Football/Soccer Session (U14): Defender Crosses

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Richard Harris, Adult Member

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Richard Harris
Name: Richard Harris
City: Barry
Country: United Kingdom
Rank: Elite – 1 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Function

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

Organisation:

1 / Final 3rd (40x70m).

2 / 1 Server, 2 Wingers, 1 Striker & 1 GK.

3 / Server (S) plays ball into either winger repeatedly and alternately.

4 / Wingers - blue line indicates run - play a variation of crosses (high, low, near, far post both from deep and advanced positions).

5 / ST place pressure on keeper (must start run from outside box to create realism).

Team Objectives:

1 / WHITE - Winger recieves ball & plays ball to ST to score.

2 / GREEN - Collect ball and play back to server.

Key Factors:

1 / Start Position - On balls of feet, hands ready at waist level & open stance for 180 degree turns.

2 / GK position in relation to goal.

3 / Flight Judgement - Trajectory.

4 / Meet the ball - Cleanly at highest point.

5 / Take off with momentum if at all possible (dependant on cross).

6 / Punching - If unable to meet ball cleanly (e.g. due to pressure from oncoming ST).

7 / Communication - Command of 18 yard box (6 yard box especially) loud and clear.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Progression

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Progression (10 mins)

Organisation:

1 / Final 3rd

2 / 4 Attacking (1 LW, 1 RW & 2 ST) Vs. 2 Defensive (1 GK & 1 CB).

Key Factors:

1 / GK to implement defender effectively via use of previous key factors.

2 / Ensure corrrect positioning and good contact to prevent 2nd striker success.

3 / Reset quickly as new ball will be played into the box instantly (quick repetition).

Progression:

1 / As session develops incororate more players defensively and offensively to create further realism and pressure on GK from crossing.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): SSG

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SSG (30 mins)

Organisation:

1 / 9 (Pink) Vs 9 (White) inc GK's.

2 / 80 x 70m

3 / Condition: White can only score from a cross

Key Factors:

1 / Organise to prevent crossing

2 / Prepared for incoming balls into 18yrd box.

3 / Consistently take ownership and exhibit defensive principles.


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