Football/Soccer Session (U9): Cycle 6 - Checking shoulder - session 4

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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): 3v3 - Handball

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3v3 - Handball (20 mins)

Organisation - Handball 3v3 Warm up.

- Observe how the boys play with their heads up as the ball is in their hands.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Passing & Receiving - Checking Shoulder

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Passing & Receiving - Checking Shoulder (20 mins)

Set up details

* 5 players, 7 cones, 2 footballs

* 1 player in the middle with the other 4 players around the outside (players are numbered 1 to 5/white cones are spares) (2 footballs on the outside represented by red X)

* Ball starts with player 1 – he passes into player 2, after passing into centre player 1 will run to a free cone

* Player 2 will pass out to team mate without a ball (player 3 in diagram)

* Player 2 will then receive the next ball waiting (off player 4 in diagram)

* Rotate players every couple of minutes

To keep it simple for the players – if you are on the outside with a ball after you pass in you must move to a spare cone

Player in the middle after receiving you need to play out to a spare man and then move to receive the next ball (try to get them to stay centrally and adjust their body shape as they need to)

The challenge for the central player > check shoulder before receiving, if you have checked your shoulder you will be able to call out the name of the player you are going to play into

If you can check your shoulder and call out a name before receiving the ball you get 1 point, extra point if you can call out the name of both players without the ball (should get them looking in more than one direction) (another bonus 1 point for pass to feet). Total score after 1/2 minute?

Try to get the outside player to stay quiet so the central players don’t get an advantage.

Progressions….

* Add extra spare cones/ add an extra football/ add extra outside players

* If you’re an outside player after you have passed you now move to a new group, this will stop players memorising who is moving where within their group (think about the group you move to, we need to keep free cones in each group)

* Add a second player in the middle to reduce space and cause a bit more confusion (then add 1 defender)

* Scoring system still applies; they should all have bad necks after this!


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Receving, passing & Finding Space

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Receving, passing & Finding Space (20 mins)

Organisation

8 players, ( Could play 2v1 in middle for players finding it hard. )

Practice starts with 4 target players on the outside

In the middle 2 A’s who are looking to receive a pass from T’s

Players in middle are to try and get away from from D’s and receive a pass in any empty square to score a point.

Make it unopposed, D's shadow A's

If D’s in the same area when A’s receive a pass no point is scored

A’s can pass to any T’s on the outside before looking for another T’s

T’s to reach 5 points before change with T’s on the outside.

Progressions

Double number of A’s (2 pair)

Can 2 pair combine with one T’ to receive back form T to find another T (which pair is quicker)

Can 2 pair combine with all 4 T’s (which pair is quicker)

Limit to amount of passes before finding T’s

Coaching Points

Both passer and receiver need to communicate

Body shape

Quick change of pace, direction to get away from D’s

Each pair need to receive a pass into an empty square to score

Clever movement

Awareness of position of D’s

Timing of pass, weight & release of pass - T's must play quick to avoid D's tackling A's 


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Small-Sided Games Tournament 3v3

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Small-Sided Games Tournament 3v3 (30 mins)

Organization:

3v3 Small-sided tournament games: 4 teams of 3 players eachteam.

Instructions:

4 Teams of 3, play 3v3 tournament style format where each team will play one another. 3 points for a win, 1 point for a tie and 0 for a loss. Each game should be approximately 6-8 minutes in duration (obviously play a 3 game tournament).

Coaching Points:

· Review of session's learning outcomes being translated into the game

- Praise players that playing off limited touches ( playing with head up )


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