Football/Soccer Session (U12): Support play

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Mark Litherland, Adult Member

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Mark Litherland
Name: Mark Litherland
City: Great Harwood
Country: United Kingdom
Rank: Elite – 2 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Ball Manipulation - Moves / Feints

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Ball Manipulation - Moves / Feints (30 mins)

Objective

To develop ball control and practicing different attacking moves/feints.

Description

In a square of approximately 10 yards we place a circle or in this case position cones in the centre. Players are separated into groups in the corners of the square.

On the coaches command, players dribble towards the centre of the square perform a feint before taking the ball away to the LEFT, RIGHT, RETURN or STRAIGHT to the opposite end.

The different feints and change of position is pre-determined by the coach.

Coaching Points

1- Keep the ball close to the feet.

2- Make many touches with the ball.

3- Dribbling with the ball should be done with soft touches.

4- Move/Feint - exaggerate the move making a sharp movement in a different direction.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Rondo 4v2

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Rondo 4v2 (20 mins)

Learning Objectives

To develop passing, possession and creating space.

Description

In a square of 5 yards we play 4v2.

The four players outside the square have a maximun of 2 touches and must maintain possession playing only from outside of the square.

The two defenders inside the square have to intercept the ball. The player who looses possession ball will change roles to become a defender

Coaching Points

1- Create space to find the right position and angle to receive the ball.

2- Improve the speed of play by limiting to 1 touch when possible.

3- It is very important to coach the correct body shape for receiving passes.

4- The 2 defending players must communicate and work together, one closing down the player in possession and the other covering the angle for the pass.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Support Play

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Support Play (40 mins)

Practice Organisation

- Area 30x20 yards, divided into 2 equal halves, with goals in each corner.

- 8 players arranged 3 Reds v 2 Blues in one half & 1v1 half in other.

- An additional blue starts on the side line of the 1v1 half.

- Practice starts with reds in possession of ball.

- Reds score by achieving a pre-determined numbers of consecutive passes (e.g. 3) before looking to transfer ball into other end.

- 2 reds follow pass/run with ball & one blue moves into other half to recreate a 3v2 situation.

- Practice continues as previously described (leaving 1v1 behind)

- If blues win ball, they counter attack as quickly as possible, adding the extra player from side to enhance numbers.

- Practice restarts when play breaks down & ball goes dead.

Details

- Attackers, looking for opportunities, preparing & planning for the movement or pass forward into other half.

- Defenders, need to prepare for & plan for counter attack, looking for the quick pass forward or drive to advance play quickly.

Progression

- Define time limit to counter attack (e.g.5 secs).

- Reds achive 2 sets of consecutive passes (e.g 6), then attack opposite half.

- Remove player from side line & play 3v2 in one half & 1v2 in other.

Key Coaching Points

- Control, passing & support play skills needed to keep possession.

- Using space to exploit advantage of overload.

- Timing of forward runs & passes

- Defenders looking to spoil & intercept

-Defenders being mindful of counter attacking with security


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): SSG

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SSG (30 mins)

Preparation

Area of 30x20 yards and a group of twelve players.

Condition

4v4 with four players on the side of the pitch. The four players on the pitch can use the four side players as support.

Coaching Points

The coach should encourage lots of pass and move, strategies and insist on high levels of concentration (every player is involved all of the time).

Progress to one touch for the outside players, "score with a first time shot".

Rotate the teams with the outside players from time to time.

Encourage lots of contacts with the ball, creativity and team discipline.

SSG

Increase the area to 30x30 yards.

- Look to switch play

- Play forward quickly

Technical/Tactical

Pass

Decisions

Support

Physical

Agility

Strength

Psychological/Social

Communication

Concentration

Dealing with Failure/Success


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