Football/Soccer Session (U8): 5 Monroe Soccer Travel UNITY U8G - Apr 29 (Start Time: 2014-04-29 17:05:00)

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Nick Adams, Adult Member

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Nick Adams
Name: Nick Adams
City: New Bedford
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 2 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Defending 1v1 Warm Up

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Defending 1v1 Warm Up
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Defending 1v1 Warm Up (15 mins)

Organization:

30 x 30 yard area set up as shown

10 players set up as shown

5 balls

Instructions:

Defending players run out together as a pair and mirror each others movements

Players should run with big strides up to the cone and then small strides into the ball, this replicates going quickly then slowing down

Players return to their starting position and repeat

Coaching Points:

Speed of approach

Angle of approach

Body position

Progressions:

Have players touch the ball with their hand to ensure they are low to the ground and maintaining good body shape


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Angle of Approach

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Angle of Approach (20 mins)

Organization:

20x15 yard area setup as shown

4 players (2 Attackers, 2 Defenders) set up as shown

1 ball (Additional around the outside)

Instructions:

Defending player starts with the ball

Defending player passes into the attacking player

The attacking player moves out to receive the ball and attempts to beat the defender and dribble through one of the two scoring gates situated on the defenders end line

Defending player becomes active on the attacker’s first touch and attempts to win the ball

Players rotate roles after each attempt

Award points for successful attempts and keep score

Coaching Points:

Deny penetration

Speed of approach

Angle of approach, force player on to weak side

Correct moments to tackle

Faint to tackle to force a mistake

Tackling techniques

Progressions:

If the defender wins the ball they now can score by dribbling through attacker’s scoring gates

Defending players become active on their pass


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Denying Penetration

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Denying Penetration (20 mins)

Organization:

20x15 yard area set up as shown

Groups of 4 (2 Attacker 2 D efender) set up as shown

2 balls (Additional around the outside)

Instructions:

Defending player starts with the ball

Defending player passes to the attacking player

The attacking player moves out to receive the ball and attempt to score into the defending player’s goal

Defending player becomes active on the attacker’s first touch and attempts to win the ball

If the defending player wins the ball they attempt to score in the attacking player’s goal

Players rotate service after each attempt

A ward points for successful attempts and keep score

Coaching Points:

Speed and Angle of approach

Angle of approach, force player on to weak side

Correct moments to tackle

4. Feint to tackle to force a m istake

5. Tackling techniques

6. Transition to attack

Progressions:

Add big goals and goalkeepers (increase area to 30 x 20 yards)

Defender now serves the ball to the attackers w ith a chipped or driven pass

Allow attackers a second touch before defender is active

Have attackers start with the ball.

Finish with 4v4/5v5 game - reinforce defending principles


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