boston soccer academy coaches workshop 2013 10-11:10am teaching individual skills/tech ralph ferrigno, bsa director progression for individual skills teaching/training:
BOSTON SOCCER ACADEMY COACHES WORKSHOP 2013
SCHEDULE OF SESSIONS 10:00-11:10 “Teaching Individual Skills/Tech” RALPH FERRIGNO working with u10/u12 Boys 11:10-12:20 “Passing & Receiving drills” KELLY RADDAR working with u11/u12 Girls 12:20-1:30 “Goalkeeping basics for all ages” SERGIO TABORDA working w/youth & HS goalies 1:30-2:45 “1vs1 games to goal” BRENDAN DONAHUE working w/HS Girls Group 2:45-4:00 “Small-sided games” ANDY BUB working with HS Boys Group Note: These sessions can be adapted for all age groups
BOSTON SOCCER ACADEMY COACHES WORKSHOP 2013
10-11:10am TEACHING INDIVIDUAL SKILLS/TECH RALPH FERRIGNO, BSA Director PROGRESSION FOR INDIVIDUAL SKILLS TEACHING/TRAINING: The 5 Surfaces of the Foot: inside, outside, sole, instep & heel (“count your touches”)
1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7.
Moving/Running with the ball Learning to stop the ball Fast Footwork exercises (“count your touches”) Dribbling 1: Attacking/Moving Forward Dribbling 2: Changing Direction Juggling/Instep Training (“count your touches”) The Key Skill: controlling the ball/trapping/setting up/first touch
A SKILLS CLUSTER: Pure Skill/Technical Training. ◦ (i) Fast footwork exercise ◦ (ii) Attacking ◦ (iii) Turning moves ◦ Example of how to train in a group DRILL #1: STOP & START ◦ (i) Getting the group listening – STOP & START ◦ (ii) TURN & ATTACK ◦ (iii) CIRCLE & CHANGE ◦ Example of how to make skills training fun DRILL #2: SIMPLE RELAYS ◦ (i) Teach the group the relay without a ball first ◦ (ii) Make it competitive ◦ (iii) Add a goal DRILL #3: SMALL SIDED GAME/3vs3 PREFERRED ◦ (i) Controlled structure – minimal coaching ◦ (ii) Kick-ins/dribble-ins ◦ (iii) Good size goal
FURTHER REFERENCE: For those who are interested a lot of the fast footwork, dribbling work we do is based upon the program of the Dutch coach Will Coerver. Checkout his web-site http://www.coerver.com/home.php/history. There are also numerous Coerver clips on YouTube. BOSTON SOCCER ACADEMY COACHES WORKSHOP 2013
10-11:10am TEACHING INDIVIDUAL SKILLS/TECH RALPH FERRIGNO, BSA Director
BOSTON SOCCER ACADEMY COACHES WORKSHOP – 3/23/13 PASSING & RECEIVING – KELLY RADDAR
The game of soccer has a history of many thousands of technically proficient players who are unable to realize their potentials because they could not execute under the pressures of the game. Skillful players are those that are able to play under all the pressures that the game demands. For the development of any soccer player’s individual skills and tactics, it is important that they have a basic understanding of simple skills and tactics. As coaches, we have a greater impact and influence on how well players master these skills. The way we (as coaches) deliver & teach these skills has a tremendous bearing on how well they grasp it and continue to execute through their playing career. PRACTICE MAKES PERMANENT As players & coaches, we have all heard & use the old expression “practice makes perfect”. It is true that you must practice in order to improve your game. However, it is possible that practice may lead to bad playing habits as well as good playing habits. Therefore practice only makes perfect when you practice perfectly. It is therefore, of the utmost importance that we as coaches observe, follow & execute some basic disciplines in order to maximize the use of the 90 minutes or so that we have with our players once, sometimes twice a week. Always have a practice plan (fly by wire is not recommended) Taylor your practice sessions to match the level/age of your team Be the first one to arrive at practices and set up your grids & plans Start on time – explain your plan for the day’s session Lay out your expectations at the beginning (remember its not boot camp) Keep sessions efficient, fun & productive (its not a social hang out either) Keep players focused on the task at hand – bring them back if they stray Allow for input and feedback from your players; but have the final say Be aware of any barriers and/or distractions and quickly remove them Finish practice sessions on a timely, positive basis Make sure ALL players are being picked up before you leave TODAY’S SESSION INCLUDES A THREE-‐PART DEMONSTRATION: PART ONE – TECHNICAL WARM UP 1. Elements of simple 2-‐touch pass & receive (emphasis on foot technique) 2. Progression: one touch, emphasis on the elements of a good pass (pace, accuracy & timing)
