Football/Soccer Session (Academy Sessions): Receiving - Pressure From Behind

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Brad Wolchansky, Adult Member

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Brad Wolchansky
Name: Brad Wolchansky
City: Brooklyn
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 4 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Warmups - Technical Reps

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Warmups - Technical Reps (15 mins)

Organization:

4 players per channel with one ball. 3 yd gate in the middle, as shown.

Instructions:

Unopposed: B checks through the gate to receive a pass from A, turns outside the gate to pass to C. Now A checks through the gate to receive from C, pass to D. Etc. Rotation: pass and follow.

Semi-opposed: Outside/inside players hold their positions. One inside player receives to turn, while the second inside player shadow defends. Switch outside/inside players every 90 sec.

MAKE SURE TO TEACH BOTH INSIDE FOOT AND OUTSIDE FOOT SPIN.

Coaching Points:

- When to check - be patient

- Side-on body shape

- Front foot to protect the ball from defender

- Feel for defender

- Check your shoulder

Progressions:


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

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Fully Opposed (15 mins)

Organization:

Two teams. Balls with coach. Cones and goals set up as shown.

Instructions:

One player from each team slaps high five over the blue cone. They race around the goal, back around the blue cone to see who can get through the yellow gate first. Coach plays to first attacker, who tries to spin the defender and score on either goal. Once goal is scored or ball is played out, next two players go.

Coaching Points:

- Hustle to be first

- Side-on body shape

- Feel for defender, check shoulder

- Point where you want the ball

- Decision-making: receive with inside or outside of foot?

Progressions:

P - Double points for scoring with only two touches (one to turn, one to shoot)


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Small Sided Games

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Small Sided Games (20 mins)

Organization:

3v3. 20x30 field with small goals, divided into two halves.

Instructions:

2 defenders, 1 attacker. Players must start in their zones. You can only win the attacking half with a pass, no dribbling. Once you connect with your attacker you can join the attack for 2v2.

Coaching Points:

- Timing of check to create space from defender

- Use hands to feel for defender

- Side-on body shape

- Receive with the front foot to protect the ball

- Decision making: inside vs. outside? Spin vs. hold up?

Progressions:


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

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Conditioned Game (20 mins)

Organization:

30x44 field. 5v5+1 to big goals, no GKs. Field divided into thirds. Middle third: 2v2+1. Attacking/defensive thirds: 1v2. Extra balls with coach on sideline.

Instructions:

Play starts in middle third. Make three consecutive passes then you can attack by passing to your #9, who tries to spin the defender and score. Midfielders can join the attack to create a 3v2. Coach restarts by passing to the team who just defended.

Coaching Points:

- Timing of check

- Side-on body shape

- Feel for defender, check shoulder

- Decision-making based on defender's position: receive with inside or outside of foot?

Progressions:

R - 3v3+1 in the midfield, 1v1 in attacking/defending thirds.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Free Play

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Free Play (20 mins)

Organization:

Free play, coach in the flow.

Instructions:

Coaching Points:

Progressions:


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