Football/Soccer Session (U12): Edgemont SC - Age Group Clinics (U10/11) - S12

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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

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Edgemont Soccer Club; Age Group Clinics

Block: Attacking 2v1; Combination - Give and Go

Focus: Attacking 2v1

Skill: Scissor / Outside Push Pass

Type of Pressure: 1v1 Pressure

Pressure Position: Infront

Decisions looking to affect:

1. Recognizing moments when to possess vs. penetrate.

2. Speed of Approach - Messi vs. Ronaldo.

3. Angle / Direction of Approach - Driving at the defender.

4. Body Shape / Position - How do you need to change your body shape in order to execute the skill?

5. Technique - Entrance, Engagement, Execution, Exit.

6. Mentality - (a) Recognizing target and space ahead/behind the defender. (b) Speed of Approach to unbalance the defender or have them commit. (c) Preparation for next action - Goal / Target.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Warmup

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

Organization:

15 x 20 grids

3 yards gates 

Groups of 3-4 setup as shown

Each player has a pinnie tucked to the side

Instructions:

1. Player B1 or B2 starts the activity off by running to give Player C a high five. Once there Player B1/B2 take player Cs spot.

2. Once player C get a high five from Player D, Player A, the defender, looks to immediately presses the attacking player and pull his/her pinnie. 

3. Player C attacks the space in front of them after receiving a high five and tries to score a point in one of the two gates without their pinnie getting stolen.

4. Immediately after Player C runs through one of the two gates, the B player who did not give the high five originally starts the activity off again.

Rotation:

Player B > C > A > B

Coaching Points:

1. Go directly at the defender

2. Smaller steps once accelerating into space larger strides

3. Head up to see what gate we must attack in

4. Change in levels: Body shape taller to lower on the feint to provide


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Technical

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Technical (15 mins)

Organization: 

15 x 20 grids

3 yards gates 

Groups of 3-4 setup as shown

1 Ball per grid; Extras to the side

Instructions:

1. Similar to the set up to the warm-up. Player A  and Player C each start off with a ball and dribble to the cones infront of them.

2. Once they've approached the cone, both players, use the same motion of the Shoulder Feint (Where one shoulder drops. Player puts most of their body weight on one foot), and pass to the right/left to either Player, B1 or B2.

3. After passing the ball Player A and C run around the outside of the obstacle and switch positions.

4. Player B 1/2 then dribbles at the cone and pass to Player A and Player C with the outside of their foot.

5. Same sequence occurs until coach decides to move on to next activity.

Rotation:

Player A switches with Player C after passing the ball

Player B1 switches with Player B2 after passing the ball

Coaching Points:

1. Connect with teammate - eye contact.

2. When approaching the use of Messi Touches

3. Upon executing the outside pass, movement off the ball to continue run

4. Communication from the receiving player - Feet! Asking for the ball to be played at their feet rather than into space.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Semi-Opposed / Fully

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Semi-Opposed / Fully (15 mins)

Organization: 

15 x 20 grids

3 yards gates 

Groups of 3-4 setup as shown

1 Ball per grid; Extras to the side

Instructions:

1. Similar to the warm-up portion, Player A will start off with the ball and pass it to Player B (B1 or B2).

2. Player B will then pass the ball to Player C, and follow their pass immediately (to show the open space that was left).

3. Player C receives the ball and drives at the defender (Player A - allowed to apply passive pressure after first touch) in front of him/her looking to perform the scissors as a decoy to the Give and Go.

4. Once Player C gets around the defender and to the opposite endline, he/she passes the ball to the opposite Player B. 

5. Player A doesn't look to win the ball, they act as obstacles, afterwards they take Player B's spot.

6. After repetition of using the scissors as a decoy, coach allows players to decide whether they want to use the outside surface of their foot and pass to the supporting player or take the space.

6. Progression 1: Player A is allowed to steal and counter by going the opposite direction for a point. (Fully opposed)

7. Progression 2: Add goals > 2v2 with the condition that the player who scores must run around the goal they scored on.

Rotation:

Player B > C > A > B

Coaching Points:

1. Quality of 1st touch

2. Communication - Receiving player: Feet!; Player on ball: Through! after pass.

3. Quality of pass

4. Drive at defender's front foot

5. Keep ball close, touch on every step

6. Play as late as possible with outside of foot.

7. Recognize when defender commits

8. Direction and weight of return pass

9. Quick movement to receive the ball back again

Progressions:

1. Player A is allowed to steal and counter by going the opposite direction for a point. (Fully opposed)

2.Add goals > 2v2 with the condition that the player who scores must run around the goal they scored on.


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

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Free Play (20 mins)

Organization:

3v3 / 4v4 Small-sided tournament games

4 teams of 3-4 players each team.

2 fields of 30x40 yards

2 Pugg Goals on opposite endlines.

Instructions:

4 Teams of 3

Play 3v3 tournament style format where each team will play one another.

Look to combine groups if possible.

Coaching Points:

Review of session's learning outcomes being translated into the game


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