Football/Soccer Session (U10): Lofted Pass

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Brad Wolchansky , Adult Member

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Brad Wolchansky
Name: Brad Wolchansky
City: Brooklyn
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 1 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Warm Up

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Warm Up
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Warm Up (25 mins)

Organization:

As shown

Instructions:

Players stand 25 yards apart

Start with playing firm, long distance passes to focus on locked ankle and strong strikes

Then introduce lofted pass technique to pass back and forth

Coaching Points:

First touch at an angle out of feet, head up to observe target

Position of standing foot

Ankle locked, toe pointed down and away

Make contact with big knuckle of big toe at bottom half of the ball to create loft

Follow through toward target

Get in line with the ball to receive

Choose appropriate surface to receive with (use warmup to review techniques to receive out of the air)

Cushion touch to maintain possession inside the receiving area

Progressions:

Add scoring. Pairs work together, if your partner catches the ball in the air - 2 points. If she touches it in the air but is unable to catch it - 1 point. Advance up/down the ladder each round based on score.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Crossbar Challenge

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Crossbar Challenge (15 mins)

Organization:

Each player has a ball.

Instructions:

Each player has three tries to hit the crossbar from anywhere on the edge of the penalty box, if she does, coach gives her $1.

Coaching Points:

Plant foot next to ball and a bit behind

Ankle locked, toe pointed down and away

Make contact with big knuckle of big toe at bottom half of the ball to create loft

Follow through toward target

Progressions:


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

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Semi Opposed (20 mins)

Organization:

24x10 yd area with 4 yd zone in the center for the defenders

groups of 6 set up as shown

Instructions:

- one pair starts with the ball in possession

- they will pass the ball back and forth looking for the opportunity to play a lofted pass to beat the defender and find a player on the far side

- 1 pt for every pass that is succesfully played through the center area to the opposite side without the defender intercepting, bonus point for a ball that is played over the heads of the defender

- defender scores 1 pt by intercepting the ball

- rotate after a set amount of time or a set number of points

Coaching Points:

First touch out of feet, head up to observe target

Position of standing foot

Ankle locked, toe pointed down and away

Make contact with big knuckle of big toe through bottom half of the ball

Follow through toward target

Progressions:

1 - The ball may not stop rolling at any point


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

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Conditioned Game (30 mins)

Organization:

4v4

Instructions:

3v3 in the middle with target player on each end

Teams get a point if they play into target player, 2 for using lofted pass technique, 3 if over the head of a defender

Switch target player after every goal

Coaching Points:

- all previous points

When to use lofted vs driven

Progressions:


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