Football/Soccer Session (U9): Hillsborough SC - U9G Hurricanes - S8 (Shielding)

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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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Tuesday, September 29th (2015)

Covered by: Alejandro Fernandez

Aim of Session 8: Recap 1v1 Attacking skills; Intro maintaining possession and delaying pressure for support.

Previous Sessions - V Move. 1v1 Attacking, pressure coming across, and movement off the ball.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Warm Up - Shielding - Ball on Cone

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Warm Up - Shielding - Ball on Cone

Organization:

Players split into two teams

Find partner of opposite color

Partners find cone, place ball on cone

Instructions:

1. Players compete in pairs to knock the ball off the cone

2. If ball is knocked off cone, reset ball, and opposite partner starts with ball

3. Play for one minute, consequence, new partner

Coaching Points:

1. Body between ball and defender

2. Body weight on leg nearest defender

3. Hold ball on furthest surface from defender

Progressions:

(P1) - Play 3 players to one cone (1v2)


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 3v1 Rondo & Shielding

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3v1 Rondo & Shielding (10 mins)

Organization:

4 grids of 10x10

2 teams of 4, plus 2 neutrals

Ball in each grid

Instructions:

1. Players fight for possession of ball and shield and use turns to hold ball until neutrals come to help.

2. Neutrals move around and play 3v1 to complete 3 passes (then find new grid).

Coaching Points:

1. Shielding ball -- get side on to keep ball as far away as possible, use arms to protect personal space, keep ball moving.

2. 3v1 - Create angles, receive on far foot


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

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1v1 - backward goals (25 mins)

Organization:

25 x 12 yard area set up as shown

Two mini goals facing away from play as shown

Two teams of 3/4 players

Lots of balls

(2 set ups)

Instructions:

1. The defending player starts the activity by passing the ball into one of the attacking players

2. The attacking player has the option to score in either goal

3. The defending player must attempt to prevent the attacker from scoring

4. If the defender wins the ball they attempt to score in one of the two goals

5. The game is over when the ball leaves the area

6. The next game is then started from the defending team

7. Rotate players after a set time period

Coaching Points:

1. Positive first touch

2. Awareness of defender: pressure, distance etc

3. Timing/Execution of turn.

4. Visual Cue: can you unbalance Defender?

5. Head up for next action

Progressions:

(P1) - Attacking players have a time limit to score

(R1) - Attacking players start with the ball


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 1v1 - receive & turn

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1v1 - receive & turn (15 mins)

Organization:

12 x 20 area set up as shown

4/5 players per group (2 Targets, 1 Attacker, 1 Defender)

1 Ball (additional on outside)

Instructions:

Exercise A

1. Play begins with Target player touching ball with foot. This triggers movement from central Attacker

2. Central Attacker looks to check away from Defender to receive pass from target

3. Defender must track Attacker & stay at least arms length away to apply passive pressure

4. After receiving, Attacker looks to turn Defender quickly & play pass to opposite Target Player

5. Attacker/Defender rotate out of area. Target Players enter & become new Attacker/Defender

6. Activity repeats

Exercise B

1. Setup is identical to A.

2. After Attacker turns Defender & passes to Target Player, players play 2v1

3. Players work together in 2v1 to beat defender who can now tackle/intercept

4. Attackers aim to run ball over opposite endline.

5. Players rotate in/out of area

6. Activity repeats

Coaching Points:

1. Movement to receive pass

2. Body Shape to receive: Open Hips/Body

3. Take Snapshot over shoulder as you move. Distance of Defender? Where is the space?

4. Execution/Timing of turn

5. Shield/Protect the ball as you turn

Progressions:

(P1) - Defender can now intercept pass from Target Player into Attacker

(P2) - Add goals


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): End Game

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End Game

Small Sided:

30 x 20

3v3 / 4v4

Game:

Full field 40 x 30

5v5 with subs on the side


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