Football/Soccer Session (Mixed age): AYSO Week 4 - Scissors/Double Scissors

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Stephen Palmer, Adult Member

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Stephen  Palmer
Name: Stephen Palmer
City: New York
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 1 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer

Description

Key Learning Outcomes:

• Unbalance defender with body movement

• Timing of Execution of move based upon space

• Final touch of move bigger (allows head to come up)

• Accelerate away if looking to continue to dribble

• Cut across defender, If looking to continue dribbling


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Un-Opposed-Tag Game

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Un-Opposed-Tag Game
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Un-Opposed-Tag Game (10 mins)

Organization:

-10 x 30 yard area (red cones) with starting gate in tall orange cones

-5 yard area around, two sides and back of red zone (blue cones)

Instructions:

Defenders can only move laterally between their two red cones, they are trying to pull the pinnie from the shorts of the attacker. Who is trying to get through the gauntlet, passing all three defenders. The next attacker may enter the gauntlet once the player in front of them clears the first defensive line. If an attacker gets their pinnie pulled out they must pick it up and go into the blue zone to put their pinnie back in their shorts, they then use the side channel to run back as fast as they can to get to the starting gate. Players get 1 point for each defender they are able get by, for 3 points if they get to the end. Defenders get a point for each pinnie they pull.

Coaching Points:

1) Finding the open space, identify where the defender is and try to use the open space

2) change your pace and direction to fool a defender

3) imrprovise---Can you think of a great way to bet the defender?

4) Drop shoulder and change pace to wrong foot defender.

Progressions:


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

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Technical Repetitions (10 mins)

Organization:

Use same set up as previous activity

Players divided into 3 groups, each group in a channel

Instructions:

• Upon eye-contact and air high five first players in line dribble out to the central tall cone,

• When they reach the cone, they are to perfrom the specified move

• After passing the cone they should take ronaldo touches to get back to their line

Coaching Points:

• Unbalance defender with body movement

• Timing of Execution of move based upon space

• Final touch of move bigger (allows head to come up)

• Accelerate away if looking to continue to dribble

Progressions:


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Semi/Fully Opposed

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Semi/Fully Opposed
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Semi/Fully Opposed (10 mins)

Organization:

-10 x 30 yard area (red cones) with starting gate in tall orange cones

-5 yard area around, two sides and back of red zone (blue cones)

-Each attacking player now has a ball

Instructions:

• Defenders can only move side to side on their line

• Rules remain the same, defenders are now trying to steal the ball.

• If an attackers ball is stolen they must retreive their ball and enter the blue zone

• To get back to the starting gate they must take Ronaldo touches.

• If defenders steal the ball, they try to score in any of the pug goals.

Coaching Points:

• Unbalance defender with body movement

• Timing of Execution of move based upon space

• Final touch of move bigger (allows head to come up)

• Accelerate away if looking to continue to dribble

• Cut across defender, If looking to continue dribbling

Progressions:

P-Defenders can be anywhere in their zone, not just on the back line


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

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Free-Play (10 mins)

Organization:

3v3 on two fields if possible

Instructions:

Formation: 1-2, to maximize 1v1 confrontations. Encourage players to recognize and exploit 1v1 situations using learning outcomes from the first 3 weeks to take players on, encourage players who have th confidence to take players on in 1v1 situations.

Coaching Points:

1) Emphasize learning outcomes from the first three sessions

2) Recognizing moments to penetrate

3) Creating traingle as big as possible (width/length/depth) to help create gaps to penetrate

Progressions:

N/A


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