Football/Soccer Session (Moderate): Day 1: Individual technique, Shielding, Escaping.... (Start Time: 2016-02-15 15:00:00)

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Todd Ledbetter
Name: Todd Ledbetter
City: Chattanooga
Country: United States of America
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Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Individual Technical

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Individual Technical (30 mins)

A: Player Checks back, performs a prefake and then gets faced up as quickly as possible using either 1) a self pass or 2) a quick turn. Weaves through cones using designated foot. Explodes to Cone, gets around it and makes an accurate pass back to his support (partner). 45 seconds. Coaching Points: 1) Explain need for getting faced up quickly. 2) Teach when/how to do a self pass. 3) Teach a quick turn. 4) Only allow these moves today as many will want to do something tricky that will result in a turn over. Emphasize keeping the ball. 5) Keep the ball close while weaving, longer touch when exploding into space. 6) ACCURATE pass to partner's feet. 7) Coach ways to increase speed of play 8) Active rest for Partner.

B. Player will simulate dribbling at speed and having to turn out of eventual pressure (Coaching Stick). 1 Partner will go for 45s only using a Cruyff. Cruyff Must be performed correctly. Cut with R/L, next touch with opposite foot keeping the body b/t ball and defender. Next touch must be played back to his support (partner). Switch feet after each partner goes 1 way. for 45 s. Next add a cut with the outside of the foot. Keeping body between ball and defender. Pass made with his other foot.

Coaching Points: 1) Teach how to dribble with speed with the outside of foot. 2) Demonstrate a proper Cruyff/Outside of the foot chop/cut. 3) Body kept between ball and defender will help us retain possession, 4) ACCURATE pass to support's feet. 5) Coach ways to increase speed of play 6) Active reest for partner.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Shielding

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Shielding (10 mins)

Shielding: 10x10 Box, 30 Sec. A) 1 player is designated offense, other D. If D wins the ball, the O gets it back into grid as soon as possible. B) 30 Sec whoever has the ball at the end wins.

Coaching Points: Players must be able to hold someone off while staying composed mentally and physically on the ball1) Stay Composed. Welcome the contact. Be brave on the ball. 2) Sideways stance to create distance b/t ball and defender. 3) Feel the defender 4) This is a shielding exercise, not an escaping exercise. 5) This should be very physical without "fouling." 6) Manipulate the ball as needed.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Escaping

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Escaping (25 mins)

Escape Tunnel's: Here we will teach the kids how to recieve the ball, under pressure, stay composed on the ball and escape into avaliable space to break pressure. Groups of 6. 10x15yds 1 group at a time. Attacking Player starts with the ball between her feet and the defender on her back. The D player pokes the ball b/t her legs into the middle of the grid to start the game. The Att wins by dribbling through a gate on the end line. The D wins if the ball leaves the grid.

Coaching Points: 1) The Att shouldn't conceded more ground than necessary. His 1st touch should be angled to one side or the other. 2) Can they prefake to unbalance an aggressive defender?

3) He doesn't have to touch the ball everytime he moves. He can fake one way and leave the ball where it is and go back to it as he explodes out of his move. 4) Stay composed! Be brave and strong on the ball. 4) Move to the next more game like progression. Balls now come from a service into the grid, on the ground, in the air, bouncing, etc... Coach will serve the ball in.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 1 v1, 2 v 2, to Targets

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1 v1, 2 v 2, to Targets (25 mins)

A: 1 V 1 + T. The grid is 20x10. 1 minute. Inside the grid it's 1v1. Outside the grid are 2 Targets that can not enter grid. Targets are 2 touch and must stay active to create open passing seams to support the player on the ball. Again, they have 2 touches to return the ball to that player. 1 player will start as the Att. He gets a point for everytime he gets the ball to the opposite target player. He CAN pass the ball back to the target player that he got the ball from for 1 point but then must go the the other Target player to get another point. If the D win the ball, he now becomes that Att.

Coaching Points: 1) Encourage the attacker to break pressure and advance the ball ASAP. 2) He must then quickly get in support of the Target. 3) Composure on the ball. 4) How crafty can they be to break pressure w/o giving the ball up? 5) Progression: A) Targets CAN play to each other. B) Targets are 1 touch to increase the ATT player's urgency to support the Target.

B: 2 v 2 + T: Same rules as above.

Coaching Points: 1) Same as above. 2) How can 1 Att's run open up space for the other attacker to get the ball and advance it up the field? 3) Progression: The Att MUST play to the 2nd Att before they can go fwd.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 6 v 6 +T

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6 v 6 +T (25 mins)

6 v6 +4 to Goals: We will now progress to a more game like scenario. 5 minute games. Unlimited touch EXCEPT the finish, The finish must be 1-2 touch. If the Att team plays to a Target player, they will get 1 point and maintain possession of the ball while attacking the other direction. If the Att team scores on the big goal, they will get 2 points and possession will go to the other team. If the Att team shoots on the big goal and either A) misses or B) the keeper makes the save, possession will go to the Def team.

Coaching Points: 1) Is the player staying composed on the ball? Are they strong and brave while under pressure? 2) What are the players doing to escape pressure? 3) Are they conceding ground when they don't have to? 5) Are they getting in IMMEDIATE support of the Target player?


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Bayern Munich

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Bayern Munich (10 mins)

Fitness: Bayern Munich Drill.

Weave the cones. When you get to the top of the cones, leave the ball, then sprint to the begining and top the cone. Turn and sprint back to the ball, and weave with the ball back to the begining. Continue this pattern for 45 sec.


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