Football/Soccer Session (U11): Redirecting Serves to go Forward

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Danny Cadena , Adult Member

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Danny  Cadena
Name: Danny Cadena
City: Sleepy Hollow
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 0 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Warm Up I

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Warm Up I
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Warm Up I (15 mins)

Organization:

40x30 yard area

Each player with a ball

Players dribble their ball with small outside of the foot touches anywhere inside the area

Players Must enter through the shaded area ( Box) and find another person to pass to on the outside the grid and follow their pass.

Coaching Points:

Toe is down

Use the outside or instep of the foot

Head Up

Look for spaces between players

Try to touch the ball with every step

Take bigger touches into space

Positive 1st touch after switching


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Technical

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Technical
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Technical (20 mins)

Organization:

- Players work in groups of 3.

- 15 x 5 yd area

Instructions:

- Player 1 takes small touch on an angle

- On Player 1's touch, player 2 opens gap

- Player 1 passes to player 2

- Player 2 takes at least 2 touches to play to player 3.

- Play as a group to a designated score

Coaching Points:

- Quality of final touch before pass - angled approach

- Find target, head down on pass

- Body shape (foot, hips, etc.)

- Follow through

Progressions:

1- Player 3 must score on his first touch - talk about set.

2- Add 1 more player to add light pressure


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Conditioned Zone game

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Conditioned Zone game (20 mins)

Organization:

50 x 30 yard area setup as show n

12 players (5 Attackers,5 Defenders,2 Targets)

1 ball (Additional around the outside

Instructions:

Teams score by getting the bal lto their target player in the end zone

The target player must control the ball in the end zone to score the point

Once point is scored the target player Must now dribble out and the teammate who passed it takes his place inside the endzone

Defenders are not allowed inside the end zone

If the ball goes out, play is started with a kick in

Coaching Points:

Angle of approach

Head up to observe your target

Specific Technique

Weight and accuracy of pass

Disguise your pass

Progressions:

Two touch

10 passes one extra point

Make the target area bigger (10 yards deep)


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Progression 2

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Progression 2 (20 mins)

Organization:

-Using attacking and middle third of the field

-3 gates on each end

-2 even teams, Can use a 3rd team based on numbers(Play in gates as targets. Rotate teams)

Instructions:

-Teams attempt to dribble(Pass with target players) through the gates to score a point.

-If ball rolls out, play begins from coach.

Coaching Points:

- Weight, angle, timing, trajectory and shape of pass

- Direction and distance of first touch

- Movement off the ball to create space (for self and teammates) and open passing lane

- Speed, angle and timing of supporting movement

- Read triggers and body lanaguage of teammates

- Speed of play

- Recognizing correct moments to switch or to penetrate


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Scrimmage

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Scrimmage (20 mins)

Activity: 4v4 attacking small goals in the both wide areas. 20x30 field

Instructions: This game requires the players to identify pressure and switch the ball to the side away from pressure.

Coaching points: Depth and support during the attack at goal to encourage swinging the ball side to side. Creating angles for passing lanes and multiple options, improving passing out of pressure. Communication early and often.


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