Football/Soccer Session (Beginner): Academy W1S1 - Foundational Passing Technique

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Hasani McKenzie, Adult Member

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Hasani McKenzie
Name: Hasani McKenzie
City: Asheville
Country: United States of America
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 3v3/4v4

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 3v3/4v4
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3v3/4v4 (15 mins)

Play 3v3/4v4 to end the session. Create multiple fields to limit the number of players sitting out. Use an area approximately 30

Encourage players to be creative to relax and play. Use this time to learn the players' names. You can coach through the flow of the game if necessary.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Footskills/Moves

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Footskills/Moves (10 mins)

Dribbling in an area. Ask them to perform simple moves. Demonstrate the moves. Ask for player demonstrators. Say their names and reward them for being good and working hard. Mistakes will happen. Encourage trying again right away. Keep the work rate up.

Work on moves to turn and moves to penetrate

Moves to Turn: Pullback, outside chop, inside chop

Moves to Penetrate: Stab Push, Scissors


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Basic Passing - Level 1

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Basic Passing - Level 1 (15 mins)

Set up: Players are in groups of 3. There is 1 defender in the middle and partners start 10 yards apart on either side of the defender as shown in diagram. Place a 8-10yard wide gate in the middle. The defender can shuffle/run left/right to cut out the pass going to the player behind them. if it goes then they turn around and try again. The opposite side attacker can also shift left/right to create a better angle for their teammate to pass through.

Regression: Remove the defender if players struggle to complete a pass and just have them practice getting the ball to a partner.

Coaching Points:

- What part of your foot should you use to pass the ball? Inside

- Where should your standing leg and hips face when passing? Towards target/partner

- Locked ankle when passing the ball for controll

- What should you do after you foot hits the ball? Follow through straight/in the direction that you want to pass

Througout the season...this can a regression activity. However as it is the first training (especially for 9Us) let's confirm that the players can pass the ball well technically with the inside of the foot. All the standard passing components here.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Find Your Partner

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Find Your Partner (10 mins)

Set Up:

2 Players 1 ball. Players will perform moves in a 360 degree setting and must be listening because when the coach says "find your partner" they will need to pass to their partner on the outside who then comes inside and performs various footskills while inside the grid

Players on the outside should move to different places on the outside when their partner in the middle is performing skill moves to force the player with the ball to constantly scanning and looking for option while dribbling.

Coaching Points:

- What part of your foot should you use? Proper receiving technique: "check" mark, large surface touches the ball to receive and strike

- How do you know where your partner/teammate is that you want to pass to? By looking up when dribbling to find teammate

- Is it better to stand still or be moving when you receive the ball? Moving. Good footwork to get in line with pass

- Purposeful first touch, we're not just stopping the ball. Away from pressure or in the direction we want to go.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 4v4 (4 goal game)

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4v4 (4 goal game) (20 mins)

Set up:Play 4v4 to two small goals.

Here are the average field dimensions to use based on the number of players you have in your group:

4v4 - 36 * 24

5v5 - 46 * 30

Tactics:

4v4: diamond

5v5: 2-1-2

Guided Discovery Questions:

- How can you find a teammate? Look up while dribbling

- What does good passing technique look like? Inside of foot, hips facing direction you want to pass, ankle locked, follow through towards intended target of pass

- When might it be a good time to pass? When a teammate is open; when more than one defender goes to the person with the ball


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