Football/Soccer Session (U17): Harrison Huskies U-17 Defensive Heading

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James Oates
Name: James Oates
City: Rye
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 1 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
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

Dynamic warm up. Players to complete various movements from one cone to next. Finish with game of Head/Catch.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Practice 1

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Practice 1

Organization: Groups of 3, 1 ball between 3.

Instructions: Ball to be hand fed, thrown above the 'passive' attacker and defender to head back to the feeder.

Coaching Points: Judge flight of the ball, head at its highest point, chicken neck, use forehead, arm up to protect yourself, head high and far.

Progressions: Defenders to attempt to head the ball over the feeder, keep moving back when they have done this.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Practice 2

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Practice 2

Organization: 3 stations players rotate around.

A: Cross high balls into box.

B: Defensive heading

C: Attackers

Instructions: A plays ball into box for defenders to head away. If they head it over the attackers, then they get 1 point each. Attackers must stand on the line of cones and are not allowed to move off.

Players rotate A - C - B - A and keep their own score.

Coaching Points: Defenders on toes, head high and wide if possible, attack the ball, be aggressive.

Progressions: One of the attackers may go into the box to challenge for the ball, both attackers and one goalkeeper. Attackers can get a point if they score.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Practice 3

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Practice 3

Organization: Area split into 3. 2 players in each area.

Instructions: Team can only score by a header in the end zone. Ball to be crossed into the area from the middle area.

Coaching Points: Same as before - marking attacker should also be discussed.

Progressions:

R - Less attackers

P - More attackers


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Practice 4

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Practice 4

Organization: 6 v 6 game all in.

Instructions:

Coaching Points: As seen in game.

Progressions:


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