Football/Soccer Session (U16): supporting angles

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Michael Jimenez, Adult Member

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Michael Jimenez
Name: Michael Jimenez
City: huntington
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 0 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Warmup

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

Organization:

4 players in a square, 2 in the middle.

8 yard square

Corner A and C have two players. The rest have one player.

Instructions:

Pass and follow the pass, as illustrated

The ball always goes back to the middle to then go to the corners

Player in the middle has to turn either 90 or 180 degrees

The ball is always moving.

Play two touches to get the rhythm of the activity.

If needed, start with ball in hands to learn the pattern

Coaching Points:

Middle player to check the shoulder before receiving "on toes"

Receive with the furthest foot

Pass with the other foot

Progressions:

Play one touch in the corner (The center player always plays two touches though) OR

Expand the space


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 2v2+1

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2v2+1 (20 mins)

Organization:

10x20 channel. 2v2+1 to possess. Use #6,8, and 10 as +1s.

Instructions:

5 consecutive passes is a point. 3 minute games. Winning team moves up the ladder, loser moves down. After last game the losing teams in the two lowest divisions do pushups.

Coaching Points:

Movement/positioning to create width and depth.

When to play quickly, when to play slowly

Angles and distances to combine

Open body shape

Communication

Progressions:

P-Add touch limit

P/R-Adjust number of consecutive passes required to score, as needed


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 2v2+3

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2v2+3 (20 mins)

Organization:

10x20 channel. 2v2+3.

Instructions:

Two attacking wingers must stay on the outside line of the channel. Two defenders in the middle. Three neutrals: two end target players and one roaming midfielder. Attacking wingers score by moving the ball from one target player to the other. Attackers must use the neutral midfielder each time to get the point. If defenders win the ball they play a target player ASAP then move to the wing positions to attack, other team moves into the channel to defend.

Coaching Points:

Movement/positioning to create width and depth.

When to play quickly, when to play slowly

Angles and distances to combine and penetrate

Open body shape

Communication

Progressions:

P - Touch limit.


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

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Free Play (30 mins)

Organization:

- Full field

- 3 teams of 5 players

Instructions:

- Two teams play 3 minute small sided games of 5 vs. 5.

- Winner stays on.

- In the case of a draw, new team stays.

Coaching Points:

Pre-Action:

- Mentality (pass and move, high tempo, speed of thought)

- Movement off the ball to identify / create space and open passing lanes

- Selection of appropriate receiving technique

- Selection of appropriate passing technique

Action:

- Angle and distance of preparation touch

- Weight, angle, timing, trajectory and shape of pass

Post-Action:

- Mentality (pass and move, high tempo, speed of thought)

- Movement off the ball to identify / create space and open passing lanes

- Provide supporting angles for 1st attacker

Progressions:


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