Football/Soccer Session (U9): Arrows U9 Boys: Receiving: Session 6 (Start Time: 2016-05-06 15:45:00)

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Shane Clark, Adult Member

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Shane Clark
Name: Shane Clark
City: Rye Brook, New York
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 3 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer

Description

The focus is to improve on the technical aspects of passing and receiving with secondary learning on support and positioning.


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

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Warm Up
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Warm Up (10 mins)

Organization:

- 30x30 yard grid

- 3 pinnies

- 2 balls (extras on outside of grid)

Instructions:

- 3 Players start off as defenders holding the a pinnie each in their hand.

- Defenders must look to simply touch a ball or force a ball out of play via a bad pass/touch from an attacker, if they do this the attacker who lost possession takes the pinnie and becomes a

defender and the previous defender becomes an attacker.

- Attackers must help each other to keep possession of both soccer balls.

Coaching Points:

- Communication

- Awareness of space/pressure etc.

- Try to play to back foot and turn to switch ball in other direction when receiving if possible

- Quality/weight of passes.

- Angles/distances of support

- Constantly re-evaluate your position (can I be in a better position?)

Progressions:

- Add defenders (pinnies)


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Main Act 1

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Main Act 1 (20 mins)

Organization:

In pairs stand opposite each other, 10 yards apart as shown, 2 red cones in the middle (gates) 3 yds apart. One player is on the blue cone, their partner is on the yellow cone. Each pair has 1 ball.

Instructions:

Players to try to work together to get as many passes through the gates as possible. First few minutes focus on technique.

Progress to playing against each other in a ladder competition. If the ball touches a gate cone or does not pass through the gate, the pass does not count. Play for 90 sec. Player with most completed passes moves up a level/division. (levels can be: MLS first team, USLAcademy, RDS)

Coaching Points:

Head up before pass,

step into pass,

non-kicking foot next to ball pointing in direction of pass,

lock ankle, follow through in direction of where want pass to go.

Take a touch when receiving to set yourself up for return pass.

Progressions:

-Use weaker foot

-Narrow the gates to 1yd and use stronger foot

-Use weaker foot on narrow gates


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Main Act 2

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Main Act 2 (20 mins)

Organization:

Set up as shown. Red gates are 3 yds wide. Blue cones are 5 yds from gate. Yellow cone is 5 yds from gate, Green cone are 10 yds from gate. Final red cone is 15 yds from red gate.

Instructions: Player A runs from the start of the line to the yellow cone. B passes to A. A passes back to B and then runs to the Green cone. B passes to A. A passes back to B and then runs to the final red cone. B passes to A. A passes to B and runs to the back of his line. Process repeats.

Coaching Points:

Head first up to observe target and then look at the ball when striking it.

Lock ankle, strike ball with the inside of your foot swinging the kicking foot strait to your partner

Supporting foot should be planted next to the ball and toes pointing at the target.

Use driven pass when distance is too great to cover with an inside foot pass

Competition: First team to complete a cycle wins

Progressions:

Use weeker foot

If cones are touched the pass has to be redone.

reduce gate gap to 1 yd


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

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Conditioned game (20 mins)

Organization:

4v4, 30x20 as shown. 4 square end boxes are 3x3yds wide.

Instructions:

A team scores by either dribbling the ball into one of square end boxes or passing the ball into the box for a teammate to receive.

Coaching Points:

Head up to look for pass,

weight of pass,

type of pass chosen,

accuracy of passing.

Maintain width and look to switch side of attack if necessary

Progressions:


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 6v6 game

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6v6 game (20 mins)

Organization:

5v5, 30x40 yd

Instructions:

Look to pass and move, support the ball.

Coaching Points:

Head up to look for pass,

weight of pass,

type of pass chosen,

accuracy of passing.

Maintain width and look to switch side of attack if necessary

Progressions:


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