Football/Soccer Session (Mixed age): Shooting - Knuckle Strike

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Carl Spence, Adult Member

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Carl Spence
Name: Carl Spence
City: New Milford
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 3 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer

Description

The session is aimed at getting the players to understand the surfaces and techniques used to properly strike the ball.


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)

Organization:

- 1 ball, 2 players

Instructions:

- Player take turns striking the ball backand forth using driving shoot (laces) and knuckle ball strikes

- Players alternate the use of stronger and weaker foot.

Coaching points:

- Toe down

- Ankle locked

- Head over the ball

- Ajustment of feet to get in line with the ball.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Shooting

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Shooting (15 mins)

Organization: 1 Goal, 6 Players either side of the goal, as many balls as possible

Instructions: Player A plays to Player B who opens up and plays to player C, Player C gets ball out of feet and strikes at goal.

Players warm up by finding the keepers hands also to help understand rotation. Then players go to goal looking to score.

Coaching Points:

-Judging speed/ direction of ball to get into the correct position to strike with chosen surface

-Observation of GK to decide which surface/technique is the best option.

- Ankle locked

- Toe down

- Ball out of feet with first touch

- None Kicking foot next to ball 

- Strike with the knuckle of your foot 

- Striking ball just off center 

- Quality of passing (receiving with correct foot)

- Quick rotation

Progressions: Defender comes out and adds pressure to striking player, making them take half a yard space out there feet to play the shot.

Competition first to 10 goals wins.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): shooting

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shooting (20 mins)

Organization:

- 18yard area used as the playing space.

- Players are divided into three groups and placed at the three gates numbered 1-3

- Each player with a ball

Instructions:

1. Player in line 2 has three seconds to get a shot off on goal.

2. That player then turns to play a give and go with player in line 2

3. Player in Line 2 MUST take a first time shot after playing give and go

4. After shot, player two must quickly turn to be a defender in a 1v1 situation with player in line 3

5.Players return to the back of their line whenever they complete required actions

6. Play for 3-5 mintues then rotate lines

7. Player keep score and line with the most goals win

Coaching Points:

1. Players must select appropriate shooting surface depending on the type of shot

2. Head up to observe goalkeeper and try to place ball away from him/her

3. Quick transition's after executing one task to ensure activity flows smoothly

4. Attackers should attack space whenever possible

Progressions:

1. Increase the distance


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 5v5 + GK's shooting

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5v5 + GK's shooting (25 mins)

Organization:

- Half of soccer field or whatever space is available

- 5v5 + GKs

- Coach becomes referee

Instructions:

- Players are encourage to pass when the see an open player

- but to SHOOT whenever and as often as they can

Coaching Points:

- Players should communicate I'm open to teammates when they are in good positions

- Players should dribble when they see no option to pass with the intention of taking a shot

Progressions:

- Limited no. of touches - to encourage off the ball movement

- Create three teams and have a goal/game limit with teams rotating


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Movement
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Pass
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Custom Pass
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Dribble
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