Football/Soccer Session (First Team): Teaching the forward dive

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Daniel Solli, Adult Member

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Daniel Solli
Name: Daniel Solli
City: Port Chester
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 3 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Technical Warm Up

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Technical Warm Up

Teaching the forward dive/front smother

Organization: 8x8 yard triangle

Instructions: Goalkeeper in middle of triangle works back and forth for set # of reps. Servers on outside will play in balls. Goalkeeper needs to make save in goal. That side of triangle represents a mini goal and goal line that the GK needs to protect. Activity starts with balls played to feet and 1 touch pass back. Progress to handing (W and basket catches-no dives) Progress to front smother when players are warm and have worked hands and feet. Also, advance after footwork is clean.

Coaching Points:

-GK must attack ball and move in front of line before set

-GK must work on correct (forward dive/front smother technique)

-Set position

-Get in line with the ball

-Eyes fixed on ball

-Dive forward and in front of ball

-Both hands close to each other and behind ball

-Use body to protect ball

Progressions:

-Go to big goal


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Technical-Tactical in big goal

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Technical-Tactical in big goal

Teaching the forward dive/front smother

Organization: Inside the 18

Instructions: Servers in 3 locations. Server in middle plays ball into hands/feet. Servers on wings play for GK working to forward dive to make save. Variations can be made to which server strikes when. Variations can also be made on the type of service.

Coaching Points:

-GK must attack ball and move in front of line before set

-GK must work on correct (forward dive/front smother technique)

-Set position

-Get in line with the ball

-Eyes fixed on ball

-Dive forward and in front of ball

-Both hands close to each other and behind ball

-Use body to protect ball

Progressions:

-Use GKs in game with team


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