Football/Soccer Session (U11): Attacking & Counter Attacking U11s

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Michael  Richardson
Name: Michael Richardson
City: Great Dunmow
Country: United Kingdom
Rank: Elite ‚Äď 6 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Passing Pattern (2 CM's)

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Passing Pattern (2 CM's) (20 mins)

Set Up

20x20 square.

5 players on the outside of the square and two players inside the square.

The ball is pass from corner to corner of the square with each player following their pass. The receiver is to play a one-two around the corner cones with one of the middle players.

 Key Points

Technical

 - Passing, weight and accuracy

- Passing, identifying the difference between a pass and a set 

Tactical

 - Where and when to support the player in possession, angles and timing

 Physical

- Endurance

Psychological/Social

- Developing a positive reaction to mistakes

- Concentration, developing a high level of concentration through repitition


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Directional Rondo

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Directional Rondo (20 mins)

Set Up

The red team play across the square. The Blue team play up and down the pitch. The objective is for the ball to be switched across the square into the opposite target player.

Progression

- When the target player receives possession he can enter the pitch to create an overload, another player must replace him as the target player.

Key Points  

Technical

 - Passing quality

- Receiving statically or directionally

Tactical

- Identifying when and where to create an overload

- Create and exploit space

Physical

 - Maintain at high tempo

- Play with a high heart rate 

Psychological/Social

- Develop a positive attitude to regaining possession


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 1v1

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1v1 (20 mins)

Set Up

*20x10 with a goal at each end and a scoring zone.

*Red player starts behind the mannequin, shifts the ball then passes into the blue player, he then becomes the defender and presses the ball.

*The blue players objective is to get into either scoring zone and then score.

*If the ball is won by the defender or oes out of play the game ends.

Progressions

- If the defender wins possession the game continues

- Defender must take the ball into one half of the pitch, then attack the opposite goal

- Attack must control the ball tight to his feet, drawing in the defender

Key Points

1. Quality and accuracy of pass

2. Type of 1st touch

3. Disguise

4. Skill

5. Change of direction

6. Acceleration


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Counter attack, thirds and half way line

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Counter attack, thirds and half way line (30 mins)

Set Up

Pitch is divided into thirds. The pitch also includes a half way line. In order for the team in possession to score all players must be into the attacking half

Each third is allocated an amount of points. When the defending team wins possession their aim is to counter and score. If they win possession in the 5 point area and score the goal = 5 points. Middle 3rd = 2points, attacking 3rd = 1 point.

Challenges

1. Try to support the attack by being in front of the ball.

2. Try to change the speed of the attack with a 1st time pass

Key Points

* Secure Possession / Play a safe pass

* 1st time passes (if possible)

* Support - Types of runs and angles of support

* Breaking lines - with a pass, dribble or run

* Disguise - passes and runs

* Finishing - type of finishes, accuracy and power


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Counter attack, 8v8 (plus GK)

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Counter attack, 8v8 (plus GK) (30 mins)

Set up

Small sided game, both teams playing 1-4-3-1.

Pitch markings of thirds and half way line. Points scoring as previous game and use of half way line to move as a team.

Challenge and Key Points as previous session.

Additional challenge -

* Can the attacking team score within 10 seconds.


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Movement
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Pass
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Dribble
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Pitch Line 2
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