Football/Soccer Session (Moderate): Marc McGhee UEFA B License Individual Analysis Striker Movement

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Marc McGhee
Name: Marc McGhee
City: Greenock
Country: United Kingdom
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer

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As part of assignment 7 of my UEFA B License i was asked to perform and individual analysis then design 2 sessions that would help improve theses weaknesses. This is one of the sessions which is designed to work on striker movement.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Warm Up/ Developing Technique

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Warm Up/ Developing Technique (10 mins)

Organisation

16 players

Working in half of a pitch

split up into to groups of 8 then each group into 3 different lines.

2 groups will work into separate goals.

Activity - Finishing Warm Up

 Session is designed to work on striker movement which was identified as a players individual weakness. Here we will work on a small warm up with 3 different types of finishes then progress onto 3 different situations a striker may face during a game.

1st player dribbles towards to marker/defender performs a stepover with the left and goes inside

Player 1 then performs a finesse shot (Thierry Henry style)

Player 2 with his back to goal gets a ball fed to a side from the other player

Players 2 has to react quickly and turn and shoot with the foot that the player puts it onto

Player 3 dribbles towards the cone performs a stepover with the left and goes outside

Player 3 takes a touch out their feet and towards goal and performs a driven shot across the face (laces)

After taking a shot at their current station the player will collect their ball and go to the next station on their right.

The players will firstly go through the stations working on the right foot only for 2 1/2 minutes then go around the opposite way using the left foot. (5 mins)

Progression

Player 1 has 5 seconds to dribble towards the cone, perform the skill and take a shot at goal

Player 1 after taking a shot will receive a pass from play 2 which they will bounce back to create a 1v1.

Player 2 after taking a shot will then turn and player 1 & 3 can make a 2v1 against player 2

Players will go through this for 5 mins.

Coaching Points

Head up before you shoot

Open body /shoulder up for finesse shot

Using inside of your foot wrap it around the ball

Head and knee over the ball for driven shot

Quick turn/reaction composure and hit the target

Good decision making

Composure when finishing


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Component 1 Striker Movement Option 1

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Component 1 Striker Movement Option 1 (5 mins)

Organisation

Working in half a pitch

16 players - 14 outfield 2 gk

4 players acting as defenders

Activity

Working on finishing & striker movement

Going through 2 different situations in a game and with a few options when in these positions

Looking at firstly linking up with the 1st striker

Pattern of play

Right defender will start with the ball and pass to the right midfielder

On recieiving the ball the right midfielder will look to link up with the 1st striker

The right midfielder will play a 1-2 with the striker then look to deliver a cross

Strikers will spin and look to get on the end of the cross

Coaching Points

Strikers looking to work together moving in relation to the ball

1st striker drops checks away and drops in to link up with right midfielder

2nd striker becomes central and lengthens the game

Good 1-2 with wide midfielder focusing on first touch

1st striker spins and times their run looking to arrive in the box

2nd striker spins out arcing their run then looking to make a run across to the front post

Opposite wide player timing run into back post

2nd centre mid being the 3rd man runner timing their run into edge of the box

Wide midfielder to get their head up before they cross

Different type of cross (driving, floated & cut back)


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Component 1 Striker Movement Option 1 What if?

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Component 1 Striker Movement Option 1 What if? (5 mins)

Organisation

Working in half a pitch

16 players - 14 outfield 2 gk

4 players acting as defenders

Activity

Working on finishing & striker movement

Going through 2 different situations in a game and with a few options when in these positions

Looking at firstly linking up with the 1st striker

Pattern of play - Option 1 1st striker what if?

