ACADEMY WINTER SESSION 10

WARM UP - DRIBBLE TO COLOUR (10 MINS)

Coaching Points:

Eyes Up: Players should look to keep their eyes up in order for them to be able to see what space they have in front of them and how/what type of touches and turns they need to use as they travel around the area.Keeping their eyes up will also allow them to see the opposition as well.

Dribbling: Smaller touches with the laces will help the attacker to keep the ball close to their body but they may need to take bigger touches with their laces to move into space if it opens up for them to move into. Players should be encouraged to dribble with the ball on both feet using different surfaces of either foot.

Turns: As players travel around the area they will need to change direction quickly using both feet. A variety of different turns like inside, outside cut should be used for this. Encourage players to try different ways of turning encouraging creativity.

TECHNICAL SESSION - 4 COLOURED CORNERS (10 MINS)

Coaching Points:

Eyes Up: Players should look to keep their eyes up in order for them to be able to see what space they have in front of them and how/what type of touches and turns they need to use as they travel around the area.Keeping their eyes up will also allow them to see the opposition as well.

Dribbling: Smaller touches with the laces will help the attacker to keep the ball close to their body but they may need to take bigger touches with their laces to move into space if it opens up for them to move into. Players should be encouraged to dribble with the ball on both feet using different surfaces of either foot.

Speed: Players need to show good dribbling technique that allows them to cover the ground quickly and are quick to react to the shout from the coach.

THE 6-7PM SESSION ONLY: Add a defender in the area that has to try and win the ball from the players travelling with the ball. If they win the ball the swap roles with the other players.

BINGO GAME (15 MINS)

Coaching Points:

Eyes Up: Players should be looking to recognise both where the defender(s) are as well as the goalkeeper and trying to create space for them to get their shots off. Players that keep their eyes up will be able to recognise when is the right time to shoot and they should be encouraged to shoot quickly and not hesitate before taking their shot.

Use of Both Feet: Players should be encouraged to shoot on both feet to ensure they don’t lose their opportunity to get a shot at goal. Players that hesitate when an opportunity arises because they don’t feel as comfortable on a particular foot will find it more difficult to get shots away in this game. Constraints can be used to help players use both feet throughout the game to build their confidence.

Ball Striking Surfaces: Players should explore different surfaces but also different ways to finish in this game. To support this, get players to select the different types of finishes that they want to try on the bingo board. This ownership will help players to explore these different ways of finishing in a creative manner.

Decision Making: Throughout the game players should be identifying when is the right time to pass, dribble or to shoot based on the situation that they’re in. Encourage players to find their team-mate in space who may be in a better position to score for the team.

THE 5-6PM SESSION - ALL PLAYERS MUST SCORE TO CLAIM BINGO

THE 7-8PM SESSION - CUT BACK, SWEATY, OUTSIDE THE BOX, INSIDE BOX, 3 PASSES.

FREE PLAY GAME - 15 MINS

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