Football/Soccer Session (Mixed age): HSC 2005 Gold S7 9/27

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Colby Cunha, Adult Member

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Colby  Cunha
Name: Colby Cunha
City: Martinsville
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 0 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Skill development

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Skill development (20 mins)

Organization:

As above

Instructions:

A and B work to get the ball over to C this time working around a defender. The defender may only move side to side between the two cones at first.

Coaching Points:

- Awareness of defender

Decisions of B:

- If defender is tight, play back to A

- If defender is not tight open up and pass to C

Decisions of A:

- Look to play to C as option 1

- If not on play to B

- Movement to join in if B cannot open up

Player C:

-Movement to keep passing lane open

Progressions:

- Defender is fully live


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Developmental repititions

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Developmental repititions (20 mins)

Organization:

As above

Instructions:

A and B combine to get ball to C. C drives into space, defender closes space, C beats defender with a Scissor

Rotation - A - Defender - B - C

Coaching Points:

- Quality of pass

- Quality of set (not a pass)

- Movement of A to join in

- Quality of long pass (first time if the set is good, take a touch to control if it is not)

- Drive into space (C)

- Quality of Scissor

Recognition of 3 lines (my role to open gap)

Quickness and quality of movement (short, choppy steps, on toes – ready to receive)

Checking of shoulder as they open gap and as ball travels (read movement of defenders / attackers)

Body shape

Quality of touch (angle / distance – do I drive or play quickly?)

Quality of next movement

- Movement of Central players to open up lanes

- Movement of wide players to open lanes


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

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Main Activity (20 mins)

Organization:

Set up as shown

Instructions:

3v3 + 2 neutrals

Blue v. Red in the middle - their objective is to connect one neutral to the other

Score 1 pt for each time they get the ball from one target player to another

Losing team switches with the neutral.

Coaching Points:

Movement of target to create passing lane

Movement of middle player to check away - open body

Central Mids lookingto find gaps between lines to penetrate

Quality of pass - back foot/front foot

Break line and beat defender with first touch or touch inside, find attacker

Movement of target player to always be available

Be positive on the ball - Look to get it to target player as soon as possible and penetrate

Recognizing teammate is going to pass (visual cue – head up, head down / player in possession is about to be under pressure)

Recognition of 3 lines (my role to open gap)

Quickness and quality of movement (short, choppy steps, on toes – ready to receive)

Checking of shoulder as they open gap and as ball travels (read movement of defenders / attackers)

Body shape

Quality of touch (angle / distance – do I drive or play quickly?)

Quality of next movement

- Movement of Central players to open up lanes

- Movement of wide players to open lanes


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Small Sided Game

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Small Sided Game (20 mins)

Organization:

4v4 Game

Instructions:

3 teams playing 4v4 Winners stay on. Play for 2 minutes or 1 goal, whichever comes first.

Coaching Points:

- Creating space as a team

- Creating space as an individual

- Quality of first touch (weight, direction, based on pressure)

- Awareness of surroundings (scan field)

- Opening passing lanes for the forward


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