Football/Soccer Session (Academy Sessions): RDS Training Facility - Experienced (Maradona)

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Juan Figueira, Adult Member

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Juan Figueira
Name: Juan Figueira
City: Hillsborough
Country: United States of America
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer

Description

Learning Outcomes:

1. Identify the correct moment to do a Maradona spin and how it can be useful in the context of the game.

2. Understand the recognition of open space before the move.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): SAQ

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SAQ (15 mins)

Four gates, diagonally accross from each other as shown. 4 teams of 3 behind each gate. Player from each gate run towards the center, high five teammate directly accross and race to the other gate. Players have to yell out their name as they are crossing the gate.


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

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Technical Repetition (30 mins)

Organization:

- 4 teams, 4 starting points set up as shown above, facing each other diagonally.

- Each player has a ball.

Instructions:

- Player from each team drives towards the center of the grid and passes ball at other gate on other end.

- SEE PROGRESSIONS

Coaching Points/Questions:

- Can we dribble with our head up? Can we recognize space in front?

- If we recognize pressure in front: can we recognize open space behind or to the side?

- As we approach pressure, let ball roll forward and bring back with sole, giving our back to the open space.

- Use other foot to drag ball back the way our back is facing. Then face open space in front and dribble.

Progressions:

(1) Players drive towards the center and pass to opposite gate (1 point for each pass between gates). Teams going accross towards each other work together and add up points.

(2) Introduce Maradona spin - if players skip traffic at center of grid with a successful spin they get 4 points (4 points).

(3) Take away 2 balls and make it 1v1, with same point system as above.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Fully Opposed

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Fully Opposed (15 mins)

Organization:

- Same set up as before, now teams diagonally from each other working together.

- 2v2, 1 ball.

Instructions:

- Ball starts from a gate as player in possession dribbles into the grid. Team with ball scores by dribbling through opponent's gate (2 goals/gates per team). As soon as a team scores, play restarts with 4 new players and ball is played from gate diagonal from where the point was scored.

- If Maradona spin is involved at some point in play, then dribble through opponent's gate is worth 5 points.

Coaching Points/Questions:

- Can we recognize open space as we dribble into the grid?


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Conditioned

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Conditioned (20 mins)

Organization:

- Same field set up as before.

- 4v4, 1 ball.

Instructions:

- 2 teams (4v4) or 3 teams (4v4v4), depending on skill level and area.

- Teams score by dribbling through gate. They cannot score in consecutive gates.

Coaching Points/Questions:

- Can we recognize closest gate score?


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Scrimmage

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Scrimmage (10 mins)

3v3 or 4v4s.


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