Football/Soccer Session (Academy Sessions): Winter - 1v1's

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Robin Patton, Adult Member

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Robin Patton
Name: Robin Patton
City: Brooklyn
Country: United States of America
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer

Description

1. Identify space behind defender to attack

2. Visual cues to attack defender

3. Ability to create space for you/team mate on the ball

4. Moments to attack/patience


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Ball Mastery

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Ball Mastery (10 mins)

Organization:

- 30x20 area

- Ball each

Instructions:

- Players dribble ball inside area

- Coach challenges players to get as many touches inside 30 seconds, using a specific part of the foot; inside, outside, laces, sole.

Coaching Points:

- Head up to identify space

- Small touches to keep ball close

- Use team mates as "defenders" to dribble away from pressure

Progressions/Regressions:


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Skill Development

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Skill Development (15 mins)

Organization:

- 40x20 area

- Players divided into 2 teams

- Partner up with opponent in opposite team.

- 1 ball between 2.

Instructions:

- Players play 1v1 against opponent, trying to dribble across opposition end line.

- Attacker can start at any point on their sideline, and can score at any point on opposition end line - no channels.

- If defender steals ball, immediately become attacker and attempt to score on opposite line.

- Point scored for successful dribble across end line.

- Alternate attacker after each round.

- Play starts when both players give each other thumbs up.

Coaching Points:

- Positive first touch out of feet into direction of dribble

- Head up to identify space to attack

- Changes of speed and direction

- Type of touch - Messi or Ronaldo?

- Creativity to beat defender?

Progressions:

- Players record scores individually, and then as a team. Assign team names - Barca v Real etc. Teams can "buy" players from opponents if they win.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Individual/Group Tactics

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Individual/Group Tactics (15 mins)

Organization:

- 40x20 area divided into 2 smaller fields

- End zone on each end line

- 3v3 end line soccer on each field

- Players continue to partner with opponent from opposite team

Instructions:

- End line soccer - points are scored by dribbling across end line.

- Players can only steal ball if their partner on opposite team has the ball.

Coaching Points:

- Think of team shape - how can you create space for yourself and player on the ball?

- Patience in build up to find moment to attack end line

- Recognition of opponents position

Progressions/Regressions:

- Partner restriction removed - players can now steal ball from any opponent.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): End Game

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End Game (20 mins)

Organization:

- 2 fields, 3v3 on each.

Instructions:

- FIFA rules apply. Free play

Coaching Points:

- Apply coaching points learned throughout session.


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