Football/Soccer Session (U10): Playing through the thirds

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Robert Garcia
Name: Robert Garcia
City: duarte
Country: United States of America
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Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer

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Learning Outcomes:

Ability to penetrate through the middle third

Support for player in possession of the ball

Patience (level of risk in first and second thirds)


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Rondo

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Rondo (10 mins)

Organization:

Two grids - 10x10

Instructions:

Rondo. 5 v. 2.

Two defenders stay in again if the opposition gets 10 passes, splits the defenders or megs a defender.

Attacker that makes a mistake goes in for the person who's been in longest.

Coaching Points:

Shape

Movement to support player on the ball

Penetration of pass v. keeping possession

Progressions:

Mandatory 2 touch

1 touch only


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Warm Up - Dynamic Movement

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Warm Up - Dynamic Movement (5 mins)

Organization:

Set up as shown.

Add SAQ ladders if more players.

Instructions:

Pass and follow your pass. Player C dribbles back and performs a move avoiding the other player working the other way.

Dynamic movements are done between pass and follow: jog, knees up, heels up, side shuffle, carioca, skip, open gate, close gate etc

Coaching Points:

Focus for session

Quality of movements

Set the tone for your practice

Progressions:

P - SAQ ladders if higher number of players

R - start without a ball.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Pattern Play

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Pattern Play (5 mins)

Organization:

Instructions:

Coaching Points:

Progressions:


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

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Semi Opposed (20 mins)

Organization:

Two fields side by side with 2 (3 w. gk) v. 1 in the first 3rd, 2 v. 2 in the second 3rd and three targets (representing #7,#11,#9)

Instructions:

Ball starts with the keeper. Attacking team plays out of the back and attempts to penetrate and find the target goals.

Coaching Points:

Starting shape

Receive to turn

Breaking the line

Risk v. reward

Penetration

Support for player on the ball

Progressions:

P. Two touch

P. Narrow the middle third to a central corridor

R. 2 v. 1 in the middle third

R. 3 v. 0 in the first third


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Opposed

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Opposed (20 mins)

Organization:

8 v. 6. #5 and #8 are encouraged to stay within the central box

Instructions:

Ball starts with the keeper.

One of the central midfielders must touch the ball before we can score.

Play until a goal is scored or the ball goes out.

Coaching Points:

Not getting caught square

Defensive cover if we lose the ball

Creating passing lanes to forward players

Movement off the ball

Receiving on the back foot

Body shape when receiving

Progressions:

P. 7 v. 7


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Shape

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Shape

Player Roles:

#1

Find a blue's feet

Find a blue

#2+3

Give width and drop immediately deep to receive and give depth

#5

Stay central and try to create passing lanes for #9,7,11 or 8

If open, can you receive to turn.

#8

Stay central, higher up (don't get caught flat with #5)

Try to create passing lanes for #9,7 or 11

If open, can you receive to turn

#7+11

Provide width higher up the field.

Can you find the passing lane to receive from the keeper

#9

Give the team length (depth)

Can you check away and come back to receive to feet

Can you check to and then go away to get the ball in behind


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