The best players always seem to have so much time on the ball and that’s because they create the time for themselves by pre-scanning to get a clear picture of the play in front of them so they can carry to space or pass early before pressure arrives. Get your players pre-scanning in this session so they have an idea of what to do before the ball arrives.
What's in the Session?
After ensuring your players are warm and ready for the session both mentally and physically, the session starts with a practice that encourages the players to adopt the best body position to firstly adopt the best body position off the ball and create an understanding with their fellow players in order to keep possession amongst ‘Chaos’. The session progresses with an ‘Escape the Box’ practice which forces the players to pre-scan to understand where the pressure is coming from and identify the gaps that they can escape from when receiving a pass. Finally, finish the session with a modified game to put the pre-scanning skills learnt in the session into a game-specific scenario. The session continually provides key coaching points to encourage immediate vision when the player receives the ball.
Give your players the ability to create time for themselves on the field. Pre-scan before the ball arrives and identify the space and passes ahead to consolidate possession and create defence splitting passes.
Get any shot off towards the back post, whether it?s a sweep or a push to put it on a plate for a deflection into the goal.
Give everyone on the team the confidence to take the ball under pressure, beat a player with their 1-on-1 skills, then move it on.
Baffle your opponents with the illusion of an extra man - coach your players to move positively with overlapping.
Don't stop moving! Speed up gameplay by working on your junior players' ability to pass and receive on the run!
Help your players spot defender's weaknesses, especially when the odds are stacked in their favour - and make the overload count!
"It is not only useful for staff who are experienced but a valuable tool for those subject staff who have to take teams."
The variety of sessions across sports - sometimes we steal session ideas from one sport and use them with another.
As we enter the business end of the competition, we take a look at the remaining eight teams and the key talking points surrounding each side.
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