Football/Soccer Session (Beginner): ASE Academy - Finishing/Striking Ball

Profile Summary

Justin Almquist
Name: Justin Almquist
City: Richland
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 2 points
Membership: Young Member
Sport: Football/Soccer

Description

A finishing session with focus on striking the ball from ground.


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

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Ball Mastery (15 mins)

Organization:

1. 1 Player, 1 Ball & cone (as seen above).

Instructions:

1. Homework review

- Shuffles + take

- Inside/out + roll

- V's

- Volleys in pairs

- Juggling

Coaching Points:

1. On toes.

2. Hopping on non - kicking foot.

3. Small touches.

4. Use arms to balance.

5. Use of hips.

Progressions:

N/A


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): SAQ + Shooting Circuit

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SAQ + Shooting Circuit (15 mins)

Working in pairs, one player works while other does active rest.

A) 5 pushups

B) 2 legged hops over gates

C) wall passes

D) speed ladder

E) Messi dribble

F) Lunges

G) Fake and take + shot


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

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Technical Unopposed (15 mins)

Organization:

- Players work in pairs and are 30 yards apart.

- Cone with the ball on top is evenly in between the two players.

Instructions:

- Players are looking to strike the ball to knock the ball off the cone.

- The non shooting partner must replace ball on cone if hit off

Coaching Points:

- Locking ankle on contact.

- Placement of non kicking foot.

- Stepping into and following through on shot.

- Angled apporach to ball.

Progressions:

P - Time limit. Winner after 3mins

P - Winner moves up the ladder to "top field"


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 1 v 1 Unopposed

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1 v 1 Unopposed (15 mins)

Organization:

- 20 x 25 area set up as shown

- Two goals with keepers

- Players positioned as seen in diagram.

- 1 Ball per players (additional on outside)

Instructions:

- (A) Players dribble to the middle cone then look to turn and strike the ball at goal.

- (B) Player checks to the cone, pulls away to receive pass & strikes at goal after 1 touch

Coaching Points:

- Observation of GK and target to choose striking surface.

- Ball out of feet after turn for correct observation and apporach.

Progressions:

P - After shooting player turns to become passive defender for next attacker

P - After shooting player must run to goal & become goalkeeper


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 1 v 1 Opposed

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1 v 1 Opposed (15 mins)

Organization:

- 30 x 20 yard area set up as shown

- 12 players set up as shown (6 attackers & 6 defenders)

- Supply of balls by the coach

Instructions:

- Teams lines up either side of the coach/server

- As coach passes ball out one player from each line races out 1v1 to the ball

- Player that wins ball is the attacker & aims to score in either goal

- Defender can win ball back & attempt to score in goals

- Play until goal is scored or ball leaves playing area

Coaching Points:

- Be quick to the ball

- Observe position of Defender as you arrive to the ball

- 1st touch to set up next action; dribble, move, shot?

- If you don’t get there first, defend the goal by getting your body between the player and the goal

- Finishing technique: disguised, power vs finesse?

Progressions:

P - Can only score in specific goal

P - One team are Attackers. Defenders now pass the ball out for Attackers

P - After attacking, players stay for next pair; becomes 2v2 game. New Attackers can only score

P - Add goalkeepers


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Conditioned Game

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Conditioned Game (15 mins)

Organization:

- 30 x 40 area set up as shown

- 12 players (2 teams of 6 including goalkeepers)

- 1 ball (additional on outside)

Instructions:

- Teams line up with two defenders & three attackers

- Players are not allowed to move out of their zone (2v3 in each attacking half)

- Team in possession aim to get ball into attacking half to score

- After set time rotate players

Coaching Points:

- Review of sessions learning outcomes being translated into the game

- Create space for early shooting opportunity

- Combination & Connection with fellow attackers

Progressions:

P - One touch finishing


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