Toronto Hawks 2006 Indoor Training 2016 – 2017


47. End of the Season Fun Practice

May 5th, 2016 – 1.5 Hour

Inspired by Fun Soccer Drills

Click on the links below to see the Youtube video.

Warm Up

Lord of the Soccer Rings

The Reflex Drill

A fun Simon-Says like soccer drill to play with younger players that works on reaction time and good reflexes. With a ball in the middle of two players, they play Simon-Says until “Simon” tells them to grab the ball, at which point both players lunge for the ball in between them.

River Bank

1st Exercise Drill Soccer Team Target Volley Game

Exercise Objectives:
This practice is structured to improve the technical ability of “Volleying for accuracy”.
Coaching Pointers:
In an area 10 yards x 15 yards, players alternate receiving the ball from the server. The receiving player must volley the ball to try and hit the cone/ball (as in the video above). The players alternate volleying the ball, while attempting to score. A goal is awarded each time a player hits the cone/ball. After each volley the receiver must turn and join the end of the group. Make a team completion out of the drill. First team to hit all 3 cones wins!
The coach should emphasize correct technique and slowly build up the tempo to game speed. Care must be taken to emphasize quality over speed.
Field Preparation
Small group of players
Area 10 x 15 yards
Cones
Supply of balls

2nd Exercise Drill

Fun Volley Game

Exercise Objectives:
Players love this game! This fun volley challenge game is designed to improve each players technical ability when volleying the ball. It can be used as a fun warm up game as a pre-curser to your shooting session. It also sets a fun tone to the start of your practice session.
Field Preparation:
Entire team.
1 full size goal, cones, 2 balls.
Coaching Pointers:
Perform the exercise in the following sequence;
Divide your team into to equal groups. Place one player from each group in front of the goal. The first player from each group serves the ball (using both hands) over the crossbar for his teammate to volley into the open net. The ball cannot hit the ground. it must be “all net”. If the player successfully volleys and hits the net, he quickly sprints to the end of the line and the server become the next person to volley. First team to get every player to score a volley wins. If the player doesn’t not score, he keeps trying until he does. They cannot swap until the player scores.
Progression of game:
Server must scoop the ball over the crossbar using his foot, no hands allowed. Receiver must control the ball first “one touch” then volley the ball. Can us head, chest, thighs or feet.

Small Sided Game

King of the Hill – Soccer Tennis

Shooting Knockout Game

Exercise Objectives:
This practice is designed to improve a wide variety of shooting techniques while under pressure.
Coaching Pointers:
Players are divided into groups of three players. Each group is identified with a different color vest. A goalkeeper is placed in goal. The coach starts the practice by serving the ball into the penalty area. Teams compete against each other to score. First team to score qualifies for next round and leaves the penalty area. This is continued until one team is eventually eliminated. Example; first round 4 teams, second round 3 teams and third round 2 teams play in the final. Coach serves the balls from the edge of the penalty area.
The coach should emphasize the following coaching points:
The emphasis should be placed on “accuracy” and not power.
Encourage attackers to run at the defenders with speed.
Emphasize, quick “give and go’s”
Follow in on all shots. Look for rebounds.
Keep the tempo high and at match pace.
Encourage players to use a variety of shooting techniques such as the low driven shot, the chip shot, the lofted shot and bent shot etc.
Variation:
Make all play “two touch, then “one touch”.
Field Preparation:
Large group of players
Penalty Area
Full Size Goals
Cones or Flag poles
Supply of Balls
Colored Bibs

Notes: Finished with a short small sided game.


