Football/Soccer Session (U11): Ground Ball Control

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Idrissa Balde, Adult Member

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Idrissa Balde
Name: Idrissa Balde
City: Merthyr Tydfil
Country: United Kingdom
Rank: Elite – 5 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Screen 1

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Screen 1

Organization:

50x40 yrds grid

10 players (4 blues, 4 reds and 2 greens)

Set of footballs

Instructions:

Players receive the ball from outer players with greens applying pressure (only pressure!), and then they control it aiming to take the ball to free outer player.

Variations:

- Players receiving the ball with bibs tucked inside their shorts attempt to avoid green players taking it from them

- If having difficulty with pressurizing defenders, just removing them until the technique of ground control is mastered

Coaching points:

- On toes (balls of feet)

-Get in line with ball

- Decide and present surface towards ball

- Relax on impact


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Screen 2

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Instructions:

2 teams of 5 players compete by scoring in any goals within 2 minutes. However teams must perform 5 passes before scoring.

Progressions:

- Counts as 2 goals after passing the through the red gates and scoring in any gate

- Play 3v1 in defensive third with two outer players feeding the ball into defenders

- Remove goals gradually until there is two goals

Coaching points:

- Control for a purpose

- Be on balance while controling the ball

- Find space if you struggle under pressure


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Screen 3

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Instructions:

Play a normal game, however initially players can control the ball unopposed in red channel.

Progressions:

- Ball to be played to feet

- Unopposed control after a back pass

- 2 touch football

Coaching points:

- Be creative in your control (in tight areas)

- When dealing with aerial ball, aim to bring it down as quickly as possible


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