Football/Soccer Session (U9): VUSC U9 Boys McHugh- U-Turn (Start Time: 2016-10-04 15:45:00)

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Daniel Vitu, Adult Member

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Daniel  Vitu
Name: Daniel Vitu
City: Hawthorne
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 1 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer

Description

Toe part of the sole to drag ball back

Movement of non-kicking foot as you drag ball

Turn body opposite to foot you use

Protecting the ball while dribbling

Protect the ball or not? (risk vs reward)

Use of body, arms etc to fake

Distance of touch (helps next action)

Decision whether to keep going forward or turn based on pressure and space

Attacking the space forward on the field (looking to penetrate)


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Freeze tag

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Freeze tag (15 mins)

Organization: as shown. Start with no balls. Progress to each player with a ball.

Instructions: 2 taggers. everyone who is not a tagger needs to stay in bounds and keep away from the tagger. When you get tagged you are frozen. To become unfrozen, another player must crawl through your legs.

Coaching Points:

1. Look out for the taggers!

2. Is your space running out?

Progressions:

1. Add tagger.

2. Add soccer balls.


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

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Gates Turning (30 mins)

Organization:

- 30x24 yard area, each player with a ball.

- Set up gates around the whole area, where players can dribble through.

Instructions:

- Players are dribbling inside of area. Players are to dribble through as many gates as they can in 45 seconds.

Coaching Points:

Toe part of the sole to drag ball back

Movement of non-kicking foot as you drag ball

Turn body opposite to foot you use

Protecting the ball while dribbling

Protect the ball or not? (risk vs reward)

Use of body, arms etc to fake

Distance of touch (helps next action)

Decision whether to keep going forward or turn based on if the gate is open

Attacking the space forward on the field (looking to penetrate)

Progressions:

- Introduce the U-Turn with players dribbling around and performing a turn every several touches.

- Dribble through as many gates as you can in 45 seconds- 1 point per gate.

- Perform as many U-Turns through gates for as many points as you can in 45 seconds.

- Add defenders whose job is to stand at any gate to make it off limits.

- Defenders are live and players try to perform 10 U-turns then score on goal.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Small Sided Games

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Small Sided Games (30 mins)

Organization:

Two puggs per field

One ball per field

Pinnies

Instructions:

3v3 (min) or 4v4 (max)

No corners

Restart with dribble in or kick-in

Coaching Points:

1. Awareness

2. Application of techniques

3. Walk players through rules of the game.

Progressions:

1. 5 minute games- rotate teams around.


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