Football/Soccer Session (U12): Switching the point of Attack G13N

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Matt Kane, Adult Member

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Matt Kane
Name: Matt Kane
City: New York
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:

-2 25x20 yd grids set with cones and a line down the middle. 5-6 players on each side of grid. 1 ball per side

Instructions:

-Players number themselves 1-5 and space themselves around their grid.

-Player 1 starts with the ball and passes to 2, 2 to 3, 3 to 4, 4 to 5 and then back to player 1.

-After each player passes the ball, they must find a cone in their grid to run around. Must be a different cone each time.

Coaching Points:

-Move after pass

-Eyes on the ball

-Good weighted pass

-Find open space

-Put self in a good position to receive the next pass

-Communication

Progressions: Pick up middle line


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

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Main Activity
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Main Activity (20 mins)

Organization:

-Cones set as organized in diagram.

Instructions:

-Player (A) passes to player (B) who passes back to player (A)

-Player (A) passes diagonally to player (C) on the opposite side of

the field to Player (C) passes to player (D) who dribbles back to the start

-Players move to the next part of the sequence each

time

-Both sides work at the same time

Coaching Points:

- Selection of appropriate passing technique (inside, driven, curled)

- Weight, angle, timing, trajectory and shape of pass

- Direction and distance of first touch

- Movement off the ball to create space (for self and teammates) and open passing lane

- Speed, angle and timing of supporting movement

- Read triggers and body lanaguage of teammates

- Speed of play


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Conditioned Game

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Conditioned Game (20 mins)

Organization:

-Using attacking and middle third of the field

-2 gates on each end

-3 even teams of 4, 2 Teams on the field, 1 team being used as Target Players.

Instructions:

-Teams attempt to pass through the gates and connect with Target Player to score a point.

-If ball rolls out, play begins from coach.

-Games are 3 Minutes Long.

Coaching Points:

- Weight, angle, timing, trajectory and shape of pass

- Direction and distance of first touch

- Movement off the ball to create space (for self and teammates) and open passing lane

- Speed, angle and timing of supporting movement

- Read triggers and body lanaguage of teammates

- Speed of play

- Recognizing correct moments to switch or to penetrate


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

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Match Play (20 mins)

Organization:

-Half Field

-Two Goals

-Cones placed to show thirds of the field.

Instructions:

-Players play a normal scrimmage

-Players are not locked in to their zones. Players are able to move freely.

-If team scores a goal, 1 Point.

-If attacking team is able to move the ball through all thirds of the field before scoring, 3 Points

Coaching Points:

Weight, angle, timing, trajectory and shape of pass

- Direction and distance of first touch

- Movement off the ball to create space (for self and teammates) and open passing lane

- Speed, angle and timing of supporting movement

- Read triggers and body lanaguage of teammates

- Speed of play

- Recognizing correct moments to switch or to penetrate

Progressions:

-Remove cones and allow free play


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