Football/Soccer Session (Beginner): CASA U11 Session

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Brian  Cronin
Name: Brian Cronin
City: Aptos
Country: United States of America
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Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Team Reaction Dribbling

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Team Reaction Dribbling
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Team Reaction Dribbling (15 mins)

Setup

Create a small grid approximately 20X20 yard grid. From each of the four corners, place a flag about 7-10 yards from the corner cone. Each player should have a ball inside the grid.

Instructions

Instruct the players to dribble inside the grid using the entire grid. When the coach calls out a player’s name, that player picks which of the four flags they want to dribble around and quickly dribbles around that flag. The entire team must also dribble with speed around the same flag as quickly as possible. The last player back into the grid must do push-ups or sit-ups.

Variations

Assign the player’s numbers and call out the player’s number rather than their name.

Call out a player's name or number and the leader should pick a flag to run around, the rest of the group should run around the diagonally opposite flag.

Coaching Points

Lift head, eyes up

Close control

Good control of body movements

Use all parts of their feet while dribbling (inside, outside, top, bottom).

Change of direction

Change of pace

Find space

Dribble with speed


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 4v4 + Target Players with 2 Goals

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4v4 + Target Players with 2 Goals (20 mins)

Setup

Create a field that is suitable for 4 vs. 4 soccer game, approximately 30X40 yards. Create two windows about 5 yards wide on the right and left side of the end line. Split the players into two teams of five. Set up a 4 v 4 inside the grid. The additional player will be the target player who will start on the end line outside the cones on the end their team is attacking. You should have a supply of balls for this 4v4 soccer game.

Instructions

Teams play a normal 4v4 soccer game, however, in order to score the attacking team target player must move behind one of the two windows and receive a pass through that window and be able to maintain a controlled possession.

Once the goal is made the attacking player who passed to the target player now becomes the target player and they switch roles. The defending team takes possession and the game continues.

Variations

Add a third window in the center of the end line.

If you want to focus on target players you might instruct the players to not rotate and allow one player to work as a target player longer.

Coaching Points

4 vs. 4 Offense Game:

Vision - players should be able to look up and read the game with their eyes since the number of players are limited. Player's heads should be on a constant pivot.

Communication - make sure players are communicating both verbally and non-verbally.

Support - make sure players are using the entire playing area (width and length) to get into good supporting angles. Create passing options that allows the receiving players the most time and space.

Appropriate use of 1st touch

Appropriate use of short or long passing

Changes in the direction and speed of play

Create goal scoring opportunities

4 vs. 4 Defensive Game:

Good Defensive Principles - pressure, cover, balance

Get as many people behind the ball as possible

Good communication


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Triangle Goal Game

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Triangle Goal Game (15 mins)

Setup

Create a grid about 35X35. You can adjust the grid larger or smaller depending on the age and skill level of your players.

Create a triangle in the middle of the grid (about 5 yards each side) with training sticks or flags to serve as a goal.

Place a goalkeeper inside the triangle.

Split the group into two even teams of 4v4 or 5v5.

Instructions

Instruct both teams to attack the three-sided goal.

The Goalkeeper should defend all three sides of the goal.

If a team scores a goal a point is awarded to the team and the ball is live on the other side of the goal.

If the goalkeeper makes a save, he is to distribute the ball into open space away from players.

For a goal to count, the ball must cross through the goal no higher than the top of the flag or training stick.

Variations

Only allow a shot on goal after X number of passes.

Play in 1 or 2 touches.

Coaching Points

Focus on on all aspects of the game such as passing, receiving, moving with and without the ball, defending, attacking, and finishing.

The players will have to work together as a team to quickly off-balance the defender and catch the goalkeeper off guard.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 4v4 or 6v6

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4v4 or 6v6 (30 mins)

4v4 or 6v6

Fifa Rules.

you give the ball away you must run around the flags, and get back to the grid as soon as possible.


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