Football/Soccer Session (U12): EEFC BU9 United - Combination Play

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David VanHeeswijk
Name: David VanHeeswijk
City: Manorville
Country: United States of America
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Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Warmup/Unopposed

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Warmup/Unopposed
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Warmup/Unopposed (10 mins)

Organization:

~10x15yd grids

2 players per grid with one ball

Instructions:

Passing and moving with partner

Execute combination plays with partner to get to opposite side of grid

Coaching Points:

Timing of passes and runs

Body position when receiving

Sharpness, precision, weight, and technique of passes

Communication - man on, hold, again, etc.

Eye contact with partner before pass

Progressions:

Double Pass

Overlap

Wall pass


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 2v1 combination

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2v1 combination (10 mins)

Organization:

Channels Set up as shown

At least 4 players per channel

Instructions:

Channel 1:

Double Pass

- Player A begins with the ball

- Player B checks at an angle

- B has a look over their shoulder to see defender marking tightly

- B plays a one touch pass back to A, who can receive with one touch and play long to C (who has moved into passing lane) and then dribbles down to starting end

- A goes to B, B becomes defender, defender goes to C, and C becomes A

Channel 2:

Give and Go

- Player A takes a touch forward and sees pressure coming head on from defender

- Player B checks at an angle to create passing lane

- Once defender is committed, Player A passes to Player B with the outside of foot closest to B (right in above diagram)

- Player A then continues their run around defender to receive the return pass from B (one touch return ideal) and finds the target in a gate

Same rotation

Coaching Points:

Recognize what type of pressure defender applies

Double Pass

- defender pressures to cut off ball down the line

- immediately relieve pressure and open passing lane to target with return pass

- body positioned to protect ball

Give and Go

- defender pressures player with ball, drive at defender

- Player B support check is sideways, hips open to field

- solid return pass into A's path

Target moving into new passing lane


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 2 v 2 + 1

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2 v 2 + 1 (10 mins)

Organization:

- Channels Set up as shown

- 5 players per channel with 2 teams and 1 neutral player

- 1 ball and two goals per team

Instructions:

- 2 teams play to score a goal in either pug to start.

- Players must make 3 successful passes before they can score.

- Neutral player plays for whichever team has possession.

- Play for 5 minutes and then rotate teams to different fields.

Coaching Points:

- Look to keep possession and create opportunities to combine.

- Movement to create angles and space.

- Firm passing and proper receiving.

- When in space, dribbling technique to commit a defender.

Progressions:

- Play directionally to goals rather than allowing the players to go to either goal.

- Limit the number of touches to 3 per player.

- Remove the pass restrictions.


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

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3 v 3 Tournament (10 mins)

Organization:

- 2 teams of 3 per field

- 1 ball per field

Instructions:

- Normal 3 v 3 tournament with teams all playing each other for 4-5 minutes per game.

- Teams will rotate fields before having a final and 3rd place match after all the group stages are played.

Coaching Points:

- Try to look to combine as much as possible.

- Pass and move after the pass.

Progressions:


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Movement
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Custom Movement
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Pass
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Dribble
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