Football/Soccer Session (First Team): Tony DiCicco-Attacking Concepts to Break Down Defenses

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Elliott Spruell, Adult Member

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Elliott Spruell
Name: Elliott Spruell
City: Fullerton
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 12 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer

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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

Organization:

Warm Up #1 and #2 are organized passing patterns. Players will be in groups of four. The two players in the middle stay for a set time then swap with end players.

Activity:

Warm Up #1-Passing patterns to practice getting in behind the defense and the timing of runs coupled with quality final passes.

Warm Up #2-Foundation for speed of play and teaching a team to play one touch soccer utlizing lay off passes and dynamic bent runs and quick ball movement.

Coaching Points:

-Speed of play is defined as speed of ball movement and speed of player movement. The speed of player movement further breakdown into the speed of support players and the speed of players to get in advance of the ball.

- Angle of support and the distance of lay-off pass

-Quality of bent runs

-Quality of driven balls to high player

-Play as much one touch as possible


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 3 vs. 3 + 3

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3 vs. 3 + 3

Organization:

Play to one goal-Field size is 30 yards x 44 yards (width of the penalty area). Teams are 6v6 (3+3 vs 3+3).

Activity:

3v3+3 to one goal in an extended penalty area. Yellow is defending against purple. When they win the ball, they must get it to any of the 3 light blue players and they then go offensive and the purple defends. Rotate the light blue team in.

Coaching Points:

-Immediate chase when losing the ball to try to win it back and be rewarded with shot/goal.

- When balls are play to flank...coach rotation of players to get open. Near post player recycles out so that another player can dash into near post area.

-Combination play...THIS IS A GREAT GAME TO TEACH THIS.

-Finishing (all types) and movement to get open for a shot

-Everything attacking!


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 6 vs. 6 + 2

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6 vs. 6 + 2

Organization:

6v6+2 in 50x44 field. Big goals with keepers.

Activity:

Start with two touches - go to one touch - finish unlimited. You may allow keeper to play two touch instead of one touch.

Coaching Points:

-Teach one touch soccer...refer back to linear exercise used in warm-up with emphasis on speed of play.

-Support as ball is moving

-Angles of support

-Players running in advance of the ball once support is achieved.

-Quality of balls played so that one touch soccer is possible

-Finishing - especially via one touch in the penalty area

-The goalkeeper has to be involved and be able to play-make.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 8 vs. 8 (4 vs. 4)

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8 vs. 8 (4 vs. 4)

Organization:

8v8 (4v4) to two big goals with keepers. Field size is 36 yards long x 44 yards wide.

Activity:

This is a finishing and crossing game. It is 4v4 with 4 teammates on the outside. The outside players on the attacking half can dribble in and create 3-goal options. The attacking player on the defensive half may play two touch but must serve into the penalty area.

Coaching Points:

-Wide players need to try to create goal scoring opportunities. They are not having a rest so must stay active and ready.

-Coach flank service options and runs in the box

-Coach finish choices - passing it in, driving it in, chipping it in, bending it in, heading it in.

-Fun game...enjoy and keep the excitement level up!


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