SHOOTING IN & AROUND THE BOX | TECH (21-P1)

SHOOTING IN & AROUND THE BOX | TECH (21-P1)

SHOOTING IN & AROUND THE BOX | TECH (21-P1)

Set Up

This is practice 1 in Theme 21 and is focused on developing quick combinations around the box with one touch play, pull backs and 1-2 combinations to a finish. We also include quick feet exercises which are relevant for this situation in game play, together with a progression to finish at the opposite end. This will encourage players to react quickly and not ball watch after performing any action.

  • Attacking Emphasis 90% 90%
  • Defending Emphasis 10% 10%

Age Group

Number of Players

Minutes

Ball Mastery | Dribbling  (BM-01)

Ball Mastery | Dribbling (BM-01)

Ball Mastery | Dribbling (BM-01)

Practice one of our ball mastery section focuses on improving dribbling skills, with half of the group on a ball in the central area, and the remaining players on the outside. Players must dribble the ball to the outside and lay off to an outside player, encourage a change of direction when entering the square.

  • Attacking Emphasis 90% 90%
  • Defending Emphasis 10% 10%

Age Group

Number of Players

Minutes

Key Coaching Points: Receive on the Move

Players must dribble the ball to the outside and lay off to an outside player, encourage a change of direction when entering the square.

Progression 1: Rotational Movement

Progress to a one two pass on the outside, allowing all players to be involved in rotational movement in and out of the square. Focus on takeover and speed of movement when transferring. 

Progression 2

Players use their weaker foot in the central area, encouraging the need to think about changing direction on entering specific zones where there is player congestion.

Key Coaching Points
  • Tech | Ability to use both feet
  • Tech | Close control
  • Physical | Agile to change direction
Q&A
  • How can you keep close control?
  • How can you avoid players in your dribbling?
  • What changes in smaller and larger areas in your dribble?

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Difficulty Rating

Ball Mastery | Dribbling (BM-08)

Ball Mastery | Dribbling (BM-08)

Ball Mastery | Dribbling (BM-08)

This practice is for younger players and focuses on their ability to dribble into specific zones, changing direction and speed as they progress. We can introduce various progressions to challenge players varying numbers, opposition, space and time.

  • Attacking Emphasis 80% 80%
  • Defending Emphasis 20% 20%

Age Group

Number of Players

Minutes

Progression 1

We introduce 2 defending players with a ball ion their hand and they must tag as many players as they can in a given time period.

Progression 2

Players must now dribble through as many cone triangles as possible in the time given, whilst being challenged by the 2 defenders and having other players as obstacles.

Progression 3

Challenge dribbling players now to dribble through 3 different coloured cone triangles without getting tagged to double their score from 3 to 6. Rotate defending players, providing a score for each pair depending on how many players they have been able to tag. 

Key Coaching Points

Technical: Ball Control is crucial in tight spaces

Technical: Ability to change direction to avoid defenders

Physical: Balance to change direction, speed to get away

Q&A

How can you avoid defending players better what are the triggers?

How can you change direction quicker in between cones?

When do you lose control of the ball and what can you do to prevent this?

Ball Mastery | Passing (BM-05)

Ball Mastery | Passing (BM-05)

Ball Mastery | Passing (BM-05)

Ball Mastery Practice 5 develops short passing with both feet and encourages players to use different parts of each foot to improve their control. Identify player’s willingness to use their stronger and weaker foot, use constraints to develop individuals.

  • Attacking Emphasis 90% 90%
  • Defending Emphasis 10% 10%

Age Group

Number of Players

Minutes

Key Coaching Points: Receive on the Move

Challenge them to take their first touch towards a cone before dribbling around it to make their return pass.

Progression 1

Once players begin to show improvements in their technique, allow movement between squares after 5 successful passes, improving their awareness of players around them.

Key Coaching Points

Technical | Short passing with both feet (Weight and accuracy)

Technical | Control to move ball from one side to the other (Inside / Outside)

Pysch | Confidence to improve technique steadily

Q&A

What is important for your teammates receiving your pass?

What are the technical aspects of passing that you need to focus on?

How can you ensure rotation between grids is smooth and players move quickly?

Ball Mastery | Dribbling (BM-04)

Ball Mastery | Dribbling (BM-04)

Ball Mastery | Dribbling (BM-04)

In this 30 by 30 Yard area, players begin with a ball each positioned in 5, 8 by 8 yard squares. Objective is to dribble from one square to the other, whilst avoiding other players. They must leave their ball in a square and find another ball in a different square to dribble. 

  • Attacking Emphasis 90% 90%
  • Defending Emphasis 10% 10%

Age Group

Number of Players

Minutes

Key Coaching Points: Receive on the Move

In this 30 by 30 Yard area, players begin with a ball each positioned in 5, 8 by 8 yard squares. Objective is to dribble from one square to the other, whilst avoiding other players. They must leave their ball in a square and find another ball in a different square to dribble.

Progression 1

Progress so players run around 2 cones before performing their dribbling.

Progression 2

Our second progression encourages players to perform different skills in each box before dribbling.

Progression 3

Finally, pair individuals to pass the ball between them from one square to the other.

Key Coaching Points

Technical | Speed and control of dribble

Technical | Use of both feet to move in and away from cones

Physical | Speed after dribble to get away

Q&A
  • Where do you need to slow down and speed up and what is your best technique for this?
  • Can you be creative in your disguise and how?
  • How confident are you in using your weaker foot, where is best for you to use both feet and how?

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