Football/Soccer Session (Beginner): HFC Academy W7S2 Decision Making to Finish

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Hasani McKenzie, Adult Member

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Hasani McKenzie
Name: Hasani McKenzie
City: Asheville
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 1 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 1v1 Goal Competition

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1v1 Goal Competition

go 1v1 to goal. put them in pinnies right away and they will wear them all the way into the lightning game. defender keeps defending until round is over goalkeepers keep goalkeeping until round is over. go for 2 minutes, see how many goals can be scored by either team. next teammate attacks when defender wins it, goal is scored, or ball is dribbled out.

Coaching Points:

a. prepare ball (touch WIDE of hip) with a positive touch (back in direction you want to play)

b. contact ball with laces (otherwise known as 2nd knuckle) you can show equivalent on hand

c. strike ball with ankle locked (flex your ankle muscles). not a wobbly foot .

d. plant foot pointed at target (just like passing!)

e. ask -when is the kick over? (they will likely say when you kick it). stress the idea of following through.

f. balancing knee is slightly bent and torso is leaning slightly forward

Success Criteria:

1. ball is being received with ability to next strike. (not shooting with ball directly underneath us)

2. shots are with laces, towards teammate, and central ball contact is made. (backspin=loose ankle)

3. players achieve a high level of repetition in a short amount of time

Progression: players with a high level of accuracy and power can be shown how to "land on striking foot" for more power

Regression: physically assist those struggling with mechanics by checking their locked ankle, swing their leg to help them understand bringing it back before following through. consider bringing distance closer together if struggling with power


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

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2v1 to goal + a goalkeeper

2 attackers and 1 defender. you can use cones in a triangular shape to help dictate the scenario for them.

knock it in, get it back, and teammate who knocks it back SPRINTS wide.

in the example the attacker decides to pass to his teammate because the defender commits to him.

if the defender takes the pass to the teammate away...it is okay for them to get to goal.

it could be helpful for you to keep the same attacker and defender and rotate the passing players only.

remember...the purpose is repitition of decision making and finishing. so keep a high tempo,


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 2v2 Lightning

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2v2 Lightning (20 mins)

5:00-5:20

Each team sets up at one end of the field in two lines (off the field). the first two players from each line play making a 2v2 game to large goals + goalkeepers. Put a cone/flag at the centermost point which teams are restricted to. Rotate your Goalkeepers.

reenforce shooting technique (toe down, ankle locked, strike middle of ball with laces) .

Instructions:

1. goalkeeper introduces ball to his team, and they have 5 seconds to get a shot off (dictate vocally with a countdown to start, then let teams count eachother down once they've got it)

2. defending team can pressure/cover on THEIR HALF ONLY. they can block shots to help the goalkeeper (goalkeeper should be using techniques taught last week)

3. teams that get scored on: exit the game & get back in line. teams that score: get a new ball & 5 seconds countdown to shoot.

4. if the ball goes out after a marathon sequence, get 6 new players on and pick a team to put a ball on

Coaching Points:

1. laces for power (inside for accuracy)

2. toe down (ankle locked)

3. strike the middle of the ball

4. follow through towards target (advanced: jump & land on striking foot during follow through)

Success Criteria:

1. players are getting repitition of striking technique with proper technique

2. shots are being taken quickly from open spaces of the field

3. goalkeepers are saving the ball with their hands when possible (switch goalies that save with feet)

4. defenders recall pressure/support and are trying to block shots


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Scrimmage 7v7

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Scrimmage 7v7 (20 mins)

5:35-5:55

Scrimmage 7v7. This is a great time to focus on GK distribution.

Coaching points:

- Show goalkeepers where they are allowed to use their hands.

- Encourage goalkeeprs to use the entire box to help make distribution easier after a save

- Quality rolling technique

- GK decision making. Shoyuld distribute ball to the player furthest away from the opponent (one of the center backs)


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