Football/Soccer Session (Academy Sessions): kilcock Celtic Running with the Ball Session.

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Owen Donnelly

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Owen Donnelly
Name: Owen Donnelly
City: Kildare
Country: Ireland
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Animation 1

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Method: Warm up , Players run with the ball freely in the grid on coaches call they accelerate out around the poles at speed , Encourage use of both feet - low speed inside grid - intensity to get out around poles 

Coaching Points: Take care not to run into each other, ball out of feet , awareness, vision if necessary slow down and speed up.


size of grid depends on numbers .


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Animation 2

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Method: Running with the ball,  Players run across grid on coaches call , number groups 1 to 4. Start by single groups only so when you call 1 only group 1 runs across grind then 2 then 3 then 4,

Progress  to calling two groups say 1 and 2 , then 3 and 4


The final Progression will be all four groups going at the same time across the grid.

Coaching Points :Push ball out of feet when running , keep ball under control, keep head up , slow down and speed up when needed, use feints to move and avoid oncoming Players as session progresses. 


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Animation 3

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Method: 4 Gate Game. 4v4 5v5 6v6 all depends on your numbers at training as will the pitch size , Goals are scored by Players running with the ball through the Gates.

we have two ways for playing this Game we either Play it like a normal Game scoring in two GoalsGates or we allow teams to score in each of the four Goals , once a team scores they keep possession in the four Gate Game.

Coaching Points:  attack space , attack at speed, feints dummies skills - always try, movement off the ball to create space   .


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