Football/Soccer Session (U9): Girls 9E

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Matt Kane, Adult Member

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Matt Kane
Name: Matt Kane
City: New York
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 2 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Small-Sided Activity - Passing Through Gates

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Small-Sided Activity - Passing Through Gates
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Small-Sided Activity - Passing Through Gates (15 mins)

Setup:

Place gates randomly (1 gate per 2 players) around your training area.

Players partner up across from each other passing through the gates.

1st Activity:

2 touch passing through the gates using the inside surface of the foot.

2nd Activity:

1 touch passing through the gates using the inside surface of the foot.

3rd Activity:

Pass outside of the gates and take first touch to the other end - pass across to teammate - repeat. (do not pass through gates - but on the outside of them). Use multiple surfaces (inside/outside).

4th Activity:

Have players see how many gates they can pass through. Moving throughout the grid passing through various gates.

Make each activity a competition to see who can get the post passes in a set-time (30 sec - 1 min, etc)

Coaching Points:

Activity 1: Plant foot next to the ball - pointing to your target. Open your hips. Heel Down, Toe Up when striking and receiving the ball. Keep your ankle locked.

Activity 2: Strike the ball in the middle (not below or above the mid-line) to ensure it stays on the ground. Follow through keeping your knee bent through the process. Have ready feet to receive

Activity 3: Open hips to take your first receiving touch to the other side of the gate.

VARIATIONS: Switch partners after each activity.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Expanded Activity - Keep Away

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Expanded Activity - Keep Away (20 mins)

Setup:

Split your grid in 1/2 with cones. Divide your players in half and have them play 4v1 or 5v1 keep-away inside of each grid. Have one player in the 'middle' wear a scrimmage vest.

Rules:

5 Consecutive passes gets a point for the passing team. Defender gets a point by winning the ball and dribbling and stopping the ball on any of the 4 lines. First team/player to 4 points ends the game and a new defender goes in the middle.

Coaching Points:

Players should be constantly moving to create good passing lanes and angles.

Take your first touch to safety.

dribbling is encouraged only if a passing option is not available.

Play balls on the ground as much as possible.

Use two touch when possible.

Play for 15 minutes.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Match Play - Variation

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Match Play - Variation (25 mins)

Match-Play - passing variation

Setup:

Place 3 cones outside of each end-line with a soccer ball sitting on top of each of them.

Game-Play:

Play 3v3, 4v4, or 5v5 inside of the grid. The team that knocks all three of their opponents balls off the cones wins the match.

Coaching Points:

Players should use their passing skills to improve accuracy to knock off balls (not shoot at them!). Same coaching points as above.


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