Football/Soccer Session (Moderate): Age group traning focus is passing and receiving.

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Henry Brauner
Name: Henry Brauner
City: Arizona
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 0 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer

Description

As always the grid sizes can be adjusted based on numbers, ability and age.


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 (15 mins)

Organization:

30x30 yard grid

3 pinnies

2 balls (extras on outside of grid)

Instructions:

3 Players start off as defenders holding a pinnie each in there hand.

Defenders must look to simply touch a ball or force a ball out of play via a bad pass/touch from an attacker, if they do this the attacker who lost possession takes the pinnie and becomes a defender and the previous defender becomes an attacker.

Attackers must help each other to keep possession of both soccer balls.

Coaching Points:

Communication

Awareness of space/pressure etc.

Try to play to back foot and turn to switch ball in other direction when receive it if possible

Quality/weight of passes.

Angles/distances of support

Speed of play

Can you combine or switch play to releive pressure

Constantly re-evaluate your position (can I be in a better position?)

Progressions:

Simply add/remove balls/defenders until have the correct balance between challenge/success


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

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Technical Semi-Opposed (10 mins)

Organization:

40x30

groups of 4

1 ball per group

Gates set up 3 yds in front of players

Instructions:

1. Player A drives the ball to player B and continues in the direction to go behind player D.

2. Player B controls the pass and drives the ball to player C.

3. This rotation continues

4. Players must drive the ball before the gate, any ball hit once past the gate will not count

Make this into a competition. First team to make 10 passes wins.

Coaching Points:

Same as above.

Progressions:

R/P - Shorten/Increase distance and have 3 Leagues so the exercise is competitive and teams are promoted &/or relegated (Champions, MLS and WYSL)


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

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Main Theme (15 mins)

Organization:

Three groups of four players, each set up in their own zone.

Players from zone 1 pair up with someone from zone 2

Instructions:

1. Players A are partners. They try to successfully drive the ball through the grid without it getting intercepted. The player that drives the ball successfullly to their partner will receive 3 points. If the ball is successfully passed on the ground to their partner they will receive 1 point.

2. Players in the middle can intercept any ball on the ground with their feet.

If the ball is intercepted, the player that passed the ball switches with the player that intercepted the ball.

3. Players can move throughout their section of the grid to try and find a clear passing lane through to their partner.

Coaching Points:

1. Angle of approch may require adjustments.

2. Head up to observe target - then eye on ball at impact.

3. Body weight over ball (this is effected by placement of non-kicking foot)

4. Instep

5. Quality of first touch

6. Timing of long pass - Don't force it.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Full pressure

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Full pressure (15 mins)

Organization

Three teams of four players, each set up in their own zone.

1 ball

two zones of 30x15, middle zone is 10x20

Instructions:

1. RED team at one end must make 3 consecutive passes before looking to switch the ball to the YELLOW team in the opposite end zone.

2. If the ball is intercepted by the BLUE team in the middle, the team that lost the ball switches into the middle.

3. Players should attempt to pass the ball to the other side when appropriate.

Coaching Points:

1. Quality of short passing, first touch, communication and movement to posses the ball

2. Quality of long pass to switch the ball.

3. Timing of long pass - Don't force it.

Progressions/Regressions:

-Increase/decrease size of areas

-add number of passes before transitioning to other side.

- eliminate number of passes if the team can play across do so immediately.


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

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Free Play (20 mins)

Organization:

20x30 field adjust basd on numbers.

Instructions:

Free play

Coaching Points

1. Looking to play forward when appropriate, if the defending team is just defending their goal, make a condition that if the team with the ball connects 5 passes they receive a point as well.


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