Football/Soccer Session (U12): Hillsborough SC - U11G Rockets - S9 (Supporting Players)

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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): Technical

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Technical (15 mins)

On Arrivial: (Prior to start of practice)

Juggling - Pop Challenge

Organization:

As shown in diagram

Instructions:

Dynamic warm up followed by reaction races

Bouncing on toes facing different directions/ on knees / legs crossed / on belly / jump and high ten

First one to touch coaches hand wins

Coaching Points:

1. Be on toes

2. Listen for coaches signal

3. Reaction time

4. Speed of movement


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Warm-up: Rondo

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Warm-up: Rondo

Prior to activity:

3 Player - 4 Corner Passing activity (Plus one defender)

Organization:

10 x 10 or 15 x 15 depending on numbers

Player 1 (defender) : 2 (attackers) ratio

Max amount of player in a grid = 5 attackers

Instructions:

1. Possession game where there is 1 defender every 2 players. Defender tries to steal the ball. Attackers try to possess. (Much like keep away)

2. Defender tries to touch the ball. If he/she does they switch with the player who lost possession.

3. If the ball goes out the defender stays the same (defenders must touch or steal the ball away to become an attacker)

4. Progress to Rondo transfer box (P3)

Progressions:

(P1) - 5 passes equals a life against the current defender. Must stay in for a second round after touching the ball

(P2) - A nutmeg or a through ball (if there are two defenders) counts away a life against the defenders.

(P3) - Rondo transfer: two grids are combined and the teams work against each other


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Passing Combinations

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Passing Combinations (25 mins)

Diagram:

Progresses Left to Right

Organization:

15 x 20

3-4 Players

1 Ball

Instructions:

(As shown in diagram)

1. Three players

2. Ball starts off with one of the end players, passing it into the player in the middle.

3. Middle player passes the ball back.

4. Original sender, receives the ball and plays it to the other end.

5. Pattern repeats. Short-Short-Long (follow your pass).

Coaching Points:

1. Quality of first touch/passing

2. Communication

3. Tempo - increase/decrease with number of touches we take

4. Placement of pass to back-foot or closest foot to open up/play the next ball

5. Angle of support from the 2nd Attacker

Progressions:

(P1) - Adding in a fourth player; two players in the center. Working off each other.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 2 Team Possession

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2 Team Possession

Organization:

30 x 30 yard area

3 Teams: 2 Attacking (Possessing the ball), 1 Defending

1 Ball

Instructions:

1. The two attacking team's objective is to maintain possession of the ball away from the defending red players that operate inside of the area

2. The blue attacking players on the outside cannot be tackled or enter the playing area

3. If the defending players win the ball they must attempt to keep possession and pass the ball 3 times before becoming an attacking team. Once they maintain possession, they will expand and take the place of the outside blue team, and the blue will play within the free area.

4. The attackers should look to utilize the player in the middle when a good opportunity arises to play in.

5. Winners play in the middle area. The team who regains possession must work on expanding first.

6. Team who loses possession of the ball  becomes the defending team.

Coaching Points:

1. Keep the ball moving to try and stretch the defending players

2. The players on the inside (yellow) should look to receive the ball at an angle and play quickly to the outside

3. Weight and accuracy of the pass

4. Decision making when to pass inside and when to maintain possession on the outside

5. Use of wall pass and support to get around the opposition.

6. Angle of support from the 2nd Attacker

Progressions / Regressions:

(P1) - Limit touches on the outside to one or two touches

(P2) - Reduce to two teams

(P3) - Add middle triangle/square where a player (GK/CM) plays neutral and the teams look to connect. 2 points - Give and Go. 1 point - connection and maintaining possession.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): End Game

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End Game


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