Football/Soccer Session (Moderate): Sting - Spence Select Training 8/14 & 8/15

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James Spence
Name: James Spence
City: Trophy Club, Texas
Country: United States of America
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Warmup

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Warmup (20 mins)

THE SESSION:Players partner up with 1 ball per pair. Player A serves the ball to player B to be returned with a volley from a particular surface. Laces, instep, thigh using both feet and legs. After each volley the player runs backwards around cone and back to start to receive next serve. Repeat to each surface 3 times. Switch roles after each surface.

PROGRESSIONS: Have players receive with specific surface (include chest if appropriate) and get ball to the ground for a quick return pass. Still do the work between serves.

KEY MESSAGES/POINTS:Control the serve. Stress athleticism and softer touches to maintain tight possession. Possession more important than speed for the routine.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Target Game North/South-East/West

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Target Game North/South-East/West (20 mins)

Organization:

As shown. Space depends on players in activity.

Instructions:

Two teams working to provide passing options between their two target players. Focus on the pass, the type of pass, quality, weight and movement off the ball.

Progression:

White team scores point getting it to both white target players.

Blue scores a point getting it both Blue players.

Coaching Points:

Technical passing-accuracy, weight of pass, first touch

Tactical Principles-Penetration, Support, Width, Depth, Mobility, Improvisation.

Psychosocial- teamwork, communication, quick transitional moments

Physical-Speed, Agility, Balance

Progressions:

7v7


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Endzone passing

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Endzone passing (20 mins)

Setup: Grid 40x20 with 2 endzone rectangles 8 yds deep on each side.

Activity. Players play 4v4 or 5v5 with a neutral depending on numbers passing ball and maintaining posession. Goal is to penetrate to your opponents endzone however to score player cannot wait in the end zone. They must run onto a pass and receive it in the endzone

Coaching points

-Proper technique receiving ball (open body shape, good first touch)

-Head Up

-Pace and Accuracy of Pass

-Movement and timing of run off the ball

-Communication


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): End zone - pass, move and screen

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End zone - pass, move and screen (20 mins)

EQUIPMENT:

Cones, bibs and ball

SETUP:

Use the same setup as previous practice but make the two end zone into single areas by removing the middle cones. 1 player from each team are in each end zone, the rest of the players make two team in the main square.

PRACTICE:

The teams on the inside must keep possession of the ball, whilst the other team try and win the ball off them. To score a goal the team with the ball must pass to their player in the end zone. If the team keep passing to the same end zone then progress and insist they must pass to alternate end zones.

The defending player in the end zones must use screening techniques to stop the pass being made to the attacking teams player. The attacking teams player must now try and use feints and dummies to confuse the defende and make space for the pass.

If the ball goes out of play the team that kicked the ball out lose possession to the other team

5min game then swap players so everyone gets a turn in different positions

COACHING POINTS:

- Keep control of the ball until the correct pass is available

- Show confidence on the ball

- Keep head up and be aware of where your team are and the opposition

- Look for space and attack space

- Make runs to create space for others

- End zone players be fluid and keep moving and try and use feints and dummies to create options for your team

- how to make a forward pass into the end zone

- Show good, close control

- screening and movement to stop the passes into the end zone


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Press/Cover/Balance

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Press/Cover/Balance (20 mins)

THE SESSION:Defending outnumbered. White team passes out to Red. Red attacks 1 v 1, 2 v 1 and then 3 v 2. Press, Cover and Balance as you expand to man up attacks.

PROGRESSIONS:1v1, 2v1, 3v2

KEY MESSAGES/POINTS:Define the roles and timing. 1. Who presses and When? 2. Who covers? Where and When? 3. Who provides balance? Where and When?


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Shooting 2v1

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Shooting 2v1 (20 mins)

THE SESSION:

- Same set up and start, but now we go 2v1 in favour of the red team.

- Coach can decide whether a pass has to be made from red to red before they can attack, or if the player receiving the initial pass can dribble.

- Allow teams to attack and defend for a set time before swapping. Competition?

- If defenders win the ball, look to score in mini goal/play to coach

KEY POINTS:

- Quality of pass to start the practice.

- Be unpredictable

- End product.

- Enjoy having the ball, be fearless and creative.

- Quick rotation of players to enhance tempo. 

- Quality strong pass to start practice.

- Dribble or pass?

- Players movement off the ball.

- Attacking player look to beat defender, be brave.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Counter Attack SSG

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Counter Attack SSG (20 mins)

THE SESSION:

GAME THAT EXPOSES THE PLAYERS TO COUNTER ATTACKING OPPORTUNITYS TIME AND AGAIN. INCLUDING FULL LENGTH COUNTERS FROM KEEPER AS THEY START THE PRACTICE AFTER A GOAL

SSG, when attacking team score two oppostion players must run around manniquins on outside before they can be live again. When they score the attacking team switch their point of attack and attack opposite goal and use there overload to their advantage. GKs need to be switched on to play early for counter attack to be successful.

KEY POINTS:

-Light Switch (what do we do when we win the ball back?)

-Can we play forward quickly with quality

-Flood the Pitch (support play in numbers ), how?

-Start a better attack? (if path to goal is blocked by defenders can we start again)


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Movement
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Animation Controls (PCs, Macs, Laptops):

Play animation
Play step-by-step
Repeat (toggle)
Full Screen
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Stop

Back/Forward: Drag timeline button