Football/Soccer Session (Moderate): passing and receiving.

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Stephen Timson, Adult Member

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Stephen Timson
Name: Stephen Timson
City: liverpool
Country: United Kingdom
Rank: Elite – 0 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer

Description

Key Learning Outcomes

• Movement to open passing lane

• Awareness of pressure as the ball is passed (checking of shoulder)

• Quality of pass (weight and accuracy of pass)

• Breaking line with back foot or front foot based on how quickly the pressure is coming

• Awareness of what is beyond the 1st defender to determine whether to take this touch and if so the distance of this touch

• Decision making when go to full pressure (Direction of touch to beat pressure)


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Unopposed

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Unopposed
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Unopposed (20 mins)

Organization:

Set up as above

Instructions:

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

• Middle player checks away and comes back at an angle to receive the ball, on the opposite side of player A's preparation touch.

• Player B has two touches, one to control and one to find the target player.

• Player C reacts to the touch and creates an angle for the pass rather than a straight line.

• On the way back, Player C drives into space.

• Player B runs to block and Player C performs skill move to beat the player.

Coaching Points:

1) Movement to open passing lane

2) Quality of pass (weight and accuracy)

3) Breaking the line with the back foot (no pressure)-Open up and recivive accross the body

4) Side-on body shape as ball is played

Progressions:

1. Player B looks to spin their first touch (inside of foot) around the corner and play the pass.

2. Player B uses outside of foot to spin ball around the corner and play the pass.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Semi Opposed

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Semi Opposed (15 mins)

Organization:

Set up as above - narrower channels (8 yards) so that receiving to turn on back foot is harder to accomplish. Tight space means that pass may have to go to middle player with pressure on their back.

Instructions:

Play begins with player on ball taking a touch out of his feet to one side or another. Middle player checks away and comes back to receive the ball.

He has two touches, one to control and one to find the target player. Player C blocks the pass to D and as the pass is made, pressures B from behind.

Player B takes touch inside and finds D.

Player D dribbles back at speed.

A becomes defender, B becomes targetman, C becomes attacker, D becomes original passer.

Progression: Player D beats Player C with Ronaldo chop/Maradona/V-move etc on way back.

Coaching Points:

1) Angle of movement of player B

2) Front foot v. back foot

3) Movement of target to create passing lane.

4) Quality of pass (WEIGHT OF PASS)

5) Checking shoulder/ Feel for defender (Where are they?!)

Progressions:

1. Player B looks to spin their first touch (inside of foot) around the corner and play the pass.

2. Player B uses cruyff touch to beat defender who gambles inside to cut off touch/pass

Fully Opposed

Send defender from another channel, count how many points you get.

P. Go to goal - alternate which channels go.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Small Sided Game

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Small Sided Game (30 mins)

Organization:

4v4 Game

Instructions:

3 teams playing 4v4. Winners stay on. Play for 2 minutes or 1 goal, whichever comes first.

Coaching Points:

- Creating space as a team

- Creating space as an individual

- Quality of first touch (weight, direction, based on pressure)

- Awareness of surroundings (scan field)


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Screen 4

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Screen 4 (30 mins)

Session date: 19/10/15

Venue: Sunday league team

Players: 9-11 year olds, 12 people, good ability

Topic: passing and receiving.

Description: This was my second time coaching a good ability group of players so i decided to do a more game related drill that would help them improve passing the ball as well as receiving it.

Feelings: I was a lot more confident this week in coaching a higher quality session following last week as the group i worked with the week before proved they know how to listen and work hard to try and do what i have explained to them to do.

Prior- I was excited to do this session as it was my second time working with players with higher ability.

During- the session went how i planned and was enjoyable to coach, the players worked hard for me and tried their best to follow what i had asked them to do. Once the session was flowing it became enjoyable as i added a shooting part into the end of the drill. So therefor if the player wanted to set himself up well for a shot he had to do the first part well, the way i showed them how to.

Post- Was happy with how it went, i feel like i prefer coaching older players with higher ability as i can push my coaching ability more and more instead of feeling like i'm babysitting with younger players.

Evaluation: the session went how i planned and was enjoyable to coach, the players worked hard for me and tried their best to follow what i had asked them to do. Once the session was flowing it became enjoyable as i added a shooting part into the end of the drill. So therefor if the player wanted to set himself up well for a shot he had to do the first part well, the way i showed them how to.

Analysis: Was happy with how it went, i feel like i prefer coaching older players with higher ability as i can push my coaching ability more and more instead of feeling like i'm babysitting with younger players.

Action plan: I think am good at getting there on time and setting up the session ready to go before the players turn up. I think my communication needs to improve or maybe change the way i speak to them because i had previously been working with younger players.


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