46. DRIBBLING AND FAST BREAK ATTACK 10

April 28th, 2017 – 1.5 Hour

Warm Up Gate Race – Ball Control
1st Exercise Drill 1 v 1 Attacking 3 Goals
2nd Exercise Drill Frans Hoek 2 v 2 Training
Small Sided Game 3 v 3 Make It Take It

Actual Session:


45. SHOOTING AND FINISHING 9

April 26th, 2017 – 1 Hour

Warm Up Dribbling and Shooting Under Pressure
1st Exercise Drill US Youth Finishing Exercise
2nd Exercise Drill 1 v 1 Passive to 1 v 1 Active Shooting Exercise
Small Sided Game 5 v 5 Distance Shooting Game

Notes:


44.1 Exhibition Game

April 21st, 2017 – 1 Hour

Hawks 2006 vs Hawks 2007 Exhibition Game


44. POSSESSION 9

April 19th, 2017 – 1 Hour

Warm Up Be included in 1st Exercise Drill
1st Exercise Drill Possession Game with Boundary Players
2nd Exercise Drill Transitional Possession
Small Sided Game End of the Session Small Sided Game

Notes:


43. PASSING AND RECEIVING 9

April 12th, 2017 – 1 Hour

Warm Up Gate Game Possession
1st Exercise Drill Circle Passing Warm Up
2nd Exercise Drill
Small Sided Game Regular Small Sided Game

Notes:


42. DEFENDING 9

April 7th, 2017 – 1.5 Hour

Warm Up Dick Bate Defending Box
1st Exercise Drill Keep from Turning
2nd Exercise Drill 1 v 1 Around the Goal
Small Sided Game 4 v 4 Everyone Recovers

Actual Session:


41. DRIBBLING AND FAST BREAK ATTACK 9

April 5th, 2017 – 1 Hour

Warm Up Coordination and Movement with the Ball
1st Exercise Drill Gap Goals for Forward Players
2nd Exercise Drill 1 v 1 Down the Line
Small Sided Game 3 v 3 to 4 Goals with Vertical Divider

Actual Session:


40. SHOOTING AND FINISHING 8

March 31st, 2017 – 1.5 Hours

Warm Up Shot Followed by 1 v 1
1st Exercise Drill Simple Wall Pass with Shot ( 2 v 2 )
2nd Exercise Drill Sharp Shooting
Small Sided Game 4 v 4 with Flying Rotations

Notes: 2nd Exercise Drill and the planned Small Sided Game scrapped in favor of a 3v3 game to small nets due to small number of players.


39. POSSESSION 8

March 29th, 2017 – 1 Hour

Warm Up Be included in 1st Exercise Drill
1st Exercise Drill Midfield Play Model 1
2nd Exercise Drill Midfield Play 2
Small Sided Game Replace the gates from 2nd Exercise Drill with 2 Pugg nets

Notes: Good session.


38. PASSING AND RECEIVING 8

March 24th, 2017 – 1.5 Hours

Warm Up Warm-Up: Circuit with Passing & Control
1st Exercise Drill 4 v 2 Double Square
2nd Exercise Drill 5 v 2 with 2 Counter Goals
Small Sided Game 5 v 5 “Must Be Over Half Field”

Notes:


37. DEFENDING 8

March 22nd, 2017 – 1 Hour

Warm Up Defending Warm Up
1st Exercise Drill Defend Along the Line
2nd Exercise Drill
Small Sided Game Defending Small Sided Game

Actual Session:


36.1. March Break Futsal Hour

March 15th, 2017 – 1 Hour


36. DRIBBLING AND FAST BREAK ATTACK 8

March 10th, 2017 – 1.5 Hour

Warm Up Warm Up with the Ball
1st Exercise Drill Coerver 1 v 1
2nd Exercise Drill 1 v 1 Continuous Game
Small Sided Game Horst Wein 3 v 3 to 4 Goals

Actual Session:


35. SHOOTING AND FINISHING 7

March 8th, 2017 – 1 Hour

Warm Up Passing and Shooting 2 – Dutch Sessions
1st Exercise Drill Passing and Shooting 1 – Dutch Sessions
2nd Exercise Drill
Small Sided Game Steal the Bacon

Actual Session:


34. POSSESSION 7

March 3rd, 2017 – 1.5 Hour

Warm Up Chain Passing
1st Exercise Drill Switching Play
2nd Exercise Drill Diamond Drills
Small Sided Game 3 v 3 Passing Through 4 Goals

Notes: No 3v3 Passing Through 4 Goals, just usual scrimmage at the end of the session with 3 teams in competition.


