Football/Soccer Session (Moderate): Striker Play in 4-4-2

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mike sneddon
Name: mike sneddon
City: edinburgh
Country: United Kingdom
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Sport: Football/Soccer

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): warm up

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warm up

Set up (15mins)

1. Initial set up 12m long.

2. Progress to 20m

Instructions

1 passes to 2. 2 drops off mannequin and opens body to play to 3 who has dropped off mannequin. 3 plays to 4. All follow their pass. 4 dribbles back to beginning. As soon as 3 has received pass 1 starts. While waiting do dynamic stretches. Progression (2) extend to 20m. Pass from 3 to 4 should now be a driven pass.

Coaching points

When receiving pass open body and take ball with back foot , pass with front foot. Take minimum of 2 touches


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Component 1

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Component 1

Set Up

2/3 pitch (10min)

Instructions

Work alternate sides. B receives pass from A. B opens body to play to wide player. Wide players passes to stiker 2, Highest striker. Striker 1 comes short then curves run to receive lay off from Striker 2 and shoots. Striker 2 follows up for rebound.

If Defenders win ball A becomes their Target

Strikers change places. Once strikers set repeat from opposite side.

Progress by adding a defencive midfield player

COACHING POINTS:

1 and 2 need to create space to receive the ball.

Check away from where you want to receive the ball.

Communication of attackers, verbal and non-verbal (i.e hands) to indicate where they want the ball.

Movement of the 2 forwards to create space.

Timing of runs

Quality passes in from the servers with good weight of pass.

Look to shoot early if the opportunity arises.

Combinations with the other striker

Decisions on shot making, power for far out and accuracy shot technique close in.

Good driven shooting technique (Knee & Shoulder over ball, non-kicking foot, etc.)

Discuss finishing far post and the reasons why.

Unpredictable play including feints, fake shots and passes to open up space.

The forward not shooting should be following up on rebounds.

Awareness of defenders. Can he be turned. Has he anticipated pass. Can you turn and drive at him. Can you block him off.

Offside


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Component 1 progression

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Component 1 progression

Set Up

2/3 pitch (10 min)

Instructions

Work alternate sides. B receives pass from A. B opens body and plays pass to wide player. B makes supporting run to edge of penalty box, wide player provides cross. Opposite wide player makes supporting run to back post area. Vary types of cross ( early, cutback, deep front post, etc) Once strikers set repeat from opposite side.

COACHING POINTS:

Correct technique for each attempt on goal.

Hit the target (force a save from the goal keeper).

Technique for finish with head

Shots should be low and hard.

Timing of runs.

Curved runs when finishing crosses.

Near and far post runs.

Creating space and blocking defenders


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): component 2

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Set up (25 min)

2/3 of a pitch 8 v 8. Pitch split into 3 zones. Each team set up 1-2-3-2.. One player allowed to join strikers in attacking zone but must leave if possesion lost. Offside applies. To score ball must be played through strikers. Team that scores restars from their goalkeeper.

Coaching Points

Movement of striker

Triggers for striker runs

Shape of runs

Finishing technique

communication

Pressing when not in possession


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): phase of play

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phase of play

SET UP

16 Players

2/3 of pitch 9v7

INFORMATION

Reds 1-4-2 Blues 1-2-4-2

Coach Strikers on themes developed during session.


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