Football/Soccer Session (Academy Sessions): VUSC U14B McHugh Individual Possession - Turns - Stop Turn

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Donato Curci, Adult Member

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Donato Curci
Name: Donato Curci
City: Montclair
Country: United States of America
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer

Description

Learning Outcomes:

Identification of space ahead or behind

Select turn (space behind) or stop start (ahead)

Identify defender’s positioning

Slow down on approach

Positive touch out of feet

Disguise of move, pretending to strike etc

Each stop start should look like a turn

Execute move, and accelerate away

Protect ball and block defender’s recovery

Speed and execution of next action


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Intro

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Intro (15 mins)

Organization:

2 channels divide in right and left side, each 6 yards wide and 20 yards long.

Instructions:

- Players start by doing a dynamic warm up up and down the channels to get prepared for the session.

- The 1st activity is a race.

* Players in Blue are defenders

* Players in White are attackers

* Game lasts 7 seconds and both players must stay in channel

- Objective is for the attacker to get arms length away the defender and cross either finish line

- Defender's job is to stay as close to the attacker as possible inside his own channel

- Points scoring system

* 3 for winning at furthest finish line

* 1 for crossing nearest finish line

- 2nd activity, add the balls on the race and day need to do Stop Tap, then High Wave before crossing the line.

Coaching Points:

- Attack space at speed

- Awareness of defender

Progressions:

- No longer 2 finish lines but 1.


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

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Main Activity (15 mins)

Organization:

Same area and set up as previous activity. Players in groups of 3 or 4. One ball per player.

Instructions:

- Players dribble to middle line where they perform Stop Turn and U Turn on the first round,

- On eye contact next player goes and does the same process.

- Second round players now perform Cruyff and Swivel hips

Coaching Points:

1 - How does need to be my touch before the turn or stop? Small touches, pinky toe.

2 - What about my head? Head up as much as possible.

3 - What about my touch after the turn or stop ? Touch in stride.

4 - Technique of Turn and Stop / Start.

5 - Use of body labguage to fake the turn.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Conditioned Game

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Conditioned Game (15 mins)

Organization:

Same area and set up as previous activity. Adding 2 Mini Goals and 2 Red Gate as shown.

Instructions:

- Attackers are looking to score in the goal or make a pass between the Red Gate(Attackers in white, defenders in blue).

- 3 pts for goal, 1 pt for pass.

- Players have 7 seconds to score point.

- Players being on attacker's first touch.

- Defenders cannot tackle until attacking player enters their channel.

Coaching Points:

1 - How do the turns and stop/start help you? To create space and time

2 - If Turn or Stop/Start, moving ball quickly (switch point of attack in game)

Progressions:

- Defenders can cross line after players 1st touch


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Game

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Game (20 mins)

Organization:

20x25 area, mini goals, ball

Instructions:

Just play 3v3 game. Winners stay on.

Coaching Points:

1 - How does the team creates space when in possession? Make field big as possible.

2 - How do I create individual space? Opening up.

3 - When I recognize 1v1 what do I do? Dribble to get into the space behind and score if possible or turn and start the game.


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