Football/Soccer Session (U14): Shooting

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Evagelos Vassilaras, Adult Member

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Evagelos Vassilaras
Name: Evagelos Vassilaras
City: New York
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 0 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Warm Up

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Warm Up
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Warm Up

Organization:

1. Open area set up as shown

2. 12 players set up as shown

3. 12 balls

Instructions:

1. Players are in competition to get the highest juggling score

2. Players are only allowed to use their laces and the ball must go above the head

3. Players are not allowed to spin the ball (backspin)

4. Ball is not allowed to bounce

Coaching Points:

1. On toes and stay in line with the ball

2. Lock the ankle

3. Contact with the laces

Progressions:

1. R – Ball is allowed to bounce once

2. P – Ball has to be juggled higher

3. P/R – Sit down and juggle (Forcing players to lock their ankle)


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Main Theme

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Main Theme

Organization:

1. 40 x 30 yard area set up as shown

2. 12 players set up as shown

3. Lots of balls

Instructions:

1. Player 1 starts the activity dribbling forward with player 2 along side

2. Player 1 then passes to player 2 who has two touches to score

3. Both players then move to the opposite end and switch lines

4. Both groups start at the same time so there is a little bit of traffic in the middle area

5. Play for a set time and then switch sides to work opposite feet

Coaching Points:

1. Angle of approach – off center

2. Head up to observe the target

3. Head down at the point of contact

4. Contact ball – will vary depending on target area

5. Contact foot – laces (instep)

6. Body weight forward, chest and knee over the ball at contact

7. Follow through landing on striking foot

Progressions:

1. P – Player 2 now only has one touch to score


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Main Theme 2

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Main Theme 2

Organization:

1. 30 x 30 yard area set up as shown

2. 14 players (2 groups of 6, 2 GK) set up as shown

3. Lots of balls

Instructions:

1. Player 2 starts by checking to player 1

2. Player 1 plays a lofted pass over player 2 and into player 3

3. Player 3 sets the ball to player 2 who then passes to player 3 to shoot

4. Player 1 becomes player 2, player 2 becomes player 3 and player 3 joins the back of the line

5. Both sides work at the same time

6. Play for a set time then switch side to work both feet

Coaching Points:

1. Quality of passing

2. Head up to observe goalkeeper

3. Shooting technique being used

Progressions:

1. P – Play one touch


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Skills Challenge

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Skills Challenge
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Skills Challenge

Organization:

Full size goal (if available)

2 pugg goals

10 soccer balls

Distance of balls determined by age of player

7 to 9 - 12 yards

10 to 12 - 16 yards

13+ - 20 yards

Coach in position to count

Instructions:

- Player starts at orange cone

- Player takes a shot on goal with outside ball

- Return to orange cone before shooting on opposite side

- Repeat process until all balls are hit or 30 seconds elapses

Scoring

- Player hits pugg goal 3 points

- Player hits between pugg and cone 2 points

- Player hits between cones 1 point

- Each scoring zone is from the goal line up to the crossbar


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

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Conditioned Game

Organization:

1. 40 x 30 yard area set up as shown

2. 14 players (4 Attackers, 4 Defenders, 4 Neutrals, 2 Goalkeepers) set up as shown

3. 1 ball (Additional around the outside)

Instructions:

1. Teams can only score by playing into neutral player first

2. Neutral players have two touches

3. If the ball leaves the field of play the game is started with a kick in and if a corner is won then the game starts again from the attacking team’s goalkeeper

4. Play to time limit and switch end target players out

Coaching Points:

1. Create shooting opportunities

2. Timing runs into attacking areas

3. Shot (Specific technique)

4. Follow in for rebounds

Progressions:

1. P – 1 touch to score

2. P – Neutrals have 1 touch

3. R – Player that loses the ball for their team has to take a knee until the team wins possession back


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