3. Progression: using different body parts to receive the ball 4. Progression: passing & receiving with movements off the ball (emphasis on timing of the run & timing of the pass) PART TWO – DUTCH WINDOW 1. Multiple player movement involving passing & receiving 2. Emphasis on the incorporation of all aspects of the element of a good pass (Pace, Accuracy, Timing of the run & Timing of the pass) 3. Progression: one minute timed session, finish strong 4. Progression: Check to the pass (emphasis on eye contact/communication) PART THREE – SMALL SIDED GAME QUESTION & ANSWER SESSION I have provided this information below for you to go over and use later as you see fit to teach and educate your players; we will NOT go over each and every one of these items today. TYPES OF PASSING • INSIDE FOOT-‐PUSH PASS: Played along the ground with the inside of the foot. Effective over distances of five to twenty-‐five yards. Tips-‐ Time the approach so that the non-‐kicking foot is planted alongside the ball and is pointing towards the target. Turn the kicking foot out so that the inside of the foot is towards the ball. Strike through the middle of the ball, locking the ankle at the moment of contact with the ball. Follow through towards the target with the kicking foot. • LOW DRIVE: Played firmly along the ground with the instep (inside the laces of the shoes). An effective method of changing play, crossing the ball and shooting towards an opponent’s goal. Tips-‐ Approach the ball from a slight angle, plant the kicking non-‐kicking foot alongside the ball and towards the target. Strike diagonally across the ball using the instep. Ensure that the knee and head are over the ball at the moment of contact. Follow through with the kicking foot towards the target. • LOFTED PASS: Played in the air with the area of instep just above the big toe. Effective in making passes in the air over twenty-‐five yards. Tips-‐ Approach the ball from a slight angle, plant the non-‐kicking foot alongside but to the back of the ball, strike diagonally through the underside of the ball, leaning back slightly at the moment of contact to loft the ball. Follow through with the kicking foot towards the target. • CHIP: Played in the air with the front of the foot (top of the toes) through the underside of the ball. Effective in getting the ball in the air quickly. Its
backspin will drop it and stop it in the target area quickly. Tips-‐ Approach the ball either at slight angle or from directly behind, stab through the underside of the ball with the top of the toes. Do not follow through with the kicking foot. SWERVING PASS: Played in the air with the inside of the foot. Effective in bending the ball either gradually or sharply and is used mostly at corner kicks or for crossing a ball. It is especially effective at direct free kicks just outside the opponent’s penalty area. Tips-‐ Approach the ball from a sharp angle, plant the non-‐kicking foot alongside the ball and pointing towards the target, strike sharply under but towards the outside of the ball using the instep, leaning slightly away at moment of contact. Follow through towards the target.
ELEMENTS OF THE PERFECT PASS PACE: The weight of the pass must always take into consideration the receiver of the pass. The receiver must be able to deal with the pass quickly and efficiently and to play the ball with one touch when necessary.
ACCURACY: Whether the ball is played to the feet or into the path of the receiver, the ball should be played to an area that would enable the receiver to execute efficiently.
TIMIMG OF THE PASS: The pass must be played at a time that the receiver is looking at the passer and is just beginning to move.
