Football/Soccer Session (Difficult): Stage 4.2 Combination Play

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Frank Greenawalt
Name: Frank Greenawalt
City: Riverside
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 20 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Volleying - blocked

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Volleying - blocked (30 mins)

Warm Up:

Juggling (5 min)

RWB (5 min)

Speed & Agility (5 min)

Organisation:

12 players - 6 in red bibs; 6 in blue bibs placed in pairs (1 red with 1 blue, etc)

Markers placed approximately 5 yards apart, and approximately 5 yards in distance from your partner

Numerous balls, intially a ball between 2.

Drill: 2 main types of volleying skill

Side foot volley:

Blue player feeds the ball toward their partner using their hands (red player). They use any foot they like to side foot a volley back to their partner.

The aim of this drill is to volley the ball back into the hands of their partner, showing good control and touch.

After 6 attempts each, swap roles

Coaching points:

Feeder - good, accurate throw underarm to give their partner a chance to perform the skill

Volleying player - Light on their toes ready to move and get in line with the flight of the ball; position slightly side-on; eyes focused on the ball; strike the ball with the inside part of your foot; ankle locked and strong; delicate touch and control; arms out for balance; head over the ball

Progressions:

- Volleying players to move and touch one of the cones either side of them, then return to the centre and volley the ball back to their partner

- Volleying players to turn and face away from their partners, who call 'turn' as they feed the ball. They turn and have to re-adjust their position and volley the ball back.

- Control the ball with the knee, chest, foot etc and then perform the skill, even if on the half-volley

Instep 'laces' volley:

Blue player feeds the ball to their partner, but now they have to volley the ball back to their partner using their instep (laces part) of the foot.

The aim of this drill is to volley the ball back into the hands of their partner, showing good control and touch.

After 6 attempts each, swap roles

Coaching points:

Feeder - good, accurate throw underarm to give their partner a chance to perform the skill

Volleying player - Light on their toes ready to move to get in line with the flight of the ball; eyes focused on the ball; strike the ball with the instep part of your foot; ankle locked and strong; toes pointing downward; slight follow through in the direction of the intended target; delicate touch and control; arms out for balance; head over the ball

Progressions:

- Volleying players to move and touch one of the cones either side of them, then return to the centre and volley the ball back to their partner

- Volleying players to turn and face away from their partners, who call 'turn' as they feed the ball. They turn and have to re-adjust their position and volley the ball back.

- Control the ball with the knee, chest, foot etc and then perform the skill, even if on the half-volley


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

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Finishing Activity (15 mins)

Finishing Activity (15 min)

Players run into the center box, make shoulder contact with opposite player, then take quick shot on goal

No keepers. 1-2 touch only

Coaching points: Encourage players to put their weight into players & keep balance. Head down over the ball Land on shooting foot.

Progression: Add Keepers


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Screen 3

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Screen 3 (15 mins)

Station II

3 v 2s + coach as a neutral (switch after 5min)


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Developing fitness

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Learning Objectives

Technical Technical
General technique
Technical Tactical
Move up the pitch as a team
Technical Physical
Fitness
Technical Psychological
Game awareness

Developing fitness (30 mins)

Expanded Sm Sided Game (15 min)

SSG (6v6), 2 min or 2 goals switch teams

Restrictions: Connect 5 passes before shooting. All players must get back in their own half to defend and all player must get into the opposing half before shooting

Coaching Points: Encourage combination play, make eye contact , move into vacated spaces

Sm Sided Game No Restrictions (15 min)

Teams must have every outfield player in their opponent’s half to score. This forces players to move up and down the field throughout.


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