Football/Soccer Session (U10): Reign U10G Week1 - 1v1 Defending (Start Time: 2015-04-13 16:45:00)

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Keron Doldron, Adult Member

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Keron Doldron
Name: Keron Doldron
City: Plainfield
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 2 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 (20 mins)

Organization:

30x20 yard area

Each player has a ball

Instructions:

Player react to the call of the coach.

The coach calls out a number and the player does the action which relates to this number.

1 - right foot on top of the ball

2 - left foot on top of the ball

3 - change direct with the outside of right foot

4 - change direction with the outside of left foot

5 - perform dragback/pullback with right foot

6 - perform dragback/pullback with left foot

7 - outside cut with either foot

8 - inside cut with either foot

9 - scissor move

10 - toe touches & boxes

11 - cryuff turn

Coaching Points:

Keep ball close to ensure quick reactions to the coach's call.

Keep head up when dribbling as to not crash with other players.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Defensive Fencing (body shape)

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Defensive Fencing (body shape) (15 mins)

Organization:

20x30 yard boxes divided into 6 10x10 squares

2 players per square

Instructions:

- Players must attempt to touch opponents front knee.

- 30 seconds per game.

- Winner earns 3pt and moves clockwise to next box; loser earns 1pt and stays where they are. In the event of a draw players "rock, paper, sscissors" to see who wins.

Coaching Points:

- Be on the balls of your feet/toes ready to quickly adjust or change direction.

- Knees bent slightly lowering centre of gravity.

- Try to match opposite players knee before engaging.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Applying Pressure

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Applying Pressure (25 mins)

Organisation:

- With players already paired up, each pair gets a ball.

Instructions:

- Players work in groups of two.

- Passing ball back and forth.

- On the fifth pass the player making that pass (defender) applies pressure to the other (attacker).

- The player making the first pass will start pressing other player.

- Return

Coaching Points:

- Speed of approach.

- Angle of approach - deny penetration as you pressure.

- Body Position - slightly side on to the ball (force attacker where you want them to go).

- Slow down on approach.

Progressions:

- Attackers will start to attack as the coach observes the positioning and adjustments the defenders make to the movements of the ball.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): SCRIMMAGE

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SCRIMMAGE (15 mins)

SCRIMMAGE

- Looking out for and applauding the proper defensive approaches when executed or at least attempted.

- Attempts are to be applauded just as much as executions.

- Enthusiasm and encouragement of players to have a high intensity scrimmage.


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