Football/Soccer Session (Academy Sessions): 1v1s (Start Time: 2024-01-10 17:45:00)

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IMOGEN FAHY

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IMOGEN FAHY
Name: IMOGEN FAHY
City: Altrincham
Country: United Kingdom
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer

Description

Aims and objectives for this session are to develop the players' skills in 1v1 situations both attacking and defending, Attacking wise, I want encourage them to use this skill in a game to get past opposition players. 

Resources, equipment and facilities needed for the session are a pitch to play on, footballs, bibs, cones and goals.

A veo camera may be used as technology to allow coaches to watch the session back. This will allow them to find weaknesses within the session and plan to improve these in the future.

Health and safety; I must ensure weather conditions are suitable, there are no objects on the pitch, there is someone who is trained in safeguarding and trained in basic first aid.

I would ensure I had a differentiation strategy to ensure all players were challenged and were being stretched to encourage their development as a footballer.

Pre session preparation is important as it means you are more likely to get something out of the session and it also makes it easier to fic problems that arise during the session. Therefore, I will ensure all sessions are planned ahead of it so that everything runs as smoothly as possible.

Components of physical fitness will be added into certain sessions at certain points of the season. For example, this may be integrating running into a passing drill.



Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Warm up

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Warm up (5 mins)

Time

This activity will last around 10 minutes.

Intensity

This activity will be of a medium intensity.

Description of practise

This warm up is a large rondo with two footballs involved. It will be a 9 vs 5 with the 5 defenders working both together and separately to win the balls back. This means the defenders must be able to adapt quickly as well as be determined to win the ball back. The attackers must have excellent concentration at all times to ensure that they are concentrating on receiving and passing the ball accurately, as well as knowing where both balls are. Every 3 minutes, I will swap the defenders for attackers. 

Contingency plan

Something that may go wrong is if the defenders are constantly winning the ball back because the attackers can't connect with each other to support one another effectively. To solve this, I would increase the size of the rondo to give the attackers more space and more time on the ball. 

Coaching method

I will use the coaching methods of connection and concentration during this drill. It is important that the players keep their concentration and communicate effectively with each other to be successful when passing the ball between them. If they do not do this, the defenders will easily win the ball back which will defeat the point of the rondo, as the attacking players are supposed to try and keep the ball. 

Differentiation/stretch and challenge

To challenge the players, if they were finding the drill too easy, I would decrease the size of the rondo which would put the attackers under more pressure and make it easier for the defenders to win the ball back. 


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Targeted practise

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Targeted practise (15 mins)

Time

This activity will last around 20 minutes.

Intensity

This activity will be of a high intensity.

Description of practise

This practise is a 1v1 drill, focusing on developing the defensive skills of the players. There will be a player at either end of the marked area. The defender will pass the ball into the attacker, who will then dribble and take on the defender to try and reach the opposite side of where the defender has just passed the ball from. After the play has ended, the defender and the attacker will swap, which will give all players a chance to work on their defensive skills. Defensive players must approach the ball at the right speed, and be side on with the attacking player to be the most effective defender they can be. They can use the process of trial and error, where they test different ways of defending to see which is the most effective way. 

Contingency plan

Something that may go wrong in this practise is if the defenders are being easily beaten by the attackers during every run of play. To solve this, I would stop the practise and tell everyone some key points of defending. For example, I would tell them not to dive in, to jockey the attacker, to stand side on to try and force/encourage the attacker to go one way and to be aggressive when tackling. 

Coaching methods

For this drill, I would use the coaching method of motivation. It is important to motivate both the attacker and defender in this drill, but specifically the defender. The defender will be more effective if they are determined to win the ball back and believe that they can win it back. 

Differentiation/stretch and challenge

 To challenge the players, I may make it more difficult for the defenders by creating a 2v1 situation with the 2 attackers working together against 1 defender. This would challenge the defender as they would be outnumbered and have to block off the second player as well as press the player with the ball. 


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

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Conditioned game (15 mins)

Time

This activity will last around 20 minutes.

 

Intensity

This activity will be of a high intensity.

Description of practise

This conditioned game will be a 7v7. Each outfield player will have a partner on the other team who they are only allowed to tackle. This will create 1v1 situations all over the pitch and will allow the players to incorporate what they have just learnt in the previous drill into the game. It means that players must learn how to deal with their partner and track their runs as well as defend them when they have the ball. 

Contingency plan

Something that may go wrong in this drill is if the wrong number of players turn up to the session and there is an odd number of players. This will mean that not everyone will have a partner to be paired up with. In this instance, I would select a player to be a floater so that all other players have a partner. In addition, another thing that may go wrong is if players lose motivation when defending their partner. To solve this, I would place a condition is where if the player that you are marking scores, you must go to the side of the pitch and do 3 press ups.

Coaching methods 

During this drill, I would use the coaching method of motivation. The players must be motivated the beat their opponent as determination plays a big role in winning the ball back and beating the opposing player in a 1v1 situation. I would do this by verbally encouraging players to press and get tight to the player they are making. I would also praise players after they did something positive. 

Differentiation/stretch and challenge 

To challenge the players in this game I may add another condition where every time a player gets the ball they must attempt to beat the player that is marking them. This will provide direct opportunities for the other player to be in a defending situation. 


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Cool down

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Cool down (5 mins)

Time

This activity will last around 10 minutes.

Intensity

This activity will be of a low intensity.

Description of practise

In this cooldown, I will demonstrate stretches and dynamic movements to cool the players' muscles down. This may involve stretches such as hamstring, groin, quad and calf stretches. The players must hold the stretch for around 15 seconds and then repeat it, to get the maximum benefit out of the stretch they can. 

Contingency plan

It is unlikely that anything will go wrong in this cooldown. 

Coaching methods

I would use the coaching method of motivation in the cool down to encourage the players to finish the session on a positive note and with a good mindset. 

Differentiation/stretch and challenge

The players do not need to be challenged in the cooldown. 


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