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Session 2 planer zip files for 26 coaching sessions

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Here is where you select the grids that you wish to use, the best way to start is to copy the Level sample for your age group, then look at the existing selections and change them as you see fit. Here is how to do it, T015 How To Use Sessions Generator OPEN one of the Sessions Samples (Level 1, Level 2, Level 3 or Level 4)

Sessions Level

Suitable For
Youth Teams & Girls

Explanations

Level

2

Is suitable for Youth up to about Under 16's and Girl’s Teams and concentrates on Developing passing and dribbling and introduction to the skill techniques

A sample of 26 weekly sessions for Level 2 is included (make a copy of the sample if you wish to make changes) and you can mix and match with other grids from higher or lower levels, it is also an opportunity to start using the development elements in each grid.

Level 2 Sample

You have selected Level 2 and can now choose the sessions (all 200+ grids will be shown) but highlighted on the left are those suitable for Level 2 shown as 2 a guide.

L2

You can choose grids concentrating on Attacking, Defending, Midfield, Goalkeeping, Shooting, Passing, Crossing, Fitness, Dribbling or Heading by simply using a number in your selection area (shown below Number 5 shows all the grids suitable for Attacking), However most grids will use a combination of skills.

Use the Spreadsheet T025 Sessions Planner Skills.xls

Once I have made my selections I can look at the Sessions print out

A TYPICAL SESSIONS LAYOUT

This is the print page for session 1 of Level 4 The Count shows if you have selected a grid, The section is Warm Ups, Ball Skills, Assessment etc, and the lookup looks at your selection and brings up the file information so that you can print the files for your session. The Time is what you set for each routine with a suggested time for the routine. Depending on how long you weekly session is you can adjust or remove some grids.

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Session Explanations
1. Pre Warm Up is where you are waiting for players to assemble on the park. Rather than let the keen ones stand around, I have some fun routines  that get the players started. As the group gets bigger and the session time arrives you should have all the players doing a pre warm up routine. These should be light sessions but some are quite important for the following sessions.
2. The stretching (G191) is important and should be devised specifically for soccer. It should cover sitting and standing stretches of various muscle groups. If it is wet use standing stretches only. Note: In the following you should stretch only after a Warm Up (lap of the oval etc. - never stretch cold muscles).
3. The Warm Up is designed to get the core temperature up so that players are ready to start the Skill Developments or Match Practice. When a light sheen appears on a player's forehead you have core temperature. This is sometimes an introductory grid or routine for the session ahead.
4. The Skill Developments is a fitness/skills component with various soccer ball skills involved. In many instances it will provide a basis for the Match Practice by developing passing,  dribbling,  shooting, etc. skills that may follow in the Match Practice. It may however just be a drill that covers another aspect of the game or a fun skill's session.
Note:  If coaching Juniors (under 11) you may only need to use the Skill Developments. The Match Practice in most instances is the advance part of the session. In many sessions the Skill Developments used can often be reversed to develop either attacking or defending skills. It will depend on what element of coaching you want to concentrate on  as to how you use the drill. In many instances' players change places after each move and change from attacker to become the defender in the progress of the drill. I have found that this gives players a more encompassing view of the various aspects of each role.  However you may wish to modify the Skill Developments so that only attackers attack and defenders defend, depending on how many players you have at training.
5. The Match Routine is where we simulate the roles of players in game situations often in match play conditions or where more advanced techniques and skills are developed.   Here is where we develop defending, attacking, set pieces, etc. In senior teams this component is very important especially for premier league standard. You should split defenders, midfield and attackers into specific roles. When I move onto Match Practices I often insist on defenders being separate from midfield players and from  attacking players,  so that those particular skills are sharpened in simulated game roles. I also use the Match Practice to develop my strategies for that particular team.  Some of the Match Practice may be an extension of the Skill Developments and it is in these drills that you should concentrate on defenders v's attackers, etc.  There are many grids and drills to choose from and you may find that one routine suits your particular team strategy better than another.  You will need to select and mix grids from the appropriate folders and the following samples show you how I have put together my season.
6. The Game may reflect what we have been doing in our session. It is NEVER just a game! It is always conditioned and players should be developing skills in preparation for their normal league or cup fixtures. If you can get another person to supervise the game then this is YOUR opportunity to take out individuals for concentrated coaching.
7. The warm down is a very short segment but is very important. (G126 end) Is reduced stretching and a gradual cooling of the muscles using slow jogging and walking. It should be followed by a shower to relax the muscles completely.

Drinks: Have regular drinks breaks between each segment or at least one drinks break between the Skill Developments and Match Practice.

You may want to do several coaching sessions on the same theme or just do a fitness session and therefore leave out the Skill Developments or coaching routine. You may find some grids suit your purposes adequately and some do not work for you or your team. Initially it may take you longer to see how the routine works so walk it through so that you and your players know what is going to happen, what your targets are and what roles each player will play.

The following sessions are set out in a sequence that might be used for a professional or senior team during a season. Some sessions such as fitness or set pieces will not follow the session sequence shown above.

these drills are aimed at giving soccer coaches a starting point to their season and to offer developments in most grids so that you the coach can set the level of skill required. In the word files you can add or modify the drill to suit your needs or improve on the basic concept. Use the planning sheet to prepare your session.

In the sessions below I have used 6 weeks for pre season (12 sessions) then the season begins 14 weeks (28 sessions)

a total of 20 weeks you may wish to modify this according to your team.

 

Club Team Men Pre Season Sample 1 Club Team Men Pre Season Sample 2
     
Week 1 Session 1 Time 120 min Week 1 Session 2 Time 120 min

1. Pre-warm up

10 Min

1. Pre-warm up

 

10 Min

2. Stretching exercises after lap of oval

10 Min 2. Stretching exercises after lap of oval 10 Min

3. Warm up

 

5 Min

3. Warm up
   

 

5 Min

4. Skill Developments

 

20 Min

4. Skill Developments
        

 

20 Min

5. Match Practice

 

20 Min

5. Match Practice
 

 

20 Min

6. Game
    

 

15 Min

6. Game

 

15 Min

7. Warm down

 

10 Min

End

7. Warm down

 

10 Min

End

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