Football/Soccer Session (U14): VS Travel Pressure in Front Week 2

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Duane Pena, Adult Member

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Duane Pena
Name: Duane Pena
City: New York
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 6 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Juggling Warm-up

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Juggling Warm-up
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Juggling Warm-up (15 mins)

Organization:

1. One ball per pair.

2. Open space.

Instructions:

1. Players work in pairs.

2. Players look to build the sequence: one touch per player, two touches per player, three, and so on.

Coaching Points:

1. Foot-eye coordination.

2. Quality and weight of touch.

3. Movement to get behind ball.

4. Communication.

Progressions:

1. Each touch must be with a different side (i.e. alternate right and left).


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Motor Skills

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Motor Skills (10 mins)

Organization:

Players are either attackers or defenders. They switch roles every time. 

Instructions:

 Attackers try and get through either gate without being tagged by the defender.

Coaching Points:

1. Attacker the defender at speed

2. Plant and push off front foot

3. Drop shoulder as plant front foot

4. Double drop shoulder? Don't lose momentum

Progressions:

N/A


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Individual Technique

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Individual Technique (15 mins)

Organization:

 Same set up as before

Instructions:

 Players look to dribble and perform move (Scissor) by faking to the right and then going through the left gate.

Coaching Points:

1. Players start on eye contact

2. Messi dribbling (touch every step, head up, pinky toe)

3. Keeping feet low to the ground

4. Fake (Scissor) towards 1 o'clock and take ball to 11 o'clock. Drop shoulder sharply with scissor

5. Bigger touch out of move

Progressions:

N/A


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 1v1

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1v1 (15 mins)

Organization:

Instructions:

Coaching Points:

Progressions:


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Individual Tactics

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Individual Tactics (15 mins)

Organization:

24x40 area set up as shown

24x5 end zone at either end marked with cones

1 target gate at either end zone line as shown (tall cones)

10 players (5 attackers & 5 defenders)

1 ball (additional around outside)

Instructions:

- Teams play standard 5v5 small sided game. Play restarts with kick ins. No offsides.

- Attacking team can score by either dribbling through center gate (2pts) or into end zone (1pts)

- Teams play directional

Coaching Points:

- Controlled approach

- Body shape - low centre of gravity

- Awareness of space, surroundings & approaching players position

- Timing & execution of dribble. Whens the best time to cross the half?

- Timing & execution of skill move

- Next action: Accelerate away from defender

- Improvisation & creativity

Progressions:

1. When teams score at one end, they turn & attack opposite end

2. Teams can score at either end after completing 4 passes


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Free Play

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Free Play (20 mins)

Structure:

Same area but now the 3 zones become the field.

Instruction:

Players play a 3 vs 3 tournament

Coaching points:

1. Penetration vs Possession

2. Creating width and Depth

3. Improvisation


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