Football/Soccer Session (Difficult): Target Man training

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Lee Squires
Name: Lee Squires
City: Banner Elk
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 0 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer

Description

Strikers working on receiving the ball with different body parts, then working to hold, protect and lay off to midfield runners, eventually for a shot on goal.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Technical Warm Up

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Technical Warm Up (20 mins)

RECEIVING THE BALL.

Players get used to receiving the ball with different surfaces, one will serve while the other performs the drill. Change after one minute

One touches/two touch passing.

Volleys (side and laces)

Thigh/Pass

Chest/Pass

Chest/Volley

Control ball out of air with feet/Pass


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Protecting Ball Under Pressure

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Protecting Ball Under Pressure (10 mins)

PROTECT THE BALL UNDER PRESSURE

In groups of 3.

A passes ball in to B. B protects balls under pressure from behind by C.

Key Points; Side on so that Defender has to come through both attackers legs to get to ball. Be stable when receiving the ball as it is easily to get attacker off balance when on the move. Have arms out to hold off defender and to provide balance. Put most of your weight on back foot to increase strength and make it more difficult for defender. Good solid first touch and lay off/pass with second touch.

Switch roles after several reps


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Hold and Lay

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Hold and Lay (10 mins)

PROGRESSION

A plays into B, then continues his run to support and receive ball back from B. B holds up play and lays off to a running player A.

Key Points for A; Timing of the run is important. Don't get ahead of the ball, and give a good angle of support.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Midfield Runner Using Target Man

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Midfield Runner Using Target Man (15 mins)

PATTERN OF PLAY

3 attackers pass between them in end zone. Striker in end zone checks to the ball, receives, holds and lays off to best placed attacker who plays a through ball into opposite end. Repeat going the other way. Key here is to provide depth, with striker not getting too close to outside players, allowing more space to play in.

PROGRESSIONS

1. Midfield runner carries ball into opposite end zone and lay off from striker.

2. Add 2nd striker and 2nd Defender. Work on playing as a pair, communicating so both strikers do not make same runs and can provide depth.

If Defender starts to read a lay off, striker can be clever and choose to turn on the ball


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Using target Man Going To Goal

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Using target Man Going To Goal (25 mins)

USING TARGET MAN TO GET TO GOAL

3v3 in grid. Make 3-5 passes, choosing the right pass to play into target striker who has made a good angle to receive. A third man runner supports and receives ball from striker for shot/finish on goal.

Next ball is played in straight away to create 3v2 situation, keep the drill flowing and create more opportunities for shots on goal. Also, creates some fitness and speed training for the player who has just taken the shot on goal, who has to sprint to to rejoin and help his team.


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