Football/Soccer Session (U9): Zidane/Maradona

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Abraham Galvan, Adult Member

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Abraham Galvan
Name: Abraham Galvan
City: valley stream
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 6 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer

Description

Maradona Technical Skill


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Warmup

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

Organization

- 3 flat disc

- 4 cones

- 4 lines ( Blue work together & white same)

Instructions:

- 1st player in each line runs to their right to STEP the flat disc and spin away mimicing the Maradona move with out the ball

- Accelerate to other line.

Coaching Points:

- Run to right disc

- Left foot steps in on flat disc and spins way backwards

- Accelerate fast to swtich lines

Progressions: Add Ball

Coaching Points:

1. Head up to observe space.

2 Quality of approach - Messi touches.

3 Drag ball back with sole of foot

4 Drag ball away with sole of opposite foot

5. Accelerate away - Ronaldo.

Progressions:

1. Ensure players work on both sides. Left and right


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

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Semi-Opposed
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Semi-Opposed (10 mins)

Organization:

1. 15x10 area (x2)

2. Defenders one side

3. Attackers with balls

Instructions:

1. Player on attacking side initiates activty by dribbling toward side cone on eye contact

2. Defender looks to beat the player there but must touch middle cone the head to the side

3. Attacker performs Maradona to go around passive defender as he/she arrives

4. Attacker moves to back of defending line, defender moves to back of attacking line.

5. Next two players repeat process upon making eye contact.

Coaching Points:

1. Head up to observe space.

2. Connect with teammate - eye contact.

3. Quality of approach - Messi touches.

4. Drag ball back with sole of foot

5. Drag ball away with sole of opposite foot

6. Use defenders momentum agains them

7. Accelerate away - Ronaldo.

Progressions:

Players work both sides. Left and right


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Fully Opposed

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Fully Opposed (15 mins)

Organization:

Same as before. Add two goals to each area

Instructions:

Defenders may now win the ball

Coaching Points:

1. Weight/direction of first touch.

2. Head up to observe space/defender.

3. Timing. Will defender arrive on time or late? Can player accelerate straight on instead of doing a Maradona

4. Execution of move.

5. Pick head up when ball out of feet.

6. Accelerate after move

Progressions:


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Free Play

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Free Play (15 mins)

Organization:

Free Play 2v2 or 3v3

attacking two goals.

Home Work: Maradona

Instructions:


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Movement
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Pass
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Dribble
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