Football/Soccer Session (Mixed age): Tarrytown-1st Touch-8/24

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Jeremy Williams, Adult Member

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Jeremy Williams
Name: Jeremy Williams
City: New Rochelle
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 6 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer

Description

Key Learning Outcomes:

Communication and connection, surface chosen to take first touch


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): XAVI-MESSI

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XAVI-MESSI

Juggling-Warm Up (15 minutes)

-1 touch, 1 bounce, 2 touches 1 bounce, 3 touches 1 bounce etc.

Dynamic Stretching (10 minutes)

Organization:

-Large rectangular area set up as shown

Instructions:

Players dribbling inside the area, as they dribble they try to cut into and behind the other players imagining they are opposing defenders. Players should be looking for space.

--Challenges--

1) 50 touches while moving around the entire area (Messi)-

2) Most touches in 45 seconds

3) Get outside of area, XAVI turn and get back into the area 10 times (Messi, Xavi, Ronaldo)

Coaching Points:

Messi-

• Pinky toe to dribble

• Small quick touches

• Head up to look for gaps

Ronaldo-

• Lots of space, take bigger touches

• Pick up head after every touch

Xavi-

• Realizing there is no space

• Ball out of feet

• Head up after turn

• Acceleration out of turn

Progressions:


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Unopposed

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Unopposed

Organization:

-Five triangles set up as shown in a 30 x 15 yard area

Instructions:

1) Players dribbling throughout the central area pass to players who are stationed within the triangles.

2) PLayers within the triangles take their first touch out of the triangle and look for a new player (inside of a triangle) to play to

Coaching Points:

• Connection(eyes) and Communication (Hands and Voice)

• Quality of pass-Accuracy and Weight

• Quality of First Touch-Direction and Weight

• Scan the field before recieving the ball

Progressions:

When the ball enters the triangle, player must exit from a different side with their first touch

Different methods to recieve the ball (inside,outside)

Improvisation/Creativity-Can you take the ball out in a creative way

Allow ball to roll accross the body through the legs

Add in defenders


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

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Semi-Opposed

Organization:

-Using the same area as the previous activity adding two cones in the middle to make 3 channels

Instructions:

1) Player A dribbles up to the third line, performs and U-Turn.

2) Player A then makes eye contact after the turn and dribbles to the secon dline, once they reach the second line they pass to the next player in line.

3) After passing, player A jogs straight toward player B to provide semi opposed pressure. Player B takes a first touch (tap around) to beat the player, the activity continues the same way.

Coaching Points:

• Be prepared to receve the ball

• Get the ball out o your feet upon receiving

• Weight of first touch

• Distance of first touch

• Head up "Scanning" before taking a touch--Know where you want to go

Progressions:

P-Two lines playing pass and pressure, no dribbling


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

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Fully Opposed

Organization:

Using same channels as previous activity, set up pugs to the left and right of 3 of the sections as shown

Instructions:

1) Players of each color pinnie line up across playing area (the area shaded) from each other in equal lines

2) Players pass back and fourth to each other, on the coaches command the player about to recive the ball takes a first touch and tries to score in either goal.

3) The player player who passed the ball is defneding trying to prevent the other player from scoring and also trying to score themselves.

4) Players must always return to the end of the same line.

5) To begin all players take two touches.

Coaching Points:

• Weight of first touch

• Direction of touch

• On toes ready to recieve

• Deception of first touch

• End product

Progressions:

P-One touch passing


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 3v3 Tournament

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3v3 Tournament

Organization:

2 fields 3v3

Instructions:

- 3 lines of attack-Striker, Midifelder, Defender

Coaching Points:

• Create as much space as possible for the player in possession

• Try to create a triangle at all to give good angles of support

• Look for gaps in the defense to use messi touches to get through

• First thought to play forwardand if nothing is on, play back to start again

Minimal Coaching

Progressions:


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Movement
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Custom Movement
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Pass
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Dribble
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