Football/Soccer Session (U10): Edgemont SC - Age Group Clinics (U10/11) - S2

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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

Description

Edgemont Soccer Club; Age Group Clinics

Block: Attacking 2v1; Combination - Double Pass

Focus: 2nd Attacker - Supporting the ball.

Review Skill: Roll Push (Outside Surface)

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): Technical Repetition

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Technical Repetition (10 mins)

Warm-up: 

Juggling

Organization:

15 x 20 grids

Cones placed in the middle as an obstacle

Groups of 3-4 set up as shown

Each player with a ball

Instructions:

1. One player at a time dribbles at the cones and performs the move.

2. After executing the move, they must get their head up and make eye contact with next player in line.

3. Next player goes once player make eye contact.

Coaching Points:

1. Identify space ahead.

2. Drive