Football/Soccer Session (U11): RSA Winter Clinic (3rd - 8th Grade)

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Ashley Thomas, Adult Member

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Ashley Thomas
Name: Ashley Thomas
City: Lawrenceville
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 6 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Juggling / Pop challenge

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Juggling / Pop challenge
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Juggling / Pop challenge

Pre- Pop Challenge:

Have players practice pulling the ball back onto their laces and flicking the ball up.

Instructions:

1. Allow players to practice juggling.

2. Coach demonstrates which surface he/she would like the players to use (laces) and allows players to practice by bouncing the ball on the ground first and trying to pop the ball back up to his/her hands.

3. If this becomes to easy for the players then ask them to pop the ball before it touches the ground.

Progression:

(P1) - Pop Challenge: Players must pop the ball back up to their hands using their laces, and have to control the ball so that it doesn't go higher than their heads.

1. For the challenge the players must pop the ball up to their hands with his/her right foot, then catch it, afterwards pop the ball with their left foot and catch it (level 1).

2. After completing level 1, players must then pop the ball twice on each leg, catching it, and then finish by alternating the legs, so that the ball pops on the right and then the left.

3. If the ball is dropped, player starts back at level zero.

4. Players try to beat their latest level, or his/her peer's level.

Example: (Level 1) Right foot - pop - catch, Left foot - pop - catch; (Level 2) Right foot - 2x pop - catch, Left foot - 2x pop - catch, Right + Left foot - 1 pop in between each - catch; etc.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Technical Repetition

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Technical Repetition (30 mins)

Prior to Activity:

Players go through their Dynamic warm-up and SAQ in area indicated on diagram

Organization:

4 players per grid

1 Ball in play

Extra balls off to the side

Instructions:

As shown in diagram. Note Left-Grid demonstrates the first portion of the activity and the Right-Grid is a progression.

1. One player on both endlines. Two players in the middle of the grid, one attacking the other defending.

2. Attacker must receive the ball and connect with their target - the other player on the opposite endline (may represent a teammate or goal).

3. If pressure is tight can the player receiving the ball combine and get around that defender on a Give and Go? (Progression)

Coaching Points:

1. Movement off the ball to receive.

2. Vision - Player checking shoulders quickly before and after receiving the ball.

3. Players ability to recognize pressure (tight vs. loose)

4. Selection of foot and surface to receive the ball, based on pressure.

5. Player's ability to control and manipulate ball away from pressure, if they receive it on the wrong foot.

6. Execution of move.

7. Execution of next action - pass/shot.

Progressions / Regressions:

(P1) - If I can't open up on my back foot and play to the target right away how can I get around him/her without losing possession of the ball? Give and Go.

(R1) - Allow players to practice technical and rotation of activity before adding in the defender


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

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Free play (25 mins)

Organization:

Dimensions vary based on player attendance

3v3 or 4v4s depending on the numbers

1 ball in each game; Extras on the side

Instructions:

Free play.

Can players use what we learned in practice and apply it to the game?

Coaching Points:

1. Keep your head up

2. Messi / Ronaldo (small vs. big touches) - When and where?

3. Try to avoid the opponents and clumping together

4. Appropriate moments to use the dragback

5. Have fun


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