Football/Soccer Session (Moderate): COVID 19 Double Star Circle - Social Distance

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Ken Novak
Name: Ken Novak
City: Mitchell
Country: United States of America
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer

Description

The real benefit of this drill is training the player's brain to activate on visual cue and NOT receive the ball. The players in the center, left, and right of the receiver move once the receiver gets the ball. This is about off the ball movement, focus on visual cues, and smooth one-two touch passing.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Static with 2 Central Passers

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Static with 2 Central Passers

Static - Perimeter Passers. Barcelona Star

Coaching points:

Technique: No more than two touches. Barcelona Star pattern. 2 Balls. A to B to C..., 1 to 2 to 3 ...

Constraint: No movement

Coaching Points:

Coaching Point: Soccer Physics of First Touch. Distance = Time. Time = Quality. If your first touch gives you good control of the ball, you will have more time to set up a quality second touch.

Coaching Point: First Touch = Vision + Surface + Direction + Distance. If we are sloppy at this phase, then it's back to basics. We want our players to keep that distance tight, 18" max. At this point there may be a temptation to play one-touch. Tell the players we are working on "killing the ball" or "playing from a spot", which does not mean stopping the ball's movement, but absorbing the pass so that you are in a good position to make a quality second touch.

Coaching Point: Killing the Ball as a prelude to deception -- An important coaching point is that "killing the ball" and playing from a spot does not mean stopping the ball's motion completely. It means that when you need to take two touches, you keep the ball close enough to yourselt that you don't give the defenders 1) the ball by pushing it into pressure 2) an idea of where your next play will be (carry, distribute, shoot).

Coaching Point: My players know that one of my coahing mantras is "COMPOSURE." Don't panic. First touch is less about feet, and more about mind and vision. The reason you will have a good touch is because you are already planning where the ball will go off of your foot. Killing the ball isn't about delaying a decision. Killing the ball and playing from a spot is about controlling the decision you have already made before you got the ball.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Dynamic with One Central Passer - Basic

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Coaching Points:

Patience. Patience. Patience. It will be horribly rusty at first. The reason? Players are use to being activated by "getting the ball". In this scenario, the center, right and left players do NOT get the ball directly, but must read the visual cue (B receives the ball) and begin their off-the-ball movements.

R (the player on the right of the receiving player) must overlap B ("Right Runs") to receive a lay off pass on the circle in the spot where the left player, L, has left to take the center position ("Left Leaves"). After passing the ball to B, the player in the center of the circle takes the position to the right of the receiver ("Center fills the Runner").


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Double Visual Cue - Triple Dynamic

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Double Visual Cue - Triple Dynamic

Dynamic: Center and First Ring Player swap places.

Progression #2: Now we pass and move . . . limitedly. This progression works to imprint the idea that the LEFT player "two away" from the receiver is the next active receiver.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Screen 4

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CONFIGURATION: 2 in the center on separate halves

PROCESS:

ACTION 1 - Center Player passes to Outside Player (A)

ACTION 2A - Outside Player Passes to LEFT Outside Player (B)

ACTION 2B - Player on the RIGHT moves to the next open space to the LEFT (B)

ACTION 2C - Center Player who passed runs to fill the vacant space LEFT of the receiver (B)

ACTION 3 - Outside LEFT player passes to Remaining Center Player (C)

ACTION 4A - Remaining Center Player receives ball and dribbles to other half (D)

ACTION 4B - Outside LEFT player runs to fill vacant space of the Remaining Center Player


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Movement
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Custom Movement
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Pass
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Custom Pass
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Dribble
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Pitch Line 1
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Pitch Line 3
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Pitch Line 4
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Shaded Pitch Area

Animation Controls (PCs, Macs, Laptops):

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

Back/Forward: Drag timeline button