Football/Soccer Session (U9): Carmel United U8/9 Session 5 (Start Time: 2015-10-14 18:00:00)

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Greg Primavera, Adult Member

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Greg Primavera
Name: Greg Primavera
City: White Plains
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 0 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer

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Outside Cut Turn


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Ball Mastery

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Ball Mastery (10 mins)

Organization:

20 x 15

Every player with a ball

Instructions:

1. In the 20 x 15 grid allow the players to dribble around using Messi / Ronaldo touches.

2. (Coach) Introduces and reviews Messi and Ronaldo touches and addresses when and where to use each touch.

3. Allow the players to practice.

Coaching Points:

1. Keep you head up - Look out for other players who may bump into you. Look for open space.

2. Recognize when to use Messi vs. Ronaldo touches while performing the move. (Before/After?)

3. Maintain a low center of gravity

4.Touch after recognizing there's space - needs to be explosive but controlled into space away from players reach.

Progressions:

(P1) - 5 lives; Each players has 5 lives to start of with, if they dribble out of bounds or by accidentally bumps into another player he/she loses a life. If a player gets down to zero lives left he/she must see a coach for a technical challenge that will give them an additional 5 lives. After 2 minutes see who many lives each player has left.

Introduce the Outside Cut Turn within activity.


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

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Warm Up - Shielding (10 mins)

Organization:

- 20 x 20 yard area set up as shown

- 12 players (6 Attackers, 6 Defenders) set up as shown

- 1 ball per player

Instructions:

- Attackers score by not letting the defender hit their ball with their ball

- Defenders score by hitting the attackers ball or if the attacker dribbles out of the area

- Defenders have the ball in hand (throw) and attackers have ball at feet (dribble)

- Play for a set time limit then check the scores

- Rotate players so that they play against different players

Coaching Points:

- Change of speed

- Change of direction

- Awareness of Space & Surroundings

- Experiment with different turns as you attempt to lose your partner

Progressions:

P - Player with ball in hand can now 'attack' any player dribbling

P - Both players now have the ball on the ground and the object is to hit the ball with a pass

R - Increase the area size so that players have more space to turn into


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Technical Turns (Unopposed)

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Technical Turns (Unopposed) (15 mins)

Organization:

- 4 cones in the middle of the area, 4 groups

- Each player has a ball

Instructions:

- On Coaches command, players dribble out to the cone, perform turn and return to their starting point.

- When they reach starting point the next person in line goes.

- Perform drag back, inside turn and outside turn.

Coaching Points:

- Close Control

- Head Up (check over shoulder to assess space and pressure)

- Accelerate after the turn

- Lower your body to give a better platform to accelerate

-Distance of touch (helps next action)

-Protecting the ball while dribbling

Progressions:

- Make into a race

-Perfrom the correct technique for the Outside Cut turn:

Attacking the space forward on the field (looking to penetrate)

Identification of the space

Decision whether to keep going forward or turn based on pressure and space

Use of body, arms etc to fake

Direction of touch (based on next action)

Protecting the ball while dribbling

Use of arms to feel the defender

Push ball with kicking foot through legs


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 1v1 - backward goals

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1v1 - backward goals (15 mins)

Organization:

- 25 x 12 yard area set up as shown

- Two mini goals facing away from play as shown

- Two teams of 3/4 players

- Lots of balls

Instructions:

- The defending player starts the activity by passing the ball into one of the attacking players

- The attacking player has the option to score in either goal

- The defending player must attempt to prevent the attacker from scoring

- If the defender wins the ball they attempt to score in one of the two goals

- The game is over when the ball leaves the area

- The next game is then started from the defending team

- Rotate players after a set time period

Coaching Points:

- Positive first touch

- Awareness of defender: pressure, distance etc

- Timing/Execution of turn.

- Visual Cue: can you unbalance Defender?

- Head up for next action

Progressions:

P - Attacking players have a time limit to score

R - Attacking players start with the ball


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

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Free Play (30 mins)

Organization: 3v3/4v4 tournament

Instructions: 4 teams. Free play, but can you use the roll they learned in the game? 3 points for a win, 2 points for a tie, 1 point for a loss. World Cup competition. Bonus point for being the first team in lined up when coach calls time.

Coaching Points: As seen in game.

Progressions: Move players if needed to balance teams.


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