Football/Soccer Session (U12): Dribbling to Pass (Start Time: 2014-09-30 17:30:00)

Club Logo

Reseller-Club: Premier Users' Club

Carlos Santos, Adult Member

Profile Summary

Carlos Santos
Name: Carlos Santos
City: London
Country: United Kingdom
Rank: Elite – 1 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 4 v 4 (+3 Neutrals)

See the guidance at the top of this page to understand why you are not seeing interactive Football/Soccer images.

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

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, without 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): Passing Drill

See the guidance at the top of this page to understand why you are not seeing interactive Football/Soccer images.

Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Passing Drill
Save Image: Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Passing Drill

Passing Drill (30 mins)

Objectives:

To develop good habits by,

1- Receiving the ball on angles.

2- Receiving the ball on the half turn.

3- Receiving the ball with back foot.

We start the drill with 2 balls, then 3 and we finish the drill with 4 balls at once.

This improves awareness and creating space as an individual.

Coaching Points:

1- All players must go to meet the ball when receiving a pass.

2- It is important that players receive the ball at an angle and with back foot (the foot furthest away from the ball) this would put players automatically on the half turn so they can see all players involved.

3- Creat space by checking (move away from the ball then return to meet it).

The benefit from this will develop a player efficiency, mobility and awareness with or without the ball.

Progression:

Change direction of the drill from anti-clockwise to clockwise.

A simple command to the players of "change" will achive this.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Dribbling to Pass

See the guidance at the top of this page to understand why you are not seeing interactive Football/Soccer images.

Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Dribbling to Pass
Save Image: Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Dribbling to Pass

Dribbling to Pass (30 mins)

1. DRIBBLING TO PASS I

Set Up

•Using five cones, mark out a 10 x 12-yard field. passing and dribbling 1

•Place another cone in the center of each endline.

•Station one player at each center cone; the remaining players form two lines, one at each slalom course.

Sequence

•In this exercise, the corner cones are unoccupied.

•The following technique exercise runs simultaneously on both sides: The first player in the group dribbles her football through the slalom course and passes diagonally from the last cone back to the player on the endline. This player passes the ball to the next player in line, etc.

•All players follow their passes to their next positions.

Focus On

•Practicing dribbling

•Accurate passes over short distances

•Combining dribbling and passing as the situation requires.

2. DRIBBLING TO PASS II

Set Up

•Setup is the same as Exercise 1.

Sequence

•Players dribble through the slalom and pass diagonally back to the endline.

•The player on the endline passes diagonally forwards to the cone at the far end of the near sideline.

•All players follow their passes to their next positions.

Focus On

•Practicing dribbling

•Accurate passes over short and long distances

•Combining dribbling and passing as the situation requires

3. DRIBBLING TO PASS III

Set Up

•Setup is the same as Exercise 1.

Sequence

•Like Exercise 2, except now, after the second diagonal pass, the player at the corner cone kicks a square pass along the endline (to the other group). passing and dribbling 3

•As above, all players follow their passes to their next positions.

Focus On

•Practicing dribbling

•Accurate passes over short and long distances

•Combining dribbling and passing as the situation requires


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): SSG

See the guidance at the top of this page to understand why you are not seeing interactive Football/Soccer images.

Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): SSG
Save Image: Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): SSG

SSG (30 mins)

Practice Organisation:

-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 Dribbling to Pass


Arrow Large Line Straight 2px Arrow Medium Right
Movement
Arrow Large Line Straight 2px Arrow Medium Right
Pass
Arrow Large Line Straight 2px Arrow Medium Right
Dribble
Arrow Large Line Straight 2px Arrow Medium Right
Pitch Line 1
To link this page so that even non-Members can see it, copy paste this URL