Football/Soccer Session (Beginner): G06 W10 S1 Attacking/Defending Transition

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Steven Corcoran
Name: Steven Corcoran
City: Stamford
Country: United States of America
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Ball Manipulation

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Ball Manipulation (10 mins)

Objective

Ball Manipulation

Organization

Every Player has a ball ; 15 x 20 area

Coaching Points

Roll over, inside outside, foundations, traingles, L pull, V- pull, Messi , Ronaldo, Neymar, Cruyff Moves.

Interval Duration

Left foot and Right, 1 minute each (5 excercises)


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 4v2 Rondo

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4v2 Rondo (10 mins)

Set Up: 12*12 grid. Supply of balls on the outside. Two set ups.

Players: 8 players per grid. 4 attackers along the outside. 2 defenders in the middle.

Description: Play 4v2 rondo. Rotate defenders every 2 minutes. Rotate attackers half way through.

Key Factors:

1. First defender - speed/angle of approach. Make play predictable. Proper body shape/balance.

2. Second defender - angle/distance of support. Play off the shoulder of the first defender.

3. Communication.

4. Decision making - who presses/who drops. Don't get split.

5. Arrive as the ball arrives.

6. Cues to press: bad touch, bad pass, bounce, indecision, etc.

Progression:

1. Add an attacker in the middle.

2. Allow outside attackers to enter the grid.

Questions: Who pressures the ball? Who offers support? What can I tell my teammate when supporting them? If first defender is beat, now what?


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Passing & receiving in Position

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Passing & receiving in Position (10 mins)

Objective Improve quality of the pass, receiving on the back foot, quality of the finish.

Organization Start drill passing & receiving to finish, two goals with GKs, two lines of players with ball, wide players, central players.Ball starts from the 5, 6 checks out receivies on their back foot and plays to 2, 2 plays into 9 and the pattern starts over again.

Coaching Points Visual checking, verbal communication, quality of the pass, first touch into space receiving.

Interval Duration 4 min then change direction (8 min total each progression).


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Main Theme- Individual Possession - Turns - Drag Turn

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Main Theme- Individual Possession - Turns - Drag Turn (15 mins)

Organization:

-Players on the outside of the gird. 2 have a ball, 2 without a ball.

-1v1 in the middle, defender applies passive pressure.

Instructions:

-Outside player passes into central attacker who is marked by the defender.

-Perform turn to beat the defender while being marked and pass into the spare player at the top.

Coaching Points:

-Scan before receiving the ball to check the position of the defender.

-Body position to protect the ball in relation to the defender.

-Accuracy of the pass from the outside player to the attacker’s correct foot.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Directional Possession

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Directional Possession (15 mins)

Directional Possession

Terminology

"change it" or "Switch it"

"release out of pressure"

- two teams in the middle with neutrals on either end of the field

- team looks to play one side of the square, keep possession and play the opposite side = 1 point

- if possession is lost, you must restart

- 90 sec games, rotate neutrals

COACHING POINTS:

Quickly find and exploit open space

Find passing lanes that are able to "break lines" or take defenders out of the play

If possession is lost, try and win the ball back under 5 seconds.

Angle and distance of support

Manipulate the ball to create space

Timing

Disguise


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): End zone game

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End zone game (15 mins)

THE SESSION: Defend End zone game

Players play 3v3 in the box and tries to score by dribbling a player and entering the end zone.

If the aatacking team get successful they start the ball from the end zone and attack towards the other end zone.

If the defending team concedes they moves out and different team gets in and defends.

PROGRESSIONS:

KEY MESSAGES/POINTS:

Awareness

1v1 situations

change of pace/direction

Tempo


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Game (5v5)

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Game (5v5) (25 mins)

Organization:

- As shown

Instructions:

Coaching Points:

- Movement of #8 as ball travels into #5/6.

- Recognition to find forward, get beyond / underneath.

- Combination Play

Progressions:


Arrow Large Line Straight 2px Arrow Medium Right
Movement
Arrow Large Line Straight 2px Arrow Medium Right
Custom Movement
Arrow Large Line Straight 2px Arrow Medium Right
Pass
Arrow Large Line Straight 2px Arrow Medium Right
Dribble
Arrow Large Line Straight 2px Arrow Medium Right
Pitch Line 1
Arrow Large Line Straight 2px Arrow Medium Right
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