Football/Soccer Session (Moderate): AS Staff Training - Week 3 (Start Time: 2016-09-12 17:00:00)

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Am-Club: Real Colorado

Ian Richards, Adult Member

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Ian  Richards
Name: Ian Richards
City: Littleton, CO
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 1 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Dribbling At Defender

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Dribbling At Defender (10 mins)

Organization:

40x30 yard area

16 players

16 soccer balls

Instructions:

Players work in pairs

1 with ball (attacker), 1 without (defender)

Defender cannot steal the ball

Attacker dribbles and tries to keep the ball on the front foot of the defender

Switch after crossing area

Coaching Points:

Engage defender with 1st touch

Head up after each touch

Force defender backwards with positive touches

Progressions:

Players get halfway across area and move the ball beyond the defender

What dribbling technique does this encourage?

 


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Driving In Behind

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Driving In Behind (10 mins)

Organization:

40x30 yard area

16 players

16 soccer balls

Instructions:

Add gate halfway across dribbling area

Defender retreats to the gate

Attacking player changes angle of dribble to go around the gate and past defender

Switch after crossing area

Coaching Points:

Engage defender with 1st touch

Head up after each touch

Force defender backwards with positive touches 

Progressions:

Defender passes the ball from the gate and adds passive pressure

 


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Full Pressure - Goal

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Full Pressure - Goal (15 mins)

Organization:

30x20 yard area

Cones to make small goal (or pop up goal if you have one)

Players in pairs to take turns as attacker/defender

Instructions:

Defender passes the ball in from between the gate

On attackers 1st touch, defender can press and can win the ball

Attacker must get in behind defender and score in the goal

Coaching Points:

Engage defender with 1st touch

Head up after each touch

Force defender backwards with positive touches

Can you create space to shoot?

 


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): SAQ - Changing Direction

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SAQ - Changing Direction (10 mins)

Organization:

2 cones, 10 yards apart

2 players - 1 leader (attacker) 1 follower (defender)

Soccer balls on top of cones

 

Instructions:

Attacker has to touch a cone before the defender can get there to score a point

 

If they both touch at the same time, defender scores a point

Switch roles after 5 attempts

 

Coaching Points:

Change of speed - slow to fast

Accelerate towards the cone you want to touch

Make your decision and go

Bend knees to give better platform to accelerate

 

 


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Changing Direction Semi Opposed

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Changing Direction Semi Opposed (20 mins)

Organization:

 

Same as SAQ practice

 

Instructions:

Each player now has a ball

Attacker has to stop their ball at the cone before the defender can match them

Switch roles after 5 attempts

 

Coaching Points:

Change of speed

Small slow touches to bring the defender in close

Bigger touches once you have changed direction

Keep the defender off balance by moving the ball

 

Progression:

Make gate bigger if too easy


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 1v1

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1v1 (10 mins)

Organization:

 20x10 yard area

2 teams

2 goals

Multiple soccer balls

Instructions:

White player (defender) passes the ball to Red player (attacker)

On attackers touch, the defender can steal the ball

Attacker cannot be in the middle red zone when they shoot

If defender steals the ball, they can score in either goal immediately (redzone restriction does not apply)

Rotate roles after each attempt

Coaching Points:

 Use 1st touch to keep ball moving

Head up to recognize where defender is

Can you score quickly?

If defender covers 1 goal, can you turn to get to the other?

 


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