Football/Soccer Session (Moderate): FCN Academy - Pre-season 1 2014-15

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Brad Mauzerall, Adult Member

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Brad Mauzerall
Name: Brad Mauzerall
City: Boise
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 0 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer

Description

"Setting the Tone"

Economical activities along with Touch Sequence Series work.

Activities hitting tech/tact/phyiscal and mental aspects of NOVA attitude and effort, developing common traits in our players at youngest competitive ages in order to transfer/graduate into U13 and above programming


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Warm-Up

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Warm-Up (15 mins)

Organization of Session

Every player with a ball

General touch sequence series for warm-up, techincal confidence and creativity

Players get in common group #'s, groups of 3-4 - lining up across the start/finish line

Midfield line of cones or line showing where the switch foot/side/pattern

Touch Sequence Series - Key Points

Player on the ball constantly moving, on toes and active

Using the closest surface in relation to the ball - make uncomfort zone your comfort zone

Develop rhythm and pattern to training habits/work

A. Starting group work across space with deisgnated touch sequence,

B. @ Half Line switch feet or starting foot of sequence

C. Players perform to destination line, wait for all behind to finish with active rest (foundation, ball touches, hop with sole, etc.)

***Once all working groups have completed, go back to start line with same touch sequence from C.

Initial Touch Series as follows:

- Foundation

- Ball Taps/Toe Touches - Fwrd/Backward

- Same Foot Inside/Outside

- Alternating Feet - Outside/Inside Outside/Inside

- Out of foundation 1-2-3 Throw Touch Sequence Rhtythm

- Foundation - Push/Pull - Inside/Sole

- Foundation - Push/Pull - Laces/Sole

Coaching Points

On toes, knees bent and use surfaces with discipline/creatively

Must be performed moving

If mistake occurs, no biggie, tells us you are trying

To master, same touch distances, same surfaces, same rhythm, same speed THEN...

Twist it, reverse it, add a hop/turn, roll or make 2 touches 1!!!


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Station 1:  Running W/Ball

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Station 1: Running W/Ball (15 mins)

Organization of Session

Set up a channel about 10-15 x 20-30 depending on age group/ability

Players and ball divided up on each side of channel

Goal scored for player who crosses the target line first

Set up channels side by side for quality work to rest ratios, reps

Key Points

B starts off activity with a pass to space in front of A.

A attacks the ball to receive on the run, B sprints out on the flight of the ball B2

A attempts to use first touch to push ball behind B and go to goal (A2). B can adjust feet and defend (B2) before the attacker runs with the ball over the same line

Competition: Alternate yellow plays to white and white keeps score and vice versa.

Progression: Attacking player must take 2 touches prior to shot. Defending player can play flighted ball.

Coaching Points

Attacking:

Collect ball moving with inside or laces/outside of foot

Cushion with surface on contact, carry speed thru ball

Ball should be on outside foot from pressure = man/man/ball shape

Attempt at FULL SPEED always

Defending:

Focus on flying while ball is free

Recognize when attacker gets control, we now get control, staying between the ball and "goal"

Force attacker to least amount of space with recovery movement


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Station II: Dutch Square

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Station II: Dutch Square (15 mins)

Organization of Session

Space dependent on # of players, but big box

More players outside than inside

Outside players start with the balls

Competition so that after set time (1-2 minutes), if people in the middle and have a ball then they have consequence (juggle, fitness, team bonding fun)

Passing sequence - White player passes to pink (1), pink player lays ball off to white player (2) and white player hits one time show on goal (3).

Key Points

- Quality entry ball (1),precise and with pace

- Lay off (2) is "receiving " ball for teammate

- Shot is one time shot with side foot (placement to corner) or laces (for power)

2-3 minute rounds - coach instruct during rest after round

Coaching Points

- Technical quality - your technique creates successor failure for teammate

- Progression 1) Layoff pass is popped up with backspin so shooter can strike a volley.

- Progression 2) Entry ball is flighted .


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 8v8/9v9 Game

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8v8/9v9 Game (15 mins)

Organization of Session

- 8v8/9v9 w/GK.

- 50x70

- play specific formation

Key Points

- Application of technique from previous activities

- Using pace to beat defender

- quality of pass determines success for teammate

- striking/finishing - accuracy (side foot) vs pace (laces)


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