Football/Soccer Session (U14): Randalls island Turning

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Matt Kane, Adult Member

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Matt Kane
Name: Matt Kane
City: New York
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 2 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Warm up/ Introduction

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Warm up/ Introduction (10 mins)

Organization:

Grid set up to allow players to come in and firstly begin warm up

Grid will be the outline of my smaller grids

Different coloured cones will then be set down

Instructions:

Players dribble around in grid

each coloured gate will represent a different type of turn

Coaching Points:

- This will be an introduction into our three types of Turns that will be foccussed on

- Cruyff Turn, Outside of Foot and U- Turn

- Focus is on getting the players moving and warmed up

- Light introduction to the specific moves

Progressions:

N/A Warm up


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

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Main Theme (20 mins)

Organization:

3 10x15 yard rectangles

Instructions:

Unopposed - Player dribbles out breaks second line of cones and executes turn, breaks first line of cones and executes turn. Plays small pass to teammate on end-line.

Coaching Points:

Head up and eye contact with players

Bigger touch on execution of turn

Exaggeration of movements for pass/shot to sell the turn

After execution of turn, pick up head to observe

Acceleration after turn into space

Progressions:


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

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Main Theme II (20 mins)

Organization:

3 10x15 yard rectangles

Instructions:

Semi-opposed - Same as above, however, connecting players on each end pressure ball to aid executuion of turn.

Coaching Points:

Head up and eye contact with players

Bigger touch on execution of turn

Exaggeration of movements for pass/shot to sell the turn

After execution of turn, pick up head to observe

Acceleration after turn into space

Progressions:


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

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Main Theme Semi - Opposed (20 mins)

Organization:

Same set-up as prior slide

Players working in 3s, 1 ball to 3 players

Instructions:

Player B plays to Player C who takes first touch to the side looking for the passing lane. Player B blocks the passing lane. Player C then does a Cruyff or U-turn, then tries going to the other side and performing another Cruyff or U-Turn in order to play a pass to Player A. (When Player B takes touch out of feet to side looking for passing lane player A must be moving at the top showing for a pass).

Player B goes to the bottom to perform turns, Player A goes to the middle and becomes passer/ defender, Player C goes to the top to show for the pass.

Coaching Points:

-Timing of move

-Protect ball as turn

-Head up after every turn

-1st touch to find passing lane

-Quality to pass

-Support player finding passing lanes


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

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Main Theme (20 mins)

Organization:

3 10x15 yard rectangles

Instructions:

Unopposed - Player dribbles out breaks second line of cones and executes turn, breaks first line of cones and executes turn. Plays small pass to teammate on end-line.

Semi-opposed - Same as above, however, connecting players on each end pressure ball to aid executuion of turn.

Fully-opposed - 1v1 with one plyaer resting. Playermust break out of 5x10 zone. Can score in either goal.

Coaching Points:

Head up and eye contact with players

Bigger touch on execution of turn

Exaggeration of movements for pass/shot to sell the turn

After execution of turn, pick up head to observe

Acceleration after turn into space

Progressions:


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Conditioned Game 1

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Conditioned Game 1 (10 mins)

Organization: 20x20, Cones, Balls, Discs, 2 Goals

Instructions:

1. Coach plays the ball in and each team sends a player in and plays 1v1

2. Players score in regular fashion in either goal

3. Game is over when goal is scored or ball leaves the field

4. Repeat game with other players

Coaching Points:

1. As previous

2. Recognition of when and where to turn

Progressions:

1. Play 2v2


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