Football/Soccer Session (Moderate): 1v1 & Support Play

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Matt Moore
Name: Matt Moore
City: Hebron
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 2 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer

Description

Session Objectives:

-To be able to utilise different skill moves to beat a defender

-To fully understand when to defend and when to attack

-To identify the decision making process; when to pass/dribble/shoot

-To understand game principles and where to be on the field


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Ball Manipulation Warm-up

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Ball Manipulation Warm-up
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Ball Manipulation Warm-up (15 mins)

Set-up:

-Two lines of players

-Dribble ball into middle and then back out to the side

-Go back to the start on the outside

Coaching points:

-Ball close

-Use 'toe box' to dribble with inside and outside

-Head up to observe players coming from other side

Progressions:

-Players can only use sole of their foot i.e. toe-taps, roll overs

-Play 1v1 to mini-goals when dribbling back on outside


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

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Skills mannequin
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Skills mannequin (15 mins)

Set-up:

-Player and ball activity

-On command players perform various skills around mannequin

-Players dribble opposite ways to avoid contact

Coaching points:

-Technique over speed

-Equal time per foot/side of body

-Maintain body balance throughout the movement

-Exaggerate the fake, correct foot surface and accelerate

Progressions:

-Perform skills after a touch towards mannequin

-Remove mannequin, player now dribble at each other and perform the skill to the opposite side to avoid each other


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

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1v1 (15 mins)

Set-up:

-1v1 game attacking team plays to single goal in middle

-Defenders counter to side goals when they win possession

-Defenders begin with ball, pass across area and step on the field to defend

Coaching points:

-Positive first touch to attack the space

-Use of moves/skills to unbalance defender

-Combine speed and skill together- not one or the other

-Transition D-A or A-D (game replication)

Progressions:

-Vary the service to star the game; throw in/loften pass etc


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

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1v1 and support (15 mins)

Set-up:

-As above but now a 2v1 in favour of attacking team

-Defender passes into counter goals if ball is won

Coaching points:

-1st attacker must draw in defender to create space for 2nd attacker

-Support play of 2nd attacker (wide, high, overlap, diagonal run)

-Decision making from 1st attacker (when to pass and when to dribble)

-Option of second run after pass is made to provide and option again

Progressions:

-Vary the service to begin the activity- Throw-in, lofted pass, driven pass

-Play 2v2 (if players grasp support play in 2v1 scenario)


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Basic Game Principles

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Basic Game Principles (25 mins)

Set-up:

-6v6 game with no GK's

-Half/three-quarter sized field split into middle section and wings

-Central defenders/offensive players can only stay in central zone

-Full backs and wingers can only stay in the wide zone

-The activity encourages 1v1 play, attacking/defending, marking a man and basic game stategy for players who lack an understanding of where to be on the field

Coaching points:

-Game understanding of where to be positioned and where the ball could potentially go

-Receive the ball with head up and decide whether to drive into space or pass to a teammate

-Passing in correct areas

-Can offensive players beat the defender in a 1v1 situation; centrally or out wide

-Encourage players for trying hard and playing positively

Progressions:

-Add offside lines

-Add shooting lines

-Smaller goals


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