Football/Soccer Session (Moderate): QS Ulster (Travel) - Session 5 - 1st Attacker/2nd Attacker

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Stephen Fells
Name: Stephen Fells
City: Wappingers Falls
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 0 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer

Description

Quickstrike FC is a premier soccer program that competes at the Regional and National levels.

Our primary focus is the development of player values; including commitment to excellence, sportsmanship, as well as technical, tactical and team skills required to fulfill potential and progress to the highest level of play. The program provides high standard of excellence as it relates to a professional coaching and training.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Warmup

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Warmup (5 mins)

Organization:

Every player with soccer ball. Area based on number of players.

Instructions:

Players juggle ball.

Initially they start with ball in hands, drop to foot and catch it.

Player then drops ball onto ground, kicks it up and catches it.

Finally player trys to kick the ball more than once before catching it/it hitting ground.

Coaching Points:

Find space

Use flat part of foot - laces

Don't kick too hard - try to keep under head height

Keep eye on ball

Progressions/Regressions:

R - Allow ball to bounce once between kicks

R - Allow player to start with ball in hands

P - Player starts with ball on ground

P - Player keeps count and trys to beat their record

P - Right foot only

P - Left foot only

P - Left foot, right foot alternate

P - Thighs only

P - Left foot, right foot, thighs

P - Add competition - who can juggle the longest

P - Get into groups of 2,3,4,5 players and juggle as a team.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Y Passing Pattern

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Y Passing Pattern (20 mins)

Organization:

4 cones in 'Y' shape

10 yards from start line to far cones 'C'

5 yards from start line to first cone 'B'

5 to 8 yards from cone 'B' to cones 'C'

Players line up at 'A' with ball

Instructions:

2 to 3 minutes on each variation. Rest between variations with dynamic stretch, Quick Feet Series (front to back, side to side, 1-2 hold, jumps)

Variation 1 - Pass, Lay-off, Pass, Dribble:

Players on each cone, remaining players line up at 'A' with one ball each.

Player at 'A' passes ball to player at 'B'

Player at 'B' passes ball back to player at 'A'

Player at 'A' passes ball to either player at 'C' (alternate sides).

Player at 'A' runs to 'B'

Player at 'B' runs to 'C'

Player receiving ball at 'C' dribbles ball to back of line at 'A'

Variation 2 - Pass, Turn, Combination:

Players on each cone, remaining players line up at 'A' with one ball each.

Player at 'A' passes ball to player at 'B', jogs to 'B'

Player at 'B' turns, passes ball to player at 'C' (alternate sides) and jogs to 'C'

Player at 'C' passes ball to player jogging to 'C'

Player jogging to 'C' passes ball one touch/1 - 2 back to player runngin from 'C' to back of line at 'A'

Video: https://youtu.be/EJIj-Fn572s


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Activity I

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Activity I (10 mins)

Organization:

20 x 40 yard zone. Cones in pairs as gates. Size of zone and number of gates can be adjusted based on number of players. All players with ball.

Instructions:

Players free-form dribbling in zone. Add progressions to introduce attacking principles.

Coaching Points:

Use of big toe/little toe/laces to control soccer ball.

Keep ball close to foot - don't punt/kick and chase.

Lift head when running to avoid bumping into other players/touching cones.

Be creative - use any trick/skill.

Progressions/Regressions:

P - Play through gates

P - Harder pass to change speed of play through gates

P - Add competition - how many gates can player get through in 60 seconds?

P - Red/green/yellow light - When coach says 'green light' players dribble as fast as they can. When coach says 'red light' they stop and do 10 toe taps. When coach says 'yellow light' they dribble at normal speed.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Activity II

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Activity II (30 mins)

Organization:

20 x 40 yard zone. Create channels with cones - number of channels based on number of players. Max three players waiting to participate. All soccer balls on one end of channel.

Instructions:

Player at 'A' passes ball to player at B. 1 v 1 trying to play to opposite side of channel. Go to opposite side of channel after each play.

Coaching Points:

1st Attacker - Penetration

Penetration - In simplistic terms penetration is the act of breaking through the defense by dribbling, shooting, running or passing. We can start to coach penetration at the 1st stage of development.

Examples of Individual penetration are when a player is dribbling, taking players on 1v1, or shooting. What makes the individual penetration successful is the initial decision that player makes on the ball, the execution of the decision, and the speed at which the player executes the decision.

2nd Attacker - Support

A player in possession of the ball receives help to maintain possession. Support attackers provide forward, backward and sideways options to the attacker in possession. We can start to coach support at the 2nd stage of development with an introduction to passing and receiving.

3rd, 4th and 5th Attacker - Mobility, Width, Improvisation. For later sessions.

Creativity.

Ball control.

Change of pace.

Use of space.

Progressions/Regressions:

P - 2 v 1, 2 v 2, 3 v 2, 3 v 3.

P - Time limit.

P - Create teams, add competition, 1 point for getting ball to opposite end.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): SSG

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SSG (20 mins)

Organization:

30 x 70 area set up as shown.

6 v 6. Adjust based on number of available players.

Instructions:

Open play.

Coaching Points:

Pace of play - keep high.

Change of pace - esp. when attacking.

Speed of transition.

Create triangles: 2 v 1 and 3 v 2 overloads.

Creativity.

Progressions:

P - All players on team have to touch ball before a shot can be made

P - 3, 2, 1 touch max.


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