Football/Soccer Session (Mixed age): Match Analysis Training Session Advanced National

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Andrew Mcleod, Adult Member

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Andrew Mcleod
Name: Andrew Mcleod
City: EAST ORANGE
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 6 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Warm Up

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Warm Up (15 mins)

Organization:

4 12X12 grids

3 players in each grid with a different color

1 ball per grid

Instructions:

Players will work on different passing combinations

- Pass and move anywhere in the grid

- Progression from 2 touches to 1 touch

- Wall Pass

- Takeovers

- Overlaps

Coaching Points:

- Always on toes, NEVER STANDING STILL!

- Encourage players to often check shoulders

- Receiving using both foot and different parts: Inside, Outside, Sole

Takeover:

+ The 2nd attacker runs directly at the 1st attacker from the opposite direction

+ The 1st attacker protects the ball from the defender by keeping it on the foot

furthest from the defender so that his body is in between the defender and the ball

+ Communication between both to time it

Overlap:

+ The first attacker plays the ball to the second attacker who dribbles in a direction away

from the overlapping space

+ The second attacker dribbles to create overlapping space and the first attacker then

becomes the player who overlaps. The ball is played into the running path of the first

attacker

Wall Pass:

+ First attacker runs right at the defender with the ball

+ The second attacker sets up level with or slightly ahead of the defender,

turned sideways, shoulders pointed to the goals

+ When the first attacker is close to-but still out of tackling range of-the

defender, he/she must read cues from the defender

+ If the defender is jockeying between the two attackers and obviously

playing the pass, the first attacker must simply dribble past the defender with

speed

+ If the defender is attending more to the first attacker, then the first attacker should

pass the ball to the wall player’s (2nd attacker) front foot

+ The 2nd attacker plays the ball with one touch into the space behind the defender

and into the running path of the first attacker who can receive and continue the attack

Progressions:

- Make it a competition: First group with 8 passes performed by every player wins

- When coach calls a color, players wearing that color must move to another grid


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Main Activity 1

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Main Activity 1 (20 mins)

Organization:

4v3+ GK, 1 Server with as many balls as possible, 2 touches to serve

1 of the 3 defenders will be a chase defender who becomes live after server's first touch

3 gates (corner flags or cones)

Instructions:

- Server has to find CM. Game is live when the CM touches the ball. He/she has to try to find the forwards with the ball. Once in possession, they'll combine to try to score

- If the defenders win the ball, they have to try to score in the 3 gates. The defenders have a 3 pass limit

Coaching Points:

Encourage previous combinations learned

Runs towards-away or away-towards to receive the ball

Visual and Audio cues:

+ Check shoulders to see where pressure is. If close, you can use the CM. If far, turn and proceed

+ Communication from teammates (Turn, Time, Man on,...)

Look for the split/through ball

Once ball is on a wing for a cross, teach the two forwards to variate runs in the box


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Main Activity 2

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Main Activity 2 (20 mins)

Organization:

8v5, 1GK, 1 server

3 gates (2 wides, 1 central)

As many balls s possible

Instructions:

Progression from previous activity, white tries to score in the big goal, blue tries to score in the 3 gates. Ball starts with server, he/she has two touches, players can pressure after server's first touch

Coaching Points:

Same as previous

Encourage variations between the different options and possibilities to make play unpredictable and make attack more difficult to defend

Progressions:

Make line indicating the final third the offside line


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 8v8

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8v8 (20 mins)

Organization:

8v8

2 goals

Balance between starting with the GK for the white team and playing the "normal" game

Instructions:

Play the game!

Coaching Points:

Same as Main Activity 1 and 2

Progressions:

- When 1of 3 forward scores, it counts as 2 goals

- Remove all restrictions and allow players to play!


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Cool Down

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Cool Down (5 mins)

Instruction

Cool Down + Debrief


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