Football/Soccer Session (Moderate): GAG - turning & ball retention

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Name: Darren Russcher
City: Richmond
Country: Canada
Rank: Elite – 0 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer

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Turning & ball retention


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): SSG into corners

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SSG into corners (20 mins)

4v4 plus 1 dribbling into corners

Watch for situations where players turn into pressure or use pull back. Should be many opportunities where players want to dribble into 1 corner but it will be blocked. Can they quickly identify the high pressure situation and turn away to find lower pressure.

Coaching points:

- quick/sharp change of directions using skills (inside/outside cut, stop turn, step over, U turn, twist offs)

- good body shape to protect the ball & accelerate away (get low, wide stance, butt/arms out)

- use of proper foot to keep themselves between defender and ball at all times

- support players need to recognize when to quickly offer support behind/beside the ball


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Technical

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Technical (20 mins)

Technical - working on turns with passive pressure. Working in pairs, practice a series of turns where as the player on the ball approaches the middle of the space, their partner steps off the opposite cone to provide a cue to turn & protect the ball. After player on the ball executes the turn and accelerates back to cone, they turn again and pass to their partner to repeat sequence. Dribble on first touch!

Coaching points:

- dribbling on first touch

- quick execution of turn

- body shape after turn (wide stance, ball on outside of opposite foot, butt/arms out)

- eyes up out of turn

- accelerate out of turn


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Skill

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Skill (10 mins)

3v1 continuous keep away in 8 by 8 grids. Defenders try to pressure the ball out of the grid. If a player loses possession of their ball they become a passing option for team mates. Team who keeps last ball alive longest wins point.

Coaching points:

- keep yourself between the defender and the ball

- dribble with furthest foot from defender (!)

- unbalance defender with quick movements in 1 direction and spin away

- body shape after turns (wide stance, ball on outside of opposite foot, butt/arms out)

- receiving players look to get body position AS BALL TRAVELS

- eyes up at all times


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): SSG 5v5 plus 1

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SSG 5v5 plus 1 (25 mins)

SSG 5v5 plus 1

Coaching points:

- look for use of skills and coaching points made throughout

- supporting players need to recognize when to offer support behind the ball


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