Football/Soccer Session (U10): Larchmont Blue Lightning U-10 B - Crossing

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James Oates
Name: James Oates
City: Rye
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 1 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

Organization: In pairs, one cone in the middle of both players.

Instructions: Players to look to either drill or curl the ball around the cone to their partner.

Coaching Points:

Drilled pass -

Locked ankle, non-kicking foot next to the ball, contact middle to top half of the ball, head down on contact, follow through.

Lofted Cross -

•Angle of approach – off center

•Head up to observe your target area as the ball travels

•Head down at the point of contact

•Follow through is controlled

•Target area is the back post area from a deeper position on the field

Curled pass -

Non-kicking foot next to the ball, strike through one side of the ball with inside of foot, head down on contact, follow through diagonally,

Progressions:


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Practice 1

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Practice 1

Organization: 2 areas opposite each other 5x5. Grid to be set up 40x25. 2 gates on each side of the grid.

Instructions: A starts with ball and dribbles through the gate infront and then attempts to cross the ball to make it so that B can control it in the area that they are in. B then dribbles the ball to join the next line.

Coaching Points: Positive first touch out of feet, head up to see where crossing, choose technique.

Lofted Cross -

•Angle of approach – off center

•Head up to observe your target area as the ball travels

•Head down at the point of contact

•Follow through is controlled

•Target area is the back post area from a deeper position on the field

Progressions:

- Change direction to use other foot.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Practice 2

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Practice 2

Organization: Grid size 50x30. One goal, 3 lines.

Instructions: Ball starts with A, plays a pass to B, dribbles the ball down the line and plays a cross into the shaded area for A and C to finish on goal.

Coaching Points:

Lofted Cross -

•Angle of approach – off center

•Head up to observe your target area as the ball travels

•Head down at the point of contact

•Follow through is controlled

•Target area is the back post area from a deeper position on the field

Progressions:

- Change side crossing from

- Add defender


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

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Conditioned game

Organization: 5v5 with goalkeepers + 2 neutrals on the outside in the shaded areas. Grid size 40x50.

Instructions: Ony 1 player allowed in the outside areas. No-one else allowed in to tackle them. Can score 'normally for 1 goal, or 3 goals if you can get the ball to the winger and score from a cross.

Coaching Points:

- Movement of winger must be good to get free

- Play the ball into a dangerous area - corridor of uncertainty

- Technique of crossing

Progressions:

- limit the number of players who are allowed past halfway, ie no defenders which should allow for the ball to get to the winger receiving deep.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Scrimmage

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Scrimmage

Organization: 6v6 games.

Instructions: Players to choose positons, but must have 2 wide players.

Coaching Points:

Progressions:


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Pass
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Custom Pass
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Dribble
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