Right defender will start with the ball and pass to the right midfielder

On recieiving the ball the right midfielder will look to link up with the 1st striker

The 1st striker will receiving the ball and lay it off to the supporting midfielder

The supporting midfielder will then play a through ball to the wide midfielder who has continued their run from passing into the striker

Strikers will spin and look to get on the end of the cross

Coaching Points

Strikers looking to work together moving in relation to the ball

1st striker drops checks away and drops in to link up with right midfielder

2nd striker becomes central and lengthens the game

Good first touch and lay off from striker to supporting midfielder

Good weight of pass for through ball

1st striker spins and times their run looking to arrive in the box

2nd striker spins out arcing their run then looking to make a run across to the front post

Opposite wide player timing run into back post

2nd centre mid being the 3rd man runner timing their run into edge of the box

Wide midfielder to get their head up before they cross

Different type of cross (driving, floated & cut back)


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Component 1 Striker Movement Option 2

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Component 1 Striker Movement Option 2 (5 mins)

Organisation

Working in half a pitch

16 players - 14 outfield 2 gk

4 players acting as defenders

Activity

Working on finishing & striker movement

Going through 2 different situations in a game and with a few options when in these positions

Now looking at linking up with the 2nd striker

Pattern of play - option 2

Ball will start at the right or left back and passes out to the wide midfielder

The wide midfielder will look to play 1st striker if possible if not then the ball is dropped back to the CM

The 1st striker shows for the ball but the centre mid plays into 2nd striker

1st striker will spin in behind and the 2nd striker will play a through ball for the 1st striker to finish

Coaching Points

Use the width of the pitch

Striker work together moving in reltaion to the ball

Good weight of pass

Communication

Timing of runs

Movement off the ball to loose opposition

Compusure infront of goal


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Component 1 Striker Movement Option 2 Alternative

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Component 1 Striker Movement Option 2 Alternative (5 mins)

Organisation

Working in half a pitch

16 players - 14 outfield 2 gk

4 players acting as defenders

Activity

Working on finishing & striker movement

Going through 2 different situations in a game and with a few options when in these positions

Now looking at linking up with the 2nd striker

Pattern of play - option 2 alternative

Ball will start at the right or left back and passes out to the wide midfielder

The wide midfielder will look to play 1st striker if possible if not then the ball is dropped back to the CM

The 1st striker shows for the ball but the centre mid plays into 2nd striker

Instead of spinning in behind the 1st striker will make a run across the face of the 2nd striker

On receiving a pass from the centre mid the 2nd striker will hold the ball up for the 1st striker run

The 2nd striker will lay the ball off for the first striker who will then shoot at goal

Coaching Points

Use the width of the pitch

Striker work together moving in reltaion to the ball

Good weight of pass

Communication

Timing of runs

Movement off the ball to loose opposition

Compusure infront of goal


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Component 2

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Component 2 (10 mins)

Organisation

16 players - 14 outfield plus 2 gk.

8v8

3 zones - defensive, middle and attacking 3rd.

Wide areas identified as well.

Activity

Continuing on from component 1

Striker movement conditioned game (component 2).

3 zoned game 8v8 working into the large goals.

Blues shaped up in a 4-2-1 formation and reds set up in a 1-4-2 formation.

Players can advance between the 3 zones but not drop back further than their original zone. (For example the midfielder can go and support the striker but can't drop back in to cover the defender).

Before this can happen the ball must be played into the striker 1st before the players can go into support.

The ball can go back into the middle zone from the attacking zone and players can still go into support strikers. 

Idea is to use patterns worked on in component 1 to try and break down defenders

Overload created to increase the chance of success

Ball must be played into striker before going into support

Progression

1 player from each team can drop back into defend

Also zones are removed and is now a free game.

Coaching Points

Players are looking to use coaching points learned in component 1.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Phase of Play

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Phase of Play (10 mins)

Organisation

16 players - 9v7

9 red players v 7 blue players (creating an overload against defending team

Working in just over half a pitch using full width.

Activity

Free play phase of play.

Coach is looking for times in the game when team don't do what was worked on in component 1.

The coach is then looking to show the team the solution and what could have been done in that situation then let the play go again and hopefully the team will perform better in that situation.

The reds will be shooting into the large 11 a side goal.

If the blues win the ball they look to find the green feeder for a goal.

Each time the ball goes behind for a goal kick the play will re start from the feeder.


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