Football/Soccer Session (Advanced): U17 Academy - Creative Movement Off The Ball

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Ian McClurg
Name: Ian McClurg
City: Ancaster
Country: Canada
Rank: Elite – 2 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Warm-Up: Core Foot Skills

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Warm-Up: Core Foot Skills
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Warm-Up: Core Foot Skills (30 mins)

ORGANIZATION:

Core Footwork moves - 2 players, 1 ball/player in 5 x 5 yd grids

- All surfaces

-Start with 50 touches right foot - high pace 30 secs, low pace 60 secs

-Progress to 50 touches left foot - high pace 30 secs, low pace 60 secs

-Emphasis on adding feints and change of pace

-Add in Cruyff turn followed by Matthews (refresh from last session)

-Drag back and away with outside of same foot

-Other turns

Passing and movement in pairs - 5 x 5 yd grids

-Vary instructions ie right foot only, two touch, outside foot only

-Progress to players can move outside small-grid area (including into other grids) to receive

Juggling - all surfaces

-In pairs, 1 ball/2


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Technique: Passing and Movement

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Technique: Passing and Movement (20 mins)

ORGANIZATION

Passing and Movement 1 ball/team

Pass and follow your pass

Start with 3 touch - progress to 2 touch and then 1 touch

Progress to combinations ie one/two passes or by-pass 1 player etc

Progress to allowing players to "float" inside and combine with team mates

* Important to encourage players to come up with their own combinations

COACHING POINTS

1) Constantly look around to see evaluate passing options - all over field

2) Effective runs off the ball to create clean passing lanes and good angles of support

3) Quality passes: Pace/Accuracy/Timing

4) Encourage creative and fast-paced combinations


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Tactical: Creativity in midfield area

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Tactical: Creativity in midfield area (20 mins)

ORGANIZATION

4v2 towards goal

Can only score from within penalty area

1 touch passing

COACHING POINTS

Maintain possession and control tempo of play

Quality of passing - correct side/pace so receiver has combination options

Creative movement to provide passing options and early finish in penalty area


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Game

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Game
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Game (20 mins)

GAME

Play 6v6 with no restrictions


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