Football/Soccer Session (U10): Hillsborough SC - U11G Rockets - S15 (Transition A > D)

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Ashley Thomas, Adult Member

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Ashley Thomas
Name: Ashley Thomas
City: Lawrenceville
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 6 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer

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

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Warm Up
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Warm Up (10 mins)

Organization:

Two teams

Two poles

One ball

Instructions:

1. Player dribbles to the pole and plays a diagonal pass.

2. Upon conceding possession, the player now transitions to defense by sprinting back to the end line.

3. To score, the opposition attacker must play the next pass before the retreating defender crosses the line.

Coaching Points:

Retreating Defender:

1. Mentality

2. Quick reactions

3. Sprint in straight line

4. Take shortest possible distance

Progressions:

(1) Increase distance of pole


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 1v1

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1v1 (10 mins)

Organization:

Two teams

Two goals

Every player with ball

Instructions:

1. Player plays 1v1 with opposition defender.

2. As soon as the phase of play ends (i.e. goal scored, ball out of bounds) the player transitions to defense by defending the next 1v1 wave of attack.

3. One point for goal scored as the first attacker, two points as the retreating defender (i.e. transition to defend, win the ball and score in counter goal).

4. All goals must be scored in oppostion half.

Coaching Points:

Retreating Defender:

1. Mentality

2. Quick reactions

3. Sprint in straight line

4. Take shortest possible distance

5. Cut off direct route to goal / shooting lane

6. Apply immediate pressure

Progressions:

(1) Vary starting positions


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 2v2

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2v2 (10 mins)

Organization:

Two teams

Two goals

One end zone

Supply of balls at halfway line

Instructions:

1. Player dribbles to end zone and stops the ball.

2. Upon conceding possession the player sprints around goal before transitioning to defense by supporting 1st defender who has joined the play to protect the goal.

3. The two attackers attempt to to score in opposition goal in a 2v1 scenario before the retreating defender can create a potential 2v2.

4. One point for a goal scored as the attacking team and two points for the team with the retreating defender (i.e. transition to defend, win ball and score in counter goal).

5. All goals must be scored in oppostion half.

Coaching Points:

Retreating Defender:

1. Mentality

2. Quick reactions

3. Cut off direct route to goal / shooting lane

4. Take shortest possible distance

5. Sprint in straight line

6. Apply immediate pressure

1st Defender:

1. Delay opposition attack - until 2v2

2. Cut off direct route to goal / shooting lane

Progressions:

(1) Adjust position of end zone


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 4v4

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4v4 (15 mins)

Organization:

Two teams

Two goals

Four corner flags

Every player assigned a number

Instructions:

1. Two teams play a 4v4 small-sided conditioned game.

2. On coaches command, numbered player must run around the opposition corner flag before returning to play.

3. One point is scored during a 4v4, two points for scoring in an uneven numbers scenario (i.e. 4v3, 4v2, 3v2).

4. All goals must be scored in opposition half.

Coaching Points:

Retreating Defender:

1. Mentality

2. Quick reactions

3. Cut off direct route to goal / shooting lane

4. Take shortest possible distance

5. Sprint in straight line

6.  Apply immediate pressure

1st Defender:

1. Delay opposition attack - until 4v4

2. Cut off direct route to goal / shooting lane

2nd & 3rd Defenders:

1. Delay opposition attack - until 4v4

2. Cover 1st defender

3. Provide balance if necessary

4. Ensure compactness

Progressions:

(1) Coach calls out more than one number at a time


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

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Free Play (15 mins)

Organization:

Two teams

Two goals

Balls located around perimter of playing area

Instructions:

1. Two teams play a 4v4 small-sided conditioned game.

2. Three conditions: (a) When a player hits the ball out of bounds they must leave the field of play, retrieve the ball and return it to the exact spot where the new ball was taken. (b) One point is scored during a 4v4, two points for scoring in an uneven numbers scenario (i.e. 4v3, 4v2, 3v2). (c) All goals must be scored in opposition half.

Coaching Points:

Retreating Defender:

1. Mentality

2. Quick reactions

3. Cut off direct route to goal / shooting lane

4. Take shortest possible distance

5. Sprint in straight line

6. Apply immediate pressure

1st Defender:

1. Delay opposition attack - until 4v4

2. Cut off direct route to goal / shooting lane

2nd & 3rd Defenders:

1. Delay opposition attack - until 4v4

2. Cover 1st defender

3. Provide balance if necessary

4. Ensure compactness

Progressions:

(1) Increase size of playing area


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