Football/Soccer Session (Moderate): Striker School Week 3

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Craig Stead, Adult Member

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Craig Stead
Name: Craig Stead
City: Ottawa
Country: Canada
Rank: Elite – 2 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer

Description

A good simple practice to focus on different types of finishes from in and around the box. It is also good for teaching the habbits of getting back onside and attacking for rebounds.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Driving

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Driving

Finishing

Player 1 drives at the mannequin, uses a move / or change of speed and direction to break the defending line and finish from outside the box. As soon as player 1 has done this player 2 does the same followed by player 3.

Rebounds

After striker 1 has shot they get back on side quickly and play for player 2s rebound. Player 2 does the same for player 3.

Rotation

1 to 2, 2 to 3, 3 to 1.

Coaching Points

- Speed when attacking last defender

- Change of pace/direction to attack mannequin

- Technical information on each type of finish

Allow players to choose which type of finish depending on angle of approach and GK's position


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): On The Turn

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On The Turn

Finishing with back to Goal

Player 1a drops off to receive a pass from 1b then drives at the mannequin, uses a move / or change of speed and direction to break the defending line and finish from outside the box. As soon as player 1a has done this the same happens with players 2 and 3.

Rebounds

After striker 1a has shot they get back onside quickly and play for player 2a's rebound. Player 2a does the same for player 3a.

Rotation

1b to 1a. 1a to 2b. 2b to 2a. 2a to 3b. 3b to 3a. 3a to 1b

Coaching Points

- Open body when receiving to attack mannequin

- Speed when attacking last defender

- Change of pace/direction to attack mannequin

- Technical information on each type of finish

Allow players to choose which type of finish depending on angle of approach and GK's position


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Lay Off

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Lay Off

Finishing from lay off

Player 1a receives a pass from 1b. 1a sets 1b with a 1st time pass angled away from the mannequin. 1b can shoot first time or take a penetrating touch into the box to finish. As soon as player 1B has done this the same happens with players 2 and 3.

Rebounds

After striker 1b has shot 1a spins off in behind for any rebounds making sure they stay onside. The same applies for 2 and 3

Rotation

1b to 1a. 1a to 2b. 2b to 2a. 2a to 3b. 3b to 3a. 3a to 1b

Coaching Points

- weight, timing and direction of lay off.

- Speed when attacking last defender

- Change of pace/direction to attack mannequin

- Technical information on each type of finish

Allow players to choose which type of finish depending on angle of approach and GK's position


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Combo

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Combo

Driving / lay off / wall pass

Player 1 drives at the mannequin, uses a move / or change of speed and direction to break the defending line and finish from outside the box.

Player 1 then moves across to the red mannequin to receive a pass from and set player 2 to either finish first time or take a penetrating touch into the box and finish.

Player 2 then gets on side to receive and play a wall pass around the blue mannequin with player 3.

Rebound

Player 1 spins in behind for the rebound after setting player 2.

Player 2 goes in for the rebound after playing a wall pass to player 3.

Rotation

1 to 2, 2 to 3, 3 to 1.

Coaching Points

- Weight, timing and direction of lay off.

- Speed when attacking last defender

- Change of pace/direction to attack mannequin

- Technical information on each type of finish

Allow players to choose which type of finish depending on angle of approach and GK's position


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