Football/Soccer Session (Beginner): Coach Sherry Sessions

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David VanHeeswijk
Name: David VanHeeswijk
City: Calverton
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 0 points
Membership: Young Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Ajax A

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Ajax A
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Ajax A (15 mins)

Ajax A

Set up: 2 balls, 15 X 15 square (bigger or smaller depending on what you want to get out of the activity)

Players set up as shown.

Directions:

- Player A passes to player B, then moves towards player B to close distance

- Player B sets back to player A, then moves towards player C

- Player A plays diagonal pass to player C, then joins line of player B

- Player C sets to the checking player B, then moves towards player D to close space.

- Player B plays diagonal pass to player D and joins line of player C

- Continue the pattern of set and diagonal pass around the square for an extended time

Rotation is A-B-C-D-A (or the reverse if going the opposite direction around the square)

Coaching Points:

- Weight of pass vs weight of set (Firm for pass, softer for set)

- Movement after pass to close space to speed up ball movement

- Angle of approach to create better angle for playing diagonally across square

- Communication to keep ball moving and players focused

- One touch to set if possible to increase speed of movement.

Progression: 2 balls going at the same time starting from points A and C (opposite corners)

Regression: Eliminate set and look to receive on one touch, pass on second around the square, then following pass.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Ajax B

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Ajax B (15 mins)

Ajax B

Set up: 2 balls per section, set up as shown (15X40 area)

Directions:

-Player A passes to player B and player D passes to player E

-Player B sets for player A and player E sets for player D

-Player A hits lofted pass to player F and player D hits lofted pass to player C, both with the correct foot

-Player C controls the ball out of the air and plays give and go with player B (same for player F with player E)

-Player C dribbles to station of player A and joins line

Rotation is A-B-C-A and D-E-F-D. Switch sides after a minute or so.

Coaching Points:

-Plant foot next to the ball when hitting lofted pass

-Ankle locked and strike ball below center to get underneath ball

-Follow through across body to cancel out spin

-Receive ball before it hits ground if possible by moving to ball

-Use appropriate surface of body to receive to control the ball.

-Quick passing combination after receiving ball in the air and drive at speed


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Custom Pass
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Dribble
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