Football/Soccer Session (U14): RSA Riptide - Spring 2014 - Playing out of the Back

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Alejandro Fernandez, Adult Member

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Alejandro Fernandez
Name: Alejandro Fernandez
City: Union
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 3 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): SAQ

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): SAQ
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SAQ

Organization:

1. Hurdles 1yd apart.

2. Players in equal groups.

Instructions:

1. Players perform a series of movements through hurdles prior to sprinting to far cone.

2. Movements: quick feet, two feet steps, and side steps.

3. Incorporate isometric holds/pauses (standing on one foot prior to final sprint).

Coaching Points:

1. Mental focus - getting ready for session.

2. Correct execution of movements.

3. Gradual increase of intensity.

Progressions:

1. Increase/decrease space between hurdles as necessary.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Developmental Repetitions

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Developmental Repetitions

Organization:

1. 20x15 areas.

2. Three groups of four players.

3. Plenty of balls.

Instructions:

1. Player B checks at an angle.

2. Player A passes to player B who opens up to receive on back foot.

3. Player B passes to player C who dribbles back to starting point.

4. Continue rotation.

Coaching Points:

1. Checking movements - away and to ball.

2. Connection - eye contact and verbal communication.

3. Receive on the move.

4. Receive on back foot.

Progressions:

1. Player B pressure player C after pass.

2. Player C must beat player B with a move.


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

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

Organization:

1. 20x10 areas as shown.

Instructions:

1.Two options. Start with option A then move on to option B after a few minutes.

2. Option A: defensive pressure is late or defender sits back to cut off forward pass

3. Server plays a diagonal ball Player receiving opens up and plays target player.

4. Option B: pressure is tight, attacker sets diagonal pass back to server who completes forward pass.

5. Target player dribbles back to start at end of both options.

Coaching Points:

1. Checking movement to create passing lane

2. Weight and accuracy of pass

3. Communication - make a connection

4. Get in line to receive

5. Next action - double pass or open up

Progressions:

P - After ball reaches target player, defender presses and attackers look to play 2v1 give and go.


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

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Fully Opposed

Organization:

1. 50x30 area.

2. Endzones are 5x30.

Instructions:

1. 4v4 in central area with 4 target players in endzones.

2. Teams look to connect from one endzone to opposite endzone for a point.

3. Constant play.

4. Two minute games and losing team comes off.

Coaching Points:

1. Look over shoulder.

2. Connection - eye contact.

3. Checking movements.

4. Speed of play.

Progressions:

1. Limit touches for target players.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Tactical Phase

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Tactical Phase

Organization:

1. Field set up as shown.

2. Counter goals on wings.

Instructions:

1. Team in white defends big goals and attacks counters on wings.

2. Team in white can also look to pass to target player.

3. Team in navy looks to win possession and score on regulation goal.

4. Ball always starts from GK (in pink) unless otherwise specified by coach.

5. Back 4 + GK and middle 3 vs. middle 4 and front 2.

Coaching Points:

1. Movement out wide to draw defenders.

2. Checking movement into central space.

3. Role of FBs - width and depth.

4. Role of CBs - width and support.

5. Role of DM - check into open lane.

6. Speed of play.

Progressions:

1. End with free play.


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