Football/Soccer Session (Beginner): Possession v Penetration (Start Time: 2013-08-21 16:30:00)

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JJ Ruane
Name: JJ Ruane
City: Chicago
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 3 points
Membership: Young Member
Sport: Football/Soccer

Description

U8-U11 Training #2, Week #2


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

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Ball Mastery Warm-Up (15 mins)

Objective: Warm-up and Technical Repetitions

Area: 10x10

Activity: Divide team into groups of 4. In each 10x10 square, do ball mastery exercises and emphasize the amount of touches: toe taps, tick tocks, inside outside both feet, others you can think of. Get their heart rate up, then set up as above. All players go at same time. Slow at first, then build up.

Coaching Points: Coach the details- low center of gravity, be deceptive, drop shoulders when needed, check shoulders before turning, proper technique..coach it to be clean as possible.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Dribbling & Turning

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Dribbling & Turning (20 mins)

Objective: Get players to utilize turns and know when to dribble out of pressure

Area: 15x20 or 20x25 depending on age

Activity: Groups of 8 to 10. If using 10 make sure you set up 7 or 8 gates. If using 8, set up 6 gates. Place one team of defenders in front of each gate, but two. Attacking players all have a ball. On coach command, attacking players attack the gates. Defenders can move between gates but, no more than one defender at each gate. Defenders encouraged to stay on line of the gate. Switch roles after 90 seconds.

Coaching Points: Control of the ball, vision, turning and shielding if needed, when to turn, accelerating into space, dribbling out of pressure, possession v penetration

Progression: 3 pts to beat a defended gate, 1 pt for non-defended gate


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

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2v1 to goals (25 mins)

Objective: 2v1 to Goals

Area: 20x25

Activity: Divide team into two teams. Play starts with diagonal pass to a teammate. Defender steps out to make attacking player make a decision. Blues try to score. If red wins it, red can play back to a teammate to make it 2v2 and play until ball goes into touch or over endline. Then red plays.

Coaching Points: First touch, when to pass, when to dribble, when to go forward, when to play back? Shield and turn when necessary, use feints and fakes 1v1 to get behind.

Progression (U11): Add a 3rd attacker and a 2nd defender. Player plays into striker to start play.

Coaching Points for progression: can striker turn, check shoulders, lay ball off and spin out, supporting runs


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 3 goal Penetrate v Possession

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3 goal Penetrate v Possession (20 mins)

Objective: When to possess vs. penetrate in a SSG

Area: 30x40 (smaller for U8/U9)

Activity: Divide into 2 teams.

Coaching Points: Pick moments within the game to bring out the objective. Pick technical moments and pick tactical moments. For example, if you turned here, what coulld we have done. Guide the players to answers about the game.


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