Football/Soccer Session (U13): U13 Scorpions Shooting Driven

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Danny Cadena , Adult Member

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Danny  Cadena
Name: Danny Cadena
City: Sleepy Hollow
Country: United States of America
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Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Shooting Partners

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Shooting Partners (15 mins)

Organization:

Players in pairs

1 ball per pair

2 yard gates, 10 yards in between each player

Instructions:

Players strike the ball through the gate using the driven technique.

No scores to ensure shooting technique is used rather than passes.

Coaching Points:

Observe target

Angle of approach

Non-Kicking foot placement

Body weight learning forward (head, shoulders, hips then knee over ball)

Contact on ball, contact on foot

Follow through

Land on striking foot

Progressions:

Move gates 15-20 yards apart and make it a competition to see who can be the first to score 10 goals against their partner using correct shooting technique


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Technical Semi Opposed

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Technical Semi Opposed (20 mins)

Organization:

As many balls as possible for quick rotations

2 age specific goals

2x2 yard starting gates

2x10 yard shooting gate (15-20 yards away from goal)

Instructions:

First player dribbles out and shoots as close to shooting gate/line as possible, after shooting they become the GK, the GK goes to the back of the opposite line of the shooter, next in line repeats for continual rotation.

Coaching Points:

Head up on approach to observe GK, smaller touches as get closer to shooting line, use last touch to give yourself correct angle of approach.

Use same technical coaching points as learned in previous activity

Be confident

Placement vs power?

Progressions:

Make individual competition (first player to 10 goals)

split players into two teams with specific GKs and make a team competition

Ball is lofted into target player in between shooting line who lays off ball for 1 time strike

add defender by shooting line to make it a 1v1 before trying to score


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Fully Opposed

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Fully Opposed (25 mins)

Organization:

Goals 30 yards apart, 12 players, 12 Balls, 30x40 area

Instruction:

Player A makes eye contact with player B then start dribbling towards the blue cone.

Once the two players have gone past the blue cone then player C & D can make eye contact and do the same.

Players join the back of opposite line.

Coaching Points:

Head up to make eye contact

Big touches to get to blue cone

Small touches after blue cone

Using pinky toe to dribble

Awareness of when gap apears in the middle


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Shooting while Changing  Direction

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Shooting while Changing Direction (25 mins)

Organization:

1. Penalty area set up as shown

2. 8 players (2 groups of 4) set up as shown

3. Lots of balls

Instructions:

1. The activity starts with the first player from each group dribbling around the cone

2. Players should dribble as quickly and as tightly around the cone as possible

3. As the player finishes off dribbling around, they have to shoot for the far corner

4. Play for a set time and then switch sides to work weaker foot

Coaching Points:

1. Head up to observe the target

2. Head down at the point of contact

3. Ankle locked, toe down

4. Contact ball

5. Contact foot – laces (instep)

Progressions:

1. P – The player from the opposite side comes out to close as soon as the first touch is made


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Condition Game

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Condition Game (30 mins)

Organization:

1. 40 x 30 yard area set up as shown

2. 14 players (4 Attackers, 4 Defenders, 4 Neutrals, 2 Goalkeepers) set up as shown

3. 1 ball (Additional around the outside)

Instructions:

1. Teams can only score by playing into neutral player first

2. Neutral players have two touches

3. If the ball leaves the field of play the game is started with a kick in and if a corner is won then the game starts again from the attacking team’s goalkeeper

4. Play to time limit and switch end target players out

Coaching Points:

1. Create shooting opportunities

2. Timing runs into attacking areas

3. Shot (Specific technique)

4. Follow in for rebounds

Progressions:

1. P – 1 touch to score

2. P – Neutrals have 1 touch

3. R – Player that loses the ball for their team has to take a knee until the team wins possession back


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): SCRIMMAGE

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SCRIMMAGE (20 mins)

Small Sided Game/Scrimmage

Free Play


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Pass
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Dribble
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