Football/Soccer Session (U12): 6/2/14 - U12s - Defending overloads through the thirds (Start Time: 2014-02-06 17:30:00)

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Creag Lawrence
Name: Creag Lawrence
City: Chigwell
Country: United Kingdom
Rank: Elite – 2 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Coerver Ball Based Warm up

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Coerver Ball Based Warm up (30 mins)

Learning Objectives

All players have a ball each and are asked to dribble their ball -using all parts of both feet- at game speed and intensity anywhere in the soccer area (approx 30 x 30 yards), executing a Superskill move after every third touch.

While performing a move the players should be encouraged to be dynamic showing a distinct change in both speed and direction adding an exaggerated ‘fake’ {to trick the defender} if required. After completing a move, all players should seek to accelerate away {losing the defender}. Stretching should be incorporated into the above practice whereby the players periodically stop to stretch the various muscles groups in a sequence

Technical

1. Players should keep the ball a comfortable distance away from them

2. Players should dribble with their heads up, with both feet, and all parts of their feet.

3. Players should be encouraged to take lots of touches and have sharp movements off the

ball.

4. Players should also perform super skills/moves at game speed, ensuring changes of both direction and speed, and must accelerate as they beat/go past defenders.

5. It is essential that the coach assess the type of turns the players execute and identify faults.

6. Players should keep their center of gravity low as they turn so that they can turn quickly

and explode away into space in another direction.

Tactical

Physical

Psychological/Social


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 4 v 4 (+3 Neutrals)

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4 v 4 (+3 Neutrals) (30 mins)

Suitable for 8's - 18's. Simply reduce pitch size as players get older.

This game should end with the players playing predominantly one and two touch, wothout the coach having to put those restrictions on the game. Very little dribbling/turning.

4 Reds v 4 Blues, + 3 Neutral Yellows. No player is restricted in where they can go. The key to success for the team in possession ( Reds at the moment ) is to maintain their disciplne and stay roughly between the two cones as indicated. This way the player with the ball will have more options. More triangles are created and the 4 defenders ( Blues at the moment ) should struggle to regain possession.

As soon as the defending team make a regain the game continues and they should make their way to the gaps between the cones as quickly as possible.

Progression / More than 11 Players

If you have more than 11 players, create extra neutrals that are positioned outside the work area with a ball each. These players must manipulate a ball continuosly (with info from coach ie. in and out of the spare balls / a specifc trick etc) until the game breaks down because the ball leaves the work area. As the game breaks down an external player drives in with a new ball. At this point an internal neutral must rotate out of the work area and collect a ball to begin working on the outside of the grid.

By having a player drive in with a new ball a high tempo is immediately created and the awareness of all players is hightened both inside and outside the grid.

Learning Objectives

Recognising where to position yourself to be available for a team mate. Learning that by having the discipline to maintain your position, by shuffling only a few yards in any direction, your team mates will always know where you are and will be able to retain possession more easily.

Technical

Body shape. Always open to see as much as possible / to be aware of as many options as possible.

Passing. Weight / Timing of release

Receiving, away from pressure, to entice pressure.

Direction changes, ball manipulation.

Tactical

Understanding where to position yourself to be available for the ball, and being aware of as many of your options as possible when in possession of the ball.

Physical

Low to medium intensity when in possession.

High intensity when out of possession.

Psychological/Social

Intelligence to expand pitch when necessary.

Desire to deny space without the ball.

Knowledge of triggers of when to press.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Triangle Passing Pattern

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Triangle Passing Pattern (30 mins)

Learning Objectives

Technical

Tactical

Physical

Psychological/Social


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Overload Game

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Overload Game (30 mins)

Learning Objectives

Pitch is divided into thirds

IP: Players are allowed to move into any zone

OP: Players are locked into their own area and must retreat into it if their team lose possession

Emphasis on defending when outnumbered

Technical

Tactical

Physical

Psychological/Social


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