PRE-ACADEMY AUTUMN SESSION 5

WARM UP - REACTIVE AGILITY - (5 MINS)

FUNCTION 2 : FOLLOW THE LEADER

COACHING DETAIL • players should adopt ‘bouncy’ positions in which they are ‘on their toes’ and ready to react to their opponent’s movement. • The ‘reacting’ players should scan the movement (from the hips down) of their opponent to pick up any cues they might provide as to how they will move next.

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

CROSSING THE RIVER (10 MINS)

Awareness: Players need to be aware of where the space is for them to help them cross the middle area without being tagged. Players may look to observe where the defenders are as well as other attackers to help them to recognise when is the best time to cross the area and get to the other side.

Speed: Players should look to use their speed to help them to cross the middle area once a space has opened up for them to do so. Likewise, players may need to adjust the way they’re travelling as well as change their speed to help them escape being tagged the defenders.

Movement: Players throughout this game need to continually dodge and avoid opponents. Players should explore different ways that they can twist and turn as well as change speed to help them to avoid being tagged the defenders.

1v1 PIRATE GAME (15 MINS) 

COACHING POINTS : STAY ON THE BALL & HIDING THE BALL - GIVE PLAYERS OWNERSHIP OF THEIR GAME

PROGRESSION: ADD CHALLENGES (Nutmegs)

FREE PLAY GAME - 15 MINS

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