Football/Soccer Session (Beginner): Revisiting Changing the Point of Attack

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Tyler Krumpe
Name: Tyler Krumpe
City: Manhattan Beach, CA
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 8 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer

Description

Key Learning Outcomes

Technical-players will know the proper technique to strike a driven pass

Tactical-Players will understand when and why to switch the point of attack


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

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Warm Up Driven Pass (15 mins)

Organization:

4 players

44 yards across (width of 18 yard box)

Plenty of soccer balls

Instructions:

Players at A start with the ball

Players at B check in to receive

Player B takes 2 touches to drive the ball across to opposite player A

Player B moves across to receive same ball

Repeat for 10 driven passes

Coaching Points:

Player B move to support player A on an angle

Receive on back foot

Use 2nd knuckle of big toe to contact the ball slightly off center

Head down on ball and stays there. Eyes focused on ball.

Plant foot beside ball. As always: TOES point to target. Left foot is planted and slightly bent. Body leans forward slightly. Left arm is up and angled out wide for balance, right arm is near torso.

Bent pass mechanics: swing right heel back towards butt (creating lateral momentum) follow through forward with heel up and the ankle locked. Make contact with the right side of the ball and kick across your body (leg is swung past left hip and is raised up. Simultaneously LEFT ARM: swing arm across body and over your chest. Head stays steady or you will send the ball out of bounds (forward momentum on a lateral action)

Progressions:

Lift the ball in the air - but below head height


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Main Theme Driven Pass, Switching play

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Main Theme Driven Pass, Switching play (15 mins)

- Start at A and B simultanously

- pass the ball in a pattern shown and follow the pass

Coaching points:

- treat cones as defenders, so stress moving away from the defender to receive the pass

- control the ball on the back foot

- try 2-touch movement, so stress importance of first touch to set up the pass

- tell players to look where they're passing and not at the ball

- nice firm pass

- loud communication


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Main Theme Switching play to Penetrate

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Main Theme Switching play to Penetrate (15 mins)

Organization:

-Two Teams

- 8 Players

-1 Ball

-30x30 area

Instructions:

-Orange team starts with the ball. They look to switch the ball back and forth between the three players until they can find a penetrating pass to their forward (A).

-If green intercepts the pass they do the same.

-A point is scored by playing into the forward.

-Ball restarts in the middle.

Coaching Points:

-Look to switch the point of attack if you cannot penetrate with a pass.

-Switch the point of attack quickly to unbalance defense.

-Driven pass to switch the point of attack.

-Penetrate when possible

Success Criteria:

Players move the ball quickly but are patient about when to penetrate.

Players keeping possession maintain angles to play supportive roles in possession (rather than pass the ball squarely continually)

Progressions:

-Ask the players to make a certain amount of passes before being able to penetrate


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

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Conditioned Game (15 mins)

Organization:

35x30 area

-4 goals

-2 teams

-4v4

-1 ball

-5 red cones seperating two sides of field.

Instructions:

-Players play 4v4 inside of area

-Players can attack two goals, one on the right side and one on the left.

-Players must switch the point of attack by crossing the markers in the middle with a pass before they can score.

-Kick ins

Coaching Points:

-Look to switch the point of attack to penetrate the open area

-Look to unbalance defenders when switching the play.

-Switch play quickly, one or two touch

Success Criteria:

Players Utilize width in possession until the space is constricted by defense, then looks to switch point of attack to create another opportunity to score with width.

Progressions:

-Progress into a normal scrimmage.


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