Football/Soccer Session (Mixed age): Valley Stream GK Clinic Week 1

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Duane Pena, Adult Member

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Duane Pena
Name: Duane Pena
City: New York
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 6 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Handball

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Handball

Organization:

1 Small sided field, the width of the 18 and as wide as you have available (18x40), 5v5

(field size can change depending on space available/number of players and their ages)

Instructions:

Players have try to throw or roll the ball in the opposing pug goal.

3 steps and/or 3 seconds to get rid of the ball.

No use of feet.

Pass ins everytime the ball goes out of bounds (like basketball)

Keep score

Coaching Points:

Have Fun,

Let them get a sweat going.

Assess and Identify who is athletic and who is has good technique and who might struggle during the session.

Do not make any stoppages, coach big errors on the fly. Keep any coaching points short and sweet.

Progressions:


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Ball Mastery Warmup

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Ball Mastery Warmup

Organization:

All GK's moving around the 18 yard box.

All with a ball in hand

Instructions:

Players move around the area. skipping, bouncing a ball and catching it.

Coaching Points:

Progression 1:

Skipping around the area, not bumping into anyone Bounce the ball (every five steps or so, not every step like they are double-dribbiling in basketball). make a contour save, pause. Take inventory, make sure the picture looks right.

The contour save - Thumbs behind the ball, not quite touching. Hands bend or contour around the ball. Elbows bent (not locked) and in (not flared out wide like a chicken). Keep the ball off the body.

Progressiong 2:

Shuffling side to side (no heel clicks). sometimes to the right, sometimes to the left while moving aound the area. Bounce the ball hard let it go over your head, then make a basket catch.

The Basket Catch - Wrists together, palms facing toward the sky. catch the ball with arms and hug it to chest. Bend at the waist and keep head and chest over the ball.

Progression 3:

Four balls only now. Players move around the box dynamicly, shuffle, jog, back pedal, whatever. Players with the ball make eye contact with someone who does not have the ball, communcicate (Yea! or Find me! or Keeper!) then they roll the ball to a new keeper that keeper makes a scoop save.

Scoop save - wrists together, palms facing the sky, backs of hands touching the ground and player makes a ramp with his arms. As the ball comes up the ramp, he hugs it in to his chest being sure to keep his head and chest over the ball. Move forward to attack the ball if its slow, if its moving with speed, players wait and holds his ground and makes his ramp.

Bowling the ball - (just like a pass) player steps with the foot opposite of the one hes holding the ball with. plant foot faces his target. Players rolls the ball like he is bowling, being sure to release the ball when his hand is as low to the ground as possible. the object is to have as little bounce as possible when rolling.

Progressiong 4:

Same as last progression,but instead of bowling the ball, players look to deliver a sling throw across the box, Keepers use contour savesor basket catches to recive the ball.

Sling Throw - player steps with the foot opposite of the one he's holding the ball with. plant foot faces his target player holds the ball with the crux of his wrist, hand and forearm. cocks back and throws he ball, (not sideways) trying to keep it pointed straight towards 12 O'clock as is naturally comfortable. (some players might be 1 O'clock, some it might be 2 O'clock.

Progressions:

(See Above)


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Main theme - moving and handling

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Main theme - moving and handling

Organization:

2 sets of 5 cones 6 yards apart

Instructions:

Player must serve!

Players must zig zag through the cones, get set. and recieve a volley. Then they jog to the opposite line.

No more than three people on line resting at a time. (if you have more players, make another station)

Coaching Points:

Set position:

feet shoulder width apart, knees slightly bent, hands neutral (as if they were holding an invisible ball at their belly button). Weight slightly forward (nose over toes). head forward eyes focused on the ball.

Contour save vs basket catch.

When the ball is above the chest = contour save

When the beall is below the chest = basket catch

Scoop vs Front Smother

When the ball is hit slow to moderate along the ground = scoop

When the ball is hit hard or is bouncing = front smother

Front Smother -

set position - wrists together, backs of hands on the ground. smother the ball with chest, push forward on toes, land on forearms. chest smothers the ball.

Progressions:

Every player gets at least 10 serves (volleys), then switch server

Every player gets at least 10 serves (ball on the ground, driven push pass) then switch server

*Tip - coach the service first, set the standard high. Then get in and fix GK techninque


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Shadow Goalkeeping!

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Shadow Goalkeeping!

Organization:

2 GKS in the goal at the same time!!

one cone even with the post, 3 yards up, the other cone on the 6 (both sides)

Instructions:

2 GKS start on their knees. In the center of the goal mouth, one on the goal line, the other half way between the goal line and the 6.

Coach yells Up! and then the players shoot one by one from the top of the 18 on both GKs at the same time.

The front GK makes the save, the back GK or the shadow is there to clean up any mess ups.

Once they are done, the two GKS switch position.

Each team of two goes through the game once.

Coaching Points:

look for proper handling technique, proper shuffle step.

always try to keep chest behind the ball, move your feet so you can get your chest behind the ball and scoop, smother, basket or contour.

on contour saves, look for players to their arms as shock absobers, absorb the ball with bent elbows, dont bat at the ball

Progressions:


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