33. PASSING AND RECEIVING 7

March 1st, 2017 – 1 Hour

Warm Up Fitness Drill: Sprint-Pass-Turn-Sprint-Pass
1st Exercise Drill Two to a Corner
2nd Exercise Drill Liverpool Youth Academy 1
Small Sided Game Gate Game Possession

Notes: Skipped the 2nd Exercise Drill. Very good practice session.


32. DEFENDING 7

February 24th, 2017 – 1.5 Hour

Warm Up Warm-up Circuit
1st Exercise Drill Pressure
2nd Exercise Drill Defending as a Unit
Small Sided Game Four Goal Game

Actual Session:


31. DRIBBLING AND FAST BREAK ATTACK 7

February 22nd, 2017 – 1 Hour

Warm Up 4-5 players in a line jogging with the last player dribbling a ball

to the front and leave it there for the next last player to collect.

1st Exercise Drill Two Lines
2nd Exercise Drill Defensive Overlapping Drill
Small Sided Game Based on the 2nd Exercise Drill

Actual Session:


30. POSSESSION 6

February 17th, 2017 – 1.5 Hour

Warm Up Fitness Drill – Receive/Pass/Turn
1st Exercise Drill Technical Skill – Transition Play
2nd Exercise Drill Tactical Drill – 6v4 Pressing/Counterattack
Small Sided Game Scrimmage – 7v7 with GK Transition Play

Notes:


29. SHOOTING AND FINISHING 6

February 15th, 2017 – 1 Hour

Warm Up El Rondo
1st Exercise Drill Dribble and Cross
2nd Exercise Drill Tactical Drill – Crossing
Small Sided Game Scrimmage – 7v7 with Crossing

Actual Session:


28. PASSING AND RECEIVING 6

February 10th, 2017 – 1.5 Hour

Warm Up First Touch Triangle Game
1st Exercise Drill Angle of Support
2nd Exercise Drill 3 v 3 Through Pass – Avoid Pressure Skill
Small Sided Game Line Soccer

Notes: No Line Soccer, just usual scrimmage at the end of the session.


27. DEFENDING 6

February 8th, 2017 – 1 Hour

Warm Up 3 v 1 Rotating Defenders
1st Exercise Drill 1 v 1 Down the Line
2nd Exercise Drill 2 v 2 Defending ( Tight & Loose Marking)
Small Sided Game 3 v 3 v 3 Dual Field

Actual Session: No 3v3v3 Dual Field, just usual scrimmage at the end of the session.


26. DRIBBLING AND FAST BREAK ATTACK 6

February 3rd, 2017 – 1.5 Hour

Warm Up Running with the Ball
1st Exercise Drill 1 v 1 Dribble the Gate
2nd Exercise Drill 2 v 2 Attacking
Small Sided Game 4 v 4 Attacking & Defending One Goal Line

Actual Session:



25. SHOOTING AND FINISHING 5

February 1st, 2017 – 1 Hour

Warm Up Shooting in Pairs
1st Exercise Drill US Youth Finishing Exercise
2nd Exercise Drill
Small Sided Game 4 v 4 Shooting Game

Actual Session:



24. POSSESSION 5

January 27th, 2017 – 1.5 Hour

Warm Up Possession Warm Up in 4s
1st Exercise Drill 4 v 2 Double Square
2nd Exercise Drill 6 v 6 with Targets
Small Sided Game 3 v 3 v 3 Dual Field

Actual Session: Played a normal small sided game instead of the last activity.


23. PASSING AND RECEIVING 5

January 25th, 2017 – 1 Hour

Warm Up Chain Passing
1st Exercise Drill Wall Pass
2nd Exercise Drill Triangle Goal Game
Small Sided Game Three Team Game

Notes:


22. DRIBBLING AND FAST BREAK ATTACK 5

January 20th, 2017 – 1.5 Hour

Warm Up Gate Race – Ball Control
1st Exercise Drill The Gauntlet
2nd Exercise Drill Trapping and Controlling the Ball with the Back to Goal
Small Sided Game 3 v 3 to 4 Diagonal Goals

Actual Session: Played a normal small sided game instead of the last activity.



