Football/Soccer Session (Moderate): IA Camp Day 1 2008B

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Sal Melillo, Young Member

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Sal  Melillo
Name: Sal Melillo
City: Nutley
Country: United States of America
Membership: Young Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Technical - Closing Down

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Technical - Closing Down (20 mins)

Organization:

1. 20x20 area.

2. Players work in pairs.

3. Balls set up halfway between pairs.

Instructions:

1. Players look to close down on the ball together.

2. Focus on body shape, proper stance, and angle of approach.

3. Players look to mirror each other before returning to start line.

4. After a few minutes, players perform a block tackle at the ball.

Coaching Points:

1. Speed and angle of approach.

2. Proper defensive stance - "surfer" position.

3. Close space quickly and slow down on approach.

4. Block tackle - lock ankle, use inside of foot.

Progressions:

1. Ensure players work on both sides.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 1v1 Defending

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1v1 Defending (25 mins)

Red player plays into blue and immediately defends.

Balls stay on one side.

-Angle of pressure

-Quality of pass

-Speed of approach

-Determination to win the ball

-When to step in when to jockey

-Aggression


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Recovering defender

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Recovering defender (25 mins)

-player 2 plays ball into attackers and must make recovery run

-attackers go to goal

-player 1 delays attackers until 2 can come back to help

-angle of run of recovering defender

Progression-2v1 until 2nd defender makes recovery run.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Sweat Box

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Sweat Box (20 mins)

Teamps split like so

-1v1 in the middle with the focus trying to continue to work the ball side to side with your team (progression: 2v2)

-Defender stays in middle until the win the ball and get it to a teammate

-confidence

-using ball manipulations in tight space

-spatial recognition to try a skill move

-using body to protect ball from defender


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Transition/Shooting

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Transition/Shooting (20 mins)

2 lines, every player with a ball.

On command, both players are dribbling out to pole. Player dribbling to closest pole turns, shoots and immediately defends player dribbling to further pole.

1v1 to goal.

Switch lines


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Play

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Play (40 mins)

Awareness

Closing down space/ cutting off angles


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