Football/Soccer Session (U9): Ironbound SC Knight - U9B - Receiving - 1st Touch

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Alejandro Fernandez, Adult Member

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Alejandro Fernandez
Name: Alejandro Fernandez
City: Union
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 3 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer

Description

Learning Outcomes

1. Improve players' verbal and non-verbal communication.

2. Improve players' ability to pick their heads up.

3. Improve players ability to take a positive first touch.

4. Improve players' ability to receive with the inside of the foot.

5. Develop players' ability to receive away from their body.

6. Develop players' ability to receive across their body.


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

Organization:

1. 30x30 grid.

2. Four pinnies.

3. Two balls (extras on outside of grid).

Instructions:

1. Four players start off as defenders holding the a pinnie each in there hand.

2. Defenders look to touch a ball or force a ball out of play via a bad pass/touch from an attacker.

3. Attacker who loses possession takes the pinnie and becomes a defender.

4. Previous defender becomes an attacker.

5. Attackers help each other to keep possession of both soccer balls.

Coaching Points:

1. Communication - verbal and non-verbal.

2. Awareness of space/pressure - head up.

3. Ability to receive into space, away from pressure.

4. Weight and accuracy of pass.

5. Angle and distance of support.

6. Movement to improve positioning on the field.

Progressions:

1. Add/remove balls/defenders as necessary.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Technical Semi-Opposed

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Technical Semi-Opposed

Organization:

1. 10x10 boxes with two 2yd gates set up in the corners of each box.

2. Three groups of 4 set up as shown

3. Two balls per group, extras around outside.

Instructions:

1. Player with ball plays pass across to opposite corner.

2. Receiving player takes a touch towards either gate and dribbles through it.

3. Passer runs through the opposite goal, then to center cone (back of receiving line).

4. Round 1 - open to the closest gate with the inside of the foot (touch away from body).

5. Round 2 - take touch across the body to the farthest gate with the inside of the foot.

6. Move to first progression after round 2.

Coaching Points:

1. Communication - verbal - call for the ball.

2. Communication - non-verbal - point to desired foot.

3. Move to get in line with the ball, avoid reaching/lunging.

4. Select appropriate/desired surface.

5. Positive first touch - big touch into space.

6. Pick head up as ball is played out of feet.

7. Acceleration into space as ball is out of feet.

Progressions:

1. Passer waits until attacker takes touch, then it's a race to opposing gates.

2. Passer immediately runs to one gate, attacker must observe this and go to opposite gate.

3. Passer runs to gate then can recover to defender.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 1v1 Conditioned Game

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1v1 Conditioned Game

Organization:

1. 20x10 areas with 4yd endzones in front of each goal.

2. Four groups of 3 set up as shown.

3. Center line for each activity has a ball each.

4. Extra balls in center.

Instructions:

1. Player with ball passes to waiting player to begin activity then defends.

2. Receiving player takes touch towards either direction and tries to score any time after first touch.

3. Defending player cannot move until the ball has reached the receiving player.

4. Scoring: 1pt for scoring from central area, 2pts for scoring in shaded area in front of goal.

5. Encourage players to attack the space with their first touch (go for two points).

Coaching Points:

1. All previous points.

2. Observe the position of the defender to determine the space to take the touch into.

3. Disguise the direction of the first touch.

4. Use first touch to set up next action (i.e. a pass into the goal).

Progressions:

1. Defender can start to close down the ball as soon as he releases the pass.

2. Defender can look to score if he steals the ball and it remains in play.


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

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Free Play

Organization:

1. 30x20 fields.

2. Four teams of 3 or 4 (depending on numbers).

3. Two fields of 3v3 or 4v4 (depending on numbers).

Instructions:

1. Free play to goal.

2. Restarts: kick-in or dribble in from side.

3. No corners. Start from own goal if ball goes out for corner.

Coaching Points:

1. Head up to observe space.

2. Recognition of individual space.

3. Recognition of teammate with space.

4. Ability to take touch away from pressure, into space.

5. Application of techniques taught in training.

Progressions:


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