Finishing session

Sessions using Coerver practices focused on Passing and Receiving technique.

Warmup

Coerver - Passing and Receiving Warmup

Setup: 8×6 Area, three groups with one ball.

Description: Each team starts with one server who has a ball, all other team mates are on opposite of area in a line facing the server. Players take turns to receive a pass and return the ball to the server, once they have played a pass they join the back of their group. Change server every 60 seconds, can use hand signal for this to ensure players look up.

Change types of passing and receiving based on ability. Variations include:

  • 1 touch with instep of right foot, 1 touch with instep of left foot
  • Receive with left, pass with right
  • Receive with right, pass with left
  • Outside of right/left (change direction of ball) and pass with same foot.
  • Half volly
  • Thigh and volly(right/left)
  • Chest and volly
  • Head back
  • Control with head and volly

Competition: When you have worked through progressions and find a technique all groups are comfortable with put 60 seconds on clock and see how many complete passes each group can make. If ball goes outside their grid it does not count.

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Speed

Coerver - Speed 4 (Turning + Finishing)

Setup: As with previous activity

Description: First person from each group stands on the receiver line, when the coach starts play the opposite player must make a pass to the receiver. They must then turn and dribble to the end of the three large cones before shooting into the open goal. The ball must not hit the ground before the net for the goal to count, the team who scores first wins a point.

Progression:

  • Slalom through cones

Coaching Points:

  • How to receive – Half turn, let the ball run
  • Communication – Tell server where you want it
  • Finishing technique (At speed)

SSG – Diamonds are forever

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Setup: 30×20

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Free play

Free play - 6v6

Introduction to Pressure and Cover in Defence

What do the players need to get out of the session?

  • What is the role of the first defender?
  • What is the role of the second defender?
  • Importance of Communication

Warmup – Agility / Dribble circuit

Agility Circuit

Half of group completing circuit, other half playing 4v4/3v3 for 6-8mins.

“En Garde” – 1v1 progressing to 2v2/4v4

On Guard - 1v1
On Guard - 2v2
On Guard - 4v4

Support in attack

Description: Session to focus on support it attack. Develop players knowledge of where and when to support while their team is in possession.

Coaching points:
– Movement off the ball
– Communication (verbal and non-verbal)
– Distance and angle of support
– Recycling ball to keep possession
– Body shape (Ready to receive the pass)
– Create angles for passes (triangles)
– Timing of runs (slow defender down, check back to create space)

Warmup

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3v1 – Angles

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3v2 SSG

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Short and long passing session

  • Session Topic: This session focuses on short and long passing technique. The session will also cover receiving technique, possession and using width in attack.
  • Age: Under 10 – Under 12

Warm-up (8mins)

To begin the session have players passing in pairs, moving around a set playing area (Size dependent on numbers). Begin with 2 yard pass and ask players to increase distance as they get more comfortable. Progress by asking players to move around the area passing with other partners.

Conclude by players getting into groups of four on the final whistle.

Technique (10mins)

Long passing football warmup
Players work in groups of four, two from each group will start in opposite end zones 10-20 yards apart. With one ball between each four players will work on various long passing techniques.

Play starts with one players passing into the opposite end zone, the player who receives will play a pass to his partner who sets him up for a long pass back. He will then become the receiving player the next passing.

Begin with a driven instep pass and progress:

  • Chipped pass
  • Curled pass – Inside and outside of foot
  • Driven pass with laces
  • Floated pass

5v2 Possession (15mins)

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Players split into three equal teams, two teams take up the opposite end zones with the other teams starting as defenders in the middle small square.

When the coach plays the ball into one end zone team they must attempt to keep possession for 3/5 passes before playing a long pass into the opposite end zone. Two defenders from middle square will attempt to win the ball back. If they intercept the ball then the phase of play has finished and the coach plays a new ball into the opposite group.

Remember: When the short pass target is complete the team in possession must still make a successful long pass. It could be curled around the side, driven or floated over the top. If the center square players intercept that is a point!

Once the defenders intercept 5 balls they will swap out with one of the end zone teams.

Progressions:

  • Increase numbers of passes required
  • Max number of touches

SSG – Three Goals (12mins)

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Two teams play on a 35-30 (approx) pitch with large goals, goal keepers and two small target goals per team. Behind each target goal must be a target player.

Team can score normally into large goal and receive 1 goal, if they can score into a target goal on the wing they will receive 2 goals or if they can switch the play and score in the opposite target goal they receive 5 goals.

Focus of activity is for players for spread out, make good quick short passes and look to switch the play if there is space.

Free play (remaining time)