Football/Soccer Session (Moderate): Working at a Professional Children's Academy

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Alan Sharp
Name: Alan Sharp
City: Glasgow
Country: United Kingdom
Rank: Elite – 6 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Ball Mastry

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Ball Mastry
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Ball Mastry

SET UP:

A 15x15 grid with two teams lined up on adjacent sides inside a 12-yard area on the line.

Each player with a ball.

 

ACTION:

VARIATION 1:

On the Coach’s signal A's make Single Cuts across the grid to the opposite line.

As they finish B's repeat the actions across to their opposite line.

As & Bs and Cs & Ds alternately make the Single Cuts across to their opposite lines.

VARIATION 2:

Each pair alternately make Double Cuts to their opposite line.

VARIATION 3:

Each pair make Dribble Cuts to their opposite lines.

VARIATION 4: Using Coerver Moves (Competition)

One ball to each team.

A & B 15 seconds: then C & D

Players make inside or Outside Cuts to their opposite line for 15secs.

 VARATION 5 . Use to bed in Stops Starts or Feints moves

COACHING POINTS:

Ask players to use their ankles and foot flexibilities to make the movements and not stiff or straight legs.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Speed

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Speed

SET UP:

A 25 x 25 yd grid with two balls set on cones 10 yds apart at one end of the grid.

At the opposite end three cones / two goals are set 6/7 yds apart.

Black team line up (attackers, without a ball) to the side of the first cone on the sidefurthest from the balls.

The Yellow team (defenders) line up 3/4 yds behind the line of the cones with a ball.

ACTION:

A dribbles the ball between the cones and steps on the ball for B,then A sprints around the far cone to give chase to B.

B takes possession of the stopped ball and speed dribbles to try to penetrate the 4 yd shooting zone in front of the three balls at the opposite end of the grid to shoot and knock a ball off.

VARIATION 1:

The Attacker must shoot before the 4 yd shooting line to demonstrate composure and accuracywhen finishing.

COACH’S TIP:

Adjust the position of the 2nd cone to make it difficult for the defender to get around and give close chase. Then gradually move the cone nearer so the defender has a better chance of catching the Attacker.

PLAYER TIP:

Get the ball out of your feet with a bold first touch then use the outside of the foot to keepcontrol at speed.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Technical

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Technical

SET UP:

30x30 yard area with a full size goal and GK at one end and three small goals at teh other end.

ACTION:

Teams play 3v3 on the pitch with more teams of three waiting to play behind the small goals. The attackers on the pitch try to score. If they score or miss the GK feeds the defending team who must play themselves out and pass in to one of the mini goals to release the new attackers.

The attackers can win the ball and score again and repeat the sequence but if the defenders score the attackers now become the defenders against three new attackers.

COACHING POINTS:

Look for fast transitions. Encourage players to shoot often.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): SSG

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SSG

SET UP:

A 40 x 30 yard area with two mini goals at each end. 8 v 4 : 4 blacks v 4 yellows on the field, other yellow players on the sides .

ACTION:

Blacks start as attackers who can score in any of the 4 goals. Yellows try and keep possession - they can pass to perimeter players but must then change places with them.

COACHES POINTS:

Change attackers every few minutes.

Award goal for x amount of passes to yellow team

PLAYERS TIPS. Work hard off the ball and call instructions to team mates to create openings for yourself or them. Attackers finish at every reasonable opportunity.


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