Football/Soccer Session (Mixed age): WSSL WK 2 U14 and up

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Pro-Club: Red Bulls New York Academy

Denise Wilson, Adult Member

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Denise Wilson
Name: Denise Wilson
City: New York City
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 2 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer

Description

This weeks learning outcome:

Identifying gaps in defense to penetrate

Identifying defenders position

Use body to shield ball / dribble with correct foot to protect ball

Touch every step, pinky toe, head up - when defenders are close

Big touches in space, head up after every touch, take ball in stride (when space is available)

Position the body in between the ball and opponent

Stay sideways-on to protect the ball and provide balance

Body weight is on the leg nearest to the defender

Extend the arms to feel for the defender and be a bigger obstacle

Head up to observe available options


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 player and 1 ball

Instructions:

Each player has a ball and looks to penetrate the gaps in the defence

Coaching Points:

1. Looking to penetrate with dribble

2. Keeping posession if not by turning

3. Head up to find gaps

4. Change of technique based on pressure

Progressions:

1. Take some balls away so players are looking to penetrate with pass


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Possssion game

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Possssion game
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Possssion game

Organization:

2 teams of 6, each team is split into 2 groups of 3. Each group is in a channel.

Instructions:

Each team must stay in channel and try to penetrate with a pass through to their team mates

Coaching Points:

1. Checking before receiving the ball

2. Looking to penetrate 1st and possess if not or drible

3. Patience

4. Players finding gaps

Progressions:

Player can dribble through or pass


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

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Conditioned game

Organization:

6 vs 6 but 3 vs 3 in each half

Instructions:

Players play normal soccer rules but can not enter into opposite half

Coaching Points:

1. Looking to play forward if you can

2. Retaining possession if not

3. If 1 vs 1 can you penetrate by dribbling

Progressions:

1 player may join in when ball enters area


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

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Free play

Organization:

Same as previous but now players can go anywhere

Instructions:

Free play

Coaching Points:

- Reinforcing previous points

- Shape of team 1-2-1-2

Progressions:


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