Football/Soccer Session (Moderate): NFF Week 1 - U15/U16 Boys FTC

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Jose Manuel Figueira
Name: Jose Manuel Figueira
City: Auckland
Country: New Zealand
Rank: Elite – 4 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Part I: Rondo Progression (Tech/Tact)

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Part I: Rondo Progression (Tech/Tact) (10 mins)

Organization

- 20x20 area set up as shown (red cones)

- Group A: 7 players (5 Attackers & 2 Defenders)

- Group B: 6 players (3 Team of 2 each with different color)

- 1 Ball per group (additional on outside)

Activity - Group A

- Attacking players (Yellow) set up around the out side of the area with one team mate inside

- Outside players can move anywhere along their line to receive & pass the ball

- Inside Attacker (Yellow) can move freely inside the area & looks for combination opportunities

- Attacking team aim to keep possession of the ball to score points

- (1pts) 8 consecutive passes on the outside (2pts) playing through/across the area using inside Attacker

- Defending players aim to win the ball & keep possession. When this happens 1 Attacker (Yellow) from the outside can enter creating a 2v2.

- If Defenders make 3 consecutive passes they can choose 2 Attackers from the outside to take their place as Defenders

- If Attackers win the ball back they must play to outside team mate & activity repeats with 4 Attackers on the outside

Activity - Group B

- Players work in pairs, with 3 teams each having their own color (see diagram)

- Yellow & Red team are Attackers with Blue team as Defenders

- Attackers must stay on the outside of the area & aim to make 8 consecutive passes

- Defending pair aim to press & win possession of the ball

- If possession is lost a transition occurs, with the color who gave the ball away turning into Defenders

- (See Diagram) Yellow looses possession to Blue. Yellows are now Defenders while Blue are now Attackers & must keep the ball & move to the outside

Coaching Points

- Pass: Accuracy, Weight, Speed & Type

- Possession: Keep the ball rolling & keep it!!

- Touch: Can you play 1st time?

- Receiving: Be alive & ready to receive the ball. Adjust body & feet to play quickly

- Disguise: Use your body & eyes to deceive the defender

- Creative: play off the cuff, feel the game & situation!

Progression

P - Adjust the size of the area: smaller & tighter to increase speed of play & thinking!

P - Touch Limit. Attackers can only play 1 touch maximum


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Part II: Passing Combination (Tech)

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Part II: Passing Combination (Tech) (15 mins)

Organization

- 25 x 25 diamond set up as shown

- 1x Mannequin set up as shown in center of diamond

- 6 to 8 Players set up as shown around diamond

- 1 Ball (additional on outside)

Activity

- Exercise follows same same passing/movement sequence left & right: 1 to 6

- (1) central players checks away from behind mannequin to receive the ball

- (2) player who plays in supports pass & receives back

- (3) pass played to opposite end which is then set back

- (4) set back is played to player from mannequin who then plays round the corner wide (left or right)

- (5) checks away from pole to receive round the corner pass which is set back for give & go

- (6) give and go around pole, receive through ball & dribble to top

- All players move on one position forward

- Activity repeats with passing/moving sequence going opposite direction (left & right)

Coaching Points

- Movement: Awareness of team mate & ball, timing of movement to receive & play quickly

- Body Shape: Can you receive with open body shape to aid next action

- Pass: Accuracy, weight & quality of pass. Can you play 1 touch to speed up play?


