Football/Soccer Session (Academy Sessions): U10-11 GKs: 1V1 Scenarios/ Playing Round and Through

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Matthew Mackie, Adult Member

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Matthew Mackie
Name: Matthew Mackie
City: Portsoy
Country: United Kingdom
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer

Description

Introduce U10-11 GKs to techniques that can be used to effectively prevent goals in 1v1 scenarios. Aim to increase technical efficiency in performing the smother, block, spread or drop and react techniques. Additonally, aim to expose GKs to complex scenarios where they must identify triggers to help inform their decision making as to which technique is most effective for that scenario.


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

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Technical Activation (25 mins)

Set up/Organisation/Description:

  • 2 x 4x4 yard boxes
  • 1 GK in each and 1 feeder for each box

Instructions/Explanations:
Option 1:

  • GK moves to one of front cones based on coach command
  • GK gets into block shape and coaches gives 3 feeds to push back
  • GK drops into box and receives central volley
  • Feeder drops/ rolls ball for GK to smother

    Option 2:
  • Repeat Option 1 using spread technique

    Option 3:
  • GK choice of technique as activation
  • GK drop back for strike from floor
  • GKs switch box for feeder to attack central goal (GK decision to smother, block or spread)

Coaching points/learning objectives

  • Technical efficiency of smother, block, spread or drop and react
  • Decision Making (Choice of technique)
  • Front foot stance ready to move quickly
  • Bravery/ desire to keep the ball out of the goal

Progression:

  • Remove 1 box and have 1 working box. Add mini goals either side with feeder infront. GK distributes for players to attack mini goals in 1v1 scenario

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

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Technical Practice (20 mins)

Set up/Organisation/Description:

  • 1x 7 aside goal on end line
  • 3 x mini goals set up as shown

Instructions/Explanations:

  • Ball starts with coach who feeds at end goal via any service method
  • GK deals with ball, if he holds he can try finish in any of 3 mini goals
  • If GK in main goal conceeds players rotate clockwise
  • Aim is to stay at main goal as long as possible (1 point per round)
  • Middle player can finish rebounds or recieve pass for 2 touch finish
  • Any GK can finish in any goal, if ball leaves play it resumes with feed from GK coach

Coaching points/learning objectives

  • Small and constant adjustments in relation to ball
  • Weight on front of feet, present hands
  • Decision making on 1v1 technique (Smother, block, spread, stay and react)

Progression(s)

  • Increase playing area to reduce emphasis of blocking and increase decision making opportunities

Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Game-Related Practice

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Game-Related Practice (15 mins)

Set up/Organisation/Description:

  • 3 mannequins as shown
  • 1 player on each 
  • 1 feeder edge of box with supply of balls

Instructions/Explanations:

  • Ball starts with coach who touches either side and plays back pass to GK
  • Striker steps either side forcing GK to scan and touch away from pressure
  • GK plays to defender at that side who drops to receive or can play straight to CM (Defender plays to CM if they receive)
  • Defenders then become wingers with striker and CM will play a pass in to create 1v1 scenario (Encourage realistic attacking movement Drop deep/ Run accross face or wide on blindside)
  • If GK holds ball break out and roll into mini goals (transition)

Coaching points/learning objectives

  • Angle to support back pass
  • Weight/ accuracy of pass
  • Choice and technical efficiency of technique
  • Organisation/ Communication to defender

Progression(s)

  • 1 red recovers as defender upon pass
  • Add defender- becomes 2v1 in tight space and GK must process recovering defender location when making decision

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

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Conditioned Game (15 mins)

Set up/Organisation/Description:

  • Pitch width of 18 yard box and 35 yards length
  • 1v1 in middle with 2 wide wall players (Can use coach here)
  • 1x GK in each 11 aside goal

Instructions/Explanations:

  • 1 goal is assigned as Champion goal; 2nd goal is goal 1
  • 2 players in middle play 1v1 game aiming to score in opposition goal
  • Player can use GK or wide players to maintain possession/ create 1v1 scenario against opposition GK
  • If ball exits play then coach quickly feeds in another
  • If a GK conceeds in their goal they must exit their goal and player who scored enters goal 1
  • If CHAMP conceeds then player in goal 1 becomes CHAMP
  • Can only score a point by surviving a round in the CHAMP goal; aim is to get there and stay as long as possible
  • Highest points total wins

    Progression:
  • Wide player can enter play when receiving ball to create 2v1 scenario
  • Opposite wide player can enter and make a 3rd man run

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