Football/Soccer Session (U10): Pleasantville Bandits (S2)

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Christopher Kafina, Adult Member

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Christopher Kafina
Name: Christopher Kafina
City: Lincoln
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 0 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Warm up

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Warm up (10 mins)

Organization: Players split into two groups. Players outside of circle start with ball. Players on inside without.

Instructions: Players inside circle find player with a ball, receive pass, and play it back to feeder. Work for 2 minutes then switch.

Coaching Points:

Ankle locked- body weight over the ball- aim with non kicking foot- follow through- weight of pass

Receive ball with good first touch to set up for pass back to feeder

Communication- man on, turn (from feeder) calling for the ball (player on inside)

Progressions: one touch pass back to feeder or receive pass, turn, and find feeder without a ball to pass to- repeat.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Partner passing and receiving

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Partner passing and receiving (15 mins)

Organization: Two different exercises. Both exercises require partners 10 yards from eachother and two cones.

Instructions: In the left exercixses, partners work together for 1 minute. Every pass through the gate is a point (allowed two touches max).

The exercise on the right can also be a competition if we want. In this sequence player must pass the ball to partner who then takes a touch (behind the cone) to the other side of cone and passes it back. Each pass successful pass can be counted as a point.

Coaching Points:

Weight of first touch to open up

Accuracy and weight of pass

Checking away and spacing of receiving pass around cone


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Diamond passing and receiving

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Diamond passing and receiving (15 mins)

Organization: Groups of four in a diamond formation

Instructions: Teams of four must pass ball around diamond (outside of cones), using two touches. Hopefully 3 teams of 4 so we can easily progress into the next activity. Everytime the team completes one rotation without playing pass inside the diamond any player taking more than two touches, they receive 1 point. Teams compete for 1 minute intervals.

Coaching Points:

Checking away from ball.

Receiving with outside foot to open up in the right direction to play next pass

Weight and accuracy of pass using appropriate technique

Progressions:

Groups of at least five, players must follow their pass.

As players develop we could progress this into players performing wall pass or finding third attacker.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): opposed passing and receiving

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opposed passing and receiving (20 mins)

Organization: Three teams of four. Area is set up into three grids.

Instructions: Team of four on offense must complete 3 passes before they play a switching ball to the opposite area (bypassing the middle grid of players on defense). If successful in completing 3 passes and switching play, team receives a point. Defense is allowed to send one player in to end possession by kicking ball out of play. If they do so, the team who lost possession becomes defense and they must then send one player into opposite grid who is given the ball. Other defenders stand in middle-grid and try to block the switch.

Coaching Points:

Movement off the ball

Head up when receiving pass

Recognition of space and time to play penetrating pass

Weight, accuracy, and technique of passing


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Free play tournament

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Free play tournament (30 mins)

Organization: FREE PLAY- SCRIMMAGE- ROUND ROBIN TOURNAMENT. Three teams of four. Spacing TBD

Instructions: Two teams play for two minutes unless one team scores, other team sits. If team scores then the sitting team is on. 1 point for win, 0 for tie.

Coaching Points:

Can we move for our teammates and provide support and maintain possession?

Quick simple passes.

When to pass vs. dribble.


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