Football/Soccer Session (U11): Blocking Shots

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Michael  Richardson
Name: Michael Richardson
City: Great Dunmow
Country: United Kingdom
Rank: Elite – 6 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Stop & Start - Coerver

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Stop & Start - Coerver

Practice Organisation:

*20x20yd area with 3 balls on cones 6yds apart 2yds from each end line.

*Coach on the side with a supply of balls.

*Two teams lined up along side coach.

*Practice starts with: Coach passes ball onto area, and calls out a number, that number of players from each team enters the area.

*If ball leaves area: players quickly come off pitch another ball is put in play and coach calls out a number for another set of players to enter.

Learning Objectives:

1. To improve speed and finishing.

2. First touch into space/away from opponent.

3. Change of direction to get away from opponent.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Passing Pattern

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Passing Pattern (20 mins)

Practice Organisation:

*Two squares set up one square inside the other.

*Players stand on a pole in the middle, and everyone else on the outside.

*Player A passes the ball into Player B, he sets the ball to Player C, who plays the ball out to Player D. The is a continious practice and the pattern follows.

Progressions:

1. Add in a second football.

2. Different combinations

Learning Objectives:

1. Weight of pass.

2. Movement - check away, check in.

3. Receive the ball on your back foot.

4. Timing of movement.

5. Can you play in one touch.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Switching Possession Game

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Switching Possession Game (25 mins)

Practice Organisation

*Two teams

*Teams score in 3 goals and defend 3 goals

*3pts for goals scored in wide goals, 1pt scored for goal in central area

*Encouraging players to switch the ball

Learning Objectives

1. Recycle ball when cannot go forward.

2. Make pitch as big as possible.

3. Must create clear passing lines.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Blocking Shots

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Blocking Shots (20 mins)

Set Up

Pitch size 21 x 15. Pitch was split into thirds with the middle third being the shooting zone.

The blue team starts at the opposite end to the red team. The blue player passes into the red player. The red player attacks and attempts to shoot in the middle zone. The blue player attempts to win possession or block the shot.

Progressions

1. When the defender wins possession or blocks the shot and the ball is still in play, he can attack the opposite goal and score from anywhere on the pitch.

Technical

 - Travel quickly to the ball

- Identify when to decelerate

- To get in line with the ball and goal

- Be Big

- Arms down 

Tactical

 - Try to identify when to win possession 

Physical

 - Acceleration/Deceleration, pressure the ball

- Agility, to change direction when the attack shifts the ball

Psychological/Social

- Bravery


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Blocking Shots - 4v4

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Blocking Shots - 4v4 (20 mins)

Set Up

Pitch size 20 x 15. 

Free play 4v4,

Points: 

Goal = 1pt

Block Shot = 2pts

Technical

 - Travel quickly to the ball

- Identify when to decelerate

- To get in line with the ball and goal

- Be Big

- Arms down 

Tactical

 - Try to identify when to win possession through tackles and blocks

Physical

 - Acceleration/Deceleration, pressure the ball

- Agility, to change direction when the attack shifts the ball

Psychological/Social

- Bravery


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