Football/Soccer Session (U12): NJYS Newsletter 1

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Pro-Club: Red Bulls New York Academy

Marguerite Ferrell, Adult Member

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Marguerite  Ferrell
Name: Marguerite Ferrell
City: Weehawken
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 10 points
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:

12 players in a 2 lane grid, 10x20 yards.

Instructions:

Players form 2 lines in each lane and go through a variety of dynamic stretches in 2 lines.

Introduce ball to include various dynamic & dribbling moves

Add any static stretches as needed.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): main theme 1

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main theme 1

Organization: x3 Grids (for 12 Players)

4 Players (A, B, C, & D) & 1 ball in a 20x30 yard grid.

Instructions:

Middle player (B) checks and receives ball from player on end line (A), B then opens out and have 2 touches to get ball to the player on end cone (C). After pass, B transitions to the open cone on end line (where C was).

Coaching Points:

· Cue for check and pass

· Quality of pass (weight and accuracy)

· Check shoulder to make decision of 1st touch & body shape

· Open body shape (since there's space behind)

· Receive with the Back foot

· Quality of next pass

· Speed of next movement

Progressions:

· Player B checks away and the checks at an angle

· Player A passes to Player B

· Player B has 2 touches to Player to Player C

· Player A moves to become Player B

· Player B moves to become Player C

· Player C comes back to start (where Player D is)

· Player D (the resting player) becomes Player A


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): main theme 3

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main theme 3

Organization:

20x20 area set up as shown (duplicate as needed)

5 players (4 attackers & 1 defender)

1 ball (additonal on outside)

Instructions:

- Attacking player on inside of area aims to check away from defender, receive pass, turn and play ot to another teammate.

- Attackers on outside (two touch) can pass to eachother & retain possession until inside Attacker is ready to receive a pass.

- Defender plays semi passive; allowed to intercept passes only

Coaching Points:

· Cue for check and pass

· Quality of pass (weight and accuracy)

· Check shoulder to make decision of 1st touch & body shape:

* If there's space behind receiving player: open up to receive with back foot

* If there's pressure (defender) behind attacker: 1st touch to secure possession

· Quality of next pass

· Speed of next movement

Progressions:

P - Attacker in middle has maximum of 3 touches

P - Defender is allowed to intercept, steal & tackle Attacker

P - Competition: which attacker can connoect the most passes to outside in 90secs


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Turning

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Turning
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Turning

Organization:

5x5 yard area

1 player to perform challenge

Coach in position to count

Instructions:

- Player dribbles across the square, starting outside the area

- Player crosses opposite side of area, leaving square

- Point is scored when player crosses area and ball crosses line

- Challenge lasts for 30 seconds


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): condition game

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condition game

Organization:

2 teams with GK's (can substitute a Field Player acting as a GK, if need be) in a 30x40 yard grid with 2 small goals.

Instructions:

Both players run towards coach along the line, on the command of coach (calling a color) the GK from that color rolls the ball out to start the game.

Coaching Points:

· Pass as they check

· Check shoulder as ball is passed

· Communication by passing player

· Can attacker open out to attack defender

· If not can they move 1st touch into space to pick their head up

Progressions:

Player A and B on coaches command jog onlong the middle line, on coaches 2nd command of a color (in the example its White) the goalkeeper of that color rolls the ball.


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