Football/Soccer Session (U12): HSC U12G Cheetahs - Winter 15/16 - S2

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Ashley Thomas, Adult Member

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Ashley Thomas
Name: Ashley Thomas
City: Lawrenceville
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 6 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer

Description

Focus: Affecting the player's decision when pressure (and cover) are tight, and the player receiving the ball does not have time to turn and face the opposition.

Amount of Pressure: Two defenders - Pressure and Cover.

Type of Pressure: Tight. Unable to turn and face opposition. Pressure angles body appropriately, and "Cover" supports at a good distance.

Decisions looking to affect:

1. Ability to identify amount of pressure being applied to the ball, as the player receives it.

2. Choice to open up on the back foot - closer to the opponent, or receive the ball on the front foot to protect the ball and shield it away from the defender.

3. Recognition of the second defender. Is the second defender in a good spot to cover the first defender if I beat him/her? If so, do I have a supporting player I can pass the ball to?

4. Proactive mentality after passing the ball. Can you quickly signal to your teammate for a Give and Go to get around the defender, or support their run and prepare yourself for the cross?


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

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

Organization:

Dimensions vary on amount of players present

4v4 - 40 x 30

Instructions:

·  Following the player's dynamic warm-up, if enough numbers are present (minimum of 6), allow players to play. If there aren't enough players, players may continue to warm up by playing a Rondo.

·  Each session will be structured so that players will scrimmage twice, once after their dynamic warm-up, and the second at the end of the session. The objective of the first scrimmage is to review and deliberately practice concepts that were brought out in the previous session.

Coaching Points:

1. Vision - Player checking shoulders quickly before and after receiving the ball.

2. Players ability to recognize pressure (tight vs. loose)

3. Selection of foot and surface to receive the ball, based on pressure.

4. Player's ability to control and manipulate ball away from pressure, if they receive it on the wrong foot.

5. Execution of move.

6. Execution of next action - pass/shot.


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

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Technical Repetition (15 mins)

Organization:

4 players per grid

1 Ball in play

Extra balls off to the side

Instructions:

As shown in diagram. Note Left-Grid demonstrates the first portion of the activity and the Right-Grid is a progression.

1. One player on both endlines. Two players in the middle of the grid, one attacking the other defending.

2. Attacker must receive the ball and connect with their target - the other player on the opposite endline (may represent a teammate or goal).

3. If pressure is tight can the player receiving the ball combine and get around that defender on a Give and Go?

Coaching Points:

1. Movement off the ball to receive.

2. Vision - Player checking shoulders quickly before and after receiving the ball.

3. Players ability to recognize pressure (tight vs. loose)

4. Selection of foot and surface to receive the ball, based on pressure.

5. Player's ability to control and manipulate ball away from pressure, if they receive it on the wrong foot.

6. Execution of move.

7. Execution of next action - pass/shot.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Condiitoned Activity/Game (Winter 15/16)

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Condiitoned Activity/Game (Winter 15/16) (15 mins)

Organization:

Half Field

Requires minimum of 5 players (coach as server)

2 Stations will be ran at the same time

Additional players will create a short line behind #10/8

1 Ball; Additional off to the side with #10/8

Instructions:

1. Refer to Rotation.

2. Players are score 1 of 3 ways.

(i) Situation: #7 Receives the ball and defenders don't shift over quickly enough = Go to goal.

(ii) Situation: #7 Receives the ball, one defender shifts over to pressure, can we beat that defender 1v1?

(iii) Situation: #7 Receives the ball, both defenders shift over to pressure the ball, can we beat them with a pass (on the ground) to #11?

(Iv) Situation: #7 Receives the ball, both defenders shift over to pressure (compact), and #11 is not an option. Can we find #9 on the far post with a lofted pass over the other teams defensive line?

Rotation:

#10/8 > #9 > #7 > #11 > #4/5 (after three times through as an attacker)

Coaching Points:

1. Off the ball movement. Away to create space and to receive the ball.

2. Vision - checking to see where teammates movement is and recognizing the defenders positioning.

3. Decision making. Refer to Instructions.

Progressions:

(P) - 3v2 and 2v2 +1N


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): CA (Winter 15/16): Deliberate Practice

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CA (Winter 15/16): Deliberate Practice

Organization:

Half field

Minimum of five players

1 Ball in play

Extra balls off to the side

Instructions:

As shown in diagram. Same as previous screen "Condiitoned Activity/Game (Winter 15/16)". Note this is deliberate practice and conditioning for desired responses based off of the defenders movement.

1. Focus is on recognizing that Pressure and Cover are tight, quickly finding a teammate to pass to, and finding a way to receive the ball back behind the defenders.

2. Give and Go

Coaching Points:

1. Vision - Player checking shoulders quickly before and after receiving the ball.

2. Players ability to recognize pressure (tight vs. loose)

3. Selection of foot and surface to receive the ball, based on pressure.

4. Player's ability to control and manipulate ball away from pressure, if they receive it on the wrong foot.

5. Player's ability to quickly find an alternate option to maintain possession of the ball, by passing to a teammate.

6. Player's mentality to stay connected with the play.

7. Execution of next action - pass/shot.

Progressions:


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Scrimmage

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Scrimmage (15 mins)

Organization:

40 x 30

2 Teams - 4v4

If player attendance exceeds 8, add additional team or incorporate substitutes

Instructions:

Free play.

Can the players apply what they learned in the session to the scrimmage?

Coaching Points:

1. Vision - Player checking shoulders quickly before and after receiving the ball.

2. Players ability to recognize pressure (tight vs. loose)

3. Selection of foot and surface to receive the ball, based on pressure.

4. Player's ability to control and manipulate ball away from pressure, if they receive it on the wrong foot.

5. Execution of move.

6. Execution of next action - pass/shot.


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