21. DEFENDING 5

January 18th, 2017 – 1 Hour

Warm Up Warm-up Circuit
1st Exercise Drill 1 v 2 Defending
2nd Exercise Drill
Small Sided Game Scrimmage – Focus on Defending

Actual Session: 1st Exercise Drill not done – took time to introduce 2 plays for the week’s game.



20. SHOOTING AND FINISHING 4

January 13th, 2017 – 1.5 Hour

Warm Up Striking the Ball in 3’s
1st Exercise Drill Barcelona Shooting Drill
2nd Exercise Drill 2 Goal Shooting Circuit
Small Sided Game Back to Back Goal Game

Actual Session:


19. POSSESSION 4

January 11th, 2017 – 1 Hour

Warm Up Possession Warm-Up – Technical
1st Exercise Drill Chain Passing
2nd Exercise Drill 3 v 1 Knock the Ball off Disc
Small Sided Game Transition Game with Mirror Goal

Actual Session: 1st and 2nd Exercise Drills followed by 7v7 Game with focus on fast breaking attack – no defenders allowed in defensive half when a goal is scored.


18a. End of the Year Fun Practice

December 23rd, 2016 – 1 Hour

Inspired by Fun Soccer Drills

Click on the links below to see the Youtube video.

Warm Up

Lord of the Soccer Rings

The Reflex Drill

A fun Simon-Says like soccer drill to play with younger players that works on reaction time and good reflexes. With a ball in the middle of two players, they play Simon-Says until “Simon” tells them to grab the ball, at which point both players lunge for the ball in between them.

1st Exercise Drill Soccer Team Target Volley Game

Exercise Objectives:
This practice is structured to improve the technical ability of “Volleying for accuracy”.
Coaching Pointers:
In an area 10 yards x 15 yards, players alternate receiving the ball from the server. The receiving player must volley the ball to try and hit the cone/ball (as in the video above). The players alternate volleying the ball, while attempting to score. A goal is awarded each time a player hits the cone/ball. After each volley the receiver must turn and join the end of the group. Make a team completion out of the drill. First team to hit all 3 cones wins!
The coach should emphasize correct technique and slowly build up the tempo to game speed. Care must be taken to emphasize quality over speed.
Field Preparation
Small group of players
Area 10 x 15 yards
Cones
Supply of balls

2nd Exercise Drill

Fun Volley Game

Exercise Objectives:
Players love this game! This fun volley challenge game is designed to improve each players technical ability when volleying the ball. It can be used as a fun warm up game as a pre-curser to your shooting session. It also sets a fun tone to the start of your practice session.
Field Preparation:
Entire team.
1 full size goal, cones, 2 balls.
Coaching Pointers:
Perform the exercise in the following sequence;
Divide your team into to equal groups. Place one player from each group in front of the goal. The first player from each group serves the ball (using both hands) over the crossbar for his teammate to volley into the open net. The ball cannot hit the ground. it must be “all net”. If the player successfully volleys and hits the net, he quickly sprints to the end of the line and the server become the next person to volley. First team to get every player to score a volley wins. If the player doesn’t not score, he keeps trying until he does. They cannot swap until the player scores.
Progression of game:
Server must scoop the ball over the crossbar using his foot, no hands allowed. Receiver must control the ball first “one touch” then volley the ball. Can us head, chest, thighs or feet.

