Football/Soccer Session (Academy Sessions): RDS Peddie - First Touch (Developmental)

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Juan Figueira, Adult Member

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Juan Figueira
Name: Juan Figueira
City: Hillsborough
Country: United States of America
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer

Description

Learning Outcomes:

1. Understand why it is important to take a first touch that sets us up for an immediate next action.

2. Look up after we take the first touch on possession.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Race Games

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Race Games (15 mins)

Organization:

- 12x12 meters square or adjust as necessary.

- 4 teams of 3 players (can have 1 or 2 teams with 4 players).

- Grid is divided with 4 zones on each side as shown.

Instructions:

- White team works with Red team: 4 targets and 2 players in the middle. Players in the middle switch places with targets after highfiving them in each zone, player that was in endzone is now in middle square. Blue team tries to tag players in middle zone. Once the 2 in the midle get tagged, player from outerzone can come in and 'rescue' tagged players by tagging them again.

Coaching Points/Questions:

- Can we position ourselves in a location where it is easier for our teammate to high five?

- Can we see the space and accelerate?


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

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Technical Repetitions (20 mins)

Organization:

- Same set up as before, with the addition of 1 ball per team. Players are now playing ball on target zones.

Instructions:

- White Team: passes the ball clockwise and ball has to go from zone to zone.

- Red Team: same as white team but counter-clockwise rotation.

- Blue Team: passes ball clockwise or counter-clockwise.

- Every pass is a point, if a ball hits another ball or a player from a different point, then the team loses all of its points.

Coaching Points/Questions:

- Can we find a clear path to the ball when we recieve?

- Can we 'catch' the ball with our foot (straight line underneath chest)?

- Can we recognize when to receive with the back foot?

Progressions:

(1) One of the teams defends in the middle.

(2) Upon coach's command, change direction.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 1v1

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1v1 (20 mins)

Organization:

- Same grid as prior activities and teams from prior activities.

- Blue team is now in the center and defends.

Instructions:

- Teams of 3 players, keep passing the ball with the same intention as the previous activity (technical repetitions). However, now a player has the option of crosssing to the opposite-side end zone by dribbling and beating a defender, or keep passing. If a successfully, dribbles across, he/she gets 5 points.

- Defenders cannot go into end zones. If defender wins possession, now he/she needs to dribble to a safe zone (endzone) and his/her team can now start the rotation.

Coaching Points/Questions:

- After I take a first touch, can I look up and see: (1) can I go through center? (2) Should I pass to a teammate.

- What if I recognize space behind or to the side of the defender, can I beat him/her?

- Can my first touch set me up to have the ball in front and put my head up to make a decision?


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 3v3

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3v3 (30 mins)

4v4 small sided game.

Reemphasize topic: once I come in contact with ball, can I take a first touch and look up?


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 5Ws

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5Ws

What? The first touch upon receiving or coming into contact with the ball. Can we 'catch' the ball with our foot and have the ball within our control?

When? Upon receiving, or when coming into contact with the ball?

Where? On the field, at any position

Who? Any player on possession

Why? In order to set us up for the next action, whether a pass or a dribble and to control the ball.

What ifs? What if there is space in front, then can we take a longer touch? What if we see pressure coming, can we take the first touch towards our body?


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Movement
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Animation Controls (PCs, Macs, Laptops):

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Back/Forward: Drag timeline button