Football/Soccer Session (Moderate): Rapids U13 Girls - When to Pass / When to Dribble

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Ian Richards, Adult Member

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Ian  Richards
Name: Ian Richards
City: Littleton, CO
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 1 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Game

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Game (20 mins)

Organization:

30x20 area (midifeld line highlighted)

2 teams of 4

Plenty of socer balls

Instructions:

Teams play with 2 players on each half

When in possession, a player can enter the opposite half (pass or dribble) creating 3v2

Player can stay in that half until a goal is scored, possession is lost or the ball goes out of play

Observations:

Look for moments where players pass too soon (no pressure)

Look for moments where players pass to late (high pressure)

Look for player movement away from the ball, forcing defenders to make a decision to track run or press ball


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 3 Lines of Attack

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3 Lines of Attack (10 mins)

Organization:

20x10 grid set up with 6 cones

4 players per grid

Plenty of soccer balls

Instructions:

Players set up in 3 lines - defensive (1st), midfield (2nd), attacking (3rd)

Player A begins by moving the ball either left or right

Players B & C react to theis movement to create a triangle (B opens a lane, C finds the lane)

A passes to B

B passes to C

C dribbles back to 1st line

Players follow the pattern of the ball

Player D begins next rotation

Coaching Points:

Player B looking over their choulder as the ball travelsl to find player C

Speed of play - quick passes, quick movement (what is my next role?)


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 1v1

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1v1 (10 mins)

Organization:

20x10 grid set up with 6 cones

4 players per grid

Plenty of soccer balls

Instructions:

As before until ball arrives at Player C

Player A now acts as a defender

Player C scores a point if they can beat player A and cross teh 1st line with ball under control

Player A scores a point if they can steal the ball and cross the 2nd line

Players rotate as before

Coaching Points:

Player C - positive 1st touch, engaging the defender, keeping them off balance

Where does 1st touch take you? Middle of grid gives 50/50 option to go left or right

Acceleration after beating defender, don't allow recovery


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 2v1

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2v1 (15 mins)

Organization:

20x10 grid set up with 6 cones

4 players per grid

Plenty of soccer balls

Instructions:

As before until ball arrives at Player C

When B has passed the ball, they sprint to overlap C

Play 2v1 to cross the line (B & C vs A)

Points for success

Players roatate as before

Coaching Points:

Player C - positive 1st touch, engaging the defender, keeping them off balance

Player C - should you pass? Or, can you still dribble 1v1

Player B - angle & distance from C, can you unbalance defender

Can you use B as a decoy?

Speed of play (consider shot clock if play is slow - 7 seconds max)

 


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Game

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Game (20 mins)

Organization:

30x20 area (midifeld line highlighted)

2 teams of 4

Plenty of socer balls

Instructions:

Teams play with 2 players on each half

When in possession, a player can enter the opposite half (pass or dribble) creating 3v2

Player can stay in that half until a goal is scored, possession is lost or the ball goes out of play

Observations:

Look for moments where players pass too soon (no pressure)

Look for moments where players pass to late (high pressure)

Look for player movement away from the ball, forcing defenders to make a decision to track run or press ball

Opportunities to create 2v1 - isolate a defender


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