Football/Soccer Session (Moderate): Early Season - Technical Skill Session (Start Time: 2015-08-08 09:15:00)

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Steve Liddiard
Name: Steve Liddiard
City: Romford
Country: United Kingdom
Rank: Elite – 1 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Warm up

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Warm up (20 mins)

Organization:

Create an 8x8 yard grid with players on each corner. No ball.to start with, add ball later in this drill.

Instructions:

On the instructor's command, two players from opposite corners run at each other, fake to one side and then go around one another. The other two players will then do the same. Sequence continues. Note: both players will either fake to the left or fake to the right so they don't run into each other.

Progression: add a ball.

Coaching Points:

- Drop the shoulder

- Throw entire weight to one side and then accelerate the other way

- Exagerate movement

- Stretch after a number of rotations


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Technical

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Technical (20 mins)

Organization:

Place 3 cones in a wide triangle with a cone approximately 3 yards away. Have 3 players per station each with a ball.

Instructions:

On the instructor's command, the first player dribbles to the front cone, performs a dribbling move, accelerates to one of the outside cones, and then quickly changes direction to return to the start.

The instructor breaks down a variety of moves to perform, such as:

1) Side Step

2) Double Side Step

3) Scissor Step

4) Drag and Push

5) Drag Scisssor Push

Coaching Points:

- Ensure players alternate the foot with which they dribble

- Keep ball close

- Accelerate after the move

- Shift weight, drop shoulder, and exagerate the movement


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Skill Development

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Skill Development (20 mins)

Organization:

Create a channel approximately 30 yards long and 10 yard wide. Place 2 players in the middle of the channel and one player on either end.

Instructions:

Player A dribbles forward into the channel as Player B approaches. Player A makes a move to go around Player B (defender is passive but believable). Player C times approach as Player A emerges and makes another move to evade Player C. Player D does the same. Once Player A is at the end of the channel, the ball is passed to the other end of the channel to Player B and the sequence starts over.

Coaching Points:

- Ensure that defenders time their approach so the attacker has to react quickly

- Cut the ball sharp with inside/oustide of the foot

- Quick acceleration and changes of direction

- Encourage attackers to be creative

- Accelerate after cutting the ball


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

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Fully Opposed (20 mins)

Organization:

15 x 20 yard grid with 2 gates positioned at the end of the grid about 3 yards in width.

Instructions:

2 players act as defenders and 3 players act as attackers. On the instructor's command, the first defender plays a pass into the first attacker and they go 1v1. If the attacker dribbles through either of the 2 gates, it's worth 1 point and that player remains in the attacking group. If the attacker is dispossessed, the attacker joins the defending group and the defender joings the attacking group. Note: attackers are not allowed to turn their back on the play. If so, it's considered a dispossession.

Activity goes for 3 minutes and then points are added. Groups are mixed.

Coaching Points:

- Encourage players to execute the moves practiced in the session (award extra points)

- Encourage attacking player to cut the ball as sharply as possible to evade the defender

- Encourage stop and start moves as well

- Accelerate after cutting the ball

- Be courageous


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Small Sided Game

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Small Sided Game (20 mins)

Organization:

Set up a 30x40 yard grid with 5 yard endzones on either end. 4v4 game. 3 team rotation

Instructions:

Play 4v4 with the objective of dribbling into the opposing team's end zone to secure a point. However, the ball cannot be passed forward. The ball can only be passed back or square. Non one can defend inside the end zone.

Coaching Points:

- Encourage player to recognize openings in the back line and dribble forward at pace

- Encourage players to be creative in taking players on using moves practiced in training


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