Football/Soccer Session (Moderate): Week of 2/14 Day 1: We Phase 1 - Building From The Back

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Am-Club: Livermore Fusion SC

Alec Taylor, Adult Member

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Alec Taylor
Name: Alec Taylor
City: SAN FRANCISCO
Country: United States of America
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Warm-up - ball mastery

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Warm-up - ball mastery
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Warm-up - ball mastery

Organization:

  • 10-15 mins
  • 3-4 players in 6yd diamond or triangle
  • Each player at a cone (add ball)
  • Jog>skip>shuffle Stretch lunge>jump around cone always facing inside of diamond 
  • On cue from coach sprint forward/backward to another cone and back: 1=left 2=right 3=across
  • Add ball - foundation and dribble on cue


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Warm-up - passing

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Warm-up - passing

Organization:

  • 10 mins
  • 3-4 players in 6-8yd diamond or triangle
  • Each player at a cone, one ball per group
  • After pass player moves into diamond or triangle
  • Before pass player opens up out of diamond to create two passing lanes
  • A>B>C>D
  • A>B>A>B - B>C>B>C - C>D>C>D 

Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Preparation

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Preparation

Organization:

  • 15x25 yd grid w 3 channels
  • 5v4 > 10v4 Rondo as needed (keep away)
  • Maroon plays through middle channel in either direction for 1pt.
  • Gold scores 1pt. by passing into either goal or forward to GK (green) for 3pts.
  • Restart from GK (green) when ball is played away from grid

Workload: 

  • 10-12 mins

Progression:

  • All players restricted to zone 
  • Maroon team unrestricted through zones

Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Ball-side rotations

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Ball-side rotations
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Ball-side rotations

Objective:

Penetrate into middle-third

Organization:

Half field, 14-20 players

Field is divided vertically through the goal channel - A and B (for 1/4 field use change goal location to the sideline)

Maroon score by advancing with the ball into the midfield zone

Gold score by passing the ball through the orange cones

Channel A and B play separately for penetration 

Alternate trigger points - GK, throw in, duel for flighted ball from midfield

Coaching Points:

1st attacker - body shape, visual scanning, direction/weight of first touch, purpose of pass, use of dribble, movement after pass

2nd attackers - body shape, running styles, visual scanning, positional balance, supporting movements, third player rotations above the ball

Progression

Scrimmage with two defined lines in each team (back-line > mid-line OR mid-line > forward line) 


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Weak-side rotations

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Weak-side rotations

Objective:

Possess and penetrate into middle-third

Organization:

Each team has a minimum of 2 defined lines (def > mid OR mid > for)

Maroon score in either target goal for 1pt

Gold attack to goal

Game is triggered 

1) GK with low pressure

2) Throw-in 

3) Flighted ball from midfield (vary pressure)

Coaching points:

Weak side rotation based on easily expected time of ball circulation

Weak side balance (width) based on level of ball pressure 

Player rotation above the ball


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Movement
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Pass
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Custom Pass
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Pitch Line 1
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Shaded Pitch Area

Animation Controls (PCs, Macs, Laptops):

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

Back/Forward: Drag timeline button