Football/Soccer Session (Mixed age): Shooting & Defending

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Alan Riches
Name: Alan Riches
City: Elgin
Country: United States of America
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Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Shooting I

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Shooting I (10 mins)

Shooting 1

Practice Organisation

-Area 15x10yds, with appropriate size goal at one end, as illustrated.

-4 Players (Incl. GK), arranged, 2 Attackers v 1 Defender, as shown in the diagram

-Practice starts with: D passes ball forward into 2 A’s

-Receiving A controls and passes to partner who attacks the goal 1v1

-D moves forward to defend goal in tandem with GK

-Practice continues until ball goes dead

-A’s and D’s rotate roles and practice recommences with initial set-up arrangements.

Detail

-Receiving, controlling and passing to partner enables D to move forward and establish a realistic defensive position

-Furthermore: it will create varying levels of pressure on A, determined by partner’s efficiency of control.

-Angle, distance and communication between A’s to best deal with incoming long pass from D

-Simple progressions for this practice are:

-- D plays ball into space for A’s to collect and organise on the move.

-- Develop 2v1 in existing organisation to further challenge D and A’s use of support.

-- Change the shape of practice area (long and narrow, or wide and shallow)

-- Build number of players in practice (and hence complexity of options/challenges)

Key Coaching Points

-Accuracy and quality of initial pass from D to A’s, served with pace and precision.

-Receiving A getting into line of ball and receiving with good 1st touch, using appropriate controlling surface.

-Early decision from receiving A on where and how to play pass to supporting team mate that will make it easier to receive and take ball on.

-Positive and early decision from A, on best way to take ball past D to create an opportunity to shoot at goal.

-Consideration of position of GK and how that will affect choice of attacking move to score.

U9’s – The players should be able to complete the Learning outcomes under passive pressure.

U10’s – The players should be able to complete the Learning outcomes at pace, under passive pressure.

U11’s – The players should be able to complete the Learning outcomes with increased pace, under passive pressure.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Shooting II

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Shooting II (10 mins)

Shooting II

Practice Organisation

-Area 15x10yds, with central area 2/3 yds wide across the grid and goal of appropriate size at one end, as illustrated.

-5 Players (incl. GK), arranged 3 Attackers v 1 Defender, as shown in the diagram.

-Practice starts with: 2 A’s with ball in deep zone, looking to combine, evade D (Who Is confined to central area) & get ball to A in advance zone.

-On receiving forward pass, advanced A controls, turns quickly and strikes at goal.

-If D intercepts or blocks/deflects forward pass, a point is scored.

-Once ball goes dead: players rotate roles and practice recommences with initial set-up arrangements.

Details

-Nature of support play from A’s

-Intelligent marshalling of defensive situation from D.

-Simple progressions for this practice are:

-- D can leave central zone once ball is advanced to A and chase/apply pressure from behind.

-- 1 of the 2 A’s in deep zone can move into advanced zone to support advanced a.

-- Introduce 2nd D in central area who can retreat when forward pass is made to advanced A.

-- Increased depth of central area (to 8/10yds), so advanced a can come short to receive; turn and attack goal from a deeper position.

Key Coaching Points

-Early recognition and vigilance by 2 A’s of D’s position and movement.

-Awareness of movement beyond D by advanced A, offering support.

-Movement of advanced A, showing good support position (Depth and angle of support)

-D sliding, covering and awareness of passage of ball with 2 A’s along with movement behind.

-Selection of appropriate passing technique and execution of advanced A

-Reception of forward pass: body shape and 1st touch to control

-Awareness of position of goal and GK

-Shooting technique to be employed and execution of finish.

U9’s – The players should be able to complete the Learning outcomes under passive pressure.

U10’s – The players should be able to complete the Learning outcomes at pace, under passive pressure.

U11’s – The players should be able to complete the Learning outcomes with increased pace, under passive pressure.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Shooting & Defending I

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Shooting & Defending I (15 mins)

Shooting & Defending I

Practice Organisation

-Area 25x25yds, with 5yd channel across full with marked with ones and goals t each end, set out as illustrated.

-14 Players (incl. 2GK’s), with outfield players arranged in 2 teams of 6.

-Each team has 2 Attackers & 4 Defenders.

-10 balls (5 balls for each team), move to collect a ball from the central area.

-On collection: D moves from edge of area to defend (making 2v1).

-Once attack has concluded: 2A’s collect 2nd ball and new D enters area to combat.

