1 points
Membership: Young Member
Sport: Football/Soccer

Description

Focus on the ball and individual footwork!


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): On the Ball Warm up!

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On the Ball Warm up! (15 mins)

Players all in a grid(15 x 15) one ball per player.

1 - Dribble around into space. practice various turns and avoidance moves.(5 minutes) Coaches walk around in the grid. purposely getting in the players way. make sure they have their heads up.

2 - Dribble around the grid, and challenge other players trying to knock their balls out of th grid. If your ball gets knocked out gather it and come watch the progression finish. (2-3 times)

3 - Players pair up. One ball per pair. Pass and then move into space - first touch should be out of players feet and into space. Player who passed needs to recognize space in the direction player with the ball has led with their first touch.


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

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Learning Objectives

Technical Technical
First touch, dribbling, skill to get past opponent
Technical Tactical
Awareness of opponent
Technical Physical
Speed, coordination
Technical Social
Competitive

1v1 SAQ (15 mins)

Organisation

Set-up a speed circuit on each side of the pitch. Use an age-appropriate circuit size. Have a speed ladder or evenly spaced markers, a small gap, a diamond of tall cones or markers, and then another slightly longer gap to a final tall cone. One Goal 2 goalies rotate and a single ball.

Split teams evenly across the pitch so each half has two teams.

Players compete 1v1. On the coaches whistle/shout a player from each team runs through the speed circuit and then races to the ball. Once on the pitch the players are 1v1 and play until either a player scores or the ball goes out of play.

The speed circuit is:

- Both feet between each rung/gap

- Short sprint

- Touch all five tall cones

- Long sprint to the ball

Coaching Points

The emphasis is on high-speed and high-quality during the players active session so the work:rest ratio is about 1:4.

Strong fundamentals - good running technique/form.

Quality on the ball.

Intensity/work ethic - want to win.

Progression

You can change the movements through the speed circuit to work on different aspects of SAQ (speed, agility, quickness).


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Skill Development

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Skill Development (15 mins)

Organization:

Create a line of cones 5 yards long with 2 gates at either end about 1 yard wide

Instructions:

The attacker has a ball on one side of the line with the defender on the other side. On the instructor's command, the attacker tries to dribble to either gate and stop the ball in between the cones. The defender tries to stop the attacker by blocking the gate only. The attacker tries to get as many points as possible in 30 seconds. Both players rest while 2 other players perform same activity. Alternate roles.

Coaching Points:

- Encourage attacker to face forward throughout the activity

- Cut the ball sharp with inside/oustide of the foot

- Quick acceleration and changes of direction

- Encourage players to stop and start

- Accelerate after cutting the ball


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): SSG

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SSG (25 mins)

3 teams

2 playing in the middle - team with ball can use players on the periphery to play passes.

When a team gets scored on, switch with players on the outside.

Progressions include 3 passes before shooting, or three passes to score a point.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Final Scrimmage

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Final Scrimmage (20 mins)

Scrimmage Everyone involved. No Keepers

Free Play - No intervention


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