Football/Soccer Session (U11): TECHNICAL - BALL MASTERY & DRIBBLING - BU11W (WSSL TRAVEL) (Start Time: 2013-09-09 17:30:00)

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CP De Vera, Adult Member

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CP De Vera
Name: CP De Vera
City: New York
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 7 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Juggling Warm-Up

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Juggling Warm-Up (15 mins)

Organization:

30x40 yard grid, each Player with a ball.

Instructions:

Players work in pairs. Set number of touches allowed. Player to misplay the ball, a point is given to the other player. Play for a fixed time, winners move up to play a new player.

Coaching Points:

- Players try to improve their touches (suppleness, control and foot-eye coordination) by juggling with different surfaces of their feet & body.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Warm Up

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Warm Up (10 mins)

Organization:

25x25 yard area

Instructions:

1. Players dribble in their own half.

2. On 'switch' all players must stop their ball and start with another ball dribbling (A).

3. On "1", players do toe-touches.

4. On "2", players do foundations.

5. On "3", players pick up the ball, toss it in the air and try to control the ball out of the air.

Coaching Points:

1. Positive 1st touch

2. Play with laces (Ronaldo touches) to get into space; play with pinky-toe (Messi touches) to keep close

3. Fewest number of touches

4. Run in a straight line

Progression

1. For "1", "2" and "3"; call out a simple math problem so they must think and be aware of what number they'll have to perform.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Warm Up II

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Warm Up II (10 mins)

Organization:

Same organization as before.

Instructions:

Blue team - dribble using "Messi touches" the length of the field, looking to avoid everyone as they go from side to side. Count as many times as they can go from side to side.

White team - dribble using "Ronaldo touches" the width of the field, looking to avoid everyone as they go from end to end. Count as many times as they can go end to end.

Coaching Points:

- Head up

- Look for space

- Accelerate into the space

- Avoid other players

- Be creative and clever with movement

- Decision making: Patient - wait for space to open up; Aggressive - attack space immediately

Progressions:


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

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Main Theme (10 mins)

Organization:

20x30 yard area

Two teams of 6

Enough balls for each player

Instructions:

- First player on one team starts as attacker while first player on second team is defender

- For the first match-up, defender cannot go until attacker takes first touch forward

- Attacker must make it to the end-zone and stop the ball in the end-zone to score a point (can only score on offense); match-up is over

- If defender kicks the ball out of play, or prevents the attacker from stopping the ball in the end-zone, the match-up is over

- Once the match-up is over, attacker immediately turns to become defender as other team now comes out as attacker

- If match-up takes too long, limit each to 20 seconds

Coaching Points:

- Head up to observe space

- Ronaldo touches to get to end-zone quickly; Messi touches if defender has closed down space

- Attack at speed, do not wait for defender

- Catch defender off-guard quickly as they transition from being the attacker

Progressions:


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

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Main Theme II (15 mins)

Organization:

30x30 yard area

Two teams of 6

Instructions:

First team attacks goal(s); after goal or ball out of bounds, attacker becomes the next defender against other team as the next person in line starts the next attack.

Coaching Points:

- Do you have to beat the player, or can you create enough space to get the shot off?

- Quick transition to defense after turn as attacker is finished.


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

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Main Theme III (15 mins)

Organization:

20x30 yard area

Two teams, 3 players per team, defending players start with the ball

Instructions:

Defending player pass ball to attacking player, Defending follows pass and defends both goals. The attacking player takes touch out of feet and can score in either goal. If defender steals the ball then they can score in either goal.

Switch around after 5 mins

Coaching Points:

-1st touch to attack a goal

-Recognition of defender and space

-Protect ball if pressure is tight

-Head up after every touch


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