This session contains a variety of exercises. Some of you may have less time for your session so just remove the drill of your choice. We have included tag, shooting, passing and 1 vs 1 activities. The skill of the week which the players should practice at home is the outside hook.
WARM UP – 8 Minutes
PART 1 – 12 Minutes
Shooting after skills
Make sure that we use some of the moves we have practiced before to improve their ability
PART 2 – 10 Minutes
Passing with passive opposition
Can we try and take our first touch away from the passive opposition
PART 3 – 10 minutes
1 vs 1 dribbling across area
When you see a gap can you accelerate into it
PART 4 – 10 minutes
2 vs 2 to 3 goals
If one of the goals in crowded can we try to attack one of the other goals
Can the players find the space to be able to score in an empty goal?
PART 5 – Skill of the week.
The Outside hook
Play 4 vs 4 with small goals and no goalkeepers. Play 3 vs 3 if you have less numbers. If you have a larger group set 2 small games up. Smaller games give the players many more touches of the ball and result in more dribbles, shots and goals.
We would avoid and corners or throw ins. Instead the coach should have a supply of balls ready and play one in whenever the ball goes out. There are numerous good reasons for this:
The ball will be in play more of the time
The coach can choose to play the ball to a player in space and explain what they are doing. This will encourage the players to move to space and make for a better quality game.
It allows the coach to give some ball possession and touches to some of the players who may not be getting many touches of the ball
Any other skills we have practiced
The juggling progression:
1/ Drop the ball let it bounce kick it and catch it. When you can do 10 with each foot move on.
2/ Drop the ball, kick it up before it hits the ground and catch it. When you can do 10 with each foot move on.
3/ Drop the ball juggle twice before it hits the ground and catch it. When you can do 10 with each foot move on.
4/ Progress to normal dribbling