Football/Soccer Session (U12): WSSL WK2 - Fall'13 - 1st Touch & Receiving

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Jose Figueira, Adult Member

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Jose  Figueira
Name: Jose Figueira
City: New York
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 12 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Warm Up: Part I

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Warm Up: Part I

Organization

20x30 Area set up as shown

10 players (5 attackers & 5 defenders)

Players split into two colors - Blue players with ball each

5x5 Triangles

5 balls (additinal around outside)

Activity

- Attackers work with a ball each & must pass into target players inside triangles

- The target player must receive & pass the ball out of a different side of the triangle back to attacker

- Activity is repeated. After a set time rotate the players.

Progression

1. After passing into triangles players now swtich positions. BLUE would take RED position in triangle

2. Player passing into triangle must close down & apply pressure

3. Players can now combine & communicate: "Wall Pass", "Swtich", "Overlap" etc

Coaching Points

- Awareness of Space & Surroundings

- Body Position: Open & ready to receive

- Angle to receive & pass

- 1st touch: Various surfaces of foot & angles


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Warm Up: Part II

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Warm Up: Part II

Organization

30x30 Area set up as shown

12 players (Players in groups of 4)

Each group in a different color.

2 Balls per group - additonal on outside

Activity

- Four players in each team, one working inside circle & three on the outside

- Two players on the outside have a ball, one doesnt

- Players working in the centre receive & then must play to the player on outside who doesnt have a ball

- After passing middle player must go & receive the other ball - activity repeats

- Swap middle players every 60-90 seconds

Progression

1. Players on the outside can now move/dribble around the outside of circle & exchange passes

2. Introduce 1 player from each group on outside to the middle - they act as support (combinations)

3. Extra teammate on inside now becomes support & passive defender to oppsite color

Coachng Points

- Awareness of Space & Surroundings: Check & Snapshot over shoulder.

- Body Position: Open & ready to receive

- Angle to receive & pass

- 1st touch: Various surfaces of foot & angles

- Receive & turn quickly to attack space


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Mai Theme: Part I

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Mai Theme: Part I

Organization:

- 15 x 15 area set up as shown

- 6 players (2 attackers, 1 defender & 3 target players)

- 1 ball (additional around outside)

Instructions:

- Ball begins with target players on outside who are free to play to each other & circulate possession

- Target players are encouraged to move around the outside of the area to support the play

- Attackers inside area look to create space to receive pass from outside targets

- In possession Attackers can either (A) receive, turn, dribble or (B) pass to fellow Attacker

- Attackers score point by receiving ball inside area & passing out to any target player

- Defender aims to steal possession. If successful he/she passes ball to targets to score point

- After 90secs rotate attackers, defender and target player

Coaching Points:

- Awareness of Space & Surroundings: Check & Snapshot over shoulder.

- Body Position: Open & ready to receive

- Angle to receive & pass

- 1st touch: Various surfaces of foot & angles

- Receive & turn quickly to attack

- Observe position of defender

Progressions:

P - Attackers inside area have a maximum of 3 touches in possession

P - Introduce 2nd defender (2v2 in middle) leaving two target players on outside


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Main Theme: Part II

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Main Theme: Part II

Organization

- 12x20 Area set up as shown

- 4 players (2 attackers & 2 defenders - split group into two colors)

- 1 central marker / tall cones

- 1 ball additional around the outside

Activity - Part A

- Two servers at end lines start with the ball. Two attacking players back-to-back in middle ready to receive

- Attackers trigger the pass by spinning & checking away from cone into space to receive & turn (1)

- After attackers turns (2) they dribble the ball over the end line (3) - Server now moves into the middle

- Exercise resets & repeats with new attackers players now in the middle

Progression

1. As player in middle checks away & before receiving the ball they must call out the number (1-5) being held up by end line player behind them. Encourages players to check over shoulder before receiving.

Activity - Part B

- Same setup & functionality as Part A. This time as players receive & turn they aim to score in mini goals

- Players at end lines now become defenders after middle players turn. They aim to win the ball

- Attacking players must shoot in mini goals to score point. Can also use Gates to dribble through.

