Football/Soccer Session (Moderate): RDP T2 session 1: First Touch

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Matthew Crowell Centre Manager
Name: Matthew Crowell Centre Manager
City: Soccer5s Tuggerah
Country: Australia
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Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): SAQ (Speed, Agility and Quickness)

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SAQ (Speed, Agility and Quickness)

Aim: To improve players speed, agility and their ability to move dynamically.

Drill: Players are given different movements through the ladder e.g. single step in ladder, two steps in ladder, sideways etc.

Once the player moves through the ladder the coach plays them a pass, the player first touch needs to be outside the line of the cones, with their second being a pass back to the coach.

Key Points: The focus during the fast feet phase is on the player being light on their feet and executing the skill with fast, controlled movements.

The focus for the first touch phase is getting the ball out of their feet to the side and making an accurate pass back to the coach.

Some groups will use cones or poles instead of ladders. The drill still follows the same focus.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Angled Control

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Angled Control

Aim: To develop players first touch, encouraging them to become comfortable with receiving a pass.

Drill: The player in the middle is the player working. Players on the outside should be on their toes ready to play their pass. The drill starts by the player on the outside playing a pass into the player in the middle. The first touch of the player in the middle is a diagonal one that takes them outside of the square. They then play a pass back to where the ball started, turn, and repeat at the other end.

Key Points: Ensure that players first touch is a diagonal one outside the box. The reason for this is if a player is being closed down they need to be able to take their first touch off at an angle in order to evade the defender.

It is important that the first touch gets the ball out of the player's feet so that their second touch can be a pass.

Variations: Player's can use inside/ outside of their foot to control the ball. They can take the ball across their body or use their furthest foot to control the ball.

Once players are confident, the drill can be turned into a relay race to see who an can be first to ten accurate passes.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 6 v 4 Possession

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6 v 4 Possession

Aim: To develop the players first touch skills already worked on in a game like stiuation.

Drill: Each team has four players in the middle and two 'rescue' players on the outside. Players on in team try to keep the ball in a possession situation. Focus is on the quality of the first touch to give the player enough time to make a pass.

When a team is in possession they are in a 6 v 4 situation because they can use the 'rescue' players on the outside. If a player in the middle passes to a 'rescue' player, they then swap position with that player and become a 'rescue' player.

Variations: If players are having difficulty a player can be removed from one team and put onto the other to give an extra number making it easier to keep possession.

Challenge the players by seeing who can get the most successful passes in a row.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Possession with Gates

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Possession with Gates

Aim: Develop first touch and positional awareness in a modified possession game.

Drill: All players are in the grid, the aim is for players to keep possession of the ball. Goals are scored by passing the ball to a team mate through a goal.

Key Points: The focus remains on first touch (ball out of feet, touch away from defender).

Players will need to be aware of what is around them so that their first touch can be away from the defender.

Players will need good movement to get themselves into positions to help team mates.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Game

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Game

Aim: Put the skllls worked on during the session into a game situation.

Drill: Game of two even sides. Focus is on the football and skills rather than the goals. Rules will be put in place to encourage players to work on the skills from the session.

Key Points: Encourage players to focus on the focus area of the session.

Encourage players to use the whole field to maximise their space and time on the ball.

Encourage players to communicate as much a possible so that they can help team mates.


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