Football/Soccer Session (U12): RSA Winter Clinic - (3rd-8th Graders) - S3

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Ashley Thomas, Adult Member

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Ashley Thomas
Name: Ashley Thomas
City: Lawrenceville
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 6 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Juggling / Pop challenge

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Juggling / Pop challenge

Pre- Pop Challenge:

Have players practice pulling the ball back onto their laces and flicking the ball up.

Instructions:

1. Allow players to practice juggling.

2. Coach demonstrates which surface he/she would like the players to use (laces) and allows players to practice by bouncing the ball on the ground first and trying to pop the ball back up to his/her hands.

3. If this becomes to easy for the players then ask them to pop the ball before it touches the ground.

Progression:

(P1) - Pop Challenge: Players must pop the ball back up to their hands using their laces, and have to control the ball so that it doesn't go higher than their heads.

1. For the challenge the players must pop the ball up to their hands with his/her right foot, then catch it, afterwards pop the ball with their left foot and catch it (level 1).

2. After completing level 1, players must then pop the ball twice on each leg, catching it, and then finish by alternating the legs, so that the ball pops on the right and then the left.

3. If the ball is dropped, player starts back at level zero.

4. Players try to beat their latest level, or his/her peer's level.

Example: (Level 1) Right foot - pop - catch, Left foot - pop - catch; (Level 2) Right foot - 2x pop - catch, Left foot - 2x pop - catch, Right + Left foot - 1 pop in between each - catch; etc.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Unopposed

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Unopposed (25 mins)

Organization:

Set up as shown.

Instructions:

Player A starts the game by leaving the end zone. Player B has the task of trying to stop in an end zone next to Player A. Player A wins if he/she can stop in an end zone without the opposition player by their side.

Coaching Points:

Speed of movement

Quality of movement

Decision based on defender's positioning


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Developmental Repititions

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Developmental Repititions (20 mins)

Organization:

As above

Instructions: Progressions are shown from left to right grid.

(Left) - Players dribble out to center line and the perform a Stop Start, by quickly tapping the top of the ball with the sole of their foot. After stopping the ball at the center line, players then accelerate out towards the endline. At the endline players will use the same technique to stop the ball and turn (with their body) to go in the opposite direction. After turning they return to start line and partner goes. Process repeats.

(Right) - Players dribble out and perform a 'Stop Start at the center line and then accelerate to the endline at which point the next player does the same. Once the players have accelerated out of the Stop Start players must stop the ball before it goes out of bounds and perform a dragback to change directions. Process repeats.

Coaching Points:

- Pinky toe to dribble

- Keep ball close, touch on every step

- Correct execution of turn and stop start

- Ball out of feet

- Head up after turn/stop start

- Accelerate out of turn/stop start

Progressions:

(P1) -  Use weaker foot on every other go

(P2) - Relay race to increase the pressure.

(P3) - Depending on players ability to control the ball add two goals on side for complete opposed activity.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Free play

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Free play (25 mins)

Organization:

Dimensions vary based on player attendance

3v3 or 4v4s depending on the numbers

1 ball in each game; Extras on the side

Instructions:

Free play.

Can players use what we learned in practice and apply it to the game?

Coaching Points:

1. Keep your head up

2. Messi / Ronaldo (small vs. big touches) - When and where?

3. Try to avoid the opponents and clumping together

4. Appropriate moments to use the dragback

5. Have fun


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