Football/Soccer Session (Moderate): Ben Summer Session

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James Croxton
Name: James Croxton
City: Liverpool
Country: United Kingdom
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Screen 1

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Screen 1
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Screen 1

Activation beginning drill

This drill will be a simple rondo to get the participants warmed up and ready to begin.


Dimensions:

4x4 yards

Game Instruction:

  • Within the square, players in blue must try and pass the ball to each other while player A tries to win the ball back from them
  • Once player A wins the ball back they swap with the player who has lost the ball
  • If the players on the outside make 15 passes then the player on the inside stays in the next time the ball is won back

Offensive aims:

  • Ball control
  • First touch
  • Technique in tight areas

Defensive Aims

  • Closing passing lanes
  • Reading intentions of opponents


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

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Screen 2 (20 mins)

Main Drill 


Dimensions:

  • Whole pitch - 30x25 yards
  • End zones - 25x3 yards
  • Passing lane goal - 2 yards
Game instructions:

  • The aim of the game is to pass the ball to your teammate in the opposition endzone, In this case, the blue team will have to get the ball to player A and the red team will have to get the ball to player B
  • You get 1 point if you pass the ball between the green cone to your teammate
  • The ball must go through the green cones and the player in the endzone must keep the ball within the end zone for the point to stand.
  • Both teams should try and stop the opposition from getting the ball between the cones
  • Only endzone players are allowed in the endzone no one else
  • Once a team scores they have to go back to their half
  • If the ball goes out on the sidelines there will be a feeder (coach) on the outside to play the ball back in
Offensive Coaching points and aims:
  • Transition play
  • Combination play
  • First touch control
  • playing in tight spaces
Defensive Coaching points and aims:
  • Collective pressing
  • Blocking passing lanes
  • suffocating opposition through pressing

social aims:

  • teamwork 
  • communication
  • collective decision making 

physical aims:

  • muscular endurance 
  • co-ordination
  • aerobic capacity

technical aims:

  • first touch
  • weight of pass
  • final pass

psychological aims:

  • concentration
  • decisivenenss
  • mental creativity
  • speed of thought

progression:

  • For this drill, progression comes in decreasing the number of touches the final passer has to pass to player A or player B. You can start on having any touch then going to 3, 2, then 1 touch.
  • Progression will also come in decreasing the amount of time you can be in the final third without attempting a pass to player A or player B.
  • Progression can also be introduced in reducing the number of touches everyone can take from any touch to 3,2 then 1 touch.
Regression:
If things go unexpectedly and players are unable to do the standard edition of the exercise here are some regressions:
  • players defending are not allowed to tackle the opposition but only jockey and mark space
  • the whole area of the enzone will be eligible to be passed through not just the green endzone cones
  • players will no longer kick the ball but throw the ball to the player in the endzone, The rules will stay the same as if the ball was being kicked, however, the changes if this regression is used go as followed: If you have the ball in your hand you cannot move, defending players are not allowed to touch opponents only block passes and jockey, you can pass to player A and Player B through any part of the endzone lastly passes to player A and player B can not be extremely high in the air and must not be overhead height.


Animation Controls (PCs, Macs, Laptops):

Play animation
Play step-by-step
Repeat (toggle)
Full Screen
Pause
Stop

Back/Forward: Drag timeline button