Football/Soccer Session (U11): DFenders Gauntlet

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Chris Ferrer, Adult Member

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Chris Ferrer
Name: Chris Ferrer
City: Bethpage
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 2 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Dribbling Warm-up

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Dribbling Warm-up
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Dribbling Warm-up (20 mins)

Organization:

1. Open area.

2. Every player with a ball.

Instructions:

1. Players dribble in open area.

2. Dribble like Messi and Ronaldo.

3. Reinforce moves from previous sessions.

4. Players perform series of movements on command (toe taps and so on).

Coaching Points:

1. Head up.

2. Controlled touches.

3. Use both feet.

Progressions:

1. End with knockout game.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Warm up pt2

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Warm up pt2 (20 mins)

Organization:

- 30x30 yard grid, cones set along the outside of the grid

- Every player with a ball

- Every player grabs a cone and puts it down inside the grid

Instructions:

- Players now try and do given moves at a cone(defender)

- Moves: Feint, scissors, L turn

Coaching Points:

- Ball close enough to the body, but not caught up under their feet

- Head up, avoid collisions and find open space

- Dribble with good speed

- Accellerate away from pressure

- Timing of move


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): gauntlet w/ pennie

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gauntlet w/ pennie (20 mins)

Organization:

Set up as shown

Channel size up to coach's preference

Instructions:

Players lined up outside the channel with penny tails

Each channel contains one defender

Players attempt to make it past their defender while staying inside the channel and keeping their penny tail

1 point for successfully making it across. 1 point if defender grabs attacker's penny

Coaching Points:

Use body fakes and feints to elude defender

Keep penny tail from being exposed to defender (body positioning)

Acceleration and deceleration

Creativity (spins, rolls, Look at that over there)

Progressions:

Make channels narrower

Add soccer balls instead of penny tails

Add extra defenders


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Dribbling at a Defender semi opposed

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Dribbling at a Defender semi opposed (10 mins)

Organization:

- 3-4 Grids set at 7x15 yards

- 2-3 Players in each line

- Each Player with a ball

Instructions:

- 1 Player from each side will enter the grid dribbling at the set of cones.

- Players will perform a move at the cones and finish his run to the opposite line.

Coaching Points:

- Ball close enough to the body, but not caught up under their feet

- Head up, avoid collisions and find open space

- Dribble with good speed

- Accellerate away from pressure

- Timing of move

- Messi/Ronaldo Touches

Progressions:

- Remove center cones, add a 3 yard gate to each end. Players play 1v1 to goal, fully opposed.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Free Play/Scrimmage

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Free Play/Scrimmage (30 mins)

Organization:-two 20 by 20 areas

-teams of 3(12 players total)

-1 ball( additional on the outside)

-team 1: ryan, drew, jack W.

-team 2: Grogan, nick, jack s.

-team 3: reed, colin, quinn,

-team 4: tommy/owen, JT, Kevin

Instructions: 1. Play small sided 3 v 3 games.

2. Normal game rules apply(throw-ins, corners, goal kicks)

3. If goal is scored, start from opposition GK

4. Play for set time, then rotate players/teams

Coaching Points:-specific passing technique

-proper supporting angle

-head up

-play at speed

Visual Cues:-distance to target

-positioning of defender

-ball goes out or goal is scored


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