Football/Soccer Session (Moderate): S21 - ATS (S3)

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Alexis Nieves-Richards, Adult Member

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Alexis Nieves-Richards
Name: Alexis Nieves-Richards
City: Highlands Ranch
Country: United States of America
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer

Description

Passing - Push (Inside)

1. Angle of approach – center

2. Supporting foot is next to the ball pointed at target

3. Head up observe your target

4. Contact ball - middle

5. Contact foot - inside

6. Ankle locked with toe pointed up

7. Follow through towards target with striking foot remaining open throughout

8. Body weight over the ball

9. Weight and accuracy of pass


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Warm Up

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Warm Up
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Warm Up (10 mins)

Organization:

1. Activity should take place within the 18 yard box/keeper box of the 5v5 field

2. One ball per player

Instructions:

1. Players juggle the ball using different surfaces dictated by the coach

2. Rotation

a. Thighs Only - thigh, catch, thigh catch. One point each time they catch the ball. Two thighs in a row equals three points.

b. Feet only - bounce, laces, catch. One point each time they catch the ball. Two laces in a row equals three points.

c. Combination - thigh, bounce, laces, catch. One point each time they catch the ball. No bounce equals three points.

3. Each round is 2 mins long

Coaching Points:

1. Body positioning

2. Correct body/foot surface

3. Drop the ball, do not throw it in the air

4. Can you keep the ball at eye level

Developments: (Progressions/Regressions)

1. P - Competition: the most is allotted time with specific surface


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Activity 1

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Activity 1 (15 mins)

Organization:

1. 10x20 grid set up as shown

2. Separate players into groups of two

3. One ball per group of two

Instructions:

1. Player A passes the ball to Player B trying to get it between Player B's legs.

2. Player B then tries to pass the ball between Player A's legs.

3. Players continue passing until allotted time has passed or allotted score has been reached. See progressions for round information.

4. Scoring:

a) If ball goes between player's legs = 2 points

b) If ball hits either of player's legs = 1 point

c) If ball does not touch player = 0 points

5. Players work together trying to gain the most points.  

Coaching Points:

Before and after each round, drop in a coaching point for the players to work on. See coaching points at the beginning of the session.

Progression(s):

1. Working together - first team to 10 points (do it twice or 5 minutes, which ever come first)

2. Working together - most points in 2 minutes

3. 1v1 - playing against each other: most points in 2 minutes

4. 1v1 - playing against each other: ladder, winners move up, losers move down

Regression(s):

1. Move players closer to each other


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Activity 2

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Activity 2 (15 mins)

Organization:

1. 20x20 grid set up as shown

2. Two teams

3. One ball per group (extras can be placed on the outside)

Instructions:

1. The game is to see how many times a player can knock the ball off the cone using various passing techniques

2. If player a knocks the ball of the cone then they replace the ball back on top of the cone while their partner gets ready.

3. Players will play for 2 minutes, add up points and move on to another partner. Select one side to move to their right while the opposite side stays put. Can do one round as a practice to make sure players understand the rules of the game. 

Coaching Points:

Before and after each round, drop in a coaching point for the players to work on. See coaching points at the beginning of the session.

Progressions:

1. Can only use weaker foot to score.

2. Change the distance.

3. Change the type of pass


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Scrimmage

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Scrimmage (15 mins)

Organization:

1. Activity should be played within the half. Dots are used to mark the kick off (yellow) and goal kicks (yellow). Tall oranges cones to be used as goals.

2. Three teams of 4 players

3. Two teams play while one team sits. No more than 5v5 - should always play 4v4 if possible. Can also play 3v3.

4. One ball

5. Games last 3 mins

Instructions:

1. Two teams play, trying to score a goal by dribbling through the two orange cones. Players will also get a point for doing one of the moves learned at sessions successfully. 

2. Once the time has expired, one team gets water while the sitting team steps on to the field of play.

3. Continue rotation of teams sitting vs playing until session is complete.

Coaching Points:

1. Body positioning

2. Field positioning

3. Making eye contact

4. When to pass vs when to dribble

Progression/Regression:

P - Winning team stays on the field (for U8 players only)


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