Football/Soccer Session (Moderate): Shot Stopping

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Bill Altieri, Adult Member

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Bill Altieri
Name: Bill Altieri
City: Duxbury
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 1 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Screen 1

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Screen 1 (15 mins)

Organization:

Set up a small goal approximately 4 yards wide.

Instructions:

The keeper stands in the middle of the goal and the coach rolls/passes the ball working each side. The keeper has to get down quickly with their body behind the ball, hands facing forwards. They should be encouraged to hang on to as many as possible.

Progressions:

1- Serve the ball at waist hieght so tha they have to make a short dive.

Coaching Points:

Get down fast

Body behind the ball

Hands facing forward

Keep hold as many balls as possible.


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

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Screen 2 (20 mins)

Organization:

Instructions:

The keeper starts at one side of the goal, facing towards the server. The server passes the ball across goal towards the other side for the keeper to make a diving save.

Work both sides.

Progressions:

1- Serve the ball at approximately waist height.

2- serve the ball at shoulder heigh so that they attempt to make a high diving save.

3- Face 90* away from the server, on the command of "turn" turn to face the server in 1 step and then make a diving save along the ground.

4- Face 90* away from the server, on the command of "turn" turn to face the server in 1 step and then make a diving at waist height.

5- Face 90* away from the server, on the command of "turn" turn to face the server in 1 step and then make a diving at shoulder height.

Coaching Points:

Step out towards the ball.

Push off the leg closest to the ball.

Move both hands towards the ball at the same time.

Land on your shoulder .


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Screen 3

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Screen 3 (20 mins)

Organization:

Set up 3 shooters around the goal numbered 1-3. Have 1 working keeper that starts in the middle fo the goal and moves out to the shooter that is selected. Make sure the shooters have a large amount of balls each.

Instructions:

The keeper starts in the middle of the goal an.d comes out to narrow the angle for the server that is shouted. The server then shouts to front post unless they are the middle player as they can shoot to either side. To start with all shots are along the ground.

Do 2 from each server in random order and then rotate keepers.

Progressions:

1- Hit shots along the ground to far post.

2- Serve shots between knee and shoulder height at front post.

3- Serve shots between knee and shoulder height at far post.

4- Serve shots at random height and direction.

Coaching Points:

Move out of the goal quickly then get into the set position.

React to the shot, don't guess the direction its going to go in.

Step towards the ball and push off the leg closest to the ball.

Move both hands towards the ball at the same time when trying to catch the ball.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Screen 4

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Screen 4 (20 mins)

Organization:

Set up a number of gates approximately 18-20 yards out from goal. Split the players into defenders and attackers with 1 working keeper. Make sure there are a large amount of balls.

Instructions:

The attackers and defenders pass the ball between themselves until the attacker turn and runs towards goal (this can be at any point as long as they have just received the ball). They run towards goal and shoot before the defender can catch up to them. The keeper has to come out and narrow the angle.

Switch the attackers and defender so that everyone gets a chance to shoot at goal.

Progressions:

1- Allow the attackers the opportunity to go around the keeper if they want to.

Coaching Points:

Come out quickly to narrow the angle.

Keep your hands up as much as possible so that you can react to a quick shot.

Get into the set position when you think you are in a good position.

Stand your ground and react to the shot.


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