Football/Soccer Session (Moderate): NAFA-GTP 2024: Cycle 1/Week 1/Session 1 (Start Time: 2024-01-29 17:30:00)

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Martin Hidalgo Castro

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Martin Hidalgo Castro
Name: Martin Hidalgo Castro
City: Alice Springs
Country: Australia
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer

Description

Objective: To build up from the back by using central areas


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Passing

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Passing

Set Up: 4 Triangles with four groups of 5/6 players in a 20m x 20m area.

Instructions: To be done in 5'

Passing exercise starts by central players switching positions in order to pass the ball to a corner player; Players follow their pass, with the pattern of moving to a different triangle when moving to central shade area. Players performing at 80% of their MHR.

Variation/Progression

  • Two Touches
  • One Touch
  • Change direction of pass
  • One-two touches

Key Coaching Points

  • Communication
  • Directional FT
  • Striking with back foot
  • Movement off the ball

Player Coaching Points: 

  • Communicate when receiving and passing
  • Body shape/halfway 
  • Pass ahead in the direction of attack
  • Pass weight/accuracy 


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): PG

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PG (15 mins)

Set Up: 40m x 35m area with three small size goals and an end zone line. 

Instructions: To be done in 15'

  • 9v7 + 6 Neutral Players game with three zones (red cones)
  • Restricted Zones A-2v1; B-4v3; C-3v3
  • Game always starts from neutral end-ball green players.
  • Red team's objective is to move the ball from the back and distribute it to any of the two end neutral players in green.
  • If Blue players recover the ball, they aim to score in any of the 3 goals by using any of the 6 neutral players.

Variations/Progressions

  • Increase/decrease the area/zones.
  • Increase/decrease number of attackers/defenders on Zones A, B or C.
  • Run through the end line, instead of passing it to and end zone player.
Key Coaching Points
  • Creating space off the ball
  • Maintain possession of the ball-effective
Player Coaching Points
  • Movement off the ball in order to link.
  • Use areas width.
  • Use the wall/end players in order to move/maintain/score


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): GT

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GT (25 mins)

Set Up: Half Inverted Pitch with three zones A, B and C; A big size goal and four small size goals on opposite end.

Instructions: To be done in 25'

  • 11 v 8 + 3 Game with the objective to build up the play on central zones-overload.
  • Restricted Zones A-7v4; B-3v3; Zone C-1v1
  • Game always starts with GK in Zone A
  • Target players #6-#8-#10
  • Red team objective is to move the ball from Zone A to Zone B to Zone C, by either passing to it or by a player running with the ball in order to create a superior number (overload)-Red players can also use the 3 yellow bouncers in order to score on any of the four small size goals.
  • Blue team objective is to recover the ball, if successful, they aim to score a goal on big goal with the support of the 3 yellow players.

Variations/Progressions

  • Increase/decrease zone areas
  • Increase/decrease number of attackers/defenders on zones
Key Coaching Points

  • Creating space off the ball
  • Maintain possession of the ball-effective
  • Overload central areas when space is available
  • Player Coaching Points

    Zone A

    • #3 and #4 always away from each other
    • #2 and #5 using at maximum the width and ahead of #3 & #4
    • #6 and #8 positioning in central areas, away from each other in order to link with Zone B players and/or find free space to overload zone B
    Zone B
    • #10 looking to link with #8 or #6 in order to distribute to #7 or #11 or overload Zone C
    • #7 and #11 away from each other in order to create space/link with #9
    Zone C
    • #9 always looking to connect with Zone B players


    Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): TG

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    TG (20 mins)

    Set Up: Half Inverted Pitch with two big size goals

    Instructions: To be done in 20'

    • 11 v 11 Game following the rules of the game
    • Red Team on a 1-4-3-3 formation
    • Blue Team on a 1-4-2-3-1 formation

    Variations/Progressions

    • Use half pitch
    Key Coaching Points

  • Creating space off the ball
  • Maintain possession of the ball-effective
  • Overload central areas when space is available
  • Player Coaching Points

    • Assess Learning Objectives for session
    • Praise positive behaviours on the go.

    Animation Controls (PCs, Macs, Laptops):

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

    Back/Forward: Drag timeline button