Football/Soccer Session (Mixed age): Pleasantville Bandits (S6) (Start Time: 2016-09-28 06:30:00)

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Christopher Kafina, Adult Member

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Christopher Kafina
Name: Christopher Kafina
City: Lincoln
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 0 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer

Description

Decided to switch up a few things relative to the warm-up as it was a cold/damp night. I was hoping to engage the players first and foremost since I hadn't seen them in two weeks.


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

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

Organization:

Everyone with a ball- moving across pitch

Instructions:

Dribbling back and forth across field using different techniques

Coaching Points:

Recognizing space, keeping the ball close when under pressure, using bigger touches when there is space in front

Progressions:

Rolls, inside foot, outside foot, outside-inside, big touches


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Direct Passing and Receiving

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Direct Passing and Receiving
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Direct Passing and Receiving

Organization:

Partners with a ball- 5 yards apart to start

Instructions:

Two touch passing back and forth through the cones

Keep track- working together- point for each successful pass through the gate

Work for 1 minute intervals

Coaching Points:

Locking ankle, keeping non kicking for strait-pointed at target, staying over the ball-body positioning, first touch/receiving with proper weight

Progressions:

One touch passing

Move back to 10 yard apart


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Passing and Receiving into space

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Passing and Receiving into space
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Passing and Receiving into space

Organization:

Two triangles- two teams working against each other

Each corner has two players

Instructions:

Follow pass- one full rotation is a point

Complete wall pass/ give and go/ 1-2

Coaching Points:

Checking away before receiving ball

Angle of spin off to receiving wall pass into space

Communication- name of player, calling for a 1-2


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Opposed passing and receiving

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Opposed passing and receiving
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Opposed passing and receiving

Organization: 20 by 20 grid

4 teams of 4. One team is neutral located on outside of gride, 1 on each side

Instructions:

Possession in the middle

Outside players are only allowed two touches and must communicate- man on or turn whenever they pass

In addition, if any player does not call out the name of their teammate they play a pass to, it does not count as a pass

3 passes to gain a point

Coaching Points:

Communication

Field awareness

Quickness of play

Movement off the ball especially players on the outside

-supporting angles


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Conditioned game- free play

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Conditioned game- free play
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Conditioned game- free play

Organization:

30 by 40 - Two teams

Instructions:

2 V 1

2 attackers go against 1 defender. Attacker that loses possession or shoots and misses then becomes the defender against two new attackers from the other team that come from the sides of the goal that the now defender was previously attacking. Goes back and forth.

Coaching Points:

Decision making- when to dribble vs pass, what type of dribble (small or big touches) and what type of pass (cross, to feet, through ball into space).

Communication

Focus and awareness of games repitition

Progressions:

Eventually three teams of 4, two playing in the middle and one on the outside acting as neutral (similar to previous activity). If your team is scored on you're off and become neutral wall passers on both sides. If your team scores on the small nets you then go to the big goal. 3 minute game max then team going to big goal is off.


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