Football/Soccer Session (Advanced): Phase 4: Defend the Goal: Week 2: Session 1

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Ian McClurg
Name: Ian McClurg
City: Ancaster
Country: Canada
Rank: Elite – 2 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 (20 mins)

Organization

Divide players in two groups. Group one has ball on outside and service ball into players who move through the central cones. Players who check in to receive ball from players on outside complete the following returns: a) Inside volleys (right and left) b) Laces (right and left) c) Play ball back with insides after one bounce d) Play ball back with laces after one bounce.

Progressions

a) Players in inside dribble ball through cones in middle and exchange passes and positions with players on outside. Ensure that 1st touch receiving is offline

b) Players in inside play one/two passes with players on outside

c) Add different turns etc after players on outside return passes to players on inside.

Coaching Points:

1) Avoid movement in straight lines moving through cones

2) Check over both shoulders before playing ball back

3) On balls of feet - good balance to return service

4) Communication


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): SAQ

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SAQ (10 mins)

Organization:

Players work in pairs. Place four cones on outside of each grid and one cone in middle. Player 1 (Blue) leads and player 2 (Red) has to react and match the movements of player 1. Player 1 aims to fake and get player 2 off balance before stepping on a cone. Player 2 attempts to match player1's speed to reach the corresponding cone in their grid at same Players work for 1 minute, then switch roles.

Progression:

Coach assigns a sequence for touching cones with hands. Players then race to complete the sequence quickest. Can also vary between touching cones with hands or feet. Make it competetive amongst the group ie players race v different partners and player with most wins is teh quickest

Coaching Points:

1)Importance of 1st step – use back leg as spring

2) Drive towards next traget (cone) by pumping arms

3)Keep head steady

4)On toes - stay off heals

5) Quick thinking, think ahead for next movement


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Technique

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Technique (20 mins)

Organization:

Six players per teams) . Team 1 (Reds) attempt to retain possession in one half. Team 2 (Blues) sends two defenders in to win possession. When blues win possession they switch play to opposite grid and aim to keep possession away from two players from opposite team.

Progression:

Add competition. 1st team to execute 50 successful passes wins.

Coaching Points:

1)Close space quickly (touch tight)

2)See man, ball, body positon

3)Composure/patience


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): SSG

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SSG (20 mins)

Organization:

Players divided into two teams. Gates are positioned throughout the field. Teams score by successfully passing through gates to a teammate.

Progression:

Add competition. First team to complete 30 successful passes wins.

Coaching Points:

1) Good defensive shape as a unit to take away passing lanes

2) Quick movements as a defensive unit to react to passing movements of attacking team.

3) Communication

4) See play in front and check on movements of players in behind


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Game

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Game (20 mins)

Let them play! For quick transition, set the condition that once score must then attack the opposite goal


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