Football/Soccer Session (U10): Hillsborough SC - U10G Nitros - S17 (ZD Pt.2)

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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

On Arrivial: (Prior to start of practice)

Technical Warm-up: Yael Averbuch "Soccer Wall Series"

Part I

1. Inside pass (leave foot in air after contact) Receive + Pass; 1 min x each foot

2. Receive inside (leave foot in air after receiving) Pass back with Laces - same foot, drop foot in between reps; 1 min x each foot

3. Outside touch when receiving (leave foot in air after receiving) Pass with inside surface; 1 min x each foot

4. Receiving drag across with inside surface (leave foot in air after receiving) Pass with outside surface; 1 min x each foot

Challenge - Wrap around the back of your planted foot, inside pass. Adjust the angle of your hips. 1 min

Organization:

As shown in diagram

Dynamic Warm-up:

1. Jog to cone and back twice

2. Open the gate to the cone, close the gate on our way back

3. Half kicks (Cross the body; Knee to elbow) to cone, Light extension - Full kicks on our way back.

4. High knees to cone, butt kicks on our way back.

5. Side shuffle facing one direction to cone - switch direction half way in between. Two alternating side skips on our way back.

6. Small skips down, big skips on our way back.

7. Move on to SAQ with cones.

Coaching Points:

1. Be on toes

2. Listen for coaches signal

3. Reaction time

4. Speed of movement


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Warm up

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Warm up

Organization:

Two 15x15 yard grids are created side-by-side as shown in Diagram (b) below. Goalkeepers are positioned at each end of the grids to act as target players. A 4v4 is organized in each grid as shown. The setup is repeated to accommodate the entire team. Note - Two games of 4v4 are illustrated

Instructions:

One player from the defending team must remain in the opposite grid as shown above. The other 3 teammates must attempt to gain possession from the 4 opposing players. This creates a numbers-down situation for the defensive team and forces them to work as a "unit" to regain possession. If the defensive team wins possession they must quickly switch the ball to their teammate in the opposite grid. Immediately they must travel to support the play. In the Diagram above, Player (A) has won possession of the ball and quickly passes to his/her teammate in the opposite grid. The blues will now transition quickly to support the play while the yellow team must send over 3 players to defend. Points are awarded for a successful "switch" and 7 consecutive passes.

Coaching Points:

• Work together to defend as a "unit"

• Attempt to regain possession quickly.

• Immediately look to switch the ball on gaining possession.

• Travel quickly to support the play.

Progressions:


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Zonal Defending (M/D)

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Zonal Defending (M/D) (20 mins)

Organization:

Side A - 4 Zones; 4 v 4 (+1)

Side B - 3 Zones; 3 v 3 (+1)

Instructions:

Side A & B

Defending players cannot leave their zone

Attacking players are free flowing, offsides is in effect

Side A

Defending team - #2/3 must touch the red line of cones before defending.

(Replicating the recovery required from the two outside mid players, when playing 1-2-4-1)

Red player (#6) - Is restricted to pressuring only in the middle zones.

Progression: player can move freely to defend.

Side B

Red player (#9) - Is unrestricted and can move freely to with the ball back.

Coaching Points:

Pressure on the ball

Compactness

Shifting as a unit (no ball watching)

Tracking runners


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

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Main Theme

Organization:

Full field

Small 10 x 10 box in the center

Four zones mark out

2v2 + 1N in center 10 x 10 box

5 Blue

7 Yellow

1 Neutral

Instructions:

10 x 10; 2v2 + 1N 

Blue must combine four times before finding the target player.

Yellow must combine twice before playing the ball wide to an attacking outside midfielder.

Full area

#4/5 must stay in the two central zones.

#6 is permitted to move where ever in order to delay the attack and allow the defenders/recovering midfielders to organize

#2/7 and #3/11 are allowed to enter the other half of the field when there team is defending in the 10 x 10 possession area to better anticipate turnover.

Attackers can move anywhere on the field.

If Blue team loses possession, the two players from the 10 x 10 possession area may recover.

Blue defenders can move past central zones.

Ball always starts with the coach.

Coaching Points:

Same as previous points.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 4 v 3 with Recovering Midfield

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4 v 3 with Recovering Midfield

Organization:

Full field (with expanded widths)

Divided into thirds, as shown

Total: 7v7

Outside Midfielders playing in the flanks

1 Ball (Restarts with Coach)

Instructions:

1. 2v3 in the Attacking third

2. Defenders must regain possession and play to the outside midfielders in the middle third.

3. On transition, midfielders may attack in the final third down the flank. IF they combine with the forward or center-mid in the box through a give and go they may enter the box as well.

4. If the midfielders defense is under pressure and is looking to regain possession, they must come back to support/help mark another player to create balance.

5. If a team shoots and misses, they player who shot the ball must go retrieve it. (Quick transition for the other team).

Coaching Points:

1. Expand when we regain possession by using the width.

2. Compress when under attack.

3. Midfielders awareness to get back and help the defense.

4. Defenders (+ Outside Mids) positioning on the field. Pressure - Balance - Cover.

5. Ability to combine on attack to isolate and get behind a defender.

6. Why do we want to create width?

Layering Restrictions:

1. Midfield in the attacking and defensive third can only move within the outside channels = reinforce creating width to get out of defensive third, and to stretch the opposing team's defense out in the attacking third.

2. Midfield can enter the attacking third IF they combine with the forwards on a give and go or overlapping run = encourage players to draw opposing defenders out wide to combine around and minimize their numbers infront of the goal. 

3. On attack, one defender can leave his/her third and enter the middle third in order to support the play (preferably defender on the side of the attacking play) = providing a supporting option to play the ball back to a switch point of attack.

4. Defenders, if they regain the ball must pass it left to right or right to left before moving the ball forward and out of the defensive third. Reminder - Midfield can move anywhere in the middle third. = Allows time for Midfield to compress and shift with the ball, denying the opportunity for the other team to get out and find their target player. Pressure - Cover - Balance.

5. On defense, one forward may leave his or her third and enter the middle third to check back for the ball = encouraging our forwards to provide themselves as a quick option for our defense if they regain possession. CP: Move where the ball travels. Left to right / Right to left


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