-A’s have 5 attacks, with different D’s against each attack.

-Practice is mirrored in other half of practice area.

-Players rotate roles and repeat practice.

Detail

-Area can be modified, depending on age and ability of players.

-Early decision to shoot from distance or move nearer to goal before the strike.

-Moving quickly but under control when moving forward.

-Timing and accuracy of pass to other attacker.

-How to bear the GK (techniques to use).

-Looking for finishing rebounds.

-Simple progression for this practice are:

-- Coach may vary overload (A/D ratio) depending on level of ability of individual players.

-- Allow 2nd D to enter.

-- Bring 3 Ds into area (1 from front, 2 from side) to increase intensity

Key Coaching Points

-A’s scan to assess position and movement of D

-Quickly move into goal-scoring range

-Evaluate which A is best position to score and either take shot or pass.

-Look to eliminate D with individual skill move or clever movement off ball

-Assess position of GK

U9’s – The players should be able to complete the Learning outcomes under passive pressure.

U10’s – The players should be able to complete the Learning outcomes at pace, under passive pressure.

U11’s – The players should be able to complete the Learning outcomes with increased pace, under passive pressure.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Shooting & Defending II

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Shooting & Defending II (20 mins)

Shooting and Defending II

Practice Organisation

-Area 25x15Yds, with appropriate size goal at each end, as illustrated.

-14 Players (incl. 2GKs) with outfield player, arrange in 2 teams of 6.

-Supply o balls with coach on half way.

-1 team attackers, 1 team defends

-Practice starts with: Coach rolls ball to A team, player decides how many players will attack, and what the size of the overload will be. Ds send out a number of players, depending on number of attackers.

-If A’s score: same players continue and attack opposite goal with new ball rolled-in by coach.

-If D’s gain possession: players attempt to counter-attack to conclude practice.

Detail

-Area can be modified, depending on age and ability of players.

-Decision to shoot first time.

-Feints and dribbling skill to eliminate D

-Assess position of GK

-Shooting skill to employ to beat GK

-Looking for and finishing rebounds

-Simple progressions for this practice are:

-- If GK saves: D’s look to receive ball rolled to them in continuous play and aim to counter attack

-- Encourage A’s to bear an opponent to create overload before looking to pass to team mate

Key coaching Points

-If 1v1: looking for a skill move to bear D before quickly moving into scoring range

-In 2v1, 3v2 situation: how to make it difficult for D’s to defend effectively if outnumbered.

-Look to eliminate D with individual skill

-When and where to pass and selection of passing technique

-Role of the players off the ball

U9’s – The players should be able to complete the Learning outcomes under passive pressure.

U10’s – The players should be able to complete the Learning outcomes at pace, under passive pressure.

U11’s – The players should be able to complete the Learning outcomes with increased pace, under passive pressure.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Receiving to shoot

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Receiving to shoot (20 mins)

Receiving to shoot

Practice Organisation

-Area 30x50yds, with 2 narrow penalty area & appropriate size goal at each end, separated by safe zone of approx. 5/6yds, as illustrated.

-14 players (Incl. 2GK’s), arranged 2 Attackers versus 3 Defenders in each penalty area.

-2 Neutral players in central safe zone.

-Supply of balls with each GK.

-Offside line can be determined where appropriate (line drawn or normal rules apply)

-Practice starts with: GK serves ball to an N, who in turn, plays into either pair of forwards.

-Forwards look to combine and shoot from within designated attacking area.

-Change roles of players at appropriate time.

Detail

-Overload can be adapted, depending on age and ability of players

-Monitor physical load on GK’s

-Simple progressions for this practice are:

-- N’s combine before passing to a forward.

-- If D’s win ball: they can counter-attack with a pass into their own forwards

-- N can move into area to create 3v3

-N shoots (e.g. with 2 touches) from middle zone.

-GK rolls-out to D’s who play directly into forwards.

Key Coaching Points

-N’s looking forward “best pass” into forwards and focus on pass selection and execution

-Forwards looking to create space to receive and evade D’s

-Awareness of position of D’s

-Looking for clever play (turning ball around corners, feints, quick turns to shoot, wall-passes etc) and combinations with team mate.

U9’s – The players should be able to complete the Learning outcomes under passive pressure.

U10’s – The players should be able to complete the Learning outcomes at pace, under passive pressure.

U11’s – The players should be able to complete the Learning outcomes with increased pace, under passive pressure. 


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