Football/Soccer Session (Mixed age): Types of Ball Control

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Trevor Gummer, Adult Member

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Trevor Gummer
Name: Trevor Gummer
City: Presteigne
Country: United Kingdom
Rank: Elite – 1 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Block

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Block
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Block (15 mins)

Practice Organisation

- Players are organised into pairs and control the ball before passing back to their partner.

- To begin, players are stationary and play two touch.

- Players remain stationary whilst working on control and aerial control (chest thigh head).

- After 5 of each exercise players swap server and working player.

Key Coaching Factors

- Balls of feet

- Get inline with the ball

- Decide and present chosen surface towards the ball

- Relax on impact


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Variable

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Variable (15 mins)

Practice Organisation

Set up

- 12 players

- 6 players on the outside feeding in to 6 players on the inside

- Players on the inside go to the feeders on the outside and call for the ball on one of the controls previously used in the blocked (ground control, thigh control,chest control)

- One the player controls the ball they look up an dribble to a feeder with out a ball, laying it to them before moving on to a free feeder

- Switcher players on the outside with players on the inside at appropriate intervals.

Key Points

- Players use different types on control

- Head up when dribbling to a feeder

- Clear call to the feeder


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Game

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Game (15 mins)

Practice Organisation

- Mark out a total area of 40 x 30 yards,

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- Play 4 v 4 in the middle area with 4 players on the outside acting as feeders. The

target of the game to begin is for either team to score into the goal they are attacking. Once a team scores theythen have to retain possesion until the end of the session or when the coach blows up.

- The other team then have to regain posession and aim to score to bring the score back to 1 each.

- The game then returns to open play until the next team scores and they then have to retain possession.

- If the ball goes out of the area it is returned back in to play by a server in to the chest or thigh.

Key Coaching Factors

- Mecanics of ball control

- Different types of control

- Checking of the shoulder

- Awareness


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