Football/Soccer Session (Mixed age): Middletown SC - Weeks 5 and 6 - Twist Off

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Alejandro Fernandez
Name: Alejandro Fernandez
City: Union
Country: United States of America
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Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Ball mastery warm-up

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Ball mastery warm-up

Organization:

1. Open area.

2. Every player with a ball.

Instructions:

1. Players perform series of juggling challenges.

2. After 3-5 minutes, players dribble in open area.

3. Review Messi/Ronaldo and moves from previous weeks.

Coaching Points:

1. Head up.

2. Soft, controlled touches.

3. Use of both feet.

Progressions:


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Technical 1

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Technical 1

Organization:

1) 20x15 area (x3 for group of 12)

2) Four players per group

3) One ball per pair, spare on outside

Instructions:

1) Player with ball makes a square pass to partner and immediately pressures diagonally.

2) Attacker touches ball out of feet and dribbles towards nearest cone.

3) When attacker reaches cone (which should be marked by defender), he performs twist off.

4) Both players continue to endline and repeat process going back.

5) Once first pair is done, next pair repeat the process.

6) After 2-3 minutes, change side from which ball is served.

Coaching Points:

1) Make connection with teammate - eye contact.

2) Quality of pass.

3) Quality and direction of first touch.

4) Technical execution of twist off:

Inside

* Inside of nearest foot stops ball

* Turn back to shield ball

* Move back foot to open space

* Take ball away with inside of same foot

Outside

* Outside of nearest foot stops ball

* Turn back to shield ball

* Move back foot to open space

* Take ball away with outside of same foot

Progressions:

1) Ensure to work both sides.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Technical 2

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Technical 2

Organization:

1. 20x10 areas as shown.

Instructions:

1. Each group sends a defender to other group.

2. Player A passes to B who passes back to A.

3. Player C creates option to receive penetrating pass.

4. Defender pressures C who beats him with twist off.

5. D becomes A, A becomes B, B becomes C.

6. Restart sequence.

7. Play two minutes and change defender.

Coaching Points:

1. Checking movement to create passing lane.

2. Weight and accuracy of pass.

3. Communication - make a connection.

4. Get in line to receive.

5. Timing of movement.

Progressions:

1. Start passive pressure and finish with full pressure.

2. Add goal at starting line - player C comes back to goal against defender after receiving.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Free Play

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Free Play

Organization:

1. 30x20 (or 40x30 depending on players' ability).

2. Teams set up as shown.

Instructions:

1. Free play: 4v4.

2. Restarts: kick-in or dribble in. No corners.

Coaching Points:

1. Three lines of attack.

2. Playing through the lines.

3. Movement and angles of support.

4. Positive mentality - get forward.

5. Recognition of space.

Progressions:

1. Ensure teams face various opponents.


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