Football/Soccer Session (U12): turning

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Andrew Mcleod, Adult Member

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Andrew Mcleod
Name: Andrew Mcleod
City: EAST ORANGE
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): Ball Mastery

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Ball Mastery (10 mins)

Organization: 30x20 yard area, all players with ball.

Instructions: Players are dribbling inside of area. They are given specific moves to do with the ball. Moves include hip swivels and forward and backward rolls. After performing these rolls we will start to work in specific turns such as the Drag back, inside cut, and outside cut.

Coaching Points: Head up to see space and look over shoulder to see where they are turning. Technique of all three turns. Look to turn into space.

Progressions: Make sure players are turning with both feet.

Reasons for need to turn - into space & away from danger

Inside cut

Outside cut

Pullback/Dragback

Cruyff

Step-over turn


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Unopposed and Semi Opposed main theme

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Unopposed and Semi Opposed main theme (15 mins)

Organization: 30x20 yard area. All players with ball.

Instructions: Players dribble around and try to kick each others ball out of the grid. Players can re-enter game after two turns on side-line.

Coaching Points: Head up to see opposite player. Technique of each turn. Look over shoulder to see space and nearest side line. Look to explode after turn with Ronaldo dribbling. Exaggerate each turn to create space.

Progressions: Make one color defenders and the other collor attackers, now the defender can try to poke ball away from attacking player. Play timed games and compare times to recieve a winner


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Unopposed

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Unopposed (15 mins)

Organization: 4 cones in the middle of the area, 4 groups

Each player has a ball

Instructions:

On Coaches command, players dribble out to the cone, perform turn and return to their starting point, when they reach starting point the next person in line goes.

Perform drag back, inside turn and outside turn

Coaching Points:

-Close Control

-Head Up (check over shoulder to assess space and pressure)

-Accelerate after the turn

-Lower your body to give a better platform to accelerate

Progressions:

Make into a race

Regression: Have all balls in center players race to perform turn and return as many balls as possible to their group.

Reasons for need to turn - into space & away from danger

Inside cut

Outside cut

Pullback/Dragback

Cruyff

Step-over turn


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Alternative Relay Race

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Alternative Relay Race (15 mins)

Organization:12x12

Instructions:Players dribble from point A (starting position) to B, Make a turn a point B to come back to point A to tag in next team mate. First team back to starting point wins.

Coaching Points: When to use Messi and Ronaldo dribble.

Player keeping their head up.

using various turns.

Progressions: Make relay from point A to C while making a turn at B in between. Progress to Point D in same fashion ( turn at B and C )


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 1v1 to side goals

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1v1 to side goals (15 mins)

Organization:25x30

Instructions:Group A passes it to Group B. Player from Group B recieves the ball and dribbles toward one of either the two nets to score while player from Group A becomes defender immediately after the pass. Defender can steal the ball and go to opposite goal to steal a point. 1 point for each goal. Individual keeps there score. Highest score in the whole group wins

Coaching Points: Keeping head up when attacking at goal.

What dribble to use when attacking defendef. (Messi to, Ronaldo going away)

Reconigzing to use a turn when one avenue towards goal is not open.

Progressions:Extra point if player scores after beating defende on a turn.


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