Football/Soccer Session (U13): Valley Stream Cobras Spring Week 4

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Duane Pena, Adult Member

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Duane Pena
Name: Duane Pena
City: New York
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 6 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Warm Up - Knee Fencing

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Warm Up - Knee Fencing
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Warm Up - Knee Fencing (10 mins)

Organization:

15x20 yard grid divided into 6 squares

2 players per square

Instructions:

To win a point players must touch opposite player's knee.

30 second battle.

Winners move on to play each other.

Coaching Points:

Balanced on the ball of your feet.

Knees bent leaning forward and getting low.

Legs side on, only exposing one leg at a time

Feint attacks to throw opponent off balance

Progressions:


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Warm Up 2 - Body Shape

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Warm Up 2 - Body Shape (10 mins)

Organization:

Area 20x30 area divided in two.

2 or 3 team of 4 players.

4 cones with a ball on top as shown.

Instructions:

At coach's signal players must run touch the ball with their hand without knocking it over, shuffle back around the blue cone and up to the next red cone.

First player to finish score a point.

Coaching Points:

Quickly close on the ball.

Slow down on the approach.

Bend your knees, lower body.

Shuffle backward around the cone. (small quick steps)

Progressions:


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

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Main Theme (20 mins)

Organization:

3 groups of 4 players.

Lots of balls.

Instructions:

Defender pass the ball to attacker and must hold him behind the middle line for 5 second.

Coaching Points:

Deny penetration

Speed of approach

Angle of approach force player on to weak side

Feint to tackle to force a mistake

Progressions:

Defender must stop the pass to second attacker behind him.

Make it a game count your point.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Main Theme 2

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Main Theme 2 (20 mins)

Organization:

played on small sided field, split into 2 groups, attackers at halfway line split up into facing each goal, half defenders next to one goal, other half next to other goal, with 2 in the middle with attackers, one facing one goal the other facing the other goal

Instructions:

defender 1 plays to attacker, they play 1v1 to goal, defender 2 (in centre circle) is counting down from 6, after they get to zero they go and help the other defender to make it a 2v1 in favour of the defence, after its finished next player goes and rotate

Coaching Points:

delay attacker

no clear easy shots

be patient

Progressions:

Make it a team competition


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

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Free Play (20 mins)

Organization:

Instructions:

Coaching Points:

Progressions:


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Movement
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Custom Movement
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Pass
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Dribble
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