Football/Soccer Session (Beginner): SAP: FIRST TOUCH

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jeffrey arkhiom
Name: jeffrey arkhiom
City: cecil hills
Country: Australia
Rank: Elite – 0 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): FIRST TOUCH

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FIRST TOUCH

CORE SKILL: FIRST TOUCH

SPRCIFIC ASPECT: MOVING THE BALL INTO SPACE TO FACILITATE A PASS TO A TEAM MATE

KEY PRINCIPLE: EFFECTIVE POSSESSION

SESSION OBJECTIVE: IN THIS SESSION, I AIM TO IMPROVE THE PLAYERS' ABILITY IN THE FOLLOWING PLAYER TASKS

PLAYER TASK:

- POSITION YOURSELF WHERE YOU CAN SEE THE BALL AND THE TARGET

- OBSERVE THE SITUATION AND DECIDEWHAT YOU WILL DO BEFORE THE BALL ARRIVES

- MOVE THE BALL WITH YOUR FIRST TOUCH TO ALLOW YOU PASS TO A TEAM MATE WITH YOUR SECOND

- TRY TO FACE FORWARD AND PASS FORWARD


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): SKILL INTRODUCTION

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SKILL INTRODUCTION (15 mins)

SKILL INTRODUCTION

- IN AND AROUND THE CENTRE CIRCLE THREE GROUPS OF FOUR (OR MORE) PLAYERS WITH DIFFERENT COLOUR BIBS ARE POSITIONED AS FOLLOWS

- THE RED PLAYERS OUTSIDE THE CENTRE CIRCLE WITH A BALL EACH

- THE BLUE PLAYERS OUTSIDE THE CENTRE CIRCLE WITHOUT A BALL

- THE YELLOW PLAYERS INSIDE THE CENTRE CIRCLE WITHOUT A BALL

- THE YELLOW GROUP MOVES AROUND INSIDE THE CIRCLE CALLING FOR THE BALL AND MOVING IT WITH THEIR FIRST TOUCH TO PASS IT WITH THEIR SECOND TOUCH TO A PLAYER OUTSIDE THE CIRCLE WHO DOES NOT HAVE A BALL (ANTICIPATION, COMMUNICATION AND AWARENESS).

- CHANGE ROLES AFTER 1 - 2 MINUTES

- ONLY USE LEFT AND RIGHT FOOT

- SERVE OUT OF HANDS TO THIGH/CHEST

- AFTER PASSING THE BALL SERVERS FOLLOW THEIR PASS TO (PASSIVELY) PRESSURE THE RECEIVER ON THE FIRST TOUCH


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): SKILL INTRODUCTION

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SKILL INTRODUCTION (15 mins)

POSSIBLE COACHES REMARKS

- TRY TO USE TWO TOUCHES ONLY, THE FIRST TOUCH TO RECEIVE THE BALL AND THE SECOND TOUCH TO PASS IT

- DO NOT JUST MOVE THE BALL SIDEWAYS, TRY TO MAKE A FULL TURN SOMETIMES

CONCLUDING GAME

- 8 V 4 IN CENTRE CIRCLE, MADATORY TWO TOUCHES TO EMPHASISE A QUALITY FIRST TOUCH

- BLUE AND RED TRY TO KEEP POSSESSION WITH YELLOW DEFENDING

- ALWAYS POSITION ONE OR TWO LINK PLAYERS (BOUNCERS) CENTRALLY

- HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE YELLOW TO MAKE FIVE OR TEN INTERCEOTIONS? NOW BLUE DEFENDS AND THEN RED

- WHO IS THE WINNER


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): SKILL TRAINING

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SKILL TRAINING (25 mins)

SKILL TRAINING

- POSITIONING GAME 4 V 4 WITH 4 WALL PLAYERS (8 V 4) IN A 20M X 30M GRID (DEPENDING ON PLAYERS' ABILITY)

- MANDATORY TWO TOUCHES FOR ALL PLAYERS INCLUDING THE WALLS WHO MUST KEEP THE BALL MOVING (EXAMPLE: NOT ALLOWED TO STOP THE BALL WITH THEIR FIRST TOUCH). THIS SIMPLE RESTRAINT SEES TO IT THAT EACH FIRST TOUCH MUST BE PERFECT EVERYTIME THE PLAYER RECEIVES THE BALL.

POSSIBLE COACHES REMARKS

- MOVE THE BALL WITH YOUR FIRST TOUCH AWAY FROM THE DEFENDER(S)

- USE BODY FEINTS TO DISGUISE YOUR ATTENTION

- MAKE AN ANGLE WHEN ASKING FOR THE BALL

TRY TO POSITION YOURSELF IN SUCH A WAY THAT YOU CAN SEE AS MUCH OF THE GRID AS POSSIBLE

- SCAN YOUR OPTIONS BEFORE RECEIVING THE BALL

- WALLS - HELP THE PLAYERS IN THE GRID BY COACHING THEM

STEP UP

- REDUCE GRID SIZE

STEP DOWN

- INCREASE GRID SIZE OR GO BACK TO AN EASIER POSITIONING GAME (4 V 1, 3 V 1 OR 4 V 2)


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): SKILL GAME

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SKILL GAME (25 mins)

SKILL GAME

- 4 V 4 WITH FOUR WALLS (8 V 4) IN A 20M X 30M GRID WITH TWO METRE GOALS AND A 5M-7M SCORING ZONE AT EACH END AS ILLUSTRATED.

GAME RULES

- MANDATORY TWO TOUCHES FOR EVERY PLAYER (MUST TOUCH THE BALL TWICE)

- WALLS NOT ALLOWED TO STOP THE BALL OR PLAY TO EACH OTHER

- INSIDE THE SCORING ZONE ONE TOUCH FINISHES ARE ALLOWED IF THE BALL COMES FROM THE WALL PLAYER BETWEEN THE GOALS

- CHANGE TEAMS EVERY 2 - 3 MINUTES OR AFTER A GOAL IS SCORED


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