Football/Soccer Session (U16): (YDP) Shooting Circuit 4

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Name: Alex Sabatini
City: kleinburg
Country: Canada
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Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): (YDP) Shooting Circuit 4

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(YDP) Shooting Circuit 4

Practice organisation

• 2 practice areas: 30x10yds & 30x20yds, including end grid

within each practice area 18yds deep with one goal at alternate

ends, set-out as illustrated.

• 14 players (incl. 2 GK’s), working in pairs, with 2 pairs operating

as Defenders & 1 pair working as Support players on side of

each practice area.

• Practice starts with: A’s at end of grid who are free to play unopposed

in 1st third.

• D’s are restricted to mid & defensive thirds.

• A’s work up & down each area to complete circuit.

• Off-side applies in final third.

• A’s can shoot from any position.

• Pairs move around circuit & after per-determined number of

attempts, change roles with D’s & S’s.

Detail

• Areas can be modified, depending on age, ability

of players & learning focus.

• Width in attack to stretch D’s distances from each other.

• Attacking with ball centrally to pull D’s together.

• Passes to feet or measured to space.

• Early strikes after one or two touches.

• Hitting the target as prime aim.

• Rebounding all strikes at goal.

• Simple progressions for this practice are:

- D’s defend early in 1st third on 1st touch of A receiver.

- Award points for hitting the target & deduct points for failure to do so.

- Support player moves into mid third to create 3v2

Key coaching points

• Initial receiving touch.

• Assessing positions of D’s.

• Movement by A’s to disorganise D’s.

• Pass quality when supplying team-mates with scoring opportunities.

• Assessing GK’s position before striking at goal.

• Decision on how to beat GK.

U12 – The player should be able to complete the Learning outcomes in 4v4 functional practices.

U13 – The players should be able to complete the Learning outcomes during under loaded functional practices

U14 – The players should be able to complete the Learning outcomes during under loaded functional practice and SSG

U15/16 – The players should be able to complete the Learning outcomes during under loaded functional practices and 11 v 11 games.


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