Football/Soccer Session (U11): Change of direction

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Jamie Edwards, Adult Member

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Jamie  Edwards
Name: Jamie Edwards
City: New York
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 2 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Ball Mastery

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Ball Mastery
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Ball Mastery

Organization:

1. 1 Player, 1 Ball & cone (as seen above).

Instructions:

1. Players are looking to perform static ball mastery.

- Toe taps

- Side roles

- Forward L

- Backward L

Coaching Points:

1. On toes.

2. Hopping on non - kicking foot.

3. Small touches.

4. Use arms to balance.

5. Use of hips.

Progressions:

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): SAQ

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SAQ

Organization:

1. 5 x 5 x 5 - Triangle area size (as seen above).

2. In pairs.

Instructions:

1. Players work in their pairs and they are looking to play tag around the triangle.

Coaching Points:

1. Recognition of defender.

2. On toes.

3. Bend knee's as you look to change direction.

4. Push off front foot.

Progressions:

1. Both players have a ball.

2. Change size of the triangle.

3. Only attacker has ball and defender can't run but only fast walk.


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

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Technical Unopposed

Organization:

1. 10 x 15 Area Size.

2. 4 groups running at the same time.

3. Players in groups of 3.

Instructions:

1. Players dribble (Messi touches) the ball to the top line, execute a turn then dribble back (Ronaldo touches).

2. Focus on basic turns (outside and inside cut). .

Coaching Points:

1. Head up whilst dribbling.

2. Messi Touches.

3. Use of body to fake turn.

4. Quality of turn (ball out of feet and head up)

5. Ronaldo Touches.

6. Immediately pick head up.

Progressions:


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 1 v 1 Opposed

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1 v 1 Opposed

Organization:

1. 10 x 15

2. Work in pairs.

3. 1 Ball between each pair.

Instructions:

1. Both players stand back to back with the ball ball stuck between them.

2. On coach's command players turn and try to win ball and then look to dribble through either of the 4 corner gates.

Coaching Points:

1. Quick reaction time.

2. Fighting qualitites to win the ball.

3. Recognition of defender / space.

4. Acceleration out of turn.

Progressions:


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 3 v 3

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3 v 3

Organization:

1. Area size 30 x 25.

2. 3 v 3 (include GK if available).

Instructions:

1. Players split up into 4 teams and play a round robin tournament where all teams play.

Coaching Points:

1. 3 lines of attack, 1 defender, 1 midfielder, 1 forward.

2. Create as much space for player in possession.

3. Try to create a triangle at all times to give good angle of support.

4. Team mates create gaps, can player in possession look to Messi into them.

Progressions:


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Dribble
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