Football/Soccer Session (Academy Sessions): 1v1 decision making

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Kyle Black
Name: Kyle Black
City: Lancaster
Country: United States of America
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer

Description

Learning Outcomes:

1. Identify the moment we may dribble into 'traffic' and turn to find open space or an open teammate.

2. Drag back, inside cut, or outside touch.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Races (Tag)

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Races (Tag) (15 mins)

Organization:

- 30x30 yards grid as shown.

- 3 teams of 4 or adjust according to size (red, blue, white)

Instructions:

- White: players from one team start as a target, outside each side of the grid.

- Red: players start inside the grid and have to high five white team players and exchange position (1 point)

- Blue: same as red (1 point for every exchange).

- See progressions where 'defenders' are added.

Coaching Points/Questions:

- Can I keep my head up and find the open target?

- Once I identify the open target, can I communicate and let him/her know I'm coming to high five.

- Accelerate towards the target.

Progressions:

- One team becomes a defending team. Once they tag all four players from one team, they switch and losing team becomes tagging team.


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

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Technical Repetitions (30 mins)

Organization:

- Same grid as before with the addition of a smaller grid inside at the center.

- Same teams as prior activity.

Instructions:

- Red team: starts inside the grid, 1 ball per player. Each player has to pass to a white team player and follow the pass (1 point for each pass). Cannot pass and then receive from the same target/player consecutively.

- White team: starts outside the grid, 1 player per side. Each player receives from red, and joins the grid in order to then pass to a target again (1 point). Cannot pass and then receive from the same target/player consecutively.

- Blue team: Each player with a ball. Each player gets a point for splitting a line by dribbling.

- 2 minute intervals, each team goes once.

- SEE PROGRESSIONS.

Coaching Points/Questions:

- Can we keep our head up when we dribble to identify open space?

- Can I communicate with target so that we make sure that he/she receives the ball?

- If pressure is in front, can I do a drag back: can I roll the ball towards me with the sole of the foot? Identify the open gap, and turn?

Progressions:

(1) Red/White: After each team goes once, now we add the condition of the smaller grid. If a player dribbles through the center before passing then they get 3 points for each pass. Blue: has now 1 ball and splits players with passes.

(2) Blue team becomes defending team.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 1v1 x 5

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1v1 x 5 (20 mins)

Organization:

- Same grid as before with the addition of one mini goal at each side.

Instructions:

- Players play 1v1 for one whole minute. Only condition is that if a player scores at one goal, the next goal has to be in a different goal.

- Every 1v1 game goes on simultaneously.

- As soon as a player scores, he/she defends.

Coaching Points/Questions:

- Can we identify the open space and fake the defender out with a turn?

- U-turns, Ronaldo chop, etc.

- Can I take big Ronaldo touches when the space in front is open?

Progressions:

- Make it 2v2.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Scrimmage

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Scrimmage (20 mins)

Scrimmage


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