Football/Soccer Session (U10): Shooting (Ball moving away)

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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

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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 (10 mins)

Organization:

- Four teams

- Two goals

- Eight cones

- Four soccer balls

- Two shooting zones

Instructions:

On command, the attackers score as many goals as possible before the time stops. The timer stops when the opposition players on the outside have dribbled the ball around the cones twice and returned to their starting positions. Goals can only be scored inside the shooting zones. After each shot, the first attacker collects their team's ball and returns it back to the line for the second attacker.

Coaching Points:

Pre-Action:

- Mentality (forward thinking, ruthless)

- Angle and distance of preparation touch

- Lift head to assess space in goal

- Adjust feet in relation to ball

Action:

- Distance of standing foot from ball

- Contact surface of kicking foot (first knuckle of big toe)

- Contact surface of ball (lower front)

- Head down and eyes on ball

- Arms out for balance

Post-Action:

- Follow kicking leg through towards target

- Use momentum to step through the ball

Progressions:

- Increase shooting distance from goal

- All shots must hit back of net (before it touches the ground)


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

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Main Activity (15 mins)

Organization:

- Four teams

- Two goals

- Eight cones

- Supply of soccer balls

- Two shooting zones

Instructions:

On command, the attackers dribble around the nearest cone and shoot at the closest goal. As soon as the attacker moves, the goalkeeper sprints around the nearest cone before defending the goal. A point is awarded for each goal and save.

Coaching Points:

Pre-Action:

- Mentality (forward thinking, ruthless)

- Angle and distance of preparation touch

- Lift head to assess space in goal

- Adjust feet in relation to ball

- Assess position GK

- Selection of shot (driven vs. inside/curled)

Action:

- Distance of standing foot from ball

- Contact surface of kicking foot (first knuckle of big toe)

- Contact surface of ball (lower front)

- Head down and eyes on ball

- Arms out for balance

Post-Action:

- Follow kicking leg through towards target

- Use momentum to step through the ball

Progressions:

- Increase shooting distance from goal


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

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Conditioned Play (15 mins)

Organization:

- Two teams

- Two goalkeepers

- Two goals

- Two cones

- Supply of balls

Instructions:

On coaches command, the selected number of players run around the cone at the halfway line before entering the field and attempting to score in the opposition goal. A point is awarded for each goal scored.

Coaching Points:

Pre-Action:

- Mentality (forward thinking, ruthless)

- Angle and distance of preparation touch

- Lift head to assess space in goal

- Adjust feet in relation to ball

- Assess position GK

- Selection of shot (driven vs. inside/curled)

Action:

- Distance of standing foot from ball

- Contact surface of kicking foot (first knuckle of big toe)

- Contact surface of ball (lower front)

- Head down and eyes on ball

- Arms out for balance

Post-Action:

- Follow kicking leg through towards target

- Use momentum to step through the ball

Progressions:

- Introduction of goalkeepers

- Take away shooting zones


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

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Free Play (20 mins)

Organization:

- Two teams

- Two goals

- Two subsitutions

Instructions:

Two teams play a small-sided 3v3/4v4 game. Teams set up in either a 1-1-2-1 or 1-2-2 systems of play.

Coaching Points:

Pre-Action:

- Mentality (forward thinking, ruthless)

- Angle and distance of preparation touch

- Lift head to assess space in goal

- Adjust feet in relation to ball

- Assess position GK

- Selection of shot (driven vs. inside/curled)

Action:

- Distance of standing foot from ball

- Contact surface of kicking foot (first knuckle of big toe)

- Contact surface of ball (lower front)

- Head down and eyes on ball

- Arms out for balance

Post-Action:

- Follow kicking leg through towards target

- Use momentum to step through the ball

Progressions:

n/a


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