Football/Soccer Session (Moderate): U13/14 Striking Intermediate & Long balls (Week9 Session1)

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David Knapp, Adult Member

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David Knapp
Name: David Knapp
City: Asheville
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 1 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): High Foot Juggling

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High Foot Juggling (10 mins)

Have all the players in a grid juggling using both feet. Progress to having the players high foot juggling:

-Ankle locked

-Toe pointed straight

-hunched shoulders

-Strike through the center of the ball to make it go straight up with no spin

-Start with right foot then switch to left


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Striking the Ball Partners

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Striking the Ball Partners (20 mins)

Each player has a partner who is 25 yards away. Practice striking the ball to parnter, driven pass and lofted passes.

Coaching points:

Driven

- Approach ball at a slight angle.

- Strike ball with laces.

- Ankle locked.

- Strike through center of ball and follow through landing on the striking foot

Lofted

- Approach the ball at a slight angle.

- Strike ball with instep (laces) of foot.

-Strike lower half of ball to put back spin on it and get the ball higher in the air.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Short short long

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Short short long (30 mins)

In two 10x10 squares with 25 yards apart, each squares should have 2-3 players, use multiple set ups. Inside the 10x10 square the group of group of players play short, short, long. Ensure that all player get chances to play long. Practice driven and lofted passes.

Coaching points:

Driven

- Approach ball at a slight angle.

- Strike ball with laces.

- Ankle locked.

- Strike through center of ball and follow through.

Lofted

- Approach the ball at a slight angle.

- Strike ball with instep (laces) of foot.

-Strike lower half of ball to put back spin on it and get the ball higher in the air.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 4+4 v. 2+2

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4+4 v. 2+2 (25 mins)

Use a 40x25 grid with a 15 yard zone in the middle. Divide players into three teams with four players per team. One team in each zone. The team in the middle is defending, two players are allowed to leave the zone to go pressure the team of 4 that has the ball. While the other 2 defending players try to intercept the pass across. Team on the outside is trying to connect a minimum of 2 passes before they play a long ball pass to the other team of 4 on the opposite side of the grid. Once a team loses the ball, they become the defending team.

Coaching Points:

- Move ball quickly to be able to play long ball effectively.

- Good vision.

- Decide when you can use driven v. lofted passes.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Scrimmage

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Scrimmage (20 mins)


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