Football/Soccer Session (Moderate): Academy: Functional Offensive Half 8-10-16

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Fabrice Gautrat
Name: Fabrice Gautrat
City: GA Rush
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 8 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 3v1 (Arrival Game)

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 3v1 (Arrival Game)
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3v1 (Arrival Game) (15 mins)

3v1 Warm-up + 1v1 battle in box

Rules:

- Have to call name of person you're passing to.

- 10 passes for offensive players = player defending in the middle stays in an extra turn.

Coaching Point: 3 step rule, always supporting your teammate.

1v1 Battle in Box (we've done this many times before)

1 minute game.

Set-up: Two targets on each diagonal ends. Two players battle in the middle.

Scoring: 1 point if player successfully gets it form one target and plays diagonally opposite end.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Change of Direction

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Change of Direction
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Change of Direction (10 mins)

Change of Direction Progression:

Set-up: (Don't need to put all the cones if you don't want to. Just have them partner up on a line with one ball. Players dribble 5-7 yards out and do the specified cut, dribble back to start of line and do the same cut, dribble back up and cut one last time before giving it to the partner. Players are to perform 3 changes of directions before giving it to partner.)

1) step on, inside cut, outside cut, u-turn cut, sole behind, cruyffs, overs

2) slap cut, outside cut + sole behind drag, over+sole-v+cruyff

Coaching Points: Can you add a fake cut to your cuts? What should you do once you cut the ball. Explode???


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 3v2 Progression.

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3v2 Progression. (20 mins)

3v2 going to goal

Set-up: two teams switch after 5 minutes.

Defenders play ball out and defend vs 3 attackers.

Have the central player stay central and always provide support to two attackers. Attackers try and find gaps to make runs in behind with bending runs or peeling off and making field big.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Attacking in Offensive Half

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Attacking in Offensive Half (20 mins)

Attacking in Offensive Half.

Start off with 7 Offensive players vs 3 + GK; Progress to adding 1 or 2 more defenders.If Defending team wins they dribble across one of the two wide goals. What should the offensive teams response be?

Coaching Points: Focus on team shape, spreading out to make field big, peeling off, receiving the ball in a sideways/half turned posture, being aware of team mates’ positions, interchanging positions to achieve penetration, overlapping wide players, bending runs, diagonal balls from the back line to blind side midfielders, and combination play.

Progress the activity by adding one more opponent who will close down the center backs when they get the ball. The added opponent can be placed around the dotted line in front of the central defenders as a starting point and he becomes activated when player 4 or 5 plays their first pass.

Progress the activity by adding one more opponent who will close down the center backs when they get the ball. The added opponent can be placed around the dotted line in front of the central defenders as a starting point and he becomes activated when player 4 or 5 plays their first pass.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 7v7 or 9v9

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7v7 or 9v9 (20 mins)

Roles of Each Player in 7v7 in Build-up Phase: 1-2-3-1

7v7 grid size: 28 x 45 yards

9v9 Grid Size: 45 x 70 yards.

Coaching points: *****LET THEM PLAY!!!! DONT STOP IT EVERY TWO SECONDS AND DONT OVER COACH. LET THEM PLAY AND MAKE ONE OR TWO FREEZES. COACH IN THE FLOW AND IN NATURAL STOPPAGES!!!!!!

#1: Role of the Goal Keeper: keepers should learn how to support the back line in possession, how to distribute and be the first line of attack instead of just punt the ball long. Keepers need to learn to pass the ball on goal kicks rather than just kick it long.

#4&5: Role of the Center Backs: The back line plays a vital role in possession. The defenders need to learn how to support the midfield in possession, how to make the field big and how to help relieve pressure. The defense also plays a crucial role in switching the point of attack.

#6 Role of the Defensive Midfield: the number 6 player dictates the rhythm of possession. He needs to learn how to support the attack from behind the ball.

#2&3 Role of the Wide Players: Players 2 & 3 provide width and penetration. They need to learn to stay wide and open body to the field and provide support to the midfielders.

#9 Role of the Center Forward: Player 9 provides depth and an outlet from high pressing opponents. She needs to learn to stretch the field and stay high and central and be available for the long pass option from the back.


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