Football/Soccer Session (U14): Valley Stream Cobras 4/22/16

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Duane Pena, Adult Member

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Duane Pena
Name: Duane Pena
City: New York
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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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Warm Up
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Warm Up (15 mins)

Organization:

10x10 yd boxes with two 2yd gates set up in the corners of each box

4 groups of 3 set up as shown, 1 ball per group, 2 players start in outside corner of their area and 1 player waits to receive at the opposite corner

Instructions:

- Player with the ball plays a pass to the player at the opposite corner then watches to see which goal the receiving player takes his touch toward and runs through the opposite goal, then to center cone to be the next receiver

- Receiving player takes the desired 1st touch toward one of the gates and dribbles through, before rejoining the line

- pass is played by the next player in line as soon as the receiver is ready and in position

Coaching Points:

Get in line with the ball as it travels,

choose the appropriate surface of the foot,

Head up before receiving to observe open space,

Contact with middle of the ball,

First touch into space

Progressions:

1 - Player with the ball plays a pass to the player wating to receive in the center, then immediately runs to one gate or the other,

Receiving player observes the movement of his teammate as the ball travels and takes his 1st touch toward the open gate and dribbles through the gate

2- Player that begins with the ball becomes a defender after the pass and can win the ball after receiving player touches the ball


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Main theme

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Main theme (15 mins)

Organization:

Set up as above - so that receiving to turn on back foot is harder to accomplish. Tight space means that pass may have to go to middle player with pressure on their back.

Instructions:

Play begins with player on ball taking a touch out of his feet to one side or another. Middle player checks away and comes back to receive the ball.

He has two touches, one to control and one to find the target player. Player C blocks the pass to D and as the pass is made, pressures B from behind.

Player B takes touch inside and finds D.

Player D dribbles back at speed.

A becomes defender, B becomes targetman, C becomes attacker, D becomes original passer.

Progression: Player D beats Player C with Ronaldo chop/Maradona/V-move etc on way back.

Coaching Points:

- Checking in a straight line v. checking at an angle (angle opens up option for pass to D)

- Front foot v. back foot

- Good touch out of feet and head up.

- Movement of target to create passing lane.

- Movement of middle player to check away

- Communication

- Quality of pass (WEIGHT OF PASS)

-Checking shoulder/ Feel for defender (Where is he?!)

Progressions:

1. Player B looks to spin their first touch (inside of foot) around the corner and play the pass.

2. Player B uses cruyff touch to beat defender who gambles inside to cut off touch/pass


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 1v1 Opposed

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1v1 Opposed (15 mins)

Organization:

3 equal teams. 1 team serving with a defending and attacking team at top of grid between two goals

Add two goals to previous set up

Instructions:

On attacking players shout, server passes ball and attacker attempts to turn on defender and score in either goal. At end of round players return to back of respective lines.

Each group gets to attack for a set period of time.

Coaching Points:

- Checking in a straight line v. checking at an angle

- Checking shoulder/ Feel for defender (Where is he?!)

- Front foot v. back foot (is defender tight or dropped back)

- Good touch out of feet and head up.

- Communication and timing on call for ball

- Quality of pass (WEIGHT OF PASS)

- End Product

Progressions:


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 2v1 Opposed

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2v1 Opposed (15 mins)

Organization:

Same as before

Instructions:

Now, on receivers first touch the server can join in and make it a 2v1 situation.

Servers and attackers share 1 point each for scoring. Each team gets to be the attacker for a set period.

Coaching Points:

Can attacker turn and score immediately?

If not, can we play the supporting player who has a direct sight to goal.

Defender's position, aggressive or dropped off? If aggressive what about a through pass into space for attacker to run onto

Progressions:


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Scrimmage

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Scrimmage (20 mins)

Organization:

1. Players split up into 4 teams and play a round robin tournament

where all teams play.

Instructions: FREE PLAY

Coaching Points:

1. Aim for depth and width

2. Create as much space for player in possession.

3. Try to create a triangle at all times to give good angle of support.

4. Team mates create gaps, can player in possession look to

dribble into them.


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