Football/Soccer Session (Beginner): U11-U13 Session 3 Phase 1

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Alex Sabatini
Name: Alex Sabatini
City: kleinburg
Country: Canada
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Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Defend the Gates

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Defend the Gates
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Defend the Gates (15 mins)

Organization:

-set up a grid a minimum of 20 x 20 yards; larger if space and/or number of players allows/requires.

-make 2 yard gates scattered throughout the grid.

-divide the group into 2 equal teams; if numbers are odd, introduce a neutral player.

-object is to maintain possession as a team and try to dribble the ball through one of the gates when you are in possession to score a goal.

Progressions:

1) Must complete at least one pass to a teammate when you win possession before you can score.

2) Must complete at least one pass to a teammate immediately after scoring a goal.

3) Must complete a pass to a teammate through a gate to score.

Coaching Points:

-Patience in possession

-Support

-Decision making

-Speed of play


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Juventus Tourney

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Juventus Tourney
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Juventus Tourney (20 mins)

Organization:

-divide the group into 2 teams

-make a 30 x 20 yard grid, or larger if space permitts

-divide each team into 2 groups, have one group playing inside, the other half spread out and alternating with the opposing team around the perimeter of the playing area.

-the game is an open scrimmage, but you can play the players on the outside as support players.

-all other rules apply; no corner kicks, restarts are done by the nearest player already outside the grid of team that did not put the ball out of play..

-support players start with 2 touches.

-changed entire group every 4 minutes.

Progressions:

1) Limit supporting players to 1-touch.

2) Goals from crosses are worth 2

3) Have players on the outside come into the grid when they are passed to, they switch with the person that passed to them; therefore no need to change entire group every 4 minutes.

Coaching Points:

- good decision making

- attacking mentality

- team-oriented defending

- patience in possession

- good first touch away from pressure


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 3 Team game

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3 Team game (15 mins)

Organization:

- Make a 30 x 20 yard grid, larger if space permitts.

- divide the group into 3 equal teams; if you don't have enough gks, make the teams rotate players every time they play.

- 2 teams play at a time for 4 minutes.

- do not leave the winner on, teams whould play 2 games on, one off; example: A vs B with C outside, A vs C with B outside, C vs B with A outside.

- team that is not playing is on the outside as support players, they are neutral and pass to the team that passed to them.

- Unlimited touches to all players to start.

Progressions:

1) Limit neutral players to 2 touches

2) first time finishes are worth 2 goals

3) change it to king of the court and allow winner to stay on

4) no more timed games, games go to either first team to 2 or first team to score.

Coaching Points:

- speed of play = fast

- decision making

- attacking mentality

- team defending

- game management when in possession

- urgency to score when behind


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