Football/Soccer Session (U11): Under 11 Lava - Positive first touch

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Ewan Fisher
Name: Ewan Fisher
City: lawrence township
Country: United States of America
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Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): SAQ Warm up

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): SAQ Warm up
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SAQ Warm up

Organization:

2 lines of players for SAQ with cones set out as ladders

Instructions:

Speed, agility and quickness exercises, one foot in each two foot in each, hopping, jumping, skipping and skiing

Coaching Points:

Working on quick feet relating to the game with and without the ball.

Progressions:

Add balls in between cones for quick feet/touches

Races


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

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

Organization:

30x30 yard grid

Players in pairs

1 ball each pair

Instructions:

- Players will warm up individually with one ball each using Xavi, Messi and Ronaldo techniques

- Players will then work in pairs with one ball between two. Player 1 will pass into player 2 who will take a touch out the triangle and into open space. Player 1 will then move into the triangle.

Coaching Points:

Communication

Awareness of space/pressure etc.

Try take first touch on back foot

Take first touch out other side of triangle

Quality/weight of passes.

Progressions:

Practice taking first touch with inside/outside foot and add disguise


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

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

Organization:

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

-4 groups of 3 set up as shown, 1 ball per group, 2 players start in outside corner of their area and 1 player waits to receive at the opposite corner

Instructions:

- Player with the ball plays a pass to the player at the opposite corner then watches to see which goal the receiving player takes his touch toward and runs through the opposite goal, then to center cone to be the next receiver

- Receiving player takes the desired 1st touch toward one of the gates and dribbles through, before rejoining the line

- pass is played by the next player in line as soon as the receiver is ready and in position

Rd. 1 - open to the closest gate with the inside of the foot

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

Rd. 3 - take touch across the body to the farthest gate with the outside of the (opposite) foot

-after Rd. 3, move to 1st progression

Coaching Points:

- Get in line with the ball as it travels,

- choose the appropriate surface of the foot,

- Head up before receiving to observe open space,

- Contact with middle of the ball,

- First touch into space

- Can we disguise our first touch?

Progressions:

1 - Player with the ball plays a pass to the player wating to receive in the center, then immediately runs to one gate or the other,

Receiving player observes the movement of his teammate as the ball travels and takes his 1st touch toward the open gate and dribbles through the gate

2- Player that begins with the ball becomes a defender after the pass and can win the ball after running through one of the gates

3 - Passing player can defend without running through a gate, use small goals to pass into instead of gates to dribble through (as seen in top/right grid)


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Technical Fully opposed

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Technical Fully opposed

Organization:

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

4 groups of 3 set up as shown, center line for each activity has a ball each, extra balls in center

Instructions:

- Player with the ball passes to waiting player to begin activity then defends

- Receiving player takes first touch to control, attacking either direction, and tries to score any time after his first touch

- Defending player can not move until the ball has reached the receiving player

1 pt for scoring from central area, 2 pts for scoring in shaded area in front of goal (encourage players to attack the space with their first touch)

Coaching Points:

All previous points

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

Disguise the direction of the first touch

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 - Add GK's into rotation in each goal

Regressions:

1 - No goals, dribble into endzone to score


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Tournament - 3v3

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Tournament - 3v3

Organization:

30x20 yd fields

4 teams of 3, 2 fields of 3v3

Instructions: 3v3 2 touch max

Coaching Points:

encourage players to look for their opportunity to take first touch into space and away from pressure


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