- As per Part A exercise resets & repeats after each turn.

Coaching Points

- Awareness of Space & Surroundings: Check & Snapshot over shoulder.

- Body Position: Open & ready to receive

- Angle to receive & pass

- 1st touch: Various surfaces of foot & angles

- Receive & turn quickly to attack

- Observe position of defender

Progression:

1. Play for points. Make it a competition!

2. Two touch maximum to turn & attack

3. One touch maximum to turn & attack


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Main Theme: Part III

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Main Theme: Part III

Organization

- 15 x 25 area setup as shown

- 4 players (2 attackers & 2 defenders)

- Mini Goal at either end line

- Two support players at end line either side of mini goal - 1 from each team

- 1 ball (additional around outside)

Instructions

- Players inside area compete in a 2v2 game. Ball always begins from support player at end lines

- Attackers aim to lose marker, drop into defensive 1/2 & receive from support player

- Defenders cannot enter defensive 1/2. On 1st touch they can enter & defend

- Once in possession attackers aim to work ball up field & score in mini goal

- Defenders aim to win the ball back. If successful defenders must play to one of their support players

- Game resets every time team scores a goal or defenders win ball & plays to a support player

Coaching Points

- Awareness of Space & Surroundings: Check & Snapshot over shoulder.

- Movement to create space - can you pull & drag defender out of position?

- Angle/Type of Movement: Where? How?

- Body Position: Open & ready to receive - back foot? front foot?

- 1st touch: Various surfaces of foot & angles

- Receive & turn quickly to attack

Progression

1. Defenders can now track attackers into defensive 1/2

2. 1st Touch must be forward when receiving

3. Attackers must play a wall pass with support player at end line (who can move along line) before scoring

4. Limit touches to attacking players

5. Give teams a time limit to score in mini goal


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Conditioned Game I

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Conditioned Game I

Organization

- 20x40 Area set up as shown

- 5x20 Receiving Zone set up as shown

- 8 players (4 attackers & 4 defenders)

- Four Mini Goals: two goal at either ends in corners

- 4 v 4 inside playing area: 2 v 2 at either end

- 1 ball (additional around outside)

Instructions

- When a team is in possession, one of their players (without the ball) can drop into the receiving zone

- Player who drops into receiving zone cannot be tracked/tackled & must try to play forward

- Once a team scores at one end, they get possession again & attack the opposite end

Coaching Points

- Awareness of Space & Surroundings: Check & Snapshot over shoulder.

- Movement to create space - can you pull & drag defender out of position?

- Body Position: Open & ready to receive - Angle to receive & pass

- 1st touch: Various surfaces of foot & angles

- Receive & turn quickly to attack

Progression

1. Defender can track attacker into the receiving zone

2. Attacker who passes into receiving zone can follow & support to create a 3v2 overload - they must return if attack breaks down or goal is scored.

3. Attacker in end zone can take 1st touch & dribble into Receiving Zone (only when team mate drops in to show forthe ball) to create a 3v2 overload - they must return if attack breaks down or goal is scored.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Condition Game II

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Organization

- 30x40 area setup as shown

- 14 players (4 attackers, 4 defenders, 4 neutral players & 2 goalkeepers) set up as shown

- 1 Ball (additional around outside)

Instructions

- Attacking team aim to score in regular fashion. Defenders aim to win the ball back.

- Unlimited touches inside playing area

- Neutral players on outside have two touches maximum & can move along sidelines to support

- If the ball leaves the area the game is restarted with a kick in or ball from goalkeeper

Coaching Points

- Awareness of Space & Surroundings: Check & Snapshot over shoulder.

- Movement to create space - can you pull & drag defender out of position?

- Body Position: Open & ready to receive - Angle to receive & pass

- 1st touch: Various surfaces of foot & angles

- Receive & turn quickly to attack

- Finishing!

Progressions

1. 1st Touch must be forward. If not possession is given to opposition.

2. Players have two touches maximum if their team is winning

3. Players must take three touches when they receive (no more, no less)

4. Competition: Winning team after 3mins stays on!


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