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Part III: Passing Combo & 3v2 (Tech/Tact)

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Part III: Passing Combo & 3v2 (Tech/Tact) (15 mins)

Organization

- 25 x 35 area set up as shown

- 6 players (3 Attackers, 3 Defenders)

- 2 Mini Goals set up as shown

- 1 Mannequin set up as shown in center of area

- 1 Ball (additional on outside)

Activity - (1)

- Players combine, move & pass the ball from one end to the other

- Players are set up in same positions as per previous exercise. The passing sequence is also identical to that of the previous exercise

- Once ball reaches player on the side (right or left) the activity now transitions into a 3v2 game

Activity - (2)

- Activity transitions into a 3v2 game, with Yellow players as Attackers & Red players Defenders

- Attacking players aim to score in either Mini Goal

- If Defenders win the ball they aim to work together & dribble the ball over opposite end line

Coaching Points

- Movement: Awareness of team mate & ball, timing of movement to receive & play quickly

- Body Shape: Can you receive with open body shape to aid next action

- Pass: Accuracy, weight & quality of pass. Can you play 1 touch to speed up play?

- Awareness: Can you spot overload opportunities - create 2v1 overloads?

- Finishing: Be direct & attack quickly. Penertrate space infront, between & behind to attract Defenders!


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Part IV: 3v3+1 / 5v5+1 (Tact)

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Part IV: 3v3+1 / 5v5+1 (Tact) (15 mins)

Organization

- 35 x 35 area marked as shown

- 20 x 20 smaller area marked as shown (circle)

- 11 Players (3 attackers, 3 defenders, 1 Neutral & 4 Target Players)

- 4 Mini Goals set up as shown

- 1 Ball (additional on outside)

Activity

- Team play 3v3+1 possession game inside smaller area (circle)

- Team in possession looks to make 6 consecutive passes before they can then break out to score

- Attacking team can use team mates on outside of circle, who are restricted to 1 touch maximum

- Neutral players supports the team in possession of the ball

- After 6 consecutive passes attacking team break out of circle & look to score in designated goals

- Team can use the whole area to score & team mates on outside now join in the play to create (5v5+1)

- If Defending team wins the ball they must make 6 passes before scoring

- When a goal is scored or ball goes out of play the activity restarts in smaller area & players reset

Coaching Points

- Possession: Quality of pass, possession with a purpose & circulation of the ball

- Support: Aware of space & surroundings. Can you be an option between/behind opposition?

- Transition: Reaction as an individual & team. Break out, make the pitch big & seperate the opposition

- Awareness: Which is the best goal to score in? Look for the cues: out numbered? overloads?

- Finishing: Be positive in front of goal!!

Progression

P - After 6 consecutive passes the "break out" pass must be played outside the circle to run on to (see diagram)

P - Adjust the consecutive pass count

P - Must be a one touch finish into mini goals


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Activity V: 4v4+1 / 1v1 / 4v4+1

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Activity V: 4v4+1 / 1v1 / 4v4+1 (25 mins)

Organzation

- 30 x 50 area set up as shown

- 20 x 30 smaller area set up as shown

- 9 Players (4 Attackers, 4 Defenders & 1 Neutral)

- Coach acts as server

- 4 Mini Goals set up as shown

- 2 Target Goals set up as shown (poles)

- 1 Ball (additional on outside)

Activity

- Players are assigned a number 1 to 5 & play possession game inside area

- Neutral player supports the team in possession

- Coach acts as a server on the outside of area & act random calls out a number

- Players with those numbers race into smaller area to win ball played in by coach & play 1v1 game

- Players in 1v1 game must score in designated gate by dribbling. Meanwhile possession game continues in larger area (now 3v3+1)

- If a goal is scored in 1v1 game all players now transition & break out into full field 4v4+1 SSG.

- The player/color who scored goal starts with possession for team in SSG, who aim to score in mini goals at opposite end

- Possession Game 4v4+1 >> 1v1 Game >> 4v4+1 SSG Full Field

Coaching Points

- Possession: Quality of pass, possession with a purpose & circulation of the ball

- Support: Aware of space & surroundings. Can you be an option between/behind opposition?

- Transition: Reaction as an individual & team. Break out, make the pitch big & seperate the opposition

- Awareness: Which is the best goal to score in? Look for the cues: out numbered? overloads?

- Finishing: Be positive in front of goal!!


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