Football/Soccer Session (U9): Turning Harrison

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Byron Garcia, Adult Member

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Byron Garcia
Name: Byron Garcia
City: Queens
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 2 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): SAQ

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): SAQ
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SAQ (10 mins)

Organization: 2 Channels, 1 Attacker, 1 Defender. Two groups run at the same time.

Instructions:

-Players start on attacker's first step across line.

-Aim of the attacker is to cross either finish line (green lines) arms length ahead of the attacker.

-Defenders job is to stay as close as they can when attackers crosses line

-Game last 7 seconds, Players switch roles every time.

Coaching Points:

1. Space ahead of so attack it at speed

2. Reconition of defenders position

3. Defender behind you then acclerate

4. Alongside you (space ahead) then pretend to turn but keep going forward

5. Alongside you (space behind) then turn

6. Defender ahead of you then turn

7. Once attacker has yard of space look to cut across defender.

Progressions:

The finish line (blue lines) is now behind the defenders so attackers have 7 seconds to create space and cut across defenders pathway and across the line. Defenders are trying to tag attackers when they enter their Zone.


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

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Main Theme - Turning - Semi-Opposed (10 mins)

Organization:

- 2 teams

- Each player w/ ball in lines as shown

-No pugs to start

Instructions:

- First player in line dribbles past second line of cones, performs turn, then dribbles to first line of cones, performs turn, then finishes before passing second line fo cones (see diagram)

- Next player in line may go when player performs his second turn

Coaching Points:

- Proper Dribbling technique

- U turn mechanics

- Head up after turn

- Out of the feet

- Decision making / quality of next movement - accelerate, turn, shoot, etc.

Progressions:

Do U turn with the left

- Play games to 10 goals. Play best out of 3, 5, etc. games

- No point if player fails to cross line, shoot from behind line


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

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1v1 Opposed (15 mins)

Organization: Two lines attackers and defenders. Two goals. Attackers start with ball.

Instructions:

1. Same as SAQ now players a ball, they are trying to get over line behind defender and score.

2. Defender is live once attacker crosses coned line (defender can move, just can't take ball before attacker enters space).

3. Attacker gets point for getting into space, 2 additional for scoring goal.

Coaching Points:

1. Head up / drive into space - can I score or get across defender?

2. Execution U turn

3. Change of pace

4. Eyes up immediately

5. Decision making / quality of next movement - accelerate, turn, shoot, etc.

Progressions:

1. Defender is live on attacker's 1st touch.


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