Football/Soccer Session (Beginner): U10 Technical Ability

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Caitlin Young
Name: Caitlin Young
City: Provo
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 3 points
Membership: Young Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Warm Up-Technical Mastery

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Warm Up-Technical Mastery
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Warm Up-Technical Mastery (15 mins)

Organization:

Players in a circle all facing coach

Each player has a ball and cone to work with

Instructions:

Coach demonstrates a ball mastery technique, and the players repeat

Skills taught in this session are the 3 'V's - front, back and switch feet

Coaching Points:

Always light on toes

Hop as drag ball back

Turn body/hips/toes to face direction of balls destination

Move ball from one side of cone to the other in a V shape

Progressions:

Combine the skills together

Have the players race to complete x amount of the skill/s

The coach continuously changes what ball mastery techniques he is executing and the player must change ASAP with him (now they are forced to look up at coach and not down at ball to keep up with him)


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Small Sided-Add Pressure

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Small Sided-Add Pressure (15 mins)

Organization:

2 pugg goals

As many balls as possible

2x 3 yard gates 1 yard apart

Instructions:

Attacker stands in first gate with legs open

Defender in 2nd gate plays pass throught attacker legs for attacker to collect

Defender cannot defend until attacker touches ball

Attacker can score in either goal, and if defender wins ball he attacks the counter goal.

Once 1v1 battle has finished the next players move up the line, and next time that pair is 'up' they switch roles

Coaching Points:

Use ball mastery techniques to evade/fake out defenders

Use defenders own body weight/momentum against themselves

Fake to shoot on goal before using one of the skills to change direction and go to opposite goal

Speed of execution to confuse defender

Progressions:

Add time limit to contest

Add point system (score more points if use one of the skills taught in the session)


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Expanded Small Sided-4 Goals

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Expanded Small Sided-4 Goals (15 mins)

Organization

35x30yrd grid with four goal on each side.

3 teams of four.

Teams play 4v4.

Score by dribbling through a goal.

First team to 3, rotate teams.

Non Directional

Coaching Points:

Recognizing the space

Dribbling to the space

Taking someone on 1v1

First touch


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Scrimmage

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Scrimmage (15 mins)

Game Rules Apply

Coaching Points: All of the above.


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Dribble
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