Football/Soccer Session (Moderate): Playing Through Midfield - U10 Blue

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Michael Smith
Name: Michael Smith
City: Savannah
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 51 points
Membership: Young Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Circle Passing

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Circle Passing (15 mins)

Set Up:

Circle 15 yards in diameter. Half of group outside the circle with balls, other half on the inside without balls.

Description:

Players check to a player on the outside, receive a pass and play back before finding another teammate on the outside.

Coaching Points:

1) Body Mechanics

2) Opposite movement

3) Check to all at an angle


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Circle Progression

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Circle Progression (15 mins)

Set Up:

Players remain in a cirlce 15 yds in diameter. Half of the group on the outside with balls and hallf on the inside without balls.

Description:

Players on the inside dribble at game intensity until prepared to play to a player on the outside of the grid. Player then passes to a player on the outside. The outside player receives the ball and then plays a 1-2 with the inside player and the 2 switch places.

Coaching Points:

1) Game intensity when in the center

2) Body mechanics - hips open to area playing into; weight forward, etc.

3) Receive the ball back at speed and into open space


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Playing Through The Midfield

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Playing Through The Midfield (25 mins)

Set Up

20 x 20 grid w/ goals at each end. The grid should be divided into three zones using cones.

Organization

2 teams of 4 w/ GKs and 1 neutral assuming 9 players

Instructions

Players can only pass through 1 zone at a time. In other words, the keeper cannot pass from the goal to the attacking third, but must pass either into the defending third or midfield. Keepers always restart play with a distribution.

Progression: Require a certain number of passes before allowing a goal.

Coaching Points

- How do players possess the ball

- Their first touch on reciving the ball

- Quality of pass and accuracy

- Weight of pass and accuracy

- Verbal and visual cues

- Communication

- Picking the moment to change the point of attack


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 4 v 3 in Midfield to Goal

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4 v 3 in Midfield to Goal (20 mins)

Set Up:

Half field area. 4 v 3 inside the area with a GK.

Description:

Blue team attempts to break out of the zone by combining. Once in the attacking third, a second attacker can join to play agains the last defender and GK. Orange team attempts to win the ball and score in counter goals.

Coaching Points:

1) Opposite movement to receive the ball

2) Receive with hips open to the field.

3) Commit/Engage the defender before combining.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Playing through Midfield

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Playing through Midfield (25 mins)

Set Up

20 x 20 grid divided in thirds with cones

Divide players into even teams with 1 neutral player.

Put 2 mini goals on the outside on the sides. Neutral player must stay in the neutral zone. In order to score, a pass must be made to the neutral player and from the neutral player succesfully to a player on the same team.

Coaching Points

- How do players possess the ball

- Their first touch on reciving the ball

- Quality of pass and accuracy

- Weight of pass and accuracy

- Verbal and visual cues

- Picking the moment to change the point of attack


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