Football/Soccer Session (Academy Sessions): DtA (Mixed Position); BtA (Play Into) - Development A - GK Academy (Wk 9) (Start Time: 2024-01-22 17:00:00)

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Alex Sheppard

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Alex Sheppard
Name: Alex Sheppard
City: Halifax
Country: Canada
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer

Description

Objective - Expose goalkeeper to Defend the Area (DtA) scenarios, focusing on introduction of mixed position concept 

Intentions

  • Improve decision-making in wide/angled DtA scenatios
  • Understand positioning and set in mixed position scenarios
  • Idea that positioning is based not just on ball position but position/movement of box attackers
    • You must scan for this and know what is happening in front of goal

Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): GK 2-Touch (Hand to Foot)

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GK 2-Touch (Hand to Foot) (5 mins)

Objective - Activate hand-eye and ball control while integrating static/dynamic stretching

  • GK's must keep ball up with two touches, first touch with hand, second with foot
  • Alternate 30s of this with 30s stretching
  • Option - 1 pushup/burpee if ball drops

Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Aerial Activation - Volley to Angled High Ball

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Aerial Activation - Volley to Angled High Ball (5 mins)

Objective - Prepare jumping & handling actions while working aerial claim technique

 

  • 1) GK takes volley from central server
  • 2) GK drops into crossing position before taking lobbed aerial service
  • 3) Work other side
Coaching Points

  • Take off foot - foot closest to delivery (ie. cross from left, take off of left foot). This keeps shoulders/chest square to ball.
  • Catch at earliest point, with slight bend in elbows and watching ball in
  • Set angle - approx. 45 degree angle, near centre of goal. Able to move in either direction

  • Call it loudly and clearly. Every. Single. Rep. 


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Cutback Activation - Low Ext. - Scan - Pivot + Cross

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Cutback Activation - Low Ext. - Scan - Pivot + Cross (10 mins)

Objective - Introduce positional concepts for cutback situations while working footwork and hands

  • 1) 3x low ext. from S1 (2 from hip, then pop up for one from set)
  • 2) GK must scan - resting keeper will hold up one of two coloured cones, GK must call colour
  • 3) GK pivots and uses cross step to set for central strike (vary service as necessary)
Coaching Points

  • Positioning - don't get pulled outside your near post - leaves goal exposed on cutback
  • Intentional about footwork
  • Chunk into 1 action at a time - don't think ahead, don't mix actions into one (ESPECIALLY footwork)
  • Good low ext. technique - low set, both hands & head to ball, slide and extend bottom hand

Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Distro Activation - Split CB + 6 Around to Thru Pattern

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Distro Activation - Split CB + 6 Around to Thru Pattern (5 mins)

Objective - Build comfort in build scenarios playing with split CBs and single pivot

  • 1) GK receives from six and plays around to CB
  • 2) CB bounces it back to GK who has created depth + angle
  • 3) GK prep touch and then play through to six
  • 4) Repeat pattern with 6 playing to CB
  • 5) GKs rotate (after all have rotated through, repeat but change direction of GK->CB pass)
Coaching Points

  • Relate the scenario to the game. Make sure they think in terms of solving pressure with split CBs and 6
  • Good prep touch - into space to set up next action
  • Adjust position to create maximum depth and angle

Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): DtA Activity - Cutbacks/Mixed Position

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DtA Activity - Cutbacks/Mixed Position (15 mins)

Objective - Understand the difference in positioning between cutback angle and mixed angle
  • 1) 1-touch passes outside and thru gate with S1

  • 2) Receive back from S1 and clip ball into S2 hands

  • 3) Angled recovery movement to cutback position for cutback from S3

  • 4) Quick footwork into mixed angle position for driven cross from S2

Coaching Points

  • Concept of mixed position - wide angle where shot and cross are both possible
  • Positioning for mixed position - as high and central as possible while still easily covering near post
  • Set for mixed position - roughly 45 degrees, shoulders open and able to scan for crossing targets
  • More advanced positioning concept - adjust position based on position/run of crossing targets


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): DtA Activity (Varied) - Live Crossing/Cutback Scenarios

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DtA Activity (Varied) - Live Crossing/Cutback Scenarios (25 mins)

Objective - Expose keeper to a variety of defend the area situations/cues in a game-like scenario

  • 1) GK receives from FB and switches play
  • 2) FBs becomes oppo wingers - switch play to opposite winger
  • 3) Live on receiving winger's touch. Possible situations - 
    • CF/10 underlaps and then cuts it back for wingers attacking box
    • Early delivery to CF/10 and opposite winger attacking box
    • Square to CF/10 for shot from top of box
Coaching Points

  • Adjust positioning not only on position of ball, but also position/runs of players attacking box
  • Conscious decision to move from defend the goal to defend the area
  • Reinforce positioning/set for concept of mixed position

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