Football/Soccer Session (U11): Cyclones Week 9

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Stiven Valencia, Adult Member

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Stiven Valencia
Name: Stiven Valencia
City: White Plains
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 3 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Warm Up - Unopposed

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Warm Up - Unopposed
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Warm Up - Unopposed (15 mins)

Organization:

30x30 yard grid

Players in pairs

1 ball each pair

Instructions:

- Players pass ball with instep to either right or left side of body of partner

- Partner will attempt to take a positive first touch round the cone and into space

Coaching Points:

Communication

Awareness of space/pressure etc.

Try take first touch on back foot

Step onto the ball with body weight

Contact middle of the ball

Quality/weight of passes.

Progressions:

Count how many successful first touches we have round the coner in a timed period

Run with the ball after first touch to opposite cone


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Crossing -Movement

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Crossing -Movement
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Crossing -Movement (15 mins)

Organization:

- Half of a field set up as shown/40x40yd space if available

- players set up at each of the 4 corners of the field

- Soccer balls set up at corners A and C

Instructions:

1. Actions started off with 1 ball at Station A

2. Player at station A plays a pass to Player B. Player B takes a touch then serves a lofted/driven diagonal ball to Player C

3. Player C then receives the ball takes then plays a pass to Player D. Player D takes a touch out of his feet and serves a ball to Player A

4. Players must follow their pass to the next station 

4. The Activity it repeated for 8-10 minutes.

Coaching Points:

1. Eye Contact between players before serves or passes.

2. Select appropriate surface for lofted/driven serves. Players must connect with the under surface of the ball to lift it off ground

3. Follow through after impact with ball especially on lofted serves

4. Appropriate surface for receiving serves vs passes

5. quick movement between stations after passes

Progressions:

P1 - repeat activity with two soccer balls 

P2 - increase distance for bigger serves

Regression - Reduce playing area


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Main Theme 2

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Main Theme 2
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Main Theme 2 (20 mins)

Organization: 

- Playing Area Half of a field/whatever space available preferably a 50x50yd area

- 4 stations setup as shown with a goal and 2 Gks

- Stations A & B with lots of soccer balls

Instructions: 

1. Player A plays ball to Player B and immediately makes an overlapping run around Player B for the Give and Go.

2. Player B receives the pass and plays a searching ball in the path of Player A then makes a run into the box.

3. Player A must then control the ball make eye contact with the moving Player B then serve a lofted or driven ball INTO THE PATH of the runner.

4. Player B must finish the play with a 1/2 touch finish on goal.

5. Players C&D then mirrors the activity after A&B are through.

6. Goalkeepers rotate every 4 shots 

7 Rotation for field players is; A => B => C => D =>A 

Coaching Points:

1. Players must make eye contact before delivering passes/serves

2. Timing of the runs - make banana run to end on back post, so as to always be in front the ball

3. Positive touches out the feet for serves and searching balls down the wing

4.Communication- Verbal and Visual communication among the players off the ball and the crosser.

Progressions:

Progression- Have Goalkeeper come off his line to receive crosses

Progression- Introduce Defenders to track attackers runs

Regression: Reduce the space of the playing Area/ eliminate Overlap and just have B receive ball and make run down the wing


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

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Conditioned Game

Organization:

- Two teams

- Two goals

Instructions:

- Normal game except players can take ball in to shaded area unopposed

- Players have two touches in shaded area

- Players must cross

Coaching Points:

- Appropriate crossing technique

- Driven or lofted

- Weight and angle of cross

- Appropriate Finishing technique


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