Football/Soccer Session (U13): Shooting from distance (1)

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Darren Arnott, Adult Member

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Darren  Arnott
Name: Darren Arnott
City: Scarborough
Country: United Kingdom
Rank: Elite – 5 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Technique

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Technique

Team Learning Objectives

- Ball striking techniques

Session Organisation

- Groups of 3,1 ball

How to Play

- 2 players on endline with one 'setter' in the middle

1> Players clip/chip the ball to the opposite end

2> Setting player screens the forward pass so players must bend the ball around them

3> Players must drive the ball low and hard

Progressions

- Server can switch with endline players

Tech/Tact Focus

- Ball striking

- Timing of movement to arrive to set

- Quality of set

Physical Focus

- Short sprints

- Agility

- Quick movements to open up space

Social Focus

- Communication

- Visual awareness

Psychological Focus

- Dealing with pressured focus

Incorporate FIFA 11+


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Quick finishing

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Quick finishing

Practice organisation

- 40x30yds, divided into 3 zones of 20x30; 10x30;

- 10x30yds with goals of appropriate size at alternate ends of each

area, as illustrated.

• 14 players (incl. 2GK’s), arranged 2 Attackers versus 2 Defenders in middle zones & 1v1 in each end zone, as shown in the diagram.

• Supply of balls with each Server.

• Off-side rules apply in the 20x30yd end zone.

• Practice starts with: ball played into 2A’s by S, who then look to turn and shoot from distance.

• 2A’s look to combine & play into advanced A in end zone looking for set back to shoot from distance.

Detail

• Losing markers with changes of pace & direction.

• Turning quickly & using disguise.

• Observing GK position & evaluating possibility of early strike on goal.

• Execution of excellent technique in finishing situations.

• Following-up/rebounding initial shots at goal.

Progression

- Play wall pass in middle zone to free A & wall pass with advanced A to shoot or cut back, depending on reaction/position of D & GK.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Diamonds are forever

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Diamonds are forever

Practice organisation:

- As shown

- Offside line marked by flags

- Corners of area marked with flat discs to create a diamond.

- Restricted to own half

- Scoring system:

1 point - scoring in attacking half

2 points - scoring from a rebound

3 points - scoring from a set from player in attacking half

5 points - scoring from defensive half

Progression

- Players can play into attacking half and join in attacking phase

- Players can rotate (#9 dropping in to defensive half and switching with another player)

Key Coaching Points:

1. Dispersal - width and depth.

2. Awareness ahead of the ball - is the chip on? Can I hit it early to surprise the GK?

3. Body shape/quality of first touch

4. Technique of shooting - Stunted follow through? Disguise?

5. Accuracy - hit the target!

6. Movement of front players - alert and follow in for rebounds and scoring opportunities.

Technical Detail:

-Type and range of shooting techniques

-1st time shots

-'Knuckle ball' strike

-Use of defenders as a screen

-Knowledge of GK position

-Early unpredictable shots

-Creating space around the box for shooting opportunities

-Committing defenders in the right areas

-Spotting shooting opportunities


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): SSG

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SSG

SSG

- As previous, open up the game and remove restrictions


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