Football/Soccer Session (U13): Greenburgh U13B Dragons - Possession

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Stephen Palmer, Adult Member

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Stephen  Palmer
Name: Stephen Palmer
City: New York
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 1 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): SAQ

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SAQ

On Arrival:

- Pairs juggling challenges

Organization:

1. Two lines of equal numbers.

2. 10 x 15 Yard Area.

Instructions:

1. Players do dynamic stretches and coordination movements through the middle and jog on the way back.

2. Next player in the line goes as soon as the player in front gets to the middle cones.

Coaching Points:

- Quality of movement


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Y-Drill - Technical Reps

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Y-Drill - Technical Reps (15 mins)

Organization:

Players work in groups of 4

4 Cones set up in a 'Y' formation, 10 yards apart each from the center cone

Instructions:

B checks away behind cone then checks back in front emulating trying to lose opponent to gain space.

A pass to B, B receives ball and turns to play pass to C then makes run to opposite free cone, C dribbles to start cone.

D steps up to start the rotation and will play pass to A.

Coach teaches 3 different receiving the ball techniques/scenarios.

2-player must use 1st touch to turn and take available forward space.

2-player must used 1st touch to protect ball/allow more time/space as option not presented immediately.

3-player must receive, turn and play forward as quickly as possible (counter attack?).

4 (maybe if time)- player must open up to play an option squarely behind them.

Coaching Points:

Eye Contact/connection with players.

Quality of check to receive ball.

Check shoulder when check to ball to gain visual information for yourself

Quality of 1st touch and pass

Progressions:

Add combinations between players

Fully opposed (only if grasped concepts well enough)


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Possession

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Possession

Organization:

1. 40x30 area. (dependant on numbers)

2. Players set up as shown.

Instructions:

1. Two teams play in area.

2. Teams score by passing through triangle/square

3. Players cannot go inside triangle/square.

4. If ball goes out, restart with throw in. First pass is free on restarts. ( have been working on visual cue for throw ins, ask them to see if they can tell you)

Coaching Points:

1. Look to penetrate early.

2. If penetrate is not on, look to possess.

3. Movement of players to create passing lanes forward.

4. Timing of movement to give support.

Progressions:

1. Touch restriction.

2. Add target player in triangle.

3. Team can also score a point by making ten consectutive passes.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Playing through the 3rds - Possession and support play

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Playing through the 3rds - Possession and support play

Organization: x2 fields split into 3rds. 4v4. mini goals. Blues shooting one way, yellows shooting the other.

Dependant on numbers, expand this and do one field.

Instructions:

Players are in there 3rds (1v1s in last 3rd, 2v2 in middle 3rd)

- when the team that is in possession plays a ball into the attacking 3rd, 1 player from their team in the middle 3rd can make a run forward to create a 2v1 in that last 3rd.

- when a team has possession in the defensive 3rd, a player from their team in the middle 3rd can drop into the defensive 3rd creating a 2v1 to play out of the back.

Coaching Points:

- Lots of combinations in each 3rd

- Quick combinations to progress through the 3rds

- Good movement and runs, support the player on the ball

- Recieve ball from deep and open up to face forward whenever possible

Progressions:

- Neutrals

- Outside players

- 2 touch

- Larger sided game (2v2 in first third, 3v3 in second third, 2v2 in final third)


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

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6v6 game (25 mins)

Organization: Players to organize themselves into their positions in the team.

Instructions: 6v6

Coaching Points: Recap on rules and continue to try to get the team to move into space and play their position.

Progressions:


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Movement
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