Small Sided Game

Shooting Knockout Game

Exercise Objectives:
This practice is designed to improve a wide variety of shooting techniques while under pressure.
Coaching Pointers:
Players are divided into groups of three players. Each group is identified with a different color vest. A goalkeeper is placed in goal. The coach starts the practice by serving the ball into the penalty area. Teams compete against each other to score. First team to score qualifies for next round and leaves the penalty area. This is continued until one team is eventually eliminated. Example; first round 4 teams, second round 3 teams and third round 2 teams play in the final. Coach serves the balls from the edge of the penalty area.
The coach should emphasize the following coaching points:
The emphasis should be placed on “accuracy” and not power.
Encourage attackers to run at the defenders with speed.
Emphasize, quick “give and go’s”
Follow in on all shots. Look for rebounds.
Keep the tempo high and at match pace.
Encourage players to use a variety of shooting techniques such as the low driven shot, the chip shot, the lofted shot and bent shot etc.
Variation:
Make all play “two touch, then “one touch”.
Field Preparation:
Large group of players
Penalty Area
Full Size Goals
Cones or Flag poles
Supply of Balls
Colored Bibs

Notes: Finished with a short small sided game.


18. PASSING AND RECEIVING 4

December 21st, 2016 – 1 Hour

Warm Up The German Box Combined
1st Exercise Drill Group of Three Passing – Receiving Movement
2nd Exercise Drill 8 v 2 Possession with Flying Two’s
Small Sided Game 5 v 5 “Must Be Over Half Field”

Notes:


17. DEFENDING 4

Defender 16th, 2016 – 1.5 Hours

Warm Up Jeff Cook Defensive Reaction
1st Exercise Drill 1 v 1 Defending
2nd Exercise Drill 2 v 2 to 2 Diagonal Goals
Small Sided Game 4 v 4 Everyone Recovers

16. DRIBBLING AND FAST BREAK ATTACK 4

December 14th, 2016 – 1 Hour

Warm Up Everton Youth Diamond Dribbling Circuit
1st Exercise Drill 1 v 1 Fast Break Attack
2nd Exercise Drill Frans Hoek 2 v 2 Training
Small Sided Game Horst Wein 3 v 3 to 4 Goals

Actual Session: Warm Up, 2nd Exercise Drill and Small Sided Game


15. SHOOTING AND FINISHING 3

December 9th, 2016 – 1.5 Hour

Warm Up Finishing – Strength Exercise
1st Exercise Drill Early Shooting Game
2nd Exercise Drill Score in Shootouts
Small Sided Game 5 v 5 Distance Shooting Game

Actual Session:


14. POSSESSION 3

December 7th, 2016 – 1 Hour

Warm Up Passing in Pairs with Basic Movements
1st Exercise Drill 3 v 3 Plus Target Player
2nd Exercise Drill Transitional Possession
Small Sided Game 4 v 4 with Bumpers

Actual Session:


13a. Futsal Game

November 30th, 2016 – 1 Hour

Actual Session: Inter-squad friendly game.


13. PASSING AND RECEIVING 3

December 2nd, 2016 – 1.5 Hours

Warm Up First Touch Triangle Game
1st Exercise Drill German Changing the Point of Attack Circuit
2nd Exercise Drill 4 v 1 Add a Defender
Small Sided Game Line Soccer

Notes:


12. DEFENDING 3

November 25th, 2016 – 1.5 Hours

Warm Up Defend Along the Line
1st Exercise Drill Celtic 1 v 1 Progression
2nd Exercise Drill Frans Hoek 2 v 2 Training
Small Sided Game 3 v 3 v 3 Dual Field

Actual Session: Didn’t have time for the small sided game. Session focused on defending one on one.


11. DRIBBLING AND FAST BREAK ATTACK 3

November 23rd, 2016 – 1 Hour

Warm Up Gate Warm-up Exercises
1st Exercise Drill 1 v 1 Fast Break Attack to 2 Goals
2nd Exercise Drill 1 v 1 to 4 Goals with Lateral Sprint
Small Sided Game 3 v 3 to 4 Goals with Vertical Divider

Actual Session: Warm up followed by 1v1 to opposite reversed Pugg goals. Ended with 6v6 Game with focus on fast breaking attack – no defenders allowed in defensive half when a goal is scored.


