Football/Soccer Session (U9): Hillsborough SC - U9G Hurricanes - S4 (Dragback)

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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

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Technical

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Technical (15 mins)

On Arrivial: (Prior to start of practice)

Juggling - Pop Challenge

Organization:

As shown in diagram

Instructions:

Dynamic warm up followed by reaction races

Bouncing on toes facing different directions/ on knees / legs crossed / on belly / jump and high ten

First one to touch coaches hand wins

Coaching Points:

1. Be on toes

2. Listen for coaches signal

3. Reaction time

4. Speed of movement


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Ian Barker - Doors

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Ian Barker - Doors

(IF) Small numbers:

1. Reduce to two gates

2. Musical Chairs (cones)

3. Replace with free movement

Organization:

15 x 15 grid

2yd gates on each side as shown

4 players; one in between each gate

Other players inside of the grid

(Minimum of 8 players)

Instructions:

1. 4 players (in orange) will each be standing in his/her own gate.

2. Additional players (in blue and yellow) will be dribbling around in the 15 x 15 yd grid, using Messi / Ronaldo touches when appropriate

3. Players in between the gates (orange) will be signaled by the coach to either step in or out of the gate, thus allowing players in the middle to accumulate points by dribbling through the 2yd cones.

4. 3 minute games; 3 rounds

5. (Coach) Start: with signaling sides #1-4 of which gates are open

Coaching Points:

1. Vision - Keep your head up. (1) Be aware of space and gates that are open/closed (2) Check your shoulder to see if there's space behind, and/or there is another gate that is open

2. Change in speed and direction

3. Q+A: What technique do we use to turn and dribble towards a different gate?

4. Q+A: When should we be using Messi vs. Ronaldo touches? When there space? When we recognize a gates open? When we're about to bump into someone?

Progressions/Regressions:

(P1) - Coach signals by pointing to players in the gates of which gate he/she wants open

(P2) - If player (in the middle) bumps into anyone that automatically drops their score down to zero

(R1) - Coach signals by verbally calling out which gates #1-4 he/she wants open


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

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Technical Repetition (Dragback - Vision) (25 mins)

Organization:

20 x 30 area

3 cones in the center of the field in the shape of a triangle

6 Players

3 Balls

Instructions:

1. Two players behind each yellow gate. (2 set ups)

2. First player with the ball drives into the red cone triangle in the center of the field.

3. Once the player is at an arms length away from the cones he/she performs a dragback and returns to the are he/she came from - passing the ball off to the next person waiting.

4. Progression: Players are encouraged to check their shoulders and get their head up before and after turning. Their partner (behind the blue line) will hold up any number of fingers for the player traveling with the ball to call out. If the player with the ball does not call out what number her partner is holding up, she does not get a point.

5. Challenge: For competition, partners will compete against one another to get the most points as possible. The partner is now allowed to change the number of fingers she is holding up after the attackers initial check over the shoulder. If the player traveling with the ball does not call out the right number, she does not get the point.

Coaching Points:

1. Drive in with quick Messi touches at the target.

2. Use the appropriate surface technique to perform the move.

3. Body shape - Opening up as you drag the ball back

4. Vision - Check the space behind you before pulling the ball back. Get your head up after to perform the move.

5. Explode away with Ronaldo touches.

Progressions:

(P1) - Please refer to Instruction point #4

(P2) - Please refer to Instruction point #5


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Technical Repetition (Dragback - At Speed)

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Technical Repetition (Dragback - At Speed) (25 mins)

Organization:

20 x 30 area

3 cones in the shape of a triangle in the center of the field

6 Players

3 Balls

Instructions:

1. Three players will start in the middle triangle with the ball. While an additional three players, without a ball, stand in between a yellow gate. One player per gate.

2. The players starting with the balls in the center of the field look to find an open player on the outside (standing in between a gate) and pass the ball into him/her.

3. The player in the gate, receiving the ball, will then turn to dribble towards the blue cones behind them and attempt to avoid touching them by performing a dragback.

4. After performing the dragback, he/she will explode out into open space and look to quickly enter the center triangle before finding an open player on the outside.

5. Competition: Everytime a player performs a dragback and explodes through the center triangle, he/she earns a point.

Coaching Points:

1. Drive in with quick Messi touches at the target.

2. Use the appropriate surface technique to perform the move.

3. Body shape - Opening up as you drag the ball back

4. Vision - Check the space behind you before pulling the ball back. Get your head up after to perform the move.

5. Explode away with Ronaldo touches.


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

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Free play (25 mins)

Depending on numbers and the size of the field we will either play 7v7, 6v6, or have a 3v3 tournament.


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