Football/Soccer Session (Beginner): Shielding II

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Paul Gregory
Name: Paul Gregory
City: Coconut Creek
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 2 points
Membership: Young Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Warm-up

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Warm-up
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Warm-up

ORGANIZATION:

12 players - groups of 3

12 yard distance from end to end; flag/pole/cone in middle

1 ball per group

INSTRUCTIONS:

Player A1 will pass ball into player A2. A2 will receive ball and will practice proper shielding technique against the pole/flag. A2 will move laterally with the ball in one direction, shift body position & far foot to move laterally in other direction, then look to spin off pole/flag and pass ball to A3. Activity is repeated. Switch after 5 reps. Using the sole of the foot will be highly encouraged.

COACHING POINTS:

1. Proper shielding technique

A. Place body between the defender and ball

B. Body at right angle to the defender; shoulder/arm in defender's chest

C. Keep ball on furthest foot (sole/inside/outside)

D. Use arms to create space

E. Move laterally/spin away from defender


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): SSG

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): SSG
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SSG

ORGANIZATION:

12 players - groups of 3

15x15 yard area

2 fields - 2 groups on each field

INSTRUCTIONS:

Player A1 will pass the ball into player A2. A2 will receive the pass, shield off player D1 for 5 seconds, then will look to score by dribbling through either gate on the endline. Activity is repeated. Each player will work for 1 minute then rotate positions.

Defender will increase pressure each time, but DO NOT steal ball from attacker who is shielding; may intercept pass. Rotation: A1--->A2 A2--->D1 D1--->A1*

Progression: make into competiton- 1 pt for every goal scored by attackers, 1 pt if defender steals ball; most points at end is winner.

COACHING POINTS:

1. Proper shielding technique

A. Place body between the defender and ball

B. Body at right angle to the defender; shoulder/arm in defender's chest

C. Keep ball on furthest foot (sole/inside/outside)

D. Use arms to create space

E. Move laterally/away from defender

** If defender overcommits, spin away in opposite direction using sole foot and beat into space behind

2. Tactical awareness of when to move into open space/pass v. when to shield ball & protect


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Exp. SSG

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Exp. SSG

ORGANIZATION:

12 players - two teams of 5 players + GK

Half of field - split into 3 zones (thirds of the field)

INSTRUCTIONS:

Players will play 5v5 + GKs in the area. Players in the middle or attacking third of the field must take a minimum of 4 touches on the ball before they pass to teammate or shoot on goal. Shielding should be encouraged.

Progression: lift the touches rule; only allow players to pass the ball forward (backwards or sideways=turnover)

COACHING POINTS:

1. Proper shielding technique

A. Place body between the defender and ball

B. Body at right angle to the defender; shoulder/arm in defender's chest

C. Keep ball on furthest foot (sole/inside/outside)

D. Use arms to create space

E. Move laterally/away from defender

** If defender overcommits, spin away in opposite direction using sole foot and beat into space behind

2. Tactical awareness of when to move into open space/pass v. when to shield ball & protect


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Match

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Match


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