Football/Soccer Session (U14): Ball protection

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Shaun Garnett, Adult Member

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Shaun Garnett
Name: Shaun Garnett
City: Prenton
Country: United Kingdom
Rank: Elite – 2 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Ball protection

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Ball protection

Session Objective: To protect ball/hold ball up

Organisation:

Drill A .Ball served in by 1 to player 2 who must hold and protect for few seconds while opposed by 3.Then play ball back to server who plays ball to far end (4).Player 4 serves to

3 who protects ball while pressed by 2.Repeat several times then rotate players.

Drill B.2v2 in middle,four players outside Ball played in from outside.Players receiving must protect ball before trying to play to other man on outside or link with other team player.

Outside players can play ball to each other to change angle and then play into middle.

Key Factors:

Create space

Body shape to receive (sideon)

Set weight and stance to hold

play and move


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Simple possession and transition

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Simple possession and transition

Session Objective: Possession game with emphasis on protecting ball

Organisation:Simple game:Two teams of 6 Blue,6 Yellow.servers (Red) at ends.

Team in possession has to win ball and play from one end to other.Only condition is that when ball played by red player in to blue or yellow,player receiving must protect ball for four seconds before linking in.Encourage players to support and try to move ball quickly to opposite endand so on.

Two teams v 1 to keep possession {e.g. Reds and Blues v Yellow).Reds and Blues to keep possession;if yellow intercept they can shoot at empty goal as quick as possible.Change teams every five minutes to have different 2v1.

Key Factors:

Spread out in possession.

Angles to receive

Body ahape to hold and protect.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Defending through lines

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Defending through lines (35 mins)

Session Objective:

Defending passing through lines.

Organisation:

Three groups,two red,one blue.Reds (A) have to manoevre ball and try to play through lines to other red group (B).Blues have to close down and limit opportunities,reacting to ball as it is spread along Red group.

Blues react by nearest man closing down,next man comes across to support and cover.Players react as ball is transfered.So if ball with Red 1,Blue 1 closes,Blue 2 shifts across.If ball transferred to Red 3 , Blue 3 closes and so on.Stay in boxes at first then players can move anywhere across theirchannel ( line of boxes).

Key Factors:

Pressure on ball

When, where,who?

Communication

Angles/distance of support

Compact and naqrrow shape

Tracking runners

Decision-making


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Small-sided games

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Small-sided games

Objective: To encourage ball retention wherever possible.

Practice organisation

Pitch 60 by 40.

2 appropriate sized goals.Balls by side of goals.

Game starts by goalkeeper feeding .

Free play,two touch unless protecting ball.then can hold on to ball.take touches to retain.Once ball goes back to two touch.

Key factors:

Create space to receive

Body shape to receive and retain

Pass and move


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