Football/Soccer Session (U10): Recognising where/when to travel with the ball

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

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Ball Manipulation (20 mins)

Free Play Ball Manipulation Skills

Set up:

* 30 x 30 yard area

* Each player with a ball

Instructions:

* Players perform a ball manipulation skill

* Either players perform a skill and break into a new space then continue and repeat

or players perform skill and upon coaches call 'break!' players accelrate into a new space and continue skill.

* To vary intensity, players may be challenged to try new ways of getting and keeping the ball off the floor, demonstarted by the coach or players.

* A triggerman is designated by the coach secretly from players to perform a skill, players must then copy who is doing something different to the others.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 1v1 to Goal

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1v1 to Goal (20 mins)

1 v 1 Attacking

Set Up:

* 1 Defender, 1 Attacker

* 1 Ball

* 28 x 18 yard area

Instructions:

* The player with the ball dribbles / runs to goal.

* The defender recovers and tries to win the ball - if so they attack the goal.

Objectives:

* attack quickly and use skill to beat the defender and finish past the GK.

* If NO GK mark out a 5x18 yard 'finishing' area/zone

Challenges:

* Can the attacker perform a skill to beat the defender to score

* what different ways can the attacker unbalance the defender

* If the defender is recovering quickly can the attacker use thier body to keep the ball or gain an advantage

* Can the attacker manipulate the ball to where they want it

Futher Challenges:

* Can you beat the player twice

* use your weaker foot

* put the defenders start gate nearer the goal

(Changes sides for exposure of atacking from different sides and angles)


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): (Foundation) Dribbling and Running With The Ball 4

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(Foundation) Dribbling and Running With The Ball 4 (20 mins)

PRACTICE ORGANISATION:

Area (outer square) 25 x 25 yards. Inner square, 8x8 yards.

11 Players, 3 groups of 3 attackers plus two defenders in internal square. One ball per group.

Practice starts: 2 players on outside of square, one with ball, one player on inside of square too.

Defenders ocupy inner square.

In each group, A passes to B who is inside the square. B dribbles or runs the ball across and out of the inner square and passes to C, who is outside the large square

B dribbles or runs the ball across and out of inner square and passes to C outside of square. B leaves playing area.

A now moves into square and receives pass from C.

All groups work at same tie to outnumber Ds

DETAIL:

Adjust size according to age/ability

Sequence: pass in and go in to receive, receive and drible or run, pass out and go out of square

Ball in hands first to establish pattern

PROGRESSION:

Ds to pass out or move from the square

Allow players receiving on outside to drive in and through the inner square

If players see the space, allow for more random patterning of movement between the 3 players

KEY POINTS:

Emphasis on need to recognise the space, time and position of Ds

Body position to receive

Changes in speed and direction

Awareness of other game events, use of inventive touches, numbr of touches and disguise


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): When and Where to Travel with the Ball - Running with the Ball / Dribbling.

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When and Where to Travel with the Ball - Running with the Ball / Dribbling. (30 mins)

Recognising Space - Running With the Ball

Set Up:

* 25 x 35 yard area.

* Split into 3 rds.

* 2 defenders in the middle 3rd.

* 1 ball for each attacking player

Instructions:

* Players dribble ball in thier own third

* Players wait to see an opportunity to make it through the defenders

Scoring:

* 2 points for every succesful penetration past the defenders in the central zone to the other side.

* If defender wins the ball they take the place of the attacker

* first to 20 points wins

Challenges:

* What can you try that tricks a defender 1v1 when running with the ball / dribbling?

* Can you recognise when and where to attack at speed?

Progression:

* Divide the pitch into 5 to create 2 defensive zones every other area.

* Add more defenders


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): When and Where to Travel with the Ball - Running with the Ball / Dribbling.

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When and Where to Travel with the Ball - Running with the Ball / Dribbling. (30 mins)

Recognising space - running with the ball.

Set Up:

* 30 x 40 area

* divided into 3rd's

Scoring:

* 1 point per goal

* 2 points for running with the ball / dribble through (or exiting) the wide areas

* 5 points for running wih the ball through (or exiting) the central area.

Challenges:

* How might you create space for yourself so you can recieve and run with the ball?

* How might you create space for others so they can run with the ball?


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