10. POSSESSION 2

November 18th, 2016 – 1.5 Hours

Warm Up Dribbling Becomes Possession
1st Exercise Drill 5 v 2 with 2 Counter Goals
2nd Exercise Drill Retreat Line and Playing Out from the Back
Small Sided Game 3 v 3 Passing Through 4 Goals

Actual Session: Good, smooth session. Small sided game as tournament very appreciated by the players.


9. PASSING AND RECEIVING 2

November 16th, 2016 – 1 Hour

Warm Up Introduction to Passing on the Move
1st Exercise Drill Teaching Hard Passes
2nd Exercise Drill Transition Game with Mirror Goal
Small Sided Game Gate Game Possession

Notes: Warm Up, 1st Exercise Drill and 6v6 Game with focus on fast breaking attack – no defenders allowed in defensive half when a goal is scored.


8. DEFENDING 2

November 11th, 2016 – 1.5 Hours

Warm Up Jeff Cook Defensive Reaction
1st Exercise Drill Dick Bate Defending Diamond with 1 v 1 Progression
2nd Exercise Drill 2 v 2 Fast Break Attack to 4 Goals
Small Sided Game Four Goal Game

Notes:


7. SHOOTING AND FINISHING 2

November 9th, 2016 – 1 Hour

Warm Up Shot from Distance Followed by 1 v 1
1st Exercise Drill US Youth Finishing Exercise
2nd Exercise Drill BD Shooting with Wall Pass
Small Sided Game 4 v 4 in the Penalty Box

Actual Session: Warm Up, 1st Exercise Drill and 6v6 Game with focus on fast breaking attack – no defenders allowed in defensive half when a goal is scored.


6. DRIBBLING AND FAST BREAK ATTACK 2

November 4th, 2016 – 1.5 Hour

Warm Up Improving Explosive First Step
1st Exercise Drill Charlie Cooke 1 v 1 Fast Break Attack
2nd Exercise Drill Coerver 2 v 2 Diagonal Exercise
Small Sided Game 3 v 3 Make It Take It

Notes: Good session.


5. POSSESSION 1

November 2nd, 2016 – 1 Hour

Warm Up Passing with Receiver Reaction
1st Exercise Drill 4 v 1 Add a Defender
2nd Exercise Drill 4 v 2 Plus 2 Possession Box
Small Sided Game Possession Game with Boundary Players

Actual Session: Warm Up, 1st Exercise Drill and 6v6 Game with focus on fast breaking attack – no defenders allowed in defensive half when a goal is scored.


4. PASSING AND RECEIVING 1

October 28th, 2016 – 1.5 Hours

Warm Up Passing in Pairs with Basic Movements
1st Exercise Drill Dick Bate Passing Square
2nd Exercise Drill 4 v 2 Dual Field
Small Sided Game Three Team Game

Notes: Very smooth practice session. Thumbs up! To be repeated.


3. SHOOTING AND FINISHING 1

October 26th, 2016 – 1 Hour

Warm Up Shot Followed by 1 v 1
1st Exercise Drill 2 Shots Followed by 1 v 1
2nd Exercise Drill Shooting Combo
Small Sided Game 4 v 4 with Flying Rotations

Actual Session: All but 1st Exercise Drill.


2. DEFENDING 1

October 21st, 2016 – 1.5 Hours

Warm Up 3 v 1 Rotating Defenders
1st Exercise Drill 1 v 1 Triangle Defending
2nd Exercise Drill 2 v 2 Fast Break Attack to 4 Goals
Small Sided Game 4 v 4 Everyone Recovers

1. DRIBBLING AND FAST BREAK ATTACK 1

October 19th, 2016 – 1 Hour

Warm Up The German Box Combined
1st Exercise Drill 1 v 1 Attacking 3 Goals
2nd Exercise Drill Go it Alone or Bring a Teammate
Small Sided Game 4 v 4 Round Robin

Actual Session: Warm Up, 1st Exercise Drill and 6v6 Game with focus on fast breaking attack – no defenders allowed in defensive half when a goal is scored.

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