Football/Soccer Session (U14): Introductory session - new players

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Paul Morrison, Adult Member

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Paul Morrison
Name: Paul Morrison
City: warrington
Country: United Kingdom
Rank: Elite – 15 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer

Description

Variety of known drills to encourage new players to work with all existing players and get to know them.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): receiving : back foot

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receiving : back foot (25 mins)

Session Objective: To improve passing/taking ball on back foot

Organisation: Players to receive ball on back foot and play.Then receive other ball and play again.Continue then develop two players playing to each other off back foot .then build up to three and then four.

Key Factors: Body shape open touch awareness,quality of pass.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): ball mastery

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ball mastery (30 mins)

Session Objective: To improve ball mastery

Organisation:

Ball each.on command perform variety of activities as directed using all parts of foot,all turns.Repest in pairs.also involve aerial control.

Key Factors:

Quality of touch and control.

Quality of pass - weight and timing.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): passing drill

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passing drill (25 mins)

Session Objective: To improve passing and receiving.

Organisation:

Five players on each end of area.Five players in middle,two facing one way,three other way.(You vary numbers according to group size but need middle group to be starting with players facing each way).Rotate groups after three or four minutes depending on age.

Balls with players on outside.Development a)Ball played in to player A in middle who receives ,makes movement with ball and plays back to another player on same side who does not have ball.Then makes movement away towards middle of square, turns and then moves to receive ball of another player on same side.Then repeat,making movement with ball and plays back to player on same side who does not have ball.

Development b)Player in middleB receives ball but plays ball back to same player.Drops off and then comes to take ball again off same player and then makes movement away towards middle of square, turns and then plays ball to another player on same side.Then repeats, collecting ball off available player.

Key Factors:

Movement and shape to receive.Touch.Head up and awareness.Quality of pass.Head up to look for next ball.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Simple possession and transition

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Simple possession and transition (20 mins)

Session Objective: To improve possession and quick reaction on transition

Organisation:Simple game:Three teams of 6 Red,Blue,Yellow.Goals but no goal keepers.

Two teams v 1 to keep possession {e.g. Reds and Blues v Yellow).Reds and Blues to keep possession;if yellow intercept they can shoot at empty goal as quick as possible.Change teams every five minutes to have different 2v1.

Key Factors:

Spread out in possession.

Angles to receive

Movement in advance and after playing ball

Positive attitude to shoot quickly if gaining possession.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Cone game

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Cone game (20 mins)

Session Objective:: To improve possession and quick reaction on transition

Organisation:Simple game:Three teams.Two on,one off.Teams keep possession and try to knock cone down at opposite end of pitch.First to knock 2 down stays on.

Key Factors:

Spread out in possession.

Look to switch play if blocked off.

Angles to receive and switch.

Movement in advance and after playing ball.

Positive attitude to attack cone quickly if gaining possession.


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