Football/Soccer Session (Moderate): Academy 8-8-16

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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) (10 mins)

3v1 Warm-up or 4v2.

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.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Technique + Finishing

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Technique + Finishing
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Technique + Finishing (15 mins)

Technical + Shooting Circuit

1. Dribbling through tight cones, Then dribble with more space. As player cuts around last cone.

2. Peels off to receive ball with hips open. As 2 receives it and gets head up.

3. Opens up to then play a pass to 4.

4. Check away and peels off at an angle. Dribbles at big cone. goes to the left and finishes. Player needs to finish on the ground.

Same thing on other side. Once player finishes on one side they move over to other side to work on right foot finish.

Progressions: different cuts. Inside, sole across, sole-v, sole behind, and fake shot. OR player 4 now shields the ball and then shoots.

Coaching Points: Timing, crisp passes, speed of action. It's not okay to go 50%.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Warm-up Two Player Combination and Peeling Off

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Warm-up Two Player Combination and Peeling Off (15 mins)

Warm-up: Two Player Combination and Peeling Off

A. In the left grid, we use two balls, one at each end line. Inside players starting positions in the middle and at the same time they both peel off to the side and receive a pass, control it with first touch and play it to the opposite end line with second touch and return to the middle of the gird facing a new end line.

B. In the middle grid, use two balls, one at each end line. Again, the two inside players start in the middle and peel off and play an ‘in-back-through’ passing combination with the end line players and play it to the other end line and return to the middle to start again facing the new end line.

C. Progress to playing 2v1 to target in the grid, as shown in diagram below. It’s actually 1v1 inside the grid plus using the end line player as support to make it 2v1. The end line player cannot enter grid and is used for possession support and for playing through balls. Each inside player defends one end line and attacks the other end line and scores by passing the ball to the end line target. Only inside player can score.

All the passing combination and peeling off movement practiced in the warm up variations above should now come in handy to beat the defender in the grid.

In the diagram above, the red attacker combines with his end line player to get behind defender and score by playing to the target at the other end. Now the roles are reversed and the red player defends and the white player is attacking towards the other target. Give the inside players 3-5 seconds to catch their breath and get into new positions to transition going the other way.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 2v2 Possession

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2v2 Possession (15 mins)

2v2 Possession Game: 12 x 15 yard rectangle

Organization: Groups of 4 play 2v2 possession; 3 minute game, losing team fitness. Winner's play other winners.

Scoring: 1. Teams score a point every time they make 5 consecutive passes. 2. Every 1 touch pass is a point. 3. Every split pass is a point

Objective: Teach to open body to see pressure and space relationship. Quick support,support angle, when to drop square and when to run behind defenders for a split pass.When to fake a pass and dribble instead.Players learn how to stay close to each other and constantly adjust their support angle as they pass back and forth or dribble. Once they get pressed too tight against a grid line, they must find a way to spring the ball into the open space and regroup without losing it.

Again, as in Activity 3, running ‘smart’ instead of running ‘hard’ is the key. Also, there is plenty of scope for deception here, both for the player off-the-ball and the player on the-ball.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 2v2 Flying Changes

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2v2 Flying Changes (15 mins)

2v2 Flying Changes: 30x20

Organization: 2 teams of equal players. 2v2 to goal. Ball goes in the goal or out of bounds on the defending side and 2 new players dribble into the game. Play to 10.

Progression: 2v2+1. Two touch game.

Coaching Points- Speed of Play. Facilitate them to make decisions as to when to go and how quickly to go. At first will need to remind them but eventually you want them to be dribbling in without you telling them. Dribble into grid with pace and purpose.


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

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7v7 or 9v9 (15 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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