Football/Soccer Session (U12): 4 Monroe Soccer, PTA U11/13 Apr 28 (Start Time: 2014-04-28 19:30:00)

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Nick Adams, Adult Member

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Nick Adams
Name: Nick Adams
City: New Bedford
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 2 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Quick Passing Triangles

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Quick Passing Triangles
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Quick Passing Triangles (15 mins)

Organization:

Open area

Players get into groups of three as shown

1 ball per group

Instructions:

All players must begin by taking 3 touches or 2 touches before they pass.

Focus on weight and accuracy of pass and incorporating push pass and outside of foot pass.

On coach's 'go' group must make 15 passes – as soon as they complete 15 they go down on one knee and shout “Champion”.

Be strict on technical quality – if they take fewer or more touches the pass doesn’t count.

Coaching Points:

Be aware of space by constantly looking around.

Quality of preparation touch to place the ball into space and in front ready for the next pass.

Think ahead

Quality passes

Can players vary passes from push to outside pass?.

Progressions:

Players must take 2 touches but must use the same foot for control and pass.

Players must take 2 touches but must use alternate feet.

Players must take 1 touch – can increase the number of passes that they must complete to 25.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Speed of play - Competition

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Speed of play - Competition (20 mins)

Organization:

Set up players in groups of 4 with one ball per group. Players set up as shown around a 20x10 area

Instructions:

Have two players at each end and two in the middle.

Player 1 on the end makes a short pass into player 2 in the middle.

Player 2 makes short pass back to player 1. Player 1 then makes a longer pass across the area to player 3 on the opposite end line.

Player 3 receives and makes short pass to player 4.

Player 4 makes a short pass back to player 3 who then plays a long pass back to player 1.

This completes the rotation and counts as 1 goal. After 5-6 goals switch the inside players with the outside players.

Make it competitive by making it a race between teams but demand technical quality over speed.

Coaching Points:

Weight & accuracy of pass;

First touch;

Support angle;

Communication

Progressions:

All players must take 2 touches.

Sideline players can only take 1 touch.

Can all players play 1 touch?


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

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4v4 to targets (20 mins)

Organization:

40x30/30x20 yard area set up as shown

Players get into 3 teams - 3rd team provides target players

1 ball (Extras around the outside)

Instructions:

Two teams play in one of the zones (half the field) with one ball

Teams aim to successfully pass the ball to the opposite target player in the other zone, (the target player in this zone may play for the team in possession).

As soon as a successful pass is made both teams transition to that zone and repeat the process.

A team scores a goal when they successfully hit a target player.

If the ball ends up in the wrong zone due to a poor touch or pass the coach can decide who starts in possession.

First team to 3 goals wins.

Coaching Points:

Quality passing

Range of passing – introduce disguise.

Movement off ball, supporting angles

Don't take unnecessary touches – Pass 1st time.

Use both feet

Progressions:

Team must make a certain number of touches before playing penetrating pass

Limit player touches

The scoring touch must be in the air to the target.

Finish with 4v4/5v5 small sided game


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