Football/Soccer Session (Moderate): Dealing with balls ouf of the air

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Karl Hedley
Name: Karl Hedley
City: Dacula
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 1 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer

Description

Dealing with balls out of the air. Works well when teaching to cope with long kicks from the keeper or long balls or crosses into the midfield or back four.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Warm-up

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Warm-up
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Warm-up (20 mins)

SET UP:

Split into 3 groups

Orange in the middle without a ball.

Yellow and grays on the outside holding a ball.

Direction:

Outside toss a ball high that orange must meet and return into their hands.

1 - Volley back into hands

2 - head back into hands

Progression:

after all 3 groups have gone for a few minutes each change to a ball every other player on the outside.

1 - Volley back into the hands of an open player

2 - head back into the hands of an open player.

Coaching points.

Meet the ball

get height on the return

When playing open player have chest facing the intended target when you receive the ball.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Tecnical

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Tecnical (25 mins)

SET UP:

Flat goal with a grid either side about 20 yards at the back angled toward the goal and about 20yards deep to the base line.

7v7 or 6v6

Like soccer tennis or head tennis but over full size flat goal.

Direction:

Yellow serves to orange out of their hands from behind the back line.

Orange has to try to do the following:

1pt = control and play to a teamate with 2nd touch.

2pt = play teamate with first touch...head, chest or volley.

3pt = return back with first touch.

if 1 or 2 happen then orange serves to yellow.

if 3 happens then yellow serves again.

if no point then orange serves to yellow.

Progression:

yellow sends over a player into the orange side and orange into yellow.

those players try to defend the ball out of the air and return it to their own team

Coaching points.

Meet the ball

get height on the return

Direct body toward intended target

communicate with teammates.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): The Game

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The Game (25 mins)

SET UP:

¼ of a pitch. Full goal at one end and 2 pole goals at the other.

Direction:

Possession Vs Direct.

Yellow team tries to posses and dribble through the 2 pole goals.

They must complete 5 passes before they can score.

Orange team tries to play as direct as possible toward the big goal.

Can not play more than 3 passes before someone shoots.The count starts over if they shoot and it is saved or hits the post etc.

Coaching points.

Move the ball quickly when in possession.

defend the balls out of the air with purpose and direction. aim wide


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