Football/Soccer Session (Moderate): First Touch - Towards Next Pass and Play Forward (Start Time: 2015-11-16 12:30:00)

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Michael  Trebilcock
Name: Michael Trebilcock
City: Newcastle
Country: Australia
Rank: Elite – 2 points
Membership: Young Member
Sport: Football/Soccer

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

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Skill Introduction (25 mins)

25 Minutes

The drill starts with central players passing on an angle to there team mate. As per the diagram A passes to B who takes a good first touch forward towards C,B passes to C, C takes a good first touch towards goal to shoot.

Repeat exercise down both sides

Coaching points

Can be receiving player position himself so he can see both the ball and his next pass or shot?

The player passing the ball should aim for the furthest foot of the receiving player. I.e. B receives with the left foot and C receives with the right foot.

Step up/variation

Increase the weight of the pass to put pressure on your teammates first touch

Check away from the defenders towards goal before coming back to receive the pass.


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

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Skill Training (25 mins)

Skill training

30 X 40 pitch

5V4 with the team of five attacking the big goal.

The drill starts from the halfway line with a neutral bouncer serving to the attacking team.

Players cannot run with the ball, encouraging more passing and receiving with first touch

The team with 4 players score in the small goals when they win the ball

Rotate Players regularly so they play on both teams

Coaching Points

Position your body so you can see the ball and the goal

Contiunally scan the area so you can determine where to take your best first touch ( Towards next pass or shot)

Within shooting range, can you take your first touch towards one post and then shoot across the keeper to the opposite post.

Progression

The team attacking the big goals cannot play back to the bouncer.

Play 5 v 5 with the coach acting as bouncer- both teams can use the coach.

Now, the coach only serves to start and players cannot use the coach

Both teams can play the neutral bouncer during the game.

Narrow the pitch to reduce space and increase pressure on first touch


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

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Skill Game (25 mins)

Small Sided Game

30 X 40 pitch

Play starts with the coach

Play 1-3-2 system to challenge the touch in the final attacking half of the pitch

Discourage running with the ball to enhance recieving technique

Rotate player positions so all players experience the different challenges


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