Football/Soccer Session (Academy Sessions): Running W/ Ball

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Diego Mascareno, Adult Member

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Diego Mascareno
Name: Diego Mascareno
City: New York
Country: United States of America
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Follow the leader

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Follow the leader (20 mins)

Set up:

20x20 square

Instructions:

Follow the leader

In pairs - number 1 & 2. Both have balls.

1 tries to create distance from 2 using changes of speed & direction

Play 30secs - if 2 can reach out and touch 1 when time stops, they get a point, if not, 1 gets point.

Both try being leader twice.

Progression:

Remove follower's ball. Now tries to challenge for the ball. Every time follower touches ball they get a point. Play 1min through and try to beat partener's score.

Coaching points:

Close control - small touches

Change of speed & direction

Head up to find & attack space

Protect/shield ball using body (progression)

Finish with a game of Knock-out


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Turning unopposed

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Turning unopposed (20 mins)

Organization:

20 x 20 yards area, set up as shown

12 players (1 ball per player)

Instructions:

First Player dribbles the ball up to the center cone, perform a turn and dribbles back to the starting position.

Four players work at the same time.

Player who is waiting on the starting point will perform same activity as soon as the first player has returned to the starting point

Control your approach to the center cone

Accelerate away from the cone

Coaching Points:

Close control

Lift head

Where to execute turn

Accelerate away from def (cone)

Use both feet

Progressions:

Change skill/turn (inside/outside cut, Cruyff, stepover etc)

Race other players/teams to see who can complete most turns

Vary turns and go right/left at the center cone and join other group


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): End Zones and Targets

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End Zones and Targets (20 mins)

Organization:

24 x 12 yd area

3 teams of 4

Instructions:

Each team defends one end zone and attacks the other.

Score by dribbling into end zone - penetrating defense

Can use support players on outside

Switch every goal

Coaching Points:

- Identify opportunities to penetrate

- Width & depth of attacking team

- Close control and skill 1v1

- Are we able to beat a player 1v1

Progressions:

- Add a goal on each end line


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Scrimmage

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Scrimmage (30 mins)

Scrimmage. Looking for positive attacking play

Coach individual players


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