Football/Soccer Session (Academy Sessions): RSA Red Bulls - Finishing 2.

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Ayodeji Ogunlade, Adult Member

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Ayodeji Ogunlade
Name: Ayodeji Ogunlade
City: Hamilton, New Jersey
Country: United States of America
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer

Description

This session is designed to improve the players finishing techniques & skills when close to the goal in 1v1 and attacking overload situations. 

1. The technical warmup is designed to improve the players finishing in an unopposed situation and also in a 1v1 opposed situation. 

2. The 3v2 into 1v1 finishing exercise is set up to help the players to go through challenging finishing repetitions and quick transitions.

3. The conditioned game creates 3v2 attacking overload situation very close to the goal with limited time and space.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Technical Warmup

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Technical Warmup

Organization:

Set up two playing area as shown.

Instructions:

At the start of the technical warmup, the players are divided into two groups, the players are then placed on the cones as shown within their group. The exercise starts with player A playing into player B who receives on half turn, player B immediately plays a pass to player C. Upon receiving the pass from player B, player C quickly plays a double pass with player A and drives in and look to finish on goal from distance i.e. before the white line. Players rotate A-B-C-A and upon coach's call, both groups repeat the triangle passing in the opposite direction to finish on goal.

Coaching Points:

- Quality of passes i.e. firm, accurate, into feet into space e.t.c.

- Quality of set i.e. correct weight.

- Quality of finish i.e. shoot on target and go for accuracy overpower. 

- Speed of play. 

- Improvisation i.e. can you look to beat defender with a move and finish on goal.

Progressions:

- Player C must finish first time upon receiving the set pass.

- One defender (Player D) is introduced to stop player A from shooting on goal, defender has 5 seconds to score upon breaking the white line. If defender wins possession, the defender should look to dribble over the white line or pass the ball into one of the counter goals on the sides to score a point.

- Competition within the group, two points for every goal scored while one point for every goal that was scored from a defending position.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 3v2 into 1v1 finishing

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3v2 into 1v1 finishing

Organization:

Set up playing area as shown.

Instructions:

1st phase of the exercise - The 3v2 into 1v1 finishing exercise starts with the 3 blue attackers driving in to finish quickly on goal. Two red defenders, one either side of the goal sprints into the playing area upon attacker's first touch and look to stop the blues from scoring, if the reds win possession they look to counter attack and score on blues large goal.

2nd phase of the exercise: Upon the completion of the first phase, the central blue attacker returns to the starting position while the two blue attackers now turn defenders and look to defend in a 1v1 situation against incoming red players in the half spaces. The reds starting in the half spaces are looking to score in the small counter goal but must cross the middle line marked with yellow cones before scoring while the blues are looking win back possession and look to score by dribbling or passing the ball through the flags.

Once the second phase is over, the next three blue attackers restarts the exercise to go 3v2 against the reds, while the reds alternate between the 2v3 and 1v1 to experience both defending and attacking scenarios. Team switches roles on coach's call.


Coaching Points:

- Quick combination play to finish on goal.

- Quick improvisation to get past defender(s).

- Quick transitions (attacking & defending transitions).

- Quick movements on and off the ball i.e. overlaps, underlaps, third-man runs.

- Quality finish.

Progressions:

- 8 seconds to score during the 3v2 and 6 seconds to score during the1v1.

- One touch finish.

- 3v3 to the main goal.


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

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Conditioned Game.

Organization:

Set up the playing area as shown.

Instructions:

Players are divided into three teams i.e. blues, reds and whites. Blues and reds play 2v2 in each half of the pitch with the whites playing as neutrals in the central zone. Whites are semi-restricted to play in the central zone, however one white player is allowed to join in an attack to create a 3v2 attacking overload, they will always look to play with the team in possession.  Whenever a white player passes into the attacking team from the central zone, that white player automatically joins the attacking team that is looking to finish on goal.Whites can only play on one touch in the central zone and can also finish on goal with a first time finish from the central zone. When the goalkeepers are in possession, they can look to distribute into both halves of the pitch or they can also play into the whites in the central zone.

Coaching Points:

- Quick combination play to finish on goal.

- Quick improvisation to get past defender(s).

- Quick transitions (attacking & defending transitions).

- Quality finish.

Progression:

- 7v7 practice match with no restrictions / conditions.


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