Football/Soccer Session (U14): TACTICAL - COMBINATION PLAY - GU13W & GU14W (WSSL TRAVEL) (Start Time: 2014-04-29 17:30:00)

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CP De Vera, Adult Member

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CP De Vera
Name: CP De Vera
City: New York
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 7 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer

Description

GU13W & GU14W (Both Sessions)


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

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Dynamic Warm-up (20 mins)

Organization:

10x20 yard area (grid)

Groups of 6 players

Cones / Flags / Markers / Poles (4 different objects matched on each corner)

Instructions:

- First Player in the groups move around the three cones; on coaches command, it's a race to one of the four corners (which ever coach calls out).

- Point to the team of the quicker player.

Coaching Points:

- Head Up

- Quick feet

- Low center of gravity

- Explosive movement to flag or cone that is called

- Quick thinking/decision making

Progressions:

- Opposite of what coach calls (if flag, go to cone and vice versa)

- Vary the movement around the three cones

- Add a pass from the next person in line waiting, and person whose turn it is has to dribble while executing sequence


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

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Warm-up (15 mins)

Organization:

15x20 yard area

7 cones/markers laid out as shown

One additional player at each end where ball(s) start

Two balls going at the same time

Instructions:

- Simple pass to player calling for the ball

- After passing to teammate, follow pass to that marker

- Call for another pass

Coaching Points:

- Communication

- Speed of play

- Shaping of body to see next pass

- Decision making

- Movement after pass

Progressions:

- Add more balls

- Restrict touches

Regressions:

- Allow more touches

- Remove one of the balls


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Main Theme

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Main Theme (20 mins)

Organization:

10x15 yard area

Players in groups of 4s or 5s

Instructions:

- Player A passes to Player B who passes to Player C. Player dribbles back and the rotation begins again.

Coaching Points:

- Eye Contact on check

- Pass on check

- Check at an angle to open up passing lane

- Follow your pass to make combination quicker

- Check shoulder to see if how close pressure is (if not tight then don’t combine, open out and take yourself)

- Setting player read passing player’s body shape to give good quality set back

- Timing of run (don’t go too early to close down the passing lane)

- Head up before touch ball to make next action quicker


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Main Theme II

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Main Theme II (15 mins)

Organization:

10x15 yard areas

Players in groups of 4s or 5s

Instructions:

- Play begins with player on ball taking a touch out of his feet to one side or another.

- Targets reacts to make passing lane whilst defender blocks it.

- Middle player checks away and receives ball, opens up and finds target.

- Rotation: Passer - Defender - Receiver - Target

Coaching Points:

- Good touch out of feet and head up.

- Movement of target to create passing lane.

- Movement of midddle player to check away - open body.

- Communication

- Quality of pass - back foot.

- Break line and beat defender with first touch

Progressions:

- Target beats passive defender on way back with a move (e.g. - Ronaldo chop, Swivel hips, Maradona, inside/outside)

- Defender is live and can win the ball.

- If defender covers pass to target, play passing sequence from initial warm-up.

- Defender presses first pass to add pressure. If defender gets really tight then drop the ball back to first player who can play long to target (play double pass to end target).

- Competition between all players


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Conditioned Game

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Conditioned Game (15 mins)

Organization:

5v5 plus GKs

30x40 yard area

Instructions:

- Two players allowed in opposition half at a time to close down when defending and act as target men when in possession.

- Second player may join if direct ball played into their team's target man, OR, they are able to dribble past their defender and into the attacking half.

- Team in defensive half can also look to shoot from their own end if it is on.

Coaching Points:

- Striking technique.

- Shoot when opportunity arises.

- Type of shot

- Decision making

- Find target player early

- Movement off the ball

- Exploit space by dribbling forward into attacking area

- Speed of play.

Progression:

- Limit touches.

Regression:

- Remove halfway line restriction.


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