Football/Soccer Session (U14): Westfield - W1 - Passing

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Abigail Katz, Adult Member

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Abigail Katz
Name: Abigail Katz
City: Livingston
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 2 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer

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

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warm-up (10 mins)

Organization:

30x30 yard grid

3 pinnies

2 balls (extras on outside of grid)

Instructions:

3 Players start off as defenders holding a pinnie each in there hand.

Defenders must look to simply touch a ball or force a ball out of play via a bad pass/touch from an attacker, if they do this the attacker who lost possession takes the pinnie and becomes a defender and the previous defender becomes an attacker.

Attackers must help each other to keep possession of both soccer balls.

Coaching Points:

Communication

Awareness of space/pressure etc.

Try to play to back foot and turn to switch ball in other direction when receive it if possible

Quality/weight of passes.

Angles/distances of support

Speed of play

Can you combine or switch play to releive pressure

Constantly re-evaluate your position (can I be in a better position?)

Progressions:

Simply add/remove balls/defenders until have the correct balance between challenge/success


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Technical 2

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Technical 2 (10 mins)

Organization:

1. 40 x 30 yard area set up as shown

2. groups of 4

3. 1 ball per group

Instructions:

1. Player A passes a ball to player B and continues in the direction to go behind player D.

2. Player B controls the pass and plays to player C.

2. This rotation continues

3. Make this into a competition. First team to make 10 passes wins.

Coaching Points:

1. Non-kicking foot placed on the side of the ball pointing at the target

2. Head up observe target

3. Working on inside-push pass: use inside surface of kicking foot, heel down, toe up

4. Strike through the middle of the ball

5. Follow through the pass to target with passing foot

6. Weight and accuracy of Pass

Progressions/Regressions:

1. R/P - Shortne/Increase distance


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

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Main Theme (15 mins)

Organization:

Three groups of four players, each set up in their own zone.

Players from zone 1 pair up with someone from zone 2

20 x 40 grid, two zones of 20x15, middle zone is 20x10

Instructions:

1. Players A are partners. They try to successfully pass the ball through the grid without it getting intercepted.

2. Players in the middle can intercept any ball.

If the ball is intercepted, the player that passed the ball switches with the player that intercepted the ball.

3. Players can move throughout their zone of the grid to try and find a clear passing lane through to their partner.

Coaching Points:

1. Non-kicking foot placed on the side of the ball pointing at the target

2. Head up observe target

3. Use inside surface of kicking foot, heel down, toe up

4. Strike through the middle of the ball

5. Follow through the pass to target with passing foot

6. Weight and accuracy of Pass

Progressions:

R1- less defenders in area


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Full pressure/game utilization

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Full pressure/game utilization (15 mins)

Organization:

Three teams of four players, each set up in their own zone.

1 ball

Instructions:

Coaching Points:

White team at one end must make 3 consecutive passes before looking to switch the ball to the other team in the opposite end zone. Meanwhile the blue team may send 1 player in to win the ball. If successfully won by blue, they switch zones with the team they won the ball from

Coaching Points:

- Quality of short passing, first touch, communication and movement to posses the ball

- Quality of pass to get the ball through the middle grid

- Timing of long pass - Don't force it.

Progressions/Regressions:

-Increase/decrease size of areas

R-less defenders in center area


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Free Play

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Free Play (20 mins)

Organization:

20x30 field

3v3

Instructions:

Free Play

If ball goes out, kick or dribble in

Coaching Points:

3 lines of attack, 1 defender, 1 midfielder, 1 forward.


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