Football/Soccer Session (Moderate): NAFA-GTP 2024: Cycle 1/Week 2/Session 2

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Martin Hidalgo Castro

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Martin Hidalgo Castro
Name: Martin Hidalgo Castro
City: Alice Springs
Country: Australia
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer

Description

Ball Possession of the Opposition-Deny scoring opportunities: Chain of cohesion between the lines and within the lines. 
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Passing Game

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Passing Game
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Passing Game (10 mins)

Set Up:

Use the central area of the pitch with18 footballs and 12 small size goals.


Instructions: To be done in 10 minutes

Organise both teams in two sides of the small size goals. Red players pass and receive their ball in pairs, run through forward (in between the small size goals) in order to intercept blue player's pass on goal.


Variations/Progressions: 

  • Pair players use different parts of their body to pass/receive.
  • Shooting players use the left goal, right goal and/or any goal on caches command.
  • Shooting players drop back/go forward.

Coaching Points:

  • Ball control
  • Acceleration/Deacceleration
  • COD's
  • Reaction/Anticipation
  • Synchronisation 
  • Organisation
  • Support

  • Player Coaching Points:

    • Assess and access information/eye on target.
    • Communicate when receiving/passing; shoot with weight.
    • Slow down, hinge with hips and shoulders on new direction-change direction with opposite foot
    • Intercept the ball.


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

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    Positioning Game (20 mins)

    Set Up: Two 35m x 25m rondo areas.

    Instructions: To be done in 15 minutes

    6v5 + 2 Defensive Jockers, continuous rondo game. Game starts on Zone A, Coaches passes the ball to attacking red wall players in order to maintain possession and move the ball to red team players on Zone B (Wall blue players are allowed to be inside Zone B in order to be compact). Defending team aims to be compact, with the support of a yellow defending jocker inside Zone A and a jocker in between the two zones, in order to gain possession of the ball. If successful, blue defender passes the ball to coach and game resume/continues in opposite attacking area-yellow jockers switch roles.


    Variations/Progressions:

    • Increase/decrease zone areas.
    • Increase Jockers
    • Limit touches for attacking team.

    Coaching Points:

    • Chain of Cohesion Movement
    • Awareness/Positioning in BPO
    • Communication
    • Pressing/Intercepting

    Player Coaching Points:

    • Communication
    • Anticipate
    • No spaces within the lines
    • No spaces between the lines

    



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

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    Game Training (10 mins)

    Set Up:

    Use halve of the pitch with a big size goal and 12 small size goals.


    Instructions: To be done in 25 minutes

    Organise both teams in a 1-4-3-3 formation. Ball always is played by coaches and ball is always play to blue defender/midfielder/attacker. Red players must anticipate this and react quickly in order to deny scoring opportunities by the opposition; if reds recover the ball, they could score in any of the small size goals-blue players must deny this in 10 seconds.


    Variations/Progressions: 

    • Limit the number of touches on the ball.
    • Increase/Decrease number of bouncers/Manipulate formation to achieve the objective of the game=Deny scoring opportunities.

    Coaching Points:

  • Communication
  • Anticipation/Reaction
  • Synchronisation of movements between the lines and withing the lines.
  • Organisation
  • Support

  • Player Coaching Points:

    • Assess and access information/eye on target/space.
    • Communicate constantly in order to cover/recover.
    • No spaces within players.
    • No spaces between lines
    • Make the field smaller


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

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    Training Game (10 mins)

    Set Up:

    Use full pitch with two big size goals


    Instructions: To be done in 20 minutes

    Organise both teams in a 1-4-3-3 formation. Normal game following the rules of the game.


    Variations/Progressions: 

    • Increase time on intervals/rest periods.

    Coaching Points: On the go, praise the following.

  • Communication
  • Anticipation/Reaction
  • Synchronisation of movements between the lines and withing the lines.
  • Organisation
  • Support

  • Player Coaching Points: On the go, praise the following.

    • Assess and access information/eye on target/space.
    • Communicate constantly in order to cover/recover.
    • No spaces within players.
    • No spaces between lines
    • Make the field smaller


    Animation Controls (PCs, Macs, Laptops):

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

    Back/Forward: Drag timeline button