Football/Soccer Session (Difficult): 9/20 Dealing with Crosses

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Stephen Palmer
Name: Stephen Palmer
City: Raleigh
Country: United States of America
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Warm up/Technical

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Warm up/Technical
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Warm up/Technical (5 mins)

Organization:

2 mannequins

2 GK's

3 Servers

Instructions:

1. GK takes serve to hands then repositions to move around mannequin for high ball

2. GK rolls or throws to mini goal/opposite side, roll to coach for driven shot

2 reps each side - 4 total

Coaching Points/Questions:

Set

Handling

Timing of jump

Driving off the correct leg

Power


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Technical Handling

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Technical Handling (20 mins)

Organization:

Set up as shown

1 GK and 4 servers

2 mannequin's if available

Instructions:

GK to take high ball/cross and distribute to mini goals

GK2 to take driven ball between mannequins then roll to wide server

GK then receive cross and distribute to mini goal

Find ball line and set quickly for shot from server 2

Repeat opposite side

All rebounds live

Coaching Points/Questions:

Balanced set position

Correct starting position - 45 degress

Assess the flight of the ball - 'Assessment second'

Quality of footwork - Drop step to cross over/shuffles. Be economical and as quick as possible

Load the jump and takeoff with inside leg

Head and eyes focused on the ball

Catch at highest point and land on both feet

Distribute quickly but accurately

Regressions/Progressions:

P- wide servers can play deep ball to second server

P- Wide servers can cut back to server 2 for early shot or 1v1.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Shot stopping

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Shot stopping (15 mins)

Organization:

Set up as shown - Minimal to no equipment

Server 1 wide outside of 18 yard box

server 2 can adjust his position so the GK has to find him

Server 3 set up just inside 18 at an angle with a lot of balls.

Instructions:

GK starts with the ball and throws out to server 1 and then recovers to goal

Server 1 varies serve to opposite GK who then shoots on goal (play until ball is out)

Type of serve is called by coach (see below)

Once ball is out of play GK finishes with live shot from server 2

Rebounds are always active

Opposite foot - 2 points

Side volley - 2 points

Throw - 1 point

Strong foot goal - 1`point

Save - 1 point

Catch - 2 points

Save off a rebound - 3 points

Coaching Points:

Balanced set position

Correct starting position - 45 degress

Assess the flight of the ball - 'Assessment second'

No wasted movements

Find and get in line with ball as quick as possible for shot

Shot stopping


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): MS Shot Stopping/Crosses

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MS Shot Stopping/Crosses (20 mins)

Organization:

Set up as shown - Minimal to no equipment

Server 1 wide outside of 18 yard box

server 2 can adjust his position so the GK has to find the ball

Instructions:

1. Driven serve

2. Roll to Opposite GK

3. Adjust across for shot or 1v1 from server 2

4. Movement back in line for cross from wide area

5. If held, shoot on opposite GK. If not, opposite GK shoots

Clean Catch/Save/Goal - 1 point

Save from rebound/Weak foot goal - 2 points

Clean sheet and goal on mini goal - 5 points

Coaching Points:

Balanced set position

Correct starting position - 45 degress

Assess the flight of the ball - 'Assessment second'

No wasted movements

Find and get in line with ball as quick as possible for shot

Shot stopping


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