Football/Soccer Session (U8): Manchester U10 2v1

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Chris Ferrer, Adult Member

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Chris Ferrer
Name: Chris Ferrer
City: Bethpage
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 2 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Coconuts

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Coconuts
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Coconuts

Organization:

1. 40x30 area.

2. Balls on top of blue and red cones.

3. Teams distributed evenly as shown.

Instructions:

1. 4v4+4

2. Neutral players (in red): two inside area and two outside area.

3. Teams look to knock the opposing team's balls off their respective cones.

4. Team that knocks the most off after set time wins the round.

5. Winning team stays on, losing team switches out with neutrals.

Coaching Points:

1. Head up to observe space/options.

2. Three lines of attack.

3. Movement to create angles of support.

4. Decision-making: when/where to pass.

5. Application of techniques taught in session.

Progressions:


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Technical (Unopposed)

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Technical (Unopposed) (15 mins)

Organization:

- As shown (6 players - 3 groups of 2 per area)

Instructions:

- Players pair up with partners on opposite red cones on same side of area.

- Player A drives at orange cone and plays passes to player B and continues his run to the other side of the area.

- Player B receives pass drives at the next oragne cones and beats it with a scissor, faking towards the supporting teammate.

- Player A and B replace players C and D.

- C and D begin when player B makes eye contact with player D.

- Players perform same technique going back other way but start in opposite roles.

- Switch cone position after given amount of minutes to work on opposite foot.

Coaching Points:

1st attacker

- Size of touch to approach cone.

- Passing with outside of foot nearest supporting teammate.

- Weight and accuracy of pass.

- Quality of decoying techinque (scissors).

- Next movement after playing pass.

2nd attacker

- Timing of run

- Communication (for pass or to help decoy)

- Quality of touch after receiving to set up scissors.

Progressions:


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Technical (Semi-Opposed / Opposed)

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Technical (Semi-Opposed / Opposed) (35 mins)

Organization:

- As shown (Groups of 3; A, B and C)

- 2 groups (6 players) per area

Instructions:

Start this activity as indicated below with passive defenders and no point system.

- Defender (player A) plays pass to player B.

- Attackers (player B and C) attempt to score in the PUG 2v1 for 3 pts.

- The defender cannot leave his line until player B's first touch and must win the ball above the red line (as shown).

- If defender wins possession, he attempts to dribble over the opposite endline he started from.

- Once a team scores or ball leaves the area, next group starts.

- Rotation: A to B to C

Coaching Points:

1st attacker

- Quality of first touch and size and angle of touches as they approach defender (keep 2 options, smaller as defender approaches).

- Reading defender's body position to decide to dribble or pass.

- Passing with outside of foot nearest supporting teammate.

- Weight and accuracy of pass.

- Quality of decoying techinque (scissors).

- Next movement after playing pass.

2nd attacker

- Timing of run

- Communication (for pass or to help decoy)

- Quality of touch to set up shot or to score first time.

Progressions:

- Defender leaves on his pass.

- Remove red line forcing defender to come out.

- Time limit to score.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Tournament 3v3 or 2v2+1

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Tournament 3v3 or 2v2+1 (30 mins)

Organization:

Consider playing 2v2+1 (on right) for more 2v1 scenarios.

3v3 Small-sided tournament games: 4 teams of 3 players eachteam. 2 fields of 20x30 yards with 2 Pugg Goals on opposite endlines. Play small sided to larger goals if possible since the kids got striking repitiions during the session.

Instructions:

4 Teams of 3, play 3v3 tournament style format where each team will play one another. 3 points for a win, 1 point for a tie and 0 for a loss. Each game should be approximately 6-8 minutes in duration (obviously play a 3 game tournament).

Coaching Points:

· Review of session's learning outcomes being translatedinto the game

· 3 lines of attack

· Creating triangle (gives angles of support)

· Making triangle as big as possible (Creating space)


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