Football/Soccer Session (U11): Distribution

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Branko Gonzalez, Adult Member

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Branko  Gonzalez
Name: Branko Gonzalez
City: Brooklyn
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 1 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Footwork

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Footwork

Organization: 1 gridded around 20x20

Instructions:

On command keepers shuffle throughout the area without a ball. On coaches command keepers will make a scoop, dive or high catch and then mimick the actions of distributing the ball with their hands.

Coaching Points:

Quickness of actions from save to distribution

Look to get up without using hands

Progressions:

Add in players with the ball


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Distribution

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Distribution

Organization:

Groups of four setup as shown. 2 keepers have ball in hands

Instructions:

Keepers begin by rolled or throwing the ball back forth with partner across from them, player across diagonally will call "Same/Switch", if "same" is called continued to be rolled back and forth, if "Switch" is called the balled is Thrown overhand to the player diagonally from them.

Coaching Points:

-Pace needs to be quick for this exercise

-When rolling the ball, get head up, ball is placed to the side of the, opposite arm pointed towards target.

-Get low when rolling the ball to avoid the ball bouncing on the ground

-Overhand Thrown-low release point, arm needs to be straight, with the elbow locked throughout the throw. Ball needs to be locked in between hand and forewarm with a bent wrist.

Progressions:


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Distribution

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Distribution

Organization:

4 keepers with a defending keeper inside of the square

Instructions:

Rondo Style activity with one defending goalkeeper in the gridded area.

Keppers throw the ball around the square, keepers look to receive the ball with their feet if rolled

Coaching Points:

Quick decision making find the open man

- When should we roll vs throw

Throws look to be to feet and not bouncing to allow the receiving player to play quickly into the attack.

Progressions:

Allow the defending keeper to step out of the gridded area


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Shooting

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Shooting

Organization:

1 keeper in net, balls with server, 4 targets setup as shown

Instructions:

Keeper will have 4 balls struck at them, they are to make save and distribute the ball to one of the target player (2 roll/2 overhand throws)

Coaching Points:

Quickness of action from save to distribution

Quickness of decision making from the goalkeeper, emphasizing that we are looking to distribute before the defender is able to close down.

-Throws should find feet, and avoid being bouncy to prevent loss of possession


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