The Skill Acquisition Phase

Skill Introduction: First Touch Session 2

Variation 1

Skill -Acquisition -Phase -Model -Sessions -First -touch -Model -Session -2-1.-Skill -introduction -Diagram -1

In and around the centre circle 3 groups of 4 (or more) players with different colour bibs are positioned as follows:

a. The orange players outside the centre circle with a ball each
b. The blue players outside the centre circle without a ball
c. The yellow players inside the centre circle without a ball

The yellow group moves around the circle calling for the ball and moving it with their first touch to pass it with their second touch to a player outside the circle who does not have a ball (anticipation, communication and awareness)

Change roles after 1-2 min

Only use left/right foot

Only use inside/outside foot

Serve out of hands to thigh/chest

After passing the ball servers follow their pass to (passively) pressure the receiver on their 1st touch

Concluding game

8 v 4 in centre circle, mandatory 2 touches to emphasise a quality 1st touch.

Blue and orange try to keep possession with yellow defending

Always position 1 or 2 ‘link’ players centrally

How long does it take for yellow to make 5 or 10 interceptions? Now blue defends and then orange

Who is the winner?

Possible Coaches Remarks

“Know beforehand to whom you are going to play the ball”

“Try to use 2 touches only, the 1st touch to receive the ball and the
2nd touch to pass it”

“Do not just move the ball side-ways, try to make a full turn sometimes”

Variation 2

Skill -Acquisition -Phase -Model -Sessions -First -touch -Model -Session -2-1.-Skill -introduction -Diagram -2

In and around the centre circle 3 groups of 4 (or more) players with different colour bibs are positioned as follows:

a. The orange players outside the centre circle with a ball each
b. The blue players outside the centre circle without a ball
c. The yellow players inside the centre circle without a ball

The yellow group moves around the circle calling for the ball and moving it with their first touch to pass it with their second touch to a player outside the circle who does not have a ball (anticipation, communication and awareness)

Change roles after 1-2 min

Only use left/right foot

Only use inside/outside foot

Serve out of hands to thigh/chest

After passing the ball servers follow their pass to (passively) pressure the receiver on their 1st touch

Concluding game

8 v 4 in centre circle, mandatory 2 touches to emphasise a quality 1st touch.

Blue and orange try to keep possession with yellow defending

Always position 1 or 2 ‘link’ players centrally

How long does it take for yellow to make 5 or 10 interceptions? Now blue defends and then orange

Who is the winner?

Possible Coaches Remarks

“Know beforehand to whom you are going to play the ball”

“Try to use 2 touches only, the 1st touch to receive the ball and the
2nd touch to pass it”

“Do not just move the ball side-ways, try to make a full turn sometimes”

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