TIMING OF THE RUN: The run initiates the pass. The intended receiver should ensure that the passer is looking at her and has the ball under control before she makes a run.
SUPPORT FOR THE PASSER: Intelligent movements by the players not in possession of the ball will create more options for the passer. Supporting players must ensure that they are “open” to receive a pass.
RECEIVING & BALL CONTROL Receiving and/or Ball control is not an end product but merely a means to an end. Your first touch must set you up for your next action-‐ a short pass, a long pass, a dribble or a shot on goal. • CHEST-‐LOFTED CONTROL: Move into the path (flight) of the ball, keeping your eye on the ball. At the moment of contact have your weight on the balls of both feet with your knees flexed. Extend the arms out and turn the hands so that the thumbs are up. This will expand the controlling surface (the chest). Relax the knees and lean back to “cushion” the ball at contact. Rotate the body to control the ball down and away from the opposing pressure.
CHEST-‐BALL BOUNCING OFF THE GROUND: Move into the path of the ball, quickly assessing the bounce. Have your weight on the balls of your feet while leaning forward from the waist to be over the ball. Extend your arms and turn your hands with the thumbs down. As the ball hits the ground, prepare quickly for your next action. THIGH-‐LOFTED CONTROL: Move into the path of the ball. Raise the thigh just as the ball is about to make contact. Be light on your feet to make any last minute adjustments. At the moment of contact drop the controlling leg down slightly to cushion the ball. Use the fleshy part of the upper leg to receive the ball and as the ball hits the ground prepare quickly for your next action. INSTEP-‐LOFTED CONTROL: Move into the flight of the ball. Be light on your feet to make any last minute adjustments. Just before the moment of contact raise the leg slightly with the controlling foot pointed forward and at a very slight downward angle. At the moment of contact drop the leg a little to cushion the impact of the ball. As the ball hits the ground prepare quickly for your next action.
USE INSIDE OR OUTSIDE OF THE FOOT To control balls that are on the ground To manipulate the ball into space, away from pressure and to set up the next action in the game. Tips-‐ Move into the line of the ball. Quickly assess the position of your team mates and opponents and also the immediate area around you. The above will determine whether to use the inside or outside of the foot to control the ball. At the moment of contact, direct the ball into the appropriate area away from pressure. Your first touch on the ball should set you up for the next move/action. • WEDGE CONTROL: Wedge control is the use of the sole of the foot to wedge and push a lofted pass into the space in front of you. It is also the use of the inside or outside of the foot to wedge and drag the ball into the space beside you. Tips-‐ Move into the line of the ball. Immediately assess the space around you. If the sole of the foot is used, it is important to be light on the feet to make any quick adjustments. At the moment the ball contacts the ground the controlling foot must be over the ball with heel down and the toes raised. The foot wedges the ball to prevent it from bouncing up. If the inside of the foot is used, the inside of the foot and inside of the leg should be over the ball at the moment it contacts the ground. The body should be leaning inwards and the ball should be dragged inwards. The inside of the foot prevents the ball from bouncing up, the inside of the leg creates a larger controlling surface and is a good “back up” for control if the timing is not quite right. If the outside of the foot is used, the outside of the foot and outside leg should be over the ball with your body leaning outwards • -
and the ball should be dragged outwards. In all methods of wedge control, the first touch should set up the next action in the game. Note: Many mistakes in ball control are caused by indecision because players fail to make an early selection in the method of receiving the ball. Often this results in players being upright and stiff at the moment of contact and thus the ball rebounds off the body instead of being “cushioned”. There is a body shape to each method of ball control; the body should never be upright at the moment of contact for ball control.
11:10-12:20am PASSING & RECEIVING DRILLS KELLY RADDAR, BSA Girl’s Director/u11 Girls Coach
Boston Soccer Academy Practice Plan
Name: __________Sergio Taborda__________ Age Group: _____________________
Date: March 23
1 Activity (warm-up) Warm up without ball and with ball, active stretching and coordination exercises.
Preparing the keeper for next stage of practice or game. Mental preparedness in this stage is important 10 minutes
Hands position, body position, and diving techniques. Fast feet exercises.
