Football/Soccer Session (Academy Sessions): Shooting

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Brad Wolchansky, Adult Member

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Brad Wolchansky
Name: Brad Wolchansky
City: Brooklyn
Country: United States of America
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Warm-Up

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Warm-Up
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Warm-Up (5 mins)

Organization:

-All players with a ball

Instructions:

-Try to juggle ball without making it spin

Coaching Points:

1. Lock ankle

2. Toe pointed down

3. Contact with laces

Progressions:

- Weaker foot

- Alternate one high juggle (over head), one low


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

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Technical Mastery (15 mins)

Organization:

Penalty area. 1 ball per player. Shooting lines at 6, 9, 12, 15, and 18 yds.

Instructions:

1.The game is called ‘Nothing But Net’

2. First shot is from 6 yds. If you hit the back of the net without the ball touching the ground, you advance to the next line for your next shot.

3. Players go in order, one shot at a time.

4. After the player ahead of you shoots, you have 5 seconds to place your ball and have a shot.

5.Winner is the first player to hit nothing but net from 18 yds.

Coaching Points:

1.Angled approach

2.Head down at point of contact

3.Body weight forward, chest down

4.Ankle locked, toe down

5.Hit it with the laces

6.Land on shooting foot

7.CONFIDENCE!

Progression:

P - Weaker foot


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Pass and Shoot

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Pass and Shoot (15 mins)

Organization:

Set up our standard 3-line passing channels either side of the goal.

Instructions:

Blue begins by playing A-B-C . C takes one touch out of their feet and then shoots on goal.

Red goes from A- B- C. C receives and dribbles across field before taking a shot.

Teams have to switch sides to work on both feet.

Coaching Points:

Head down

Ankle locked

Second knuckle to strike ball.

Follow through - land on standing foot.

Progressions:

C goes to GK vs opposing team - keep score; 1st team to 10 wins.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Dribble and Shoot

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Dribble and Shoot (25 mins)

Organization:

Even teams, 1 ball per player. 2 goals and cones as shown.

Instructions:

Phase 1, unopposed: Both sides start at the same time. Player must dribble around cone and then is free to shoot. Players collect their own ball and get in opposite line. As soon as both shots are taken next players go.

Phase 2, partially opposed: Same as before but now only the first player to score gets the point. Play to 10.

Phase 3, fully opposed: Continuous 1v1s. One side goes at a time, first player gets a free shot. As soon as team A shoots player from team B attacks the opposite goal with player A defending. Rotation: shooter becomes defender. Play to 10.

Coaching Points:

- Attack the space

- Dribble towards the goal keeping the ball close

- Set-up touch to have a shot

- Pick a corner

Progressions:

- Add Puggs to the corners of the goal, 2 pts for shots in the corner, 1pt for all others

- Add GKs


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

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Condtioned Game/Free Play (30 mins)

Organization:

30x24 area

3 teams of 5

Instructions:

Field players are 5v5+1 with GKs. There are also 4 neutral bumpers, 1 on either side of each goal. Neutral bumpers have 2 touch max, 2 seconds to play a return pass. Play 3 minute games or first to score, normal rules except re-starts can be pass or dribble. After you shoot, you must touch the post. 3 points for win, 1 point for draw.

Coaching Points:

Head up to observe goalkeeper and defender

Drive forward before defender can recover

Near post or far post?

SHOOT WITH CONFIDENCE


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