Football/Soccer Session (U12): Hillsborough SC - U12G Cheetahs - S10 (Pressure/Cover Recap; + Balance)

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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
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Technical

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Technical
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Technical (15 mins)

On Arrivial: (Prior to start of practice)

Organization:

As shown in diagram

Dynamic Warm-up:

1. Jog to cone and back twice

2. Open the gate to the cone, close the gate on our way back

3. Half kicks (Cross the body; Knee to elbow) to cone, Light extension - Full kicks on our way back.

4. High knees to cone, butt kicks on our way back.

5. Side shuffle facing one direction to cone - switch direction half way in between. Two alternating side skips on our way back.

6. Small skips down, big skips on our way back.

7. Move on to SAQ with cones.

Coaching Points:

1. Be on toes

2. Listen for coaches signal

3. Reaction time

4. Speed of movement

Technical Warm-up: Yael Averbuch "Soccer Wall Series"

Part I

1. Inside pass (leave foot in air after contact) Receive + Pass; 1 min x each foot

2. Receive inside (leave foot in air after receiving) Pass back with Laces - same foot, drop foot in between reps; 1 min x each foot

3. Outside touch when receiving (leave foot in air after receiving) Pass with inside surface; 1 min x each foot

4. Receiving drag across with inside surface (leave foot in air after receiving) Pass with outside surface; 1 min x each foot

Challenge - Wrap around the back of your planted foot, inside pass. Adjust the angle of your hips. 1 min


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 3v3 Rondo

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3v3 Rondo

Organization:

Two 15x15 yard grids are created side-by-side as shown in Diagram (b) below. Goalkeepers are positioned at each end of the grids to act as target players. A 4v4 is organized in each grid as shown. The setup is repeated to accommodate the entire team. Note - Two games of 4v4 are illustrated

Instructions:

One player from the defending team must remain in the opposite grid as shown above. The other 3 teammates must attempt to gain possession from the 4 opposing players. This creates a numbers-down situation for the defensive team and forces them to work as a unit to regain possession. If the defensive team wins possession they must quickly switch the ball to their teammate in the opposite grid. Immediately they must travel to support the play. In the Diagram above, Player (A) has won possession of the ball and quickly passes to his/her teammate in the opposite grid. The blues will now transition quickly to support the play while the yellow team must send over 3 players to defend. Points are awarded for a successful switch and 7 consecutive passes.

Coaching Points:

• Work together to defend as a unit

• Attempt to regain possession quickly.

• Immediately look to switch the ball on gaining possession.

• Travel quickly to support the play.

Progressions:


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Pressure, Cover - Inside/Outside

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Pressure, Cover - Inside/Outside

Organization:

Same as previous.

Instructions:

1. Same as previous but now middle players are able to score in either goal if opportunity presents itself.

Rotation:

1. 2 minute games

2. (Middle) Attacking players, blue, rotate with the defenders denying the opportunity to shoot or drive in the center and force them out towards the side line (red players).

3. Red players, who originally showed outside, will now have to defend two wide targets and force the opposition to play on the inside (yellow players).

4. Yellow players, who had to defend the two outside targets, and show the attackers inside, now replace the blue and become the attackers.

Competition:

1. After three 2 minute games pairs are rotated based off of score.

2. If attackers score then they switch with defenders.

Coaching Points:

1. Quick transition between roles (switching between pressure and cover)

2. Communication between players (tone to work as a motivational tool)


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Defensive Scenarios

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

Organization:

1. Set up as shown (3 zones of 10-12 yds & 20 yds witdh)

2. Three teams of 3 players

Instructions:

1. Semi-opposed.

2. If ball is played through, team receives a point and becomes defending team.

3. If defending team wins possession of the ball they attempt to score on small goals.

Coaching Points:

1. Roles - pressure, cover & Balance.

2. Technique - speed and angle of approach.

3. Compactness - don't get stretched or split.

4. Communication - urgent, loud, and specific.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): End Game

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End Game

Organization:

Full field - 40 x 30

Divided into two - 30 x 20

3v3 / 4v4 Game


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