Football/Soccer Session (Beginner): Crossing Technique

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Paul Gregory
Name: Paul Gregory
City: Coconut Creek
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 2 points
Membership: Young Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Dribbling Repetitions

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Dribbling Repetitions
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Dribbling Repetitions (10 mins)

Organization:

1. 20x15.

2. Each player w/ a ball.

Instructions:

1. Players perform ball comfort techniques

a. Messi & Ronaldo touches.

b. Xavi Turns.

c. Creative moves

2. Player will receive points for # of touches.

3. Follow the leader game

Coaching Points:

1. Messi touches: Contact w/ pinky (outside of foot)

2. Ronaldo Touches: Contact w/ Laces

3. Xavi Turn: wrap inside of foot around the ball.


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

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Technical Warm-up
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Technical Warm-up (25 mins)

Organization:

1. Area as shown (12x20)

2. Grid 4-6 players.

3. Space between orange and blue central cone (8 yd gate)

Instructions:

1. Two balls being used simultaneously.

2. Players 1&2 take 1st touch foward into space.

3. a couple of steps before reaching orange cone, players will take a diagonal preparation touch in between gate.

4. Make diagonal cross/pass between gate to player in next line.

5. After pass player receiving continues pattern, Player that crosses joins back of line.

Coaching points:

1. Take 1st touch with far foot -forward into space (3-4yds)

2. Diagonal preparation touch still using far foot.

3. Angle of approach to crossing:

b. Body is behind the ball at an angle (far side of the ball facing passing lane)

4. Make contact on middle to oustide of ball

5. Cross/Pass diagonally back

Progressions:

1. Competition between grids : 1 pt for cross made.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Main Theme (Semi-opposed)

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Main Theme (Semi-opposed) (25 mins)

Organization:

1. Area as shown (25x20)

2. Two team 5-6 players

3. Central Grid (5x10) - Space from central grid to goal (10x20)

Instructions:

1. Both teams play a the same time

2. Ball starts from CB.

3. Combination A & B as show.

4. Central criss-cross run into oppsoite goal from where they have started.

5. Rotation:

- Central players (Strikers) switch off with each other (same team)

- CB becomes winger & Crossing player goes to back of line.

Coaching points:

1. Take 1st touch with far foot -forward into space (3-4yds)

2. Diagonal preparation touch still using far foot.

3. Angle of approach to crossing:

a. Bend run.

b. Body is behind the ball at an angle (far side of the ball facing passing lane)

4. Make contact on middle to oustide of ball

Progressions:

1. Competition between grids : 2 pts for goal scored w/near foot, 1 pt w/ far foot.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Small Sided Scrimmage

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Small Sided Scrimmage (25 mins)

Scrimmage:

1. 45x30

2. 6v6 w/ gk's

3. Teams Play 1-3-1 shape.

*** Minimal coaching points on finishing technique & timing of runs.


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