ACADEMY WINTER SESSION 2

WARM UP - CHANGE OF DIRECTION MOVES (5 MINS)

INSIDE & OUTSIDE CUTS & TWIST OFFS

COACHING POINTERS: REACH FOR THE BALL, KNEES SLIGHTLY BENT, CUT WITH THE ANKLE - CORRECT PLAYERS THAT ARE STRUGGLING WITH THEIR TECHNIQUE.

BALL MASTERY - (10 MINS)

LOOKING FOR EXPLOSIVE MOVEMENT & CHANGE OF DIRECTION

COACHING DETAIL: Think about encouraging the players to be on the balls of the feet when changing direction and to use body feints. Look to explode and slow down, scan for space.

COMBOS: 

  • Outside Cut, then Inside Cut, 
  • Step Over, then Cryuff turn
  • Give players ownership on other combos

TECHNICAL SESSION - PASSING COMBINATIONS (10 MINS)

MOVEMENT: In both the end zone and middle zone, players must look to use creative movement to find passing lines (end zones) and also find and exploit spaces to move forward (central zone).

RECEIVING THE BALL: In order to receive the ball, players need to concentrate on receiving the ball on the back foot or front foot depending on the type of pass and the space they have. (ENCOURAGE SCANNING)

PLAYER COMMUNICATION: TALKING, EYE CONTACT, HAND SIGNALS TO RECIEVE THE BALL.

CONDITIONED GAME PASING & MOVING(20 Mins)

COACHING NOTES : COACH PLAYS THE BALL IN FROM THE SIDE, ROLE OUT FROM THE KEEPERS (NO LONG BALLS). MAIN RETURN IS WE WANT THE PLAYERS SCANNING BEFORE RECEIVING THE BALL & MOVEMENT OFF THE BALL TO RECIEVE AND CREATE SPACE

PLAYER COMMUNICATION: TALKING, EYE CONTACT, HAND SIGNALS TO RECIEVE THE BALL.

FREE PLAY(10 Mins)

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