Football/Soccer Session (U13): CHANGING THE POINT OF ATTACK

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Andrew Mcleod, Adult Member

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Andrew Mcleod
Name: Andrew Mcleod
City: EAST ORANGE
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 6 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Warmup

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Warmup
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Warmup (30 mins)

Instructions: Players dribble to the end line utilizing Messi Touches and Ronaldo Touches back to starting point. Progress to players dribbling at middle cone perform turn, dribble to end line perform turn and Ronaldo dribble back to starting point.

Coaching Points:

Messi/Ronaldo Touches

Proper turning technique

Getting low to accelerate after turn

Head up to see options and space

Progressions:


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Unopposed Pt 1

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Unopposed Pt 1 (15 mins)

Organization:

40x30 yard area

Minimum 8 players

Plenty of soccer balls

Instructions:

- Pass/dribble then follow

- A plays B

- B plays C

- C dribbles to D

- D plays E

- E plays F

- F dribbles to A

Coaching Points:

- How to check into space

- Checking shoulder as you move away

- Receive on back foot

- Quality of pass

- Connection between players verbal/non-verbal communication

- Head up after touch

- Messi/Ronaldo dribble

Progressions:

- Add 2nd ball into practice

- Reduce to 2 touch for pass


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Unopposed pt 2

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Unopposed pt 2 (15 mins)

Organization:

40x30 yard area

Minimum 8 players

Plenty of soccer balls

Instructions:

- A plays B

- B sets back to A

- A plays long pass to C

- C dribbles to D

- Repeat down opposite side with D,E,F

- Players rotate as before

Coaching Points:

- Connection between players

- Why is the ball set back?

- Movement of C to open clear passing lane for longer pass

Progressions:

- Add 2nd ball into practice

- Challenge players to get one ball to catch up to the other


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Screen 4

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Screen 4
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Screen 4 (30 mins)

Organization: 2 lines each on one side of a goal, each player with a ball

Instructions:

Part 1 - 1v1

On coaches command A gets a free shot on goal, immediately after the ball is kicked B dribbles at goal and A is playing defense. Repeats once ball is shot or stolen with A playing defense as B attacks goal

Switch lines after each sequence

Part 2- 2v2

On coaches command A gets a free shot on goal, immediately after the ball is kicked B dribbles at goal and A is playing defense, player that shoots ball must run around cone prior to playing defense. Repeats once ball is shot or stolen with A playing defense as B attacks goal

Switch lines after each sequence

Coaching Points:

How can we attack with speed to catch defense on backfoot

Head up to observe the space, and accelerate with speed into the space

How can we take advantage when in a numbers up situation?

Defensively

Force attack away from goal

When numbers down, slow down the attack to allow defensive help to arrive

Progressions:

1v1 to 2v2


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

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Conditioned Game (30 mins)

Organization:

8v8 field

Goals at edge of the box

2 teams of 5 field players and a GK

Plenty of soccer balls

Instructions:

- Play always starts with intentional misplaced pass from Blue team

- Player A intercepts pass

- Drive into Blue defending half to create 3v2

- Once goal is scored or ball out of bounds, play restarts from middle

- Rotate which team has the ball after each attempt

Coaching Points:

- Drive forward with ball once it is intercepted

- Look to penetrate early

- Movement of support players to isolate 1v1 situations

- Angle and distance of support players to offer quick combination play

- Speed of play, score quickly

Progressions:

- Allow defending player who plays initial pass to recover to create 3v3 and encourage the attacking team to take advantage of numbers up situation


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Game

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Game (30 mins)

Organization:

8v8 field

Goals at edge of the box

2 teams of 5 field players and a GK

Plenty of soccer balls

Instructions:

- 5v5 (+GK's) scrimmage

- Kick ins for restarts

- Corners restart from GK of team that win corner

Coaching Points:

- Look to penetrate quickly

- Movement to create space to receive

- Movement to isolate defenders

- Where do I?

- When do I?

- Why do I?

- How do I?

Progressions:

- Free play - no instruction


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