Football/Soccer Session (U9): Edgemont SC - Age Group Clinics (U8/9) - S2

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Ashley Thomas, Adult Member

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Ashley Thomas
Name: Ashley Thomas
City: Lawrenceville
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 6 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer

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Edgemont Soccer Club; Age Group Clinics

Block: Individual Technical Skills using the inside and outside surface of the foot.

Focus: Attacking 1v1

Skill: Stop Start - Outside Cut / Low wave

Type of Pressure: 1v1 Pressure

Pressure Position: Alongside

Decisions looking to affect:

1. Quality of positive first touch (Direction - towards goal; Weight)

2. Awareness of defender's position. Players ability to identify the amount of pressure that is being applied to the ball. Speed / Approach

3. Placement of ball. Dribble with farthest foot from defender.

4. Mentality - Go to goal. Attack if option is available.

5. Decision - Turn or use a Stop start to lose the defender (Scenarios from warm up)

6. Cross / Cut across if you have the time and space from the defender to do so.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Developmental

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Developmental (20 mins)

Organization:

15 x20

6 players per grid

Each with a ball

Instructions:

Body Mechanics

1. The first player furthest from the center of the field in each channel tries to race and fake the other player out. The objective is to score a point in either endzone.

2. If the attacking player (leading) is successful at faking the defender and enters the zone, alone, he/she gets a point.

3. But if the defender catches up to the attacker and enters the zone at the same time, he/she gets the point.

4. Roles switch after each turn.

Technical: Unopposed

1. Practice via repetition. No competition.

2. Players will start off dribbling to midline of the grid one at a time. Once they approach the endline they will perform an outside cut to change direction and return to the starting point.

3. Progression > Players dribble all the way to the other endzone and perform a outside cut. On their return, player looks to practice the low wave (stop start) before high-fiving the next person in line.

Coaching Points:

1. Quality of first touch (Direction - towards goal, Weight)

2. Awareness of defender's position

3. Be positive, attack goal if possible

4. Decision, Turn or Stop start to lose the defender (Scenarios from warm up)

5. Protect the ball with your body at all times

6. Finish! - or - Pass!


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

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Semi- / Opposed (20 mins)

Organization:

15 x20

6 players per grid

Each with a ball

Instructions:

Technical: Semi-Opposed

1. Going to endzones. Players will add these moves to the activity where the furthest player from the center or the field is the attacker and the closest must follow and attempt to enter the zone at the same time.

2. Players are restricted to their portion of the channel.

3. Both players will have a ball to start off. Progress the activity to where only the attacker has the ball.

4. Roles switch after each turn

Technical: Fully Opposed

1. Same as Semi-Opposed activity, however, the defender is live on the attacker's first touch and may cross over to the attackers channel.

2. Attacker is now looking to pass the ball into one of the two pugg goals.

Coaching Points:

1. Quality of first touch (Direction - towards goal, Weight)

2. Awareness of defender's position

3. Be positive, attack goal if possible

4. Decision, Turn or Stop start to lose the defender (Scenarios from warm up)

5. Protect the ball with your body at all times

6. Finish!


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

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Free Play (20 mins)

Organization:

3v3 / 4v4 Small-sided tournament games

4 teams of 3-4 players each team.

2 fields of 30x40 yards

2 Pugg Goals on opposite endlines.

Instructions:

4 Teams of 3

Play 3v3 tournament style format where each team will play one another.

Look to combine groups if possible.

Coaching Points:

Review of session's learning outcomes being translated into the game


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