Football/Soccer Session (Academy Sessions): Passing moving

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Mark Jones, Adult Member

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Mark Jones
Name: Mark Jones
City: Denbigh
Country: United Kingdom
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer

Description

Passing and moving session developing technical use of the mechanics of passing

Skills developed through competition and defending, and development of passing in a small-sided game.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Technical

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Technical (15 mins)

 

Passing (moving)

Technical

Key Factors: Mechanics of passing. Incorporating movement

Organisation:

·         3 Coaches

·        12-14 players split 4 players x 3 groups (adapt depending on players attraining)

·        half are bibbed

·        1 coned triangle (4 players)

·        1 small square (4 players

·        1 large square (4 players)

·        5 balls (warm-up would need 12+ balls so they can have 1 each)

 

Aim of the session

Practice passing/moving/receivingthrough repetition

Applying the mechanics in an unopposedand opposed scenario

 

Technical

3 groups asillustrated

Short pass zone / Pass and Movetriangle / Long or short pass zone

Short pass Zone:. Players to pass back andforth using the mechanics. Players tomove left or right after pass and return to the middle for the return pass.

Progressions: Can they use their weaker foot, 2touch to 1 touch. Ask players to callright or left or cone colour and make their partner run around it.

Pass and Move triangle: Playerspass and move in a triangle. Double up on the first cone. Pass. Follow pass

Progression:Players can decide to change direction of the pass / move to one touch pass

Short or Long Passing zone:Playersvary short and long passing. Players todecide when to come short and when to retreat back to receive

Rotategroups so all players get a turn on each zone

Mechanics

·        Passing

·        Look at target

·        Eye on ball

·        Angle of approach

·        Non kicking foot alongside ball in comfortable position

·        Strike centre of ball with chosen surface

·        Firm ankle

·        Follow through to target

 

Observation/interventionconsiderations: 

Based on observations, demonstrate how to receive the ball andopen body to be ready to perform the mechanics and give yourself space to moveaway from your marker.

Are players communication the long or short pass.

Are players communicating a change of direction in the trianglezone?

Are players performing the technical element correctly.

Coaching position: One coach eitherside outside the practice perimeter moving to observe mechanics and all aspectsof technique and practice

Is the practice area appropriatelysized? Consider fatigue, opportunity toapply the technique in the space laid out. Based on observations, increase or decrease area size.

Monitoring pairs are the abilitylevels matched fairly. Provide feedback on technique and praising / encouraginggood technique


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Skill

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Skill (15 mins)

Key Factors

· Skill practice - introducing opposition

· Passing, receiving

Organisation:  As per Technical - everything remainsin place

 

Practice:

As per the technicalpractice. Players keep count of passescompleted in 60 seconds and coach notes down

All groups do a roundon each station to determine overall winner. The clock is the opposition and puts pressure on the players to performthe skill more quickly.

Observation/intervention/considerations: 

·        is the technical element being maintained with the increased tempo?

·        stop the practice if there is continued mis-control of the ball toremind how to control and the mechanics

·        Will you get more passes in by rushing and then chasing a loose ball, orby being controlled and accurate and keeping the ball?

Two rounds.  Can groups beat their previous tally?


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): SSG

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SSG (15 mins)

KeyFactors: Small-sided game

 Organisation

·       Cones for corner boxes (target)

·       1 ball in play (spares around the perimeter forcoach to keep the play live and tempo up

·       2teams

 

Small-sidedgame

Goalsscored by passing the ball to a team mate who receives it in the coned area andleaves it there. Most balls in each colour zone wins. Either time or when ballsrun out

 

Conditions:

·       Blue must receive the pass in the blue squares, redsin the red.

·       Players can only move into the score zone once apass is on to receive. They cannot wait in the score zone.

·       After goal scored, the ball is reintroduced randomlyto any team by the coach and play continues.

 

Challenges

basedon observations introduce 3/4/5 passes before goal

 

 Progressions/Regressions

·       Increase/decrease the score zone size

·       Reduce to one score zone for each team

 

Observations

·       Are players using space to create passingopportunities? Group intervention

·       Are players moving to create different angles tosupport the player on the ball? Group intervention

·       Are players still performing the skill correctly?Individual intervention


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