Football/Soccer Session (Academy Sessions): SPOA

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Alexandre Rebeiz

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

Description

The session is setup to imimitate pressure situation in which the players will have to recognize when to get out of pressure situation by switching play or switching the point of attack. This will help them to improve thier skills on how to switch play and also switching the point of attack effectively.


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

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Technical Practice

Organization:

Set up as shown.

Instructions:

Players are divided into two groups to work across the park simultaneously. Activity start with Player A playing a short pass to Player B who set the ball for Player A back on first touch, Player A then play a long diagonal pass to switch play to Player C. Upon receiving the ball, Player C quickly take a touch to get the ball under control passes to the "wide man" Player D who opens his body up to receive the ball and dribble at pace to join the starting point of the second group to repeat the activity. Players follow their passes as rotation the following; A-B-C-D-A.

Coaching Points:

- Quality of short and long range passing i.e push pass, driven, lofted e.t.c.

- Movement before receiving the ball i.e. checking away quickly before calling for the ball.

- Passing accuracy.

- Speed of play.

- Open body shape to receive.

Progressions:

- Progress to skill practice.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Skill Practice 1

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Skill Practice 1

Organization:

6 Goal Game: 6v6.

The playing area is divided into (3) Vertical ZONES as reference point for changing Point of Attack (POA).

Instructions:

Attacking team can score in any of the (3) goals and are free to occupy all the 3 vertical zones when in possession. Attacking team (in possession) is looking to DRAW in opponent and play to opposite side to (Change POA). Game is unlimited touches.

Defending team can only occupy 2 vertical zones when defending and must communicate which 2 zones to occupy whenever the ball in is the central zone. Occupying all the 3 vertical zones when defending will result to a 3 points deduction.

Scoring:

(1) point if team scores in SAME channel that they have possession.

(2) points if team plays to adjacent channel and uses MAX of (1) pass before scoring.

(3) points if team plays to an opposite WIDE channel channel and uses MAX of (1) pass before scoring.

Coaching Points:

1) Atttacking team should maintain possession by moving the ball quickly.

2) Attacking team should maintain possession, draw in opponent and change POA to exploit the weak side. Short-short-long.

3) In order to change POA, players must have an open body shape (face forward / side-on to receive and to be able to LOOK forward and PASS forward).

4) Passes MUST be sharp to feet to allow the receiver to pass forward quickly...sharp passing to feet allows for Time & Space for receiver.

5) SWITCHED ball must be driven, firm, in air or on the ground to expliot defending team being drawn in and exploit weak side.

6) Vision: Play with HEAD up and recognize when switch is on.

7) Communication: verbal to encourage players to change POA.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Skill Practice 2

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Skill Practice 2

Organization:

Game: 5v5+GK.

Instructions:

Attacking team looks to score in the large goal while the defending team to looks to score in the counter goals or by playing into the coach.

Unlimited touches within game, but decision making is KEY > too many touches slows down game & ability to switch sides to destabilize defending team.

1) Extra player plays in first ball into game.

2) Defending team has counter goals to score on if they win the ball or they can also play into the coach. They must score in 8 seconds.

3) Attacking team does PRESS to get ball back if they lose it. Once ball is out of play, new ball is played in by the coach.

4) Each attacking group plays FIVE balls and then rotates with the defending team. High Intensity activity for approximately 45 seconds. Each group does (3) reps for 15 balls total.

5) Defending team MUST be in (2) defending zones.

SCORING:

Attacking Team:

- 1 point for DESTABILIZING (Switching Sides) behind the last line from wide area & getting CROSS or SHOT on GOAL.

- 2 points for scoring a goal.

Defending Team:

- 1 point for passing to the coach.

- 2 points points for scoring in counter goals

Coaching Points:

1) Attacking team looks to:

a) move ball quickly to shift defending team and draw in to ONE side to be able to destabilizie and switch sides on the last line.

b) Speed of Play: By playing 1-2 touch and moving ball from side to side attacking team can exploit on weak side.

c) (#9) with back to goal > Look to play him to draw opponent centrally and #9 plays back quickly.

d) Passing: Firm passes to feet / combinations to draw in defenders and quality of switched pass weighted on the run of the player receiving pass.

e) WIDE players: Recognizing how to play back to CMF to be able to switch sides and when receiving pass > accelerate into space behind the defending backline to destabilize.

f) CMF: receiving passes from wide players > open body position to be able to switch sides & receiving pass to take away to get to opposoite side quickly.

Progression:

1) Touch limitation if Speed of Play is too slow to Switch POA.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Game

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Game

Organization:

Set up as shown.

Instructions:

5v5+GKs.

Coaching Points:

1. Previous coaching points whenever applicable.

2. THINK ABOUT: How do we draw in opponents? Where do we draw in opponent? Why do we draw in opponent? How do we UNBALANCE? ...Speed of play / draw in.


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