Football/Soccer Session (Moderate): Killala AFC Men's team - Possession and Transition + Power and Core - Preseason - 08/03/2013

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Peter McDonnell
Name: Peter McDonnell
City: Killala
Country: Ireland
Rank: Elite – 1 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Dynamic plus transition warm-up

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Dynamic plus transition warm-up
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Dynamic plus transition warm-up

Dynamic "Fast-Feet" Warm-up (5 mins)

Series of dynamic stretches to warm squad up.

Transition Warm-Up Organization (15mins)

Large Square - Size to fit group - Split into 4 with smaller square in middle.

Play 4v1 inside one square and after completeing specific number of passes, transition ball to blue team.

Blue team must make 4v1 against 1 yellow from centre, while reds ensure all squares are filled.

Progressions

Change teams to allow resting.

Challenge players to play 1 or 2 touch.

Add in 2 defenders.

Coaching points

- Excellent passing and receiving.

- Movement off the ball to creat space and options for person on the ball.

- Fast transitions by other team when a ball is played into them, to create overload and keep possession.

- When second defender added, emphasise quality under pressure and quicker transition.

- Stay switched on at this early stage.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Power and Agility

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Power and Agility

Pre-Seaon Power and Agility (24mins) 8 mins per station - 1min 30secs work per person

1 - Push-Up's

2 - Squats

3 - Bound hurdles to win header

4 - Fast feet ladder, to change direction to play 1-touch full volley

5 - Planks

6 - Side-Planks

7 - Fast feet shuffle to play one touch, half volley - Left foot

8 - As above to play one touch half, volley - Right foot


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 4v4 + 4 + GK's

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4v4 + 4 + GK's

Small sided game - 4v4 + 4 Neutrals + GK's - Progression from Wednesday night (20 mins)

Organization

Area - 40x30. Two teams compete for possession with the use of 4 neutrals on the outside to create overload. Teams can socre in either goal.

Progression

- Limit outside touches to 2 and limit inside touches to 2 when receiving from the outside.

- 5 passes on inside before playing to a neutal - then can score.

- Make Directional, when a neutal receives they can dribble in/join the inside to create overload.

Coaching points

- Quality of passing and receiving should be emphasised.

- Decision making - pick out the correct pass to keep the ball safe.

- Movement off the ball on inside. Check for where space to receive is and think about next pass. Can we switch play quickly?

- Tempo - Sharp passing and movement to create options on and off the ball.

- Communication is key for pre-seaon - Point, shout, want the ball.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): SSG - 8v8 (7v7)

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SSG - 8v8 (7v7)

Small sided game 8v8 (20 mins)

Organization

- Let them play full astro sized pitch.

- Little coaching but encourage movement off the ball to find spaces.

- Emphasise excellent passing and receiving.

- Look for hard work when teams are tired.

- After - Cool down and stretch.


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Movement
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Custom Movement
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Pass
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Pitch Line 1
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