Football/Soccer Session (U12): Keeper Wars

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Stephen Palmer, Adult Member

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Stephen  Palmer
Name: Stephen Palmer
City: New York
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 1 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Warm up hands

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Warm up hands
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Warm up hands

Organization:

6x6 Squares (Changable depending on age and ability) 3 v 1

8 players

1 ball per square

Instructions:

Keep ball away from defender using handling techniques.

If defending GK catches or deflects the ball they swap with the GK who lost the ball.

Coaching Points:

Set position

Movement off the ball

Game related movements

Vary service for 'W' , Scoop and Basket techniques

Progressions:

Progress serves from throws to volleys

Ball can't touch the floor


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Goalie Wars

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Goalie Wars

Organization:

18 yard box as shown with 2 goals facing

half way line indicated by cones or poles

2 equal teams

lots of soccer balls

Instructions:

GK's try to score on each other.

Players can shoot with any type of service - shot, volley, half volley, throw.

Play continues until a goal is scored. If a goal is scored, the conceding GK quickly swaps out with the next GK on his/her team.

The GK who scored can shoot again at any time and does not have to wait for the next GK to be ready. This ensures all GK's remain focussed.

1 player from each team can be allocated to collect any rebounds from the opposition GK. These players can score if the ball comes to them.

Play continues for a certain amount of time/until all opposition GK's have conceded or up until a certain score.

Coaching Points:

Move quickly in line with the ball

Move down the ball line to close the angle

Get set as the server strikes the ball

Correct diving/handling technique

Catch, parry or deflect

Recover quickly

Progressions:

One type of service/shot only

1v1 situations


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