Football/Soccer Session (U14): Pressure; Pressure-cover

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Kika Toulouse, Adult Member

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Kika Toulouse
Name: Kika Toulouse
City: NYC
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 0 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 (10 mins)

Knee Slaps

Instructions:

Groups of 2.

Players try to slap each others' knees without having their own slapped.

Every knee slap earns you a point.

Play for 30 seconds-1 min.

*Encourage players to not simply run from each other - Loser does 5 push-ups, winner does 0, if there are no points scored then both players do 10 (adjust this for age group).

Coaching Points:

Side-on position; shoulder-width stance; light on feet to maintain ability to shift forwards/backwards, left/right.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Rondo

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Rondo (10 mins)

Organization:

As above.

Instructions:

5 v. 2

Loser of ball goes in the middle.

Extra life for a split, megs or 10 passes.

Coaching Points:

Angles of support

Fast v. slow

Disguise of pass

Few touches as possible

Keep the ball


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Main Theme 1

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Main Theme 1 (20 mins)

Organization:

As above.

Instructions:

- Defender plays to attacker then joins area and the two go 1v1 to the offset goals. Play until the ball goes out of play or a goal is scored. At that point next defender plays is to the next attacker. Game is continuous. Swap roles after 3 mins.

Coaching Points:

- Quality of pass,

- Speed of pressure,

- Angle of approach,

- Last step in, first step back,

- Body position - Side on, stay low,

- Eyes on ball,

- Be patient!

- Front foot poke tackle when the time is right.

Progressions:

Competition between the two teams.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Main Theme 2

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Main Theme 2 (20 mins)

Organization:

Same as before - this time 2 v. 2

Instructions:

2 minute games - winner goes up. Loser stays where they are.

Coaching Points:

Defending - pressure/cover

When to press v. when to delay/wait

Communication

Winning the ball

Angle of body


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Free Play

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Free Play (30 mins)

Organization:

7 v. 7

1-3-2-1 formation

Coaching Points:

-High pressure - stepping up to halfway line

-Making play compact as a team - full backs coming across to opposite side

- Pressure, Cover, Balance

- Communication as a team

- 1v1 defending technique.


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