PRE- ACADEMY WINTER SESSION 3

WARM UP - BALL MASTERY (10 MINS)

COACHING POINTERS: GET THEM TO DO THE KEEP UPS WITH A BOUNCE IF STRUGGLING

TECHNICAL RUNNING WITH THE BALL - (10 MINS)

SKILL SESSION - 1v1s (15 MINS)

IN POSSESSION

PROTECTING THE BALL • Players are encouraged to use their body to protect the ball from the defender. Use of the arm or hand can help keep the defender away from the ball. 

SPINNING THE DEFENDER • When under tight pressure, the player on the ball should look for opportunities to spin the defender, who may have committed to attempting to steal the ball one way. 

TRICKS & TURNS • Players are encouraged to use a range of tricks and turns to beat the defender. 

CONTROL WHEN DRIBBLING • Good ball control is key when dribbling into space. Players should recognise opportunities to take bigger touches if there is space in front of them. 

CHANCES TO DRIBBLE • Identifying space to dribble into is key to this practice. Players can create space by using tricks and turns. 

EXPLOITING SPACE • Ensure the players are direct and committed to their action when attacking in order to exploit the space. 

OUT OF POSSESSION AGGRESSIVE DEFENDING • Players should ensure they are aggressive when tackling and attempting to steal the ball. This will help disrupt the opposing attacker. 

PRESSURE ON THE BALL • Applying pressure on the ball at all times will help prevent the attacker have success. Players should recognise opportunities to steal the ball and when to delay and force play against the touch line

FREE PLAY GAME (20 MINS)

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