Football/Soccer Session (U12): Possession to penetrate

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Matt Kane, Adult Member

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Matt Kane
Name: Matt Kane
City: New York
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 2 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Passing and receiving

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Passing and receiving
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Passing and receiving

Organization:

10 x 10 x 10 area, 3 players working in each area.

Instructions:

Players pass the ball around the area and look to break the line with their 1st touch.

Coaching Points:

Weight and accuracy of passing (back foot, speed of pass)

Breaking line with 1st touch

Use of double pass

Creation of space and timing of run

Technique of double pass

Progressions:

Instead of breaking the line with their 1st touch players utilize a double pass around the cone


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Semi-opposed pressure

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Semi-opposed pressure
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Semi-opposed pressure

Organization:

Same area as before.

Instructions:

2 players on outside of triangle, 1 defender on the inside. Players are looking to make 10 passes to score a point. Players change after every 10 passes or possession is lost. Players take it in turns to defend.

2 touches and ball isn't allowed to stop.

Coaching Points:

Head up as ball travels (awareness of defender)

Pass to feet or into space

Weight of pass so receiving player can take in stride

Progressions:

Change in area size to progress or regress session as needed.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 2 vs 2 with a neutral player

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2 vs 2 with a neutral player

Organization:

30 x 20 area going to goal

Instructions:

2 vs 2 with a neutral player (only has 2 touches and must stay on end line)

Players can only cross end line to goal with a pass or their 1st touch. Defenders can recover once ball has crossed end line.

If defenders win ball they have to find target player (can add goals wide if your teams philosophy is to counter attack wide).

Players change every 5 attacks. Make sure teams keep score.

Activity is replicated on opposite side of the field.

Coaching Points:

Movement wide to create penetrating lanes

Movement to run into channels (reading cue, head up of passing player)

Passing player recognizing whether to play space or feet

Passing player supporting if the ball goes to fee for quick combination

Opposition attacker player moving away to try to create 2 vs 1 to penetrate in behind

Use of disguise to play penetrating pass

Progressions:

Players are now allowed to dribble the ball over the end line.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 6 vs 6 game

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6 vs 6 game

Organization:

Both area's combine to form a 6 vs 6 game.

Instructions:

Same rules as before but the ball always start from the coach.

Coaching Points:

Team shape, creating lots of triangles

Making the field as big as possible to create as many passing lanes as possible.

Progressions:

Freeplay


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