Football/Soccer Session (U11): Pleasantville Thunder / Attacking 1v1 / Week 2

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Sonam Sherpa, Adult Member

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Sonam Sherpa
Name: Sonam Sherpa
City: new york
Country: United States of America
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Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Messi/Xavi/Ronaldo

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Messi/Xavi/Ronaldo
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Messi/Xavi/Ronaldo (10 mins)

Every player with a ball.

Players are asked to dribble ball inside of area avoiding other players using correct dribbling technique showed by coach:

-Use pinky toe to push ball

-On toes/lift heels/knee over ball

-Head up tp observe other players/space

-When space is tight, take a touch with every step like Messi

-When see space to drive into, take bigger touches and accelerate into the space like Ronaldo

-If area crowed with players can you turn into a new space like Xavi

Once players grasping technical aspects shown by coach a competition is introduced:

-players must compete to see who can reach 'X' amount of dribble touches (pinky toe pushs) first, however if they leave the area or hit another player/ball they lose 'X' amount of counts i.e.if have taken 30 dribble touches then hit another player they are back down to a 20 count and may be racing to a 50 count.

-Make sure to at least play twice ensuring 1 game is left foot only and the 2nd is right foot only to train both feet equally.

Progression:

Add defenders. Every player has a ball apart from the defenders who are holding pinnies. The attacking players start on 10 points each, and the defenders on 9. If a defender touches your ball, the attacker gives them the ball and takes the pinnie to become the new defender along with losing a point. The player with the most amount of points left after 'X' amount of time is the winner.

-Keep head up and check shoulders regualry to identify where the defenders are/where the space is

-Smaller Messi touches in tighter areas, bigger Ronaldo touches if see pockets of space to drive into

-If challenged by a defender, can you shield ball (put body in between defender and the ball) and eventually turn away/beat the player like Xavi without defender getting touch on the ball.


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

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Main Theme
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Main Theme (30 mins)

Organization:

Players work in groups of 4's in 20x25 yard grids

2x 2 yard gates on each end line 10 yards apart

2 x Big (Tall) cones in center of opposite gates

1 Ball per player

Instructions:

Players must start in blue gates and finish through red gates after completing move past big/tall cone.

Players then rotate around to next blue start gate in their grid and repeat using other foot to dribble and execute move.

Coaching Points:

Shorter and sharper touches on approach to cone.

Look at cone or even beyond it into space behind on approach.

Speed/timing of move execution

Increase speed once past cone

Cut in behind the cone once past it and go quickly through red gate.

Progressions:


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

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Semi-Opposed (15 mins)

Organization:

Same as previous but big/tall cone removed

Instructions:

A passes to B and applies slow partial pressure once B takes his 1st touch by walking/jogging straight towards him.

B then dribbles at A and performs a move to beat him at the correct moment then accelerates through the opposite gate/away from defender.

A and B then both turn to face each other again now in opposite gates and the rotation is repeated.

Coaching Points:

Head up looking at defenders pressure on attacking defender

short/sharp touches on ball

Timing of move execution

Cut in behind defender and accelerate away

Vary your moves to be unpredictable

Progressions:


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

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Fully Opposed (15 mins)

Organization:

-3 areas of 20x10 set up as shown

-5 yard scoring zone where defenders cannot go into

-3 groups of players

-3 Pugg goals

Instructions:

-Players placed in groups depending upon skill level

-Individual competition between players of each group

-Player at front of line tries to beat defender staying within zone and score to gain a point for him/herself.

-If goal is scored/ball goes out of play/ball is won by defender that 1v1 game is over, the attacker becomes the defender, and the next attacker comes into field to try and score.

-If player uses a moves successfully and scores, they gain 3 points.

-Player from each group with most amount of points wins.

Coaching Points:

-Good positive first touch

-Controlled approach

-Observe defenders position

-Attackers defenders front foot

-Execution of move

-Take touch back across the defender and accelerate away


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

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Conditioned Game (20 mins)

Organization:

2 x 20x30 yard fields

Balls placed all around fields for quick restarts

Instructions:

Normal rules apply apart from all restarts are through dribble.

Players cannot pass forward through the red lines. Objective is to recognize and beat the defender in 1v1 situations. Pass backs are allowed.

Coaching Points:

Controlled approach - slow down as you approach the defender

Observe defenders position

Attackers defenders front foot

End Product

Progressions: Remove the conditions and play a tournament.


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Dribble
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