Football/Soccer Session (U10): HSC U10G Nitro - Spring16 (S3)

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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

Description

Focus: 1st Defender (Roles & Responsibilities) - Pressure

Amount of Pressure: 1 Attacker

Type of Pressure: Player has two options.

Decisions looking to affect:

1. Immediately deny the target.

2. Approach Attacker at an angle to force them in one direction.

3. Mobility to shuffle back.

4. Recognition of Good vs. Bad touches.

5. Block vs. Poke tackle to get the ball away.

6. Action following the defender winning the ball back.

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Warmup

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Warmup
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Warmup (10 mins)

Organization:

12 players

6 groups of 2

Setup as shown

Instructions:

1. 1 minute rounds

2. Winner moves up, loser moves down grid

3. Players get a point if they are able to tag their opponents knee

Coaching Points:

1. Bend knees to allow better mobility

2. Stay low to ground

3. Quick feet (moving on the balls of our feet)

4. Quick movements


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Technical

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Technical
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Technical (15 mins)

Organization:

12 players ( 6 white, 6 Blue)

Players work in pairs, set up as shown

1 ball per pair

Instructions:

1.Players work in groups of two

2.Passing the ball to each other

3.On the 5th pass one of the players stops the ball with the sole of their foot the other player must close that side down, e.g. when stopped with the right foot the pressing angle is from the right (thus forcing attacker to use their left)

4.Pressing player then returns to their starting position the group start to pass again

Coaching Points:

1.Speed of approach (longer to choppier strides)

2. Body Shape - Side on, lower center of gravity, arm out to judge distance

3.Angle of approach

Progressions:

P – Introduce techniques of tackling, once the ball is stopped the player pressing now tackles the stationary ball

P- Attacking player dribbles as the defender now jockeys

P- Defending player can look to toe poke away if attackers touch is out of their body


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Main Theme

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Main Theme
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Main Theme (20 mins)

Organization:

3 grids set up as shown

3-4 players per grid (2 defenders, 2 attackers)

Instructions:

1.Defending player starts with the ball

2.Defending player passes into the attacking player

3.The attacking player moves out to receive the ball and attempt to beat the defender and dribble through one of the two scoring gates situated on the defenders end line

4.Defending player becomes active on the attackers first touch and attempts to win the ball, if defender wins the ball they score by dribbling through the counter gates at the opposite end of the grid. Defender also gets a point for being able to force attacking player out of the grid.

5.Players rotate roles after set period of time

6.Award points for successful attempts and keep score

Coaching Points:

1.Deny penetration

2.Speed of approach

3.Angle of approach to cut off penetration from attacking player

4.Waiting for Cues for correct moments to tackle

5.Faint to tackle to force a mistake

6.Patience, allow the attacker to make the first move

Progressions:

P- Allow the defender that is not currently playing to move into a gate, and attacker has to get into the open gate to get a point.


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?


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