Football/Soccer Session (Moderate): FC Nova Academy - 1v1 Defending/Transition to Attack

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Brad Mauzerall, Adult Member

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Brad Mauzerall
Name: Brad Mauzerall
City: Boise
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 0 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer

Description

"Setting the Tone"

Economical activities along with Touch Sequence Series work.

Activities hitting tech/tact/phyiscal and mental aspects of NOVA attitude and effort, developing common traits in our players at youngest competitive ages in order to transfer/graduate into U13 and above programming


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

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Warm-Up (15 mins)

Organization of Session

Every player with a ball

General touch sequence series for warm-up, techincal confidence and creativity

Players get in common group #'s, groups of 3-4 - lining up across the start/finish line

Midfield line of cones or line showing where the switch foot/side/pattern

Touch Sequence Series - Key Points

Player on the ball constantly moving, on toes and active

Using the closest surface in relation to the ball - make uncomfort zone your comfort zone

Develop rhythm and pattern to training habits/work

A. Starting group work across space with deisgnated touch sequence,

B. @ Half Line switch feet or starting foot of sequence

C. Players perform to destination line, wait for all behind to finish with active rest (foundation, ball touches, hop with sole, etc.)

***Once all working groups have completed, go back to start line with same touch sequence from C.

Initial Touch Series as follows:

- Foundation

- Ball Taps/Toe Touches - Fwrd/Backward

- Same Foot Inside/Outside

- Alternating Feet - Outside/Inside Outside/Inside

- Out of foundation 1-2-3 Throw Touch Sequence Rhtythm

- Foundation - Push/Pull - Inside/Sole

- Foundation - Push/Pull - Laces/Sole

Coaching Points

On toes, knees bent and use surfaces with discipline/creatively

Must be performed moving

If mistake occurs, no biggie, tells us you are trying

To master, same touch distances, same surfaces, same rhythm, same speed THEN...

Twist it, reverse it, add a hop/turn, roll or make 2 touches 1!!!


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Activity I: Gauntlet

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Activity I: Gauntlet (25 mins)

Organization of Session

Channels set up with 3 zones making up the Gauntlet. Each square is 10x10 or 12x12 (larger is harder for defender)

3 defending players standing on the lines dividing the channel.

Attacker starts at end of channel with a ball

DONE - If attacker dribbles out, is tackled out or defender wins and dribbles or passes out with other defenders to starting point of channel - attacking run over, rotate and start w/new attacker

Key Points

1. Once attacking player dribbles into first section, 1a. defender can join the space. This initial space can only be defended by this player, no other can join.

***OTHER defenders slide on their lines waiting for attacker to join the third in front of them, activating their defending pressure.

2. Once attacker gets into 2nd 3rd, 2a can join space and defend. 1a is done defending now, unless ball comes into their space.

3. When attacker gets into final 3rd, attempt to breakdown/beat defense and get over the end line "with control" #4.

***Defenders can only defend space in front of their starting line and only join once attacker joins***

Coaching Points

Defending:

Side on, 1 foot in front of other stance, on toes, last step backward (don't dive in)

Force attacking play direction you want it to go (to support, in this case the sideline)

Front foot tackling and learning how to separate the attacker from the ball

Get "touch tight" when attack goes sideways or backwards

Anticipate where attacker is going and slide over

Transition:

If attacker loses possession, focus is relentless pressure/attempt to win ball back first 4 seconds

If defender gains possession get ball to starting point of channel as fast as possible


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Activity II: 4v4

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Learning Objectives

Technical
Technical
Technical
Tactical
Technical
Physical
Technical
Psychological
Technical
Social

Activity II: 4v4 (20 mins)

Organization of Session

- 4v4 to small goals. Field is 30x20.

Key Points

- 4v4 with 4 second rule. If ball is lost and then won back in 4 seconds = goal.

Coaching Points

- Immediate chase when possession is lost

- technique (not overbalanced, punish bad touch, seperate player from ball)


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Movement
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Custom Movement
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Pass
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Dribble
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Pitch Line 1
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