Football/Soccer Session (Beginner): SAP FIRST TOUCH

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Michael Gourlas
Name: Michael Gourlas
City: Castle Hill
Country: Australia
Rank: Elite – 0 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): SKILL INTRODUCTION

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SKILL INTRODUCTION (25 mins)

Players in threes, positioned as shown. Both players at the sides with a ball; the player in the middle stands in a 1m x 1m grid without ball.

The exercise starts with a player on one side passing the ball to the player in the grid. They must move the ball with their first touch side-ways out of the grid and pass it back with their second touch.

Then they receive the next ball from the player at the opposite side, etc.

Rotate positions after 1 Minute. Use various techniques i.e. right/left foot only; inside/outside foot only.

PROGRESSION 2,

The central player receives the ball, turns in the grid (one touch) and passes to the player at the opposite side with their 2nd touch. This player receives the ball and passes it back again to the player in the grid, etc. (so here we temporarily use one ball only!). Again: left and right; inside and outside foot.

PROGRESSION 3,

The outside players follow their pass, sprinting to the left or right cone of the grid. The player in the middle must now move the ball out of the grid in the opposite direction with their 1st touch and dribble the ball to the empty cone. The new middle player now receives the ball from the other end and the pattern is repeated.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): SKILL TRAINING

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SKILL TRAINING (25 mins)

ORGANISATION:

Positioning game 4 v 4 with 4 ‘wall’ players (8 v 4) in a 20m x 30m grid (depending on player’s ability).

GAME RULES:

Mandatory 2 touches for all players including the ‘walls’ who must keep the ball moving (i.e. not allowed to stop the ball with their 1st touch). This simple restraint sees to it that each 1st touch must be perfect every time the player receives the ball.

Team in possession must pass to all 4 wall players for 1 point.

Change teams every 2-3 minutes

STEP UP:

Reduce grid size

STEP DOWN:

Increase grid size or go back to an easier positioning game (4 v 1; 3 v 1 or 4 v 2)

REMINDERS TO PLAYERS:

Can you move the ball with your 1st touch away from the defender?

Can you use body feints to disguise your intention?

Can you make an angle when asking for the ball?

How can you position yourself in such a way that you can see as much of the grid

as possible?

Are you scanning for options before receiving the ball?

Are you being vocal 'calling for the ball?


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): SKILL GAME

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SKILL GAME (25 mins)

4 v 4 with 4 walls (8 v 4) in a 20m x 30m grid with two 2m goals and a 5m-7m scoring zone at each end

Game rules

Mandatory 2 touches for every player (MUST touch the ball twice)

Wall players not allowed to stop the ball or play to each other Inside the scoring zone one touch finishes are allowed if the ball comes from the wall player between the goals

Change teams every 2-3 minutes or after a goal is scored


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