Football/Soccer Session (U11): Pre Season - Session 4 - Receiving & Protecting the ball

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Michael Fox, Adult Member

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Michael Fox
Name: Michael Fox
City: Peterborough
Country: United Kingdom
Rank: Elite – 17 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): SAQ Warm Up

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): SAQ Warm Up
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SAQ Warm Up (30 mins)

Organisation - SAQ Warm up - TECHNIQUE & TIMING

Players to join back of their line

1 - Sprints through ladder - 5 x through

( Focus on knees up , pump arms )

2 - Lateral Sprints through ladder - Change sides after 5 times through

( Focus on knees up , pump arms, don't twist body face outwards )

3 - Iky shuffle - 5 x through

Introduce a ball to hands - Working with group opposite

( Thinking now about timing of run through ladder )

Sprint through ladder and transfer ball to opposite player who then repeats, timing is key now so a player is there ready to keep the ball moving. Player to join back of opposite ladder to repeat.

Ball in hands - Sprints through the ladder pass the ball clockwise and the put pressure on the receiver who passes to his left and does the same. Player joins the back of the line he has just passed to.

P = Get 2 footballs going.

P2 = Balls on the floor play with feet.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Receiving skills & Protecting the ball

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Receiving skills & Protecting the ball (30 mins)

Organisation - 50 x 40 Pitch size

Teams of 5v5 or 6v6 & 2 Neutral players.

- Target players at either end with a max 3 touches per possession.

- Team in possession also have the use of the 2 neutral players in the area.

- Get the ball to a target player behind an end line - if successful target player returns ball to the same team for them to attack in opposite direction.

- Throw ins to be taken if the ball leaves the pitch.

CP's

- Positioning to receive pass

- Awareness upon receiving the ball

- Body & Feet positioning to control the ball

- Decision making on receiving the ball

- Quality of controlling touch

- Decision after receiving the ball


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Receiving skills & Protecting the ball - SSG

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Receiving skills & Protecting the ball - SSG (30 mins)

Organisation - 50 x 40 Pitch size

Game of 7v7 - Each team plays with a GK & a Sweeper type player.

Sweeper has a maximum of 3 touches each time he receives the ball.

Teams to mark man to man during free play. Each team plays to score.

CP's

- Man marking distances & responsabilities

- Sweeper role & positioning

Receiving skills

a) Positioning to receive the ball

b) Awareness of position of marker

c) Assessment of the incoming pass

d) Decision of controlling touch

- Touch into space

- Touch ball away from opponent

- Secure the ball ( protecting the ball with body between opponent & ball )

- Turning with the ball

Protecting the ball

- Awareness of opponents position

- Balance & Body strength

- Escaping the tight marking


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