Football/Soccer Session (Academy Sessions): The 3v3/ 4v4 Festival (Academy Week 8)

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Craig McGinn, Adult Member

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Craig McGinn
Name: Craig McGinn
City: Morristown
Country: United States of America
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Activation Activity

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Activation Activity (15 mins)

Set Up: two to three 15W x 20L fields with a goal at each end. Have players start

playing a small sided 1v1, 2v1, or 2v2 game, up to a 3v3 game per field. As

players arrive to practice fill each field with a game. Allow players to have free play.

 

Coaching Points:

1. Is the activity organized? Field space, cones, pinnies, goals, players

2. Is it reality-based? Does it look like soccer, are players making decisions

3. Is there repetition? Are players consistently trying to pass to a teammate

4. Is it challenging? Are players engaged, frustrated or bored

5. Is there coaching? Positive reinforcement when players try to pass to

teammates and are successful, and for successfully receiving a pass


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 3v3 or 4v4 Festival

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3v3 or 4v4 Festival (20 mins)

Set Up: In a 25W x 35L field with goals at each end separate players into teams of 4 players each

(combine w/other groups). Play 3min 4v4 games with incentives. Rotate players & teams

after each 3min game.

Variations: 1. Everyone on team must touch ball before scoring, 2. A goal after

dribbling by a defender = 10pts. 3. # of passes = # of goals, 4. Coolest goal = 1000pts

 

Coaching Points:

Key Questions: What surface of your foot do you use to make a short pass, a

long pass? What's a good way to receive a pass?

Answers: Short pass use the inside of the foot, toe pointing up. Long pass use

the laces of the foot, toe pointing down. To receive a pass use the inside of the

foot, toe pointing up, and softly cradle the ball with your foot.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 3v3 or 4v4 Game

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3v3 or 4v4 Game (20 mins)

Set Up: In a 25W x 35L field with a small goal at each end, play a scrimmage up to a

4v4 game. Make two equal teams, and manage substitutions, water breaks and

rest periods.

 

Coaching Points:

Key Questions: What are some visual cues for when to dribble, pass, or shoot?

Answers: Dribble past the defender if he is too close to you and there's space

beyond the defender. Pass when you see a teammate that is past a defender

and they have space to dribble and are closer to the goal and can shoot. Shoot

when you're in front of the goal all alone with the ball or you dribble to a space

close to the goal.

 


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