Football/Soccer Session (U14): Improving Your Team's Ability To Create Scoring Chances From Wide Positions

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Scott Schooling, Adult Member

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Scott Schooling
Name: Scott Schooling
City: Escondido
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 2 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer

Description

Improving your team’s ability to create scoring chances from wide positions

Who?  7, 11, 9, 10, 2 or 3 Primarily.

Where?  Flank channels of attacking half.  Middle channels of attacking half.  Entire penalty box.  Middle third into wide channels of attacking half.

When?  Opponents are compact in their defending third of the field.  After changing the point of attack.

Why?  Opponents are compact centrally in their defending half.  To pull the opponent from being compact centrally.

What?  Establishing width in the attacking half of the field.  Combination plays, i.e. overlaps, wall passes, etc., in the flank areas of attacking third of the field.

How?  Technique of making an aerial serve.  Heading to score.  Volleying techniques.


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 (20 mins)

Organization: Set up 2 cones 30yds apart in the wide channel and 2 cones 10yds apart in the midfield channel in between the center circle and the penalty box. A player at each midfield cone and players in a line at the center line cone. The line starts with the ball by passing to the player nearest the penalty box followed by a one touch pass to the other midfielder, then a quick long pass to the corner space. The player in line times the run to receive the long pass with one touch and then a long aerial pass the the other side of the field. The other side of the field is set up the same but going the opposite direction down the field. The back of the line receives the crossed ball.

Coaching Points: Accurate passes leading the receiver to the next pass. One touch for quick ball movement, two if control needs to be applied. Lead the wide player with a corner pass followed by one touch to set up a long cross. Wide player should time the run to arrive at the same time as the ball. Plant foot pointed across the field. Hips open square to the point of the cross.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Small Sided Activity

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Small Sided Activity (20 mins)

Organization: 30x50yds. 2 small goals on each side along the goal lines in the corners. Both teams have pinnies. 4v4. Exchange teams out after 2 minutes.

Coaching Points: Coordinate running movements, accuracy of passes, pace of the pass depending on the situation. Change the point of attack quickly to move away from compactness and create numerical advantages.


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

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Expanded Activity (20 mins)

Organization: Half field. 2 large goals. Cones along the length of both sides marked 10yd wide channels from the touch line. Both teams wearing pinnies. 1 player from each team stays within each of the wide channels. 4 players from each team in the center channel along with a goalie in each goal. 1 point for a score from the center channel. 3 points for a score from the wide channels or by a cross connecting with a header or volley that leads to a goal.

Coaching Points: Create open space runs, overlap combinations, dribble and support from the midfield.  Timing of runs from players in the central channel to meet the crosses.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Game

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Game (20 mins)

Organization: 60x80yds with a designated center line. 2 large goals. Each team has pinnies. 9v9. (1-3-2-3 vs 1-3-2-3)

Coaching Points: Game. No restrictions. Evaluate player performance.


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