Football/Soccer Session (U10): Red Hook Passing and Receiving

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James  Ballin
Name: James Ballin
City: Flushing
Country: United States of America
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Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Warm Up

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

Organization:

1.20 x 20 yard area divided into 4 10 x 10 yard areas, set up as shown

2.Minimum of 5 players

3.1 ball

Description:

1.Each group compete in a relay race around the squares

2.The ball is passed to next square in clockwise direction

3.Players follow their pass

4.The race stops when players are back to the square they started in

5.If ball leaves any square, the team must start over

6.Set up multiple areas so that groups are able to compete

Coaching Points:

1.Accuracy of pass

2.Weight of pass

3.Give the ball direction with 1st touch

4.Speed of play

Progression:

1.P - Players must use both feet when moving the ball to next square

2.P – Have two teams playing in the same space so that players must pass around traffic


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

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Main Theme

Organization:

1.Two 20 x 30 yard areas as shown

2.Two teams of 6 players

3.Lots of soccer balls with coach

Description:

1.The Coach passes a ball into each area, teams send two players into opposing half to play 4 v 2

2.Defending players attempt to steal ball and return it to their own area

3.If successful, play 6 v 2 with 2 soccer balls for as long as possible

4.Attacking team scores points for every pass completed when both soccer balls are in their own area

Coaching Points:

1.Speed of play

2.Importance of using 1st touch to move away from pressure

3.Keep the ball moving

4.Awareness of space

5.Combination play to keep defenders moving and unbalanced

Progression:

1.P - Add 3rd defender if attacking team keep both balls for a set period of time

2.P – Send only one player over to defend to play 5v1


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

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Main Theme

Organization:

1.60 x 30 yard area set up as shown

2.12 players (4 Attackers, 4 Defenders, 4 Target players)

3.1 ball (Additional around the outside)

Instructions:

1.Teams set up in the three different zones (defenders in the middle zone, attackers and target players at the end)

2.Attacking team pass amongst themselves (only using two touches) till every person on the team touches the ball

3.Players score a point if they can get the ball through to the target team without the defending team stopping the ball

4.Players score 2 points if the ball travels through the defending team on the ground without being touched

5.If the defending team stops the ball, they switch with the team that lost possession

6.If the ball goes out play restarts with the team who were receiving the ball

Coaching Points:

1.Angle of approach

2.Head up to observe your target

3.Specific Technique

4.Weight and Accuracy of Pass

5.Disguise your pass

6.Look for the opening between players

Progressions:

P – Only allowed one touch

P – Send a defender in to pressure the ball

R – Take out touch restrictions

R – Decrease the defending zone to 10 x 30 yard area


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Passing

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Passing

Organization:

2 yard target area (Red)

10 soccer balls - 4 at A, 4 at B, 2 at C

Lines A, B & C are always 4 yards apart

Distance of Line A varies depending on player age

7 to 9 years - 8 yards

10 to 12 years - 12 yards

13+ - 16 yards

Coach in position to count

Instructions:

- Player starts at orange cone

- Player passes an outside ball between the target cones

- Player must return to the orange cone between each pass

- Player then passes the outside ball on the opposite side

- Player then passes inside ball on opposite sides

- Repeat process for each line

- Challenge lasts for 30 seconds


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

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Conditioned Game

Organization:

1.50 x 40 yard area set up as shown

2.14 players (2 teams of 4, 4 Neutrals, 2 Goalkeepers) set up as shown

3.1 ball (Additional around the outside)

Instructions:

1.Playing a 4v4 tournament

2.Have one team as neutral players at the side lines, minimize their touches 3,2,1.

3.Looking to see ways of using different passing techniques depending on situation

Coaching Points:

1.Angle of approach – pending on the passing technique

2.Supporting foot next to the ball, pointed towards target

3.Disguise pass (Push Pass – inside, outside/Low driven, Lofted, Chip, Swerve – inside, outside) refer to manual.

Progressions:

P – Make the field small, allowing less time on the ball to help with decision making ability with the ball


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