Football/Soccer Session (U10): individual possession

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Evagelos Vassilaras, Adult Member

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Evagelos Vassilaras
Name: Evagelos Vassilaras
City: New York
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 0 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Foot Skill Warm-up

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Foot Skill Warm-up
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Foot Skill Warm-up (10 mins)

Organization:

1. Tight area.

2. Every player with a ball.

Instructions:

1. Coach leads players through various foot skills, e.g. roll back, inside cuts pull backs, toe-taps, mobile toe-taps, etc.

2. Coach takes away a ball every minute to add defenders

Coaching Points:

1. Head up.

2. Controlled touches.

3. Use of both feet.

4. Shield

Progressions:

Finish with a game of knockout.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Trns/ S+S Race

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Trns/ S+S Race (10 mins)

Organization:

players split up evenly

10x 20 area with cones down the middle lengthwise

Instructions:

pick a team to start as offense and defense

offense's job is to get to one end (beginning or far side) before defender

defense must keep with the offense

7 second matches

Coaching Points:

turns, stop starts, attack with speed

after using turns accelerate

must sell turns to throw off defender

Progressions:


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Technical mastery

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Technical mastery (10 mins)

Organization:

Two cones 3 yds apart with a flat disc in the middle to mark out a straight line. Two players on either side of the line, players will not cross the line.

Instructions:

Round 1: Neither player has a ball. One player is attacker, defender shadows from other side of line. Attacker has to beat defender to either cone, attacker receives a point if he gets there first. Play for one minute then switch roles.

Round 2: Both players have a ball. At their own speed, each player practices V-move back and forth at the cones. Gradually increase speed. See how many can be done in one minute.

Round 3: Same as Round 1 but now attacker has a ball. Attacker has to beat defender to either cone, attacker receives a point if he gets there first. Play for one minute then switch roles.

Coaching Points:

Use fakes

Quick change of direction

Progressions:


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 1v1 Fully Opposed

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1v1 Fully Opposed (15 mins)

Organization:

1 field, 2 teams, two goals facing outside of the field in the middle. 1 team starts with all the balls

Instructions:

Defender plays to attack and then looks to pressure and win ball, both players are looking to score in either goal.

Coaching Points:

1st touch out of feet.

Head up

Recognition of space and pressure.

Use any move (inside cut) to fake defender and move to other goal.

Progressions: Most goals in 3 mins.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Ball Hog

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Ball Hog (15 mins)

Organization:

-25 x 20 yard area, with a 5 yard end zone at each end set up as shown

-Even teams, 3v3 max (set up multiple games if needed)

Instructions:

-The game is called "Ball Hog". Players can only advance forward by dribbling, all passes must be either lateral or backwards.

-Teams compete to score goals by dribbling and stopping ball in opposing end zone. Play restarts, with defender dribbling from own end zone.

-1 point for stopping the ball in the endzone; bonus point (2 pts total) for stopping ball in the yellow box

Coaching Points:

-Head up to observe open space and dribble to score

-Attack the spaces between defenders

-Use fakes or quick changes of direction

-If the route to goal is blocked, switch the point of attack

-Attack the space quickly if you receive a pass

-Improvisation/Creativity

Progressions:


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Conditioned Game

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Conditioned Game (30 mins)

Organization:

3v3 game with four goals to encourage quick changes of direction.

Coaching Points:

- Quick changes of direction.

- Use V-move, inside cuts, stop-starts to fake defenders.

Progressions


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