Football/Soccer Session (U14): Counter attacking introduction

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Matt Kane, Adult Member

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Matt Kane
Name: Matt Kane
City: New York
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 2 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Warm Up I

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Warm Up I
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Warm Up I (15 mins)

Organization:

40x30 yard area

Minimum 8 players

Plenty of soccer balls

Instructions:

- Pass/dribble then follow

- A plays B

- B plays C

- C dribbles to D

- D plays E

- E plays F

- F dribbles to A

Coaching Points:

- How to check into space

- Checking shoulder as you move away

- Receive on back foot

- Quality of pass

- Connection between players verbal/non-verbal communication

- Head up after touch

- Messi/Ronaldo dribble

Progressions:

- Add 2nd ball into practice

- Reduce to 2 touch for pass


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Warm Up II

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Warm Up II
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Warm Up II (15 mins)

Organization:

40x30 yard area

Minimum 8 players

Plenty of soccer balls

Instructions:

- A plays B

- B sets back to A

- A plays long pass to C

- C dribbles to D

- Repeat down opposite side with D,E,F

- Players rotate as before

Coaching Points:

- Connection between players

- Why is the ball set back?

- Movement of C to open clear passing lane for longer pass

Progressions:

- Add 2nd ball into practice

- Challenge players to get one ball to catch up to the other


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Main Theme / Conditioned Game

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Main Theme / Conditioned Game
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Main Theme / Conditioned Game (30 mins)

Organization:

8v8 field

Goals at edge of the box

2 teams of 5 field players and a GK

Plenty of soccer balls

Instructions:

- Play always starts with intentional misplaced pass from Blue team

- Player A intercepts pass

- Drive into Blue defending half to create 3v2

- Once goal is scored or ball out of bounds, play restarts from middle

- Rotate which team has the ball after each attempt

Coaching Points:

- Drive forward with ball once it is intercepted

- Look to penetrate early

- Movement of support players to isolate 1v1 situations

- Angle and distance of support players to offer quick combination play

- Speed of play, score quickly

Progressions:

- Allow defending player who plays initial pass to recover to create 3v3 and encourage the attacking team to take advantage of numbers up situation


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Conditioned Game

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Conditioned Game (30 mins)

Organization:

8v8 field

Goals at edge of the box

2 teams of 5 field players and a GK

Plenty of soccer balls

Instructions:

- 5v5 (+GK's) scrimmage

- Kick ins for restarts

- Corners restart from GK of team that win corner

Coaching Points:

- Look to penetrate quickly

- Movement to create space to receive

- Movement to isolate defenders

- Where do I?

- When do I?

- Why do I?

- How do I?

Progressions:

- Free play - no instruction


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