Football/Soccer Session (Moderate): Creating/Finishing goal scoring opportunities - Premier White Training Dec 8th, 2015

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Nathean  Meadows
Name: Nathean Meadows
City: Silver Spring
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 0 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Intro/Arrival Activity

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Intro/Arrival Activity (5 mins)

SET UP : 5-7 mins

Each player has their own ball

ACTIVITY

Drop ball onto your foot and juggle it back to your hands using only the instep (laces)

Coaching Point:

Toes down and ankle locked to produce no spin or overspin

keep your eye on the ball

movement created at flexion of the knee

Progress: Juggling using only the instep (laces); allows ball to bounce between each touch


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Fun Technical Warm up

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Fun Technical Warm up (10 mins)

SET UP:

- Area: half field. - Each player has a ball. - Two servers with a supply of balls. - Keeper in the goal.

ACTIVITY:

Player 1 dribbles the ball and takes a shot from @ 20yards out. Continues his run and hits a onetime Shot from @12-14 yards out from server 2, continues and finishes with a header from server 3. Each player has three opportunities to score. If you score 1, 2 or all 3 goals, you continue. Retrieve a ball and run back to the shooting line. If you miss all 3, you're out! if you're out, you retrieve balls

COACHING POINTS:

variety of different ball striking techniques

can you maintain technique when under time pressure

how well can you play the ball on the move (balanced, extra long stride, head still)

accuracy rather than power.

FUN!


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): stage 2 finishing

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stage 2 finishing (10 mins)

SET UP:

Groups of 3 spread around by each goal. 1 GK for each goal.

ACTIVITY:

Opposite goals start at the same time. One play to one goal, other group coming in opposite direction. Attack at speed to keep exercise moving. 2nd player joins the run for follow up.

progression: play long ball to #9, lay off, shot and rebound.

2nd progression: play long ball to #9 (on ground or in air), passer joins for support, player in group to left now joins also to create 3 player movement

COACHING POINTS:

take a look at the keeper position. If GK blocks far post then go near post, if he takes out near post, hit it near post. ......follow through;

aim low, eyes down and over ball.

Long stride before strike .............can you get a bit of curl on the shot?

can you hit it early with non-preferred foot ?

What variations are available to you (toe jab, lob, instep, side foot, outside foot, opposite side curl, etc)


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): stage 2 - progression

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stage 2 - progression (10 mins)

progression: play long ball to #9, lay off, shot and rebound from player making lay off (spin off).


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): stage 2 - 2nd progression

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stage 2 - 2nd progression (10 mins)

Progression 2: play long ball to #9 (on ground or in air), passer joins for support, player in group to left now joins also to create 3 player movement.

- Play continues to the next goal to the right

- Everyone moves one goal/station to the right after each turn.

COACHING POINTS:

What kind of patterns can we create now?

3rd player movement

one touch play


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Stage 3 - 4 v 4

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Stage 3 - 4 v 4 (20 mins)

SET UP:

2 groups of 4 v 4 small-sided activity (3 v 3 +1 or 3 v 3 depending on numbers) (45yds x 30 yds) (1-2-1 formation for both)

ACTIVITY:

Regular rules apply. Play as normal

COACHING POINTS:

Can you get a lay off for a shot?.............

Can you get shots without having to turn

Regular shooting technique points

Can you take early shot opportunities?

take a look at the keeper position before you shoot?


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Stage 4 - 7 v 7

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Stage 4 - 7 v 7 (15 mins)

SET UP:

7+1 vs. 7+1 (1-2-3-2 formation for both teams)

ACTIVITY:

Regular sided game

COACHING POINTS:

all previous points

can we finishing off crosses

can we pull the ball back to top of the box for shots?

can we get our #9 turned around to play balls to our connected mid-fielders?


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