Football/Soccer Session (U18): Crossing/Finishing

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Brad Wolchansky , Adult Member

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Brad Wolchansky
Name: Brad Wolchansky
City: Brooklyn
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 1 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Warmup - Lofted Passing

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Warmup - Lofted Passing
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Warmup - Lofted Passing (20 mins)

Organization:

Field length 30 yds, use flat discs to divide the field into thirds, 10 yds each. Make two 3 yd boxes of 4 cones appx 25 yds apart. Players work in pairs, 2v2.

Instructions:

Part 1: Players loft the ball to their partner so they can lay it down in the box. 1 point if it touches down in the box, 2 points if it comes to a complete stop in the box. Teams are playing against each other. Play for two minutes, winner moves up the ladder, loser moves down.

Part 2: Defending team moves to the middle third. Passing team plays lofted balls back and forth, each completed pass = 1 point. Defenders give the ball back to attackers if they block the pass. Play for two minutes then switch teams. Winner moves up the ladder, loser moves down.

Coaching Points:

(Lofting) Strike the lower half of the ball

On your toes to receive

Watch the ball into your body

Progressions:


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Small-sided Game

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Small-sided Game (20 mins)

Organization:

Field is 25Lx30W. Use flat discs to divide the field into three 10yd vertical zones, as shown. Play 4v4 or 5v5 to two small goals, as shown.

Instructions:

Teams are looking to score in either goal. If a goal is unassisted it's worth 1 point. If it's assisted from one zone over and is scored with 1 or 2 touches = 2 points. Two zones over = 3 points. (The goal depicted is worth 3 points.) Play a 4-team tournament, games last 5 minutes each.

Coaching Points:

Use stop-starts on the wing to create space to cross

Look for pockets of space to drift into

Hold your run until the server puts his head down to strike

Attack the space

Progressions:


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

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Expanded Game (20 mins)

Organization:

Instructions:

Coaching Points:

Use stop-starts on the wing to create space to cross

Look for pockets of space to drift into

Hold your run until the server puts his head down to strike

Attack the space

Progressions:


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

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Full Game (30 mins)

Organization:

Instructions:

Goals scored first-time from crosses outside the box are worth double.

Coaching Points:

Progressions:


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