Football/Soccer Session (Moderate): U11/U12 PDP - Combination Play Session II

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David Knapp, Adult Member

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David Knapp
Name: David Knapp
City: Asheville
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 1 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer

Description

Combination Play


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Technical Activity

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Technical Activity (15 mins)

In a grid split the players into two groups. One group is inside the grid and the other group is spread around the outside of the grid. The players around the outside have a ball at their feet, and the inside players do not. For 60 seconds, the inside group checks to a player on the outside, receives a pass, and passes it back to the same person. Then they’ll find a new person on the outside to repeat the sequence. This continues for one minute. Switch the groups.

Techniques to work on:

•Right foot only two touch

•left foot only two touch

•receive with one foot pass with the other

•Give & Go (switch so the players inside have the ball for this one)

•Overlaps (switch so the players inside have the ball for this one)

oPass to an outside player then get around them and back into the grid to receive the ball

oApproach from an angle

oAccelerate through overlap

oReturn the pass in front of the runner into space

Coaching Points:

•Movement into space that’s helpful

•Quality passes into space leading a runner that eliminates a defender

-Angle of approach

-Quality passes

-Eliminate defender with pass or with movement

•Decision of when and where to make the pass


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

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2v1 Attacking Decisions (25 mins)

Use a 30x25 grid and put gates at each end. Split the kids into two teams and have each team on opposite ends of the field. The game is initiated by one team passing the ball into the second team. The team receiving the ball will send two players and the defending team will only send one player. At this point the three kids on the field will play 2v1. They can pass or dribble through the gate to score. Be sure to switch sides so that both teams get a chance to attack and defend.

•What determines whether you pass or dribble?

•What space can you run into to eliminate the defender if you get the ball?

•What types of runs or combinations will help you beat defenders?

Coaching Points:

•Movement into space that’s helpful

•Quality passes into space leading a runner that eliminates a defender

-Angle of approach

-Quality passes

-Eliminate defender with pass or with movement

•Decision of when and where to make the pass


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Line/Number Soccer

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Line/Number Soccer (25 mins)

Set up one field 25 x 30 with one gate on each end. Split the players into two teams and number the players on each team (ex. 1,2,3,4,5,6). The opposing team should have a player whose number matches a player on the other team. Each team lines themselves up along one touch line. The coach will play a ball into the field and call a number. The player from each team who has that number enters the field to play against their counterpart from the other team. Vary the game and call multiple numbers so that they play in 1v1, 2v2, 3v3, and even 4v4 situations. Designate which team is attacking which gate.

You can even call out situations where there’s numbers up situations 2v1, 3v2, 3v4, etc.

•How can you eliminate a defender?

•Are you in a clear path to the ball?

•What type of run will be more useful here?

Coaching Points:

•Movement into space that’s helpful

•Quality passes into space leading a runner that eliminates a defender

-Angle of approach

-Quality passes

-Eliminate defender with pass or with movement

•Decision of when and where to make the pass


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 8v8

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8v8 (25 mins)

8v8


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