Football/Soccer Session (U9): Change of Direction/ Turn

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Dwayne Dove , Adult Member

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Dwayne Dove
Name: Dwayne Dove
City: Turnersville
Country: United States of America
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Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Juggling Warm-Up

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Juggling Warm-Up
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Juggling Warm-Up (10 mins)

Organization:

30x40 yard grid, each Player with a ball.

Instructions:

"The One Bounce Juggling Challenge": Player starts the juggle with 1 bounce, then takes 1 touch; then lets the ball bounce again, then takes 2 touches; then let's it bounce once again, then takes 3 touches, etc. If the player messes up the sequence, then they start again at 1. Challenge players to set their own new record.

Coaching Points:

Players try to improve their touches (suppleness, control and foot-eye coordination) by juggling with different surfaces of their feet & body.


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

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Developmental Repetition (20 mins)

Organization:

10x20 yard grid (grid with a mid-way point marked by cones)

4 Groups (for 12 players)

Instructions:

Players work in groups of 3 and are looking to turn on the line, the next player goes as soon as they connect with the player on the ball.

Work from one end to the other

Coaching Points:

-Messi dribbling (touch every step)

-Quality to turn (ball slightly out of feet)

-Head up to make connection with team mate

-Players are encouraged to dribble whilst touching the ball with every stride and keeping their head up as they do this

Progressions:

-Each player has a chance to execute 2 turns after the player ahead of them makes eye contact after 1st turn


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Technical Semi - opposed

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Technical Semi - opposed (20 mins)

Organization:

Same set-up as prior slide

Players working in 3s, 1 ball to 3 players

Instructions:

Player B plays to Player C who takes first touch to the side looking for the passing lane. Player B blocks the passing lane. Player C then does a Drag Back or U-turn, then tries going to the other side and performing another Drag Back or U-Turn in order to play a pass to Player A. (When Player B takes touch out of feet to side looking for passing lane player A must be moving at the top showing for a pass).

Player B goes to the bottom to perform turns, Player A goes to the middle and becomes passer/passive defender, Player C goes to the top to show for the pass.

Coaching Points:

-Timing of move

-Protect ball as turn

-Head up after every turn

-1st touch to find passing lane

-Quality to pass

-Support player finding passing lanes


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 1 vs 1 Opposed

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1 vs 1 Opposed (20 mins)

Organization:

20x30 yard area

Two teams, 3 players per team, defending players start with the ball

Instructions:

Defending player pass ball to attacking player, Defending follows pass and defends both goals. The attacking player takes touch out of feet and can score in either goal. If defender steals the ball then they can score in either goal.

Switch around after 5 mins

Coaching Points:

-1st touch to attack a goal

-Recognition of defender and space

-Protect ball if pressure is tight

-Head up after every touch


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 3v3 Tournement

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3v3 Tournement (20 mins)

Organization:

20x20 yard area

3v3

Instructions:

Round robin tournament, 4 Teams

Coaching Points:

-3 lines of attack, 1 defender, 1 midfield player, 1 forward

-Create as much space for player in possession

-Try to create a triangle at all times to give good angle of support

-Team mates create gaps, can player in possession look to Messi into them

-Create as much space for player in possession

-Try to create a triangle at all to give good angle of support

-Look for gaps to attack using Messi touches

-First thought is to go forward then if nothing is on, play back to start again


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