Football/Soccer Session (U12): WSSL WK8 - Fall'13 - Attacking Principles (Part II) Finishing

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

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Warm Up I

Organization:

- 30 x 30 area set up as shown

- 12 players (4 x groups of 3) arranged as shown

- 4 mini goals / targets

- As many balls as possible

Instructions:

- Players are arranged into 4 teams & start in each corner of the area

- Coach acts as server & stands on the outside of area

- As soon as coach feeds in two balls players must race through cones & win the ball

- Attackers aim to score in any goal while Defender can steal back possession

- Players play 1v1 against oposite color until goal as been scored or their ball goes out of play

- After shooting players return to corners & next players get ready

- Play is repeated by coach who plays in next balls

- Players that do not shoot must retrieve any loose shots to coach

Coaching Points:

- Get to ball quickly

- Attack the space, defender & goal

- Body shape & approach to ball - off center

- Finishing Technique: Power vs Placement. Be Creative?

- Shooting quickly - don't wait!

Progressions:

P - Assign goals to specific teams. White can only score in A & B etc

P - Coach now plays in 1 ball only, teams plays 2v2

P - When playing 2v2 players must connect at least two passes before scoring


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

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Warm Up II

Organization:

- 20 x 30 area set up as shown (multiple as needed)

- 12 players split into two groups of 6 as shown

- 2 x mini goals set up as shown

- 1 Ball (additional on outside)

Instructions:

- Activity works in 5 steps

- (1) Ball is passed from one end line to the other. Pass aims to split the two waiting Attackers

- (2) Team mate receives ball & plays 1st time pass to one of the Attackers who checked into space as original pass is played in step (1)

- (3) Attacker receives ball on the half turn & looks to combine with suporting Attacker

- (4) Attackers now connect with a give & go / wall pass

- (5) Attacker receives ball back & aims to score in either mini goal. Two touch maximum!

- Once Attackers score or ball goes out of play next sequence starts

- Original passer (1) becomes Attacker and team mate (2) who received pass become the new Attackers

- Play is repeated

- See Progressions for diagram (B) explanation

Coaching Points:

- Quality of Pass & Speed of Play

- Timing of Movement to receive the ball

- Body shape to receive the ball & combine quickly with team mate

- Body shape & approach to ball when shooting - off center

- Finishing Technique: Power vs Placement? Ankle locked & toe down or inside foot placement finish

- Contact on ball & Follow through

- Shooting quickly - don't wait!

Progressions:

P - Attacker must now finish with 1st time shot!

P - Group now play against each other: First team to score 10 goals wins? Most goals in 90secs?

P - (B) Original passer (1) now becomes a Defender as soon as middle Attackers combine. 2v1 to goal!


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Main Theme I

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Main Theme I

Organization:

- 2 groups of players between 3-6 players in each group set up as shown.

- 2 groups in different colour pinnies.

- 2 different shooting activities. A, B and C.

- As many balls as possible

Instructions:

- (A) 1 passes to 3 and runs behind 3 towards goal. 3 passes to 2 who finds 1 with a through ball. 3 or 2 must follow up in the box for any rebound.

- (B) 4 passes to 5 and overlaps. 5 passes to 6. 6 sets 5 who finds 4 with a through ball. 6 follows up in the box for any rebounds.

- (C) Can the players come up with their own combinations?

Coaching Points:

- Quality of pass (especially weight of pass),

- Good touch and quality of set

- Finishing Technique: Ankle locked & toe pointed down or inside foot placement finish

- Awareness of goalkeeper: check position of GK,

- Speed of play

- Finish & rebounds.

Progressions:

P - Competition. First group to score 10 goals wins? Most goals in 90secs wins?

P - After shooting that players becomes a Defender for the next groups Attacker


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Main Theme II

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Main Theme II

Organization:

- 30 x 50 area setup as shown

- 11 players (5 attackers, 5 defenders & 1 goalkeeper)

- 1 ball (additional on outside)

Instructions:

- Attacking team plays 4v3 possession keep away in Zone A.

- When opportunity arises attackers aims to play through ball into Zone B for team mate to attack

- Attackers now play 2v1 & aim to score in goal

- If Defenders win the ball in Zone A they aim to play ball into target team mate at end line

- If successful Defenders now switch to attackers.

- If Defender wins ball in Zone B they aim to play into a team mate in Zone A

- Once goal is scored or ball leaves the area play restarts in Zone A.

Coaching Points:

- Possession: Be patient & create shooting opportunity

- Attack at Speed: High Tempo & Direct

- Awareness of Space & Surroundings: Find team mate in better position

- Finishing Technique: Ankle locked & toe pointed down or inside foot placement finish

- Counter Attack: Take advantage of numbers up & attack quickly!

Progressions:

P - Allow attackers to dribble as well as pass into Zone B to attack after 4 passes minimum

P - Defender from Zone A can track back to create 2v2

P - If Defenders in 2v2 win ball in Zone B they can now score in goal (must make at least 1 pass)


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Conditioned Game I

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Conditioned Game I

Organization:

- 30 x 40 field set up as shown

- 12 players (5 attackers, 5 defenders & 2 neutrals)

- 2 x Mini Goals & Gates

- 1 Ball (additional around outside)

Instructions:

- Attacking team aim to keep possession & score in opponents mini goal

- Team in possession can use neutral players who play on 1 touch

- When a goal is scored, that players must leave the field & run around/through gate behind goal

- Whilst player is running it will create 5v4 for new attackers - counter attack quickly!

- Play is repeated everytime goal is scored

- If ball leaves the field re start with pass in. No corners.

Coaching Points:

- Attack at Speed: High Tempo & Direct

- Counter Attack: Take advantage of numbers up & attack quickly!

- Awareness of Space & Surroundings: Find team mate in better position

- Finishing Technique: Ankle locked & toe pointed down or inside foot placement finish

Progressions:

P - Attacking team must play into neutral players who look to set back for 1st time finish


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Conditioned Game II

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Conditioned Game II

Organization:

- 30 x 40 area set up as shown

- 2 goals

- 12 players (4 attackers, 4 defenders, 2 Neutrals & 2 goalkeepers)

- 1 ball (additional around outside)

Instructions:

- Teams play directional 4v4 inside the area

- Attacking team can score at any time past goalkeeper & can use Neutrals at any time if required

- Neutral players are on two touch maximum

- If Defending team win the ball they aim to score at opposite end

Coaching Points:

- Attack at Speed: High Tempo & Direct

- Awareness of Space & Surroundings: Find team mate in better position

- Finishing Technique: Ankle locked & toe pointed down or inside foot placement finish

- Body Position: Get ready & set to shoot. Feet & body in correct position to shoot

- Transition: Counter Attack vs Possession Patience?

Progressions:

P - Neutral players can take a touch in field & shoot on goal with second touch

P - Neutral players play on 1 touch

P - Attackers must use Neutral players before scoring. They can enter & join the play to create 4v3

P - Must score from a one touch finish from set back by target player


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