Football/Soccer Session (U12): Sparta U12

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Jeremy Williams, Adult Member

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Jeremy Williams
Name: Jeremy Williams
City: New Rochelle
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 6 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer

Description

Key Learning Outcomes

Finding space


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

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Warm-up
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Warm-up (15 mins)

Organization:

25x30 yard grid

Instructions:

Each player starts with ball upon arrival and begins to practice juggling homework

(1 bounce, 1 juggle, 1 bounce, 2 juggles, 1 bounce 3 juggles, etc.)

Once all players have arrive and practiced juggling, begin ball mastery homework

(inside squishes)

Coaching Points:

Progressions:

After juggling and ball mastery, play hand ball possesion game with end zones


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Main Activity

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Main Activity (20 mins)

Organization:

Set up as shown

Instructions:

5v5 + 2 neutrals

Blue v. Red in the middle - their objective is to connect one neutral to the other

Score 1 pt for each time they get the ball from one target player to another

Losing team switches with the neutral.

Coaching Points:

Movement of target to create passing lane

Movement of middle player to check away - open body

Central Mids lookingto find gaps between lines to penetrate

Quality of pass - back foot/front foot

Break line and beat defender with first touch or touch inside, find attacker

Movement of target player to always be available

Be positive on the ball - Look to get it to target player as soon as possible and penetrate

Recognizing teammate is going to pass (visual cue – head up, head down / player in possession is about to be under pressure)

Recognition of 3 lines (my role to open gap)

Quickness and quality of movement (short, choppy steps, on toes – ready to receive)

Checking of shoulder as they open gap and as ball travels (read movement of defenders / attackers)

Body shape

Quality of touch (angle / distance – do I drive or play quickly?)

Quality of next movement

- Movement of Central players to open up lanes

- Movement of wide players to open lanes


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Main Theme I

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Main Theme I (20 mins)

Organization:

20 x 30 area set up as shown (x2)

6 players (1 Attacker, 2 combination players & 2 Target Players, 1 waiting)

Mini Goal

1 Ball (additional on outside)

Instructions:

Attacker (A) starts with ball on line. Combination players (B) start in middle of area

On Attacker (A) 1st touch forward combination players (B) split to edge of channel

Attacker (A) chooses which players (B) to link up with; wall pass, overlap? & contines forward

After receiving ball back Attacker (A) now plays 1st time pass off either target player (D) & aims to finish in the mini goal with a 1st time shot.

After each play rotation happens: Attacker becomes combination player. Combination player moves up to free target spot and target player who was used collects ball from net & dribbles down to become next attacker at start line.

Coaching Points:

Movement off the ball to receive

Quality & speed of pass

Execution & Understanding of Combination Moves

Wall Passes, Double Passes & Overlaps

Progressions:

P - Target player next to mini goal that is not used comes out to become passive defender

P - Play the whole move one touch?


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Main Theme II

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Main Theme II (20 mins)

Organization:

20 x 30 area set upas shown (x2)

2 mini goals per field set up as shown

6 players per field (2 Attackers, 2 Defenders & 2 Support Players)

1 Ball (additinal on outside)

Instructions:

Teams play 2v2 mini game inside area.Attacking team aims to score in mini goal (directional)

Attacking team can use Support Players on side lines to create overloads (3v2)

Support Players must play one touch & move anywhere along sideline to support the play

After set time rotate players

Coaching Points:

Movement off the ball to receive

Quality & speed of pass. Keep possession

Execution & Timing of Combination Moves

Create triangles with support players; 3v2 overloads

Attack at speed & finish!

Progressions:

P - Play 3min games with winners staying on. Team to win 3 in a row get golden point & rotate out.


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