The right use of techniques is important for the overall success of the player. Coordination is essential to have a good control over the body. 15 minutes
Techniques of distribution. The right passes, short and long passes.
Distribution is a crucial part of the game of a Goalkeeper. Knowing how to do the right passes and when not to do it, can be the difference between winning and losing. 10 minutes
Knowledge of the game will make the keeper take the right decisions. When to get out of the goal and when to stay.
Flexibility is part of the Goalkeeper training. Stretching will make the Keeper more agile and injury resistant.
The approach Keepers must have to these situations. Decision making. How to read the game.
5 Activity (the game)
Static stretching and recovery run.
12:20-1:30pm GOALKEEPING BASICS FOR ALL AGES SERGIO TABORDA, BSA Goalkeeper Director/u12 Girls Coach
BD Shooting w/Wall Pass & 1v1
Activity Description The Exercise: The first person in line 1 (player A) dribbles at speed and takes a shot on the goal. Once player A shoots the first person in Line 2 (player B) begins to dribble at the coach. Player A should now show back to the ball for a wall pass. Player B should pass the ball to player A and move “off the coaches shoulder” for a return pass. Note: It’s important that player B starts with the dribble. In the final third of the field, space gets very limited as defenses become more compact. You want player B to commit the defender (the coach) prior to releasing the pass. Once Player B shoots the ball, he/she should transition to defend the first person in line 3 in a live 1v1.
1v1 Passive to 1v1 Active
Activity Description The Game: Coach yells Go! to start the movement. White Sprints across to the cone directly in front of them. Red should dribble with speed (upon hearing the Go command) at the cone directly in front of them. Red should cut the ball back behind a “passive white” (white doesn’t try to win the ball). Once the cutback takes place a defender (Grey) releases from the disc around 8yds from the endline to confront the attacker. This is an active 1v1 to goal. Rotation: • White now joins the attacking line. • Grey moves to Whites line (sprinting line). • Red would join the active defending line (Grey). Note: Coach should call Go! once the attacker either loses the ball or shoots it. This will keep the game moving!
1v1 Touch a Disc and Defend
Activity Description The Game: Red plays the ball out to White. Red moves to the end of the White line. White receives ball and begins 1 v1 with Grey (the previous shooter). When white either shoots the ball or loses possession. The red line immediately plays a ball out to the first person in the top line (white). White (the previous attacker) must now "touch a disc and defend". Grey moves to the serving line Rotation: Server to shooting line, Shooter to defender (immediately), Defender to serving line. Coach yells "Play it Out" or if your players are alert they should do so on their own immediately at the shot or loss of possession. Note: There is no need for differing colors it just helps you to visually see the rotation.
2 Shots followed by 1v1
Activity Description The Set-up: 2 goals, several discs, plenty of balls. Break players into two groups. Playing area should be a double penalty box, 36 yards long x 44 yards wide. Coach should have several balls. The Exercise: When the coach yells GO! • The first player in each line dribbles quickly to the edge of the penalty area and shots the ball. • After shooting the ball, Red should turn quickly to look for a pass from the coach while white transitions to defend (pictured below). • A live 1v1 follows. Play until the ball goes out of bounds or a goal is scored. Rotation: Coach should serve ball into the Red team for 5 minutes than serve to the White.
1:30-2:45pm 1vs1 GAMES TO GOAL BRENDAN DONAHUE, Director of Coaching, Lexington United Soccer Club
Small sided Games with Andy Bub
Lesson Time Frame: 1hr Drill 1 (15-‐20 min) (warm-‐up) Move to space Drill • Target idea: Force the players to move to open area in restricted space with numbers. (6-‐8 players) Drill 2 (20 Min) Coast to Coast with wall 4 v 4 or 5v5, 2 zones 20 x 20 • vary restrictions (pass, touch) • the aim of the games is to score a point from one side and keep going back and forth till you loose possession. • Offence focus: vary passes, when to press/ when to hold • Defense focus: man v man/ communication with others Drill 3 Around the World 10-‐12 players, 40 x 20, 2 goals • coach will call out numbers and restrictions • when the whistle blows players round around the corner and run through the goal Drill 4 Possession based game 20 x 15. • Small goal located at corner and 2 teams. Defense passes ball into play and communicate to defend across the end line. Offence must score a goal in the restricted space.
2:45-4:00pm SMALL-SIDED GAMES ANDY BUB, Head Coach, Marblehead HS Girls
BSA CAMP SCHEDULE 2013 ALL OUR CAMPS ARE COED WITH A GOALIE PROGRAM * 4 Half-Day Clinic, GRADES 1-8 ** Junior Day Camp, GRADES 1-4 & Advanced Day Camp, GRADES 5-10, am/pm half-day programs available *** Sun 1:30pm to Thurs noon Elite High School Overnight, GRADES 9-12 & Advanced Overnight GRADES 6-8, day programs available APRIL 16-19 FAIRHAVEN FIELD* Hamilton, MA (9-12 noon) APRIL 16-19 PHILLIPS PARK* Swampscott, MA (1:30-4:30) JUNE 24-28 WELLESLEY COLLEGE** Wellesley, MA (9-4pm) JULY 1-5 (no 7/4) PHILLIPS PARK* Swampscott, MA (9-12 noon) JULY 1-5 (no 7/4) GRTR LAWRENCE TECH* Andover (1:30-4:30) JULY 8-12 PINGREE SCHOOL** S Hamilton, MA (9-4pm) JULY 8-12 TUFTS UNIVERSITY** Medford, MA (9-4pm) JULY 15-19 BRIDGEWATER STATE** Bridgewater, MA (9-4) JULY 15-19 TUFTS UNIVERSITY** Medford, MA (9-4pm) JULY 22-26 SHORE COUNTRY DAY** Beverly, MA (9-4pm) JULY 29-AUG 2 FESSENDEN SCHOOL** Newton, MA (9-4) JULY 29-AUG 2 LEXINGTON CHRISTIAN ACADEMY** (9-4) AUGUST 4-8 CURRY COLLEGE*** Milton, MA AUGUST 5-9 SHORE COUNTRY DAY** Beverly, MA (9-4) AUG 11-15 LAWRENCE ACADEMY*** Groton, MA AUG 12-16 WELLESLEY COLLEGE** Wellesley, MA (9-4pm) AUG 19-23 CAMBRIDGE SCHOOL OF WESTON** (9-4) AUG 19-23 TOWER SCHOOL** Marblehead, MA (9-4pm) FOR MORE INFO GO TO www.bostonsocceracademy.com
BOSTON SOCCER ACADEMY PROGRAMS 2013
1). BSA CAMP SCHEDULE (over page): BSA offers 10 weeks of camp over the summer throughout Greater Boston with programs for grades 1-12, day & residential programs. All our camps are coed with a Goalkeeper training program. 2). BSA SCHOOL OF EXCELLENCE (u7-u9): Training programs Fall, Winter & Spring for young soccer players. 3). BSA NORTH SHORE Next year we plan on offering Boys & Girls teams at u10, u11, u12 & u13. Look out for our tryouts in June. 3). BSA GOALKEEPER ACADEMY (u10-u14): We now offer training for Goalkeepers, Fall, Winter & Spring. 4). BSA PRO COACHES SERVICES We offer training services for Youth Soccer Associations & currently work with several in the Greater Boston area. 5). PRIVATE TRAINING BSA Staff provide training for soccer players of all ages 1 on 1 or in small groups. Great Staff, Great Programs, Great Future!!! Contact us for more information: [email protected]
Stay tuned for an exciting BSA announcement this April!