Football/Soccer Session (U10): Turning (Soccer Camp)

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Name: Jamie Edwards
City: New York
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 2 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
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

Organization

- 40x54 yards.

- 16 players.

- 8 players on the inside and 8 players spread out on the outside of the box.

Instructions

- On coaches command the players will perform a turn that the coach has demonstrated to them.

- Half the group have a ball each inside the area and the other half are ready to take their place on the outside.

- 1: Dribble towards the center of the area.

- 2: Perform a turn inside the box in the center of the area.

- 3: Dribble back and switch with any spare player on the outside of the area

Coaching Points

- Eyes and head up.

- Approach to the ball.

- Bend knees.

- Accelerate away.

- Use laces to push the ball away.

Inside Cut

Stop

Cryuff

Outside Cut

Drag Back

Step Over

Progressions

- Count turns in 45 seconds.

- Add one defender or two.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Turning technique (Main Theme)

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Turning technique (Main Theme)

Organization

- 40x35 yards.

- 6 lines of 2 players in each line.

- Middle zone for players to perform a turn.

Instructions

- In pairs, one player dribbles to the middle zone and performs a turn that the coach has demonstrated to the group before hand.

- 1: Dribble to the middle zone.

- 2: Perform the turn.

- 3: Dribble back.

- 4: Make a short pass to your partner, and the pattern repeats.

Coaching Points

Turning - Inside Cut

- Step to the side of the ball with the non kicking foot

- Pivot on that foot

- Cut the ball back with the inside of the opposite foot

Turning - Stop

- Stop the ball with the sole of the foot

- Step forward with the same foot, planting it in front of the ball

- Take the ball away with the outside of the opposite foot

Turning - Cryuff

- Fake to pass or shoot planting the non kicking foot in front of the ball

- With the opposite foot, use the inside of the foot to move the ball behind the non kicking foot

- Take the ball away with the non kicking foot

Turning - Outside Cut

- Take a big step past the ball and plant foot

- Pivot on that foot

- Cut the ball back with the outside of the opposite foot

Turning - Drag Back

- Drag the ball back with the sole of the foot

- Turn to the side of which foot is being used

- Take the ball away using the opposite foot

Turning - Step Over

- Fake to play the ball with the inside of the foot, moving the foot around the front of the ball

- Plant that foot and pivot back in the opposite direction

- Take the ball away with the inside of the opposite foot

Progressions

- Perform a turn with left or right foot

- Perform the turns in a certain amount of seconds.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Turning game (Part 1)

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Turning game (Part 1)

Organization

- 40x35 yards.

- 4 teams.

- White vs Yellow.

Instructions

- 1 v 1 game.

- Two players start facing away from the two goals that are in their area.

- One player from each team (white and yellow) will start when the attacking players says go after positioning themselves in the middle of the pitch. (Use yellow cones as a guide to where the center is)

- The aim of the session is for players to score in either of the two goals by beating the defender while using the turns that they have learned.

- The game is still live if the defender wins the ball.

- Game stops if there is a goal or if the ball goes out of play.

- Keep a tally of how many goals each team has.

Coaching Points

- Recognize where space is.

- Bend knees to accelerate away from pressure.

- Sharp movements to trick the defender.

Progressions

- Two pairs play at the same time.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Conditioned game

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Conditioned game

Organization

- 40x35 yards (adjust for different age groups).

- 7v7 (Could do mini games before this excerise).

Instructions

- 7v7 game with 4 goals to score in.

- Can score in any goal but not the same goal twice in a row.

- Idea of the game is for players to make sharp turns with the ball to change direction and attack another goal.

Coaching Points

- Recognize where space is.

- Bend knees to accelerate away from pressure.

- Sharp movements to trick the defender.

Progressions

- Defend the same two goals and attack in one direction.


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