Football/Soccer Session (U14): EMERSON CROSSING AND FINISHING

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Andrew Mcleod, Adult Member

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Andrew Mcleod
Name: Andrew Mcleod
City: EAST ORANGE
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 6 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Warmup

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Warmup
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Warmup (10 mins)

Organization:

1. Field spacing is half of a soccer field or whatever is available 

2. Players work in groups of 3s

2. Each group with 1 ball

Instructions:

1.The sequence is two short passes and one long pass

2. Player 1 plays a give and go with player 2. One the return pass player 1 hits a long ball (15-20 yards) to player 3.

3. After making the return pass player 2 makes a run towards play 3 to offer support for the long pass 

4. Player 2&3 then repeat the sequence with player 1 now becoming the furthest player. 

Coaching Points:

- weight and accuracy of passes between players to maintain good tempo

-Proper Surface selection

-Head up to observe target,

-look down at ball on contact,

-strike slightly off center, and across the ball.

-Look to strike the ball with the 2nd knuckle of the big toe

Progressions:

1.P – Increase the passing distance

2.P – Limit players to two touches

3.R – Reduce the distance of the longer pass

4. Making passing sequence competitive first team to 10 reps.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Main Theme

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Main Theme
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Main Theme

Organization: 4 lines setup as shown, with the balls at A. 2 players are at B,C,D, with the rest of the players at A.

Instructions: A plays ball who B, B sets the ball back for A to play a ball into the path of C on the wing. Immediately after the pass A&B make runs into the box C takes a touch and plays a cross into the path of A/B. Sequence is now repeated with D now being played in down the wing.

Rotation is A-B-C/D-A

Coaching Points:

-Timing and Direction of the runs

-Delivery quality and placement- proper surface selection

* Target area: 2nd 6 yard box or (high driven)

* Target area: between post and defender (low driven or lofted)

-Communication- Verbal and Visual communication amongst the players off the ball and the crosser.

Progressions:

Progression- Have a trailing player at C/D provide passive pressure

Progression- Have C/D dribble towards the endline/corner of 18 and play a cutback cross into path of the 2 runners

Progression- Add in a central defender

Regression: Have B receive ball from A and play C into space on the wing


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Conditioned

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Conditioned
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Conditioned (20 mins)

Organization:

1. Full or half field divided to provide channels for wingers

2.  Half line mark of field represents a divider between midfielders and attackers

3. Lots of balls in either goals

Instructions:

1. All players must stay in their designated areas

2. Wide players are unopposed

3. When attacking, the defensive players should try to get the ball to their attackers ASAP. Attackers must try to combine to get the ball to their wide players in an attempt to replicate passing sequence from main theme. 

4. Teams score 3 points if goal is scored directly from a cross or 1pt if goal is from a shot in the middle

5. Game is restarted from GK every time is goes out

Coaching Points:

1. Quality and direction of first touch

2. Quality of passes and service

3. Selecting the appropriate surface for finishing based on type of serve

4. Timing of runs from strikers and players movement of the ball

5. Strikers awareness of goalkeepers positioning as well has defensive players when finishing

Progressions:

1. P – Wide players can defend after ball is played to attacking wide players.

2. P – Inside players can combine with wide players for overlapping runs or plays through the middle


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Screen 4

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Screen 4
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Screen 4 (20 mins)

Organization: Game

2 even teams

Instructions:

Coaching Points:

Progressions:


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Movement
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Custom Movement
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Pass
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Custom Pass
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