Football/Soccer Session (Moderate): July 24 & 25 Select Training

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James Spence, Adult Member

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James Spence
Name: James Spence
City: Trophy Club, Texas
Country: United States of America
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Skills with Movement

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Skills with Movement (15 mins)

Skills with Movement:

Split players into 2 groups

One group is outside the circle with the ball and the other team starts inside the circle.

The coach will tell the players inside the circle what they will be working on.

Volleys with Laces, Volleys with instep, Thigh Volley, 1 touch pass, 2 touch pass, turns, etc

The cylce goes for 1 minute with players in the center resetting there each time before finding a new partner.

Coaches encourage game speed approaching the player serving the ball and recovery speed as the check back to the middle.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Technical - with Movement

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Technical - with Movement (20 mins)

Grid:

- Set-up the first set of cones 10-15 feet apart and the 3rd cone 20 feet from the second cone

Session:

- Divide the players into groups of 3-4 players

- The 1st & 2nd players will perform the techincal skill set by the coach. For example: 1 touch passing, 2 touch passing, volley, etc

- On the Coach's start the player 1 & 2 will being the techincal skill as close to game speed as possible. The 3rd player will preform sit-up's, push-up's, jumps, etc.

- Once the Coach says GO the 2nd player turns and sprints to the last cone and back across the end line and becomes Player 3. Player 1 becomes Player 2 and Player 3 becomes player 1.

- The play doesn't not stop. Encourage the players to quickly get the ball moving again.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Passing Play Maker

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Passing Play Maker (20 mins)

THE SESSION:

PROGRESSIONS: Players start 10 yards apart. 1) The players pass and move in the space playing to space not feet. 2.) The person without the ball is the "playmaker" The player with the ball plays it to the play makers feet, the player maker plays thge ball to space and directs her teammate. Once the ball is played into space the play makers moves off the ball to receive the next pass. Switch roles after 1 minute.

KEY MESSAGES/POINTS: Increase the difficulty of the passing patterns and movement off the ball

Communication, Passing, Movement and vision


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Dribbling Gates

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Dribbling Gates (20 mins)

Organization:

- See diagram for set-up and equipment

- Area 25 x 25

Activity

- Players dribble around the area.

- The coach will inform the group of which skill is to be used for example: Murphy, Scissors, Step Over, etc. On the coaches whistle the players use the cones as defenders and perform the skills on each whistle.

- After 1 minute the coach calls stop and changes the skill.

Progression

- 1 Minute Rounds

- Pair the players into 1v1 with 1 ball per group.

- The Coach will designate which player is on offense first.

- On the Coaches start the play on offense will go through as many gates a possible while the defensive player try to deny them. The offensive player must keep track of how many gates they successfully get through.

- At the end of the 1 minute the player switch roles and now the new offensive player try to win the round by successfully getting through more gates than her teammate did.

- Keep it competitive by playinng for sit-ups

- Pair the players into 1v1 with 1 ball per group.

Progression 2

- Now they are in team: same as above but the can use teammates to assist.

- Move from dribbling through gates to passing through gates for goals.

- Depending on the skill level you can add the player that passes through the gate must move to receive the ball again for the goal to count.

Coaching Points:

-close dribbling in tight areas

-accelerate/rwb into open spaces

-get head up to scan for space, gates, players

-use of both feet and all surfaces of feet

-movement off the ball

-balance in the grid or shape


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

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Sweat Box (20 mins)

Combination - Endurance and Speed training


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 2v2 SSG

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2v2 SSG (20 mins)

Organization

-10 players

-see diagram for set-up and equipment

-area of approx. 25x20m (adapt for age/abilit/numbers)

Activity

-on coaches call ("red" "yellow") 2 players for each team must react, touch that colour cone, then run around their net, with coach passing ball in, to play 2v2, can score in either goal, if win the ball attack opponents net

Possible variations/progression

-x amount of passes/time

-1 touch finish

Coaching Points

-good decision-making

-read the defenders movement and positioning

-should I dribble into the space or pass to open team mate

-"suck" defender in and "pass to pass" the defender

-attack with good speed

-finish with accuracy


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Press/Cover/Balance

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Press/Cover/Balance (20 mins)

THE SESSION:Defending outnumbered. White team passes out to Red. Red attacks 1 v 1, 2 v 1 and then 3 v 2. Press, Cover and Balance as you expand to man up attacks.

PROGRESSIONS:1v1, 2v1, 3v2

KEY MESSAGES/POINTS:Define the roles and timing. 1. Who presses and When? 2. Who covers? Where and When? 3. Who provides balance? Where and When?


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