Football/Soccer Session (U15): Rye Brook Raiders U15 Session 3 (Start Time: 2016-04-16 12:15:00)

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Greg Primavera, Adult Member

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Greg Primavera
Name: Greg Primavera
City: White Plains
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 0 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer

Description

Lofted Pass


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 (10 mins)

Co-ordinated warm up. 2 Groups in channeled area. Will perform the following:

1) Jog x2

2) Hamstrings x2

3) Lunges x2

4) Quads x2

Will add in ball to perform ball mastery.

1) Insides

2) Outside

3) Inside/Outside

4) Roll/Touch

Will then add in fast feet elements to increase tempo.

1) Quick Steps

2) Big Strides

3) 3 Quarter Pace

4) 1 Sprint


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Technical Repititions

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Technical Repititions (15 mins)

Organization:

24x10 yd areas, with 4x4 yd box for receiving player on each endline

Groups of 4 set up as shown,

1 ball per group, extra balls nearby

Instructions:

- Player with the ball plays lofted pass accross area to player on opposite side of the grid

- After playing lofted pass, player follows pass to support the ball and exchange double pass with recieving player

- Player on opposite side exchanges double pass with checking player then plays lofted pass in the opposite direction

- Rotation is continuous

- Each succesful lofted pass gets 1pt for the group

Coaching Points:

1) First touch at an angle out of feet, head up to observe target

2) Position of standing foot

3) Angle locked, toe pointed down and away

4) Make contact with big knuckle of big toe at bottom half of the ball to create loft

5) Follow through toward target

6) Get in line with the ball to receive

7) Choose appropriate surface to receive with


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Technical Repititions (semi-opposed)

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Technical Repititions (semi-opposed) (15 mins)

Organization:

1) 24x10 yd area with 4 yd zone in the center for the defenders

2) Groups of 6 set up as shown

Instructions:

1) One pair starts with the ball in possession

2) They will pass the ball back and forth looking for the opportunity to play a lofted pass to beat the defender and find a player on the far side

3) 1 pt for every pass that is succesfully played through the center area to the opposite side without the defender intercepting,

4) Defender scores 1 pt by intercepting the ball

5) rotate after a set amount of time or a set number of points

Coaching Points:

1) First touch at an angle out of feet, head up to observe target

2) Position of standing foot

3) Angle locked, toe pointed down and away

4) Make contact with big knuckle of big toe at bottom half of the ball to create loft

5) Follow through toward target

6) Get in line with the ball to receive

7)Choose appropriate surface to receive with (use warmup to review techniques to receive out of the air)

8) Cushion touch to maintain possession inside the receiving area

Progressions:

Can make this a conditioned game by putting both areas together and making 5v5 with 5 in the middle.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Conditioned Game (Lofted under pressure)

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Conditioned Game (Lofted under pressure) (15 mins)

Instructions:

1. Teams setup in the three different zones (defenders in the middle zone,attackers and target players at the end)

2. Attacking team pass amongst themselves (only using two touches) till every person on the team touches the ball

3. Players score a point if they can get the ball through to the target team without the defending team stopping the ball (Lofted pass encouraged)

4. Players score 2 points if the ball travels through the defending team on the ground without being touched

5. If the defending team stops the ball,they switch with the team that lost possession

6. If the ball goes out of play, it restarts with the team who were receiving the ball

Coaching Points:

Same as previous only now trying to identify defenders positioning in order to perform pass under pressure.


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

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Free Play (20 mins)

Organization:

Shape to create width and length.

Instructions:

None too specific. Let the group play.

Coaching Points:

Encourage lofted passes into strikers feet & wider areas in behind especially,


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