Football/Soccer Session (U11): Technical & Skill Development - Front Foot Spin

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Duane Pena, Adult Member

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Duane Pena
Name: Duane Pena
City: New York
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 6 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Juggling & SAQ

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Juggling & SAQ

Juggling Challenge -

Juggle competition. Session 1.

-Who can do most? Repeat at last session (5).

-Groups of 4 or 5. Juggle and say name then pass ball on (2 or 3 touches)

Instructions:

SAQ exercise:

-One foot in each, two feet, in and outs, inky shuffle, bunny hops, ski jumps, etc

Coaching Points:

Footwork:

-On toes, knees up, pump arms - relate to game, quickness with and without the ball.

Progressions:

P1 Races

P2 Pinnies - head up?


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

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Semi Opposed

Organization:

Set up as above - narrower channels (8 yards) so that receiving to turn on back foot is harder to accomplish. Tight space means that pass may have to go to middle player with pressure on their back.

Instructions:

Play begins with Player A on ball taking a touch out of his feet to one side or another.

Player B checks away and comes back to receive the ball. He has two touches, one to spin the defender and one to find the target player.

Defender C stays tight as the passive defender.

Player B finds D.

Player D dribbles back at speed.

A becomes defender, B becomes targetman, C becomes attacker, D becomes original passer.

Progression: Player D beats Player C with scissor/feint etc on way back.

Coaching Points:

- Checking in a straight line v. checking at an angle (angle opens up option for pass to D)

- Side on Body position

-Contact on ball, specific part of foot.

- Good touch out of feet to break the line and head up.

- Movement of target to create passing lane.

- Movement of middle player to check away

- Communication

- Quality of pass (WEIGHT OF PASS)

-Checking shoulder/ Feel for defender (Where is he?!)

Progressions:

1. Player B looks to spin their first touch with outside of foot around the opposite corner and play the pass.

Fully Opposed

Send defender from another channel, count how many points you get.

P. Go to goal - alternate which channels go.


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

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Fully Opposed

Organization:

Set up as shown

Instructions:

Player checks away from defender and tries to get in behind them. They cannot play back to the server. Player until a goal is scored or a ball goes out.

Coaching Points:

Check away

Side on body shape

Quality of first touch

Feel for defender

Quality of pass from teammate

Communication

Get to ball first

Progressions:

P - Double points for scoring with only 2 touches

R - Defender is live on second touch/ can play back to teammate


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Conditioned Game 2

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Conditioned Game 2

Organization:

Set up as shown. One neutral in the middle. Two players from each team in an end zone and three players from each team in the middle.

Instructions:

Ball starts in the middle. Team in possession must find both end zones before someone in the end zone can score by rolling their defender and scoring in the goal behind them.

Defenders are only allowed to tackle after the forwards first touch.

Coaching Points:

Decision of when to spin defender v. hold the ball up

Check to the ball

Arm out - feel for defender

Check shoulder - know where he is

End product

Progressions:

P - defender is always live


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Small Sided Game

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Small Sided Game

Organization:

4v4 Game

Instructions:

3 teams playing 4v4. Winners stay on. Play for 2 minutes or 1 goal, whichever comes first.

Coaching Points:

- Creating space as a team

- Creating space as an individual

- Quality of first touch (weight, direction, based on pressure)

- Awareness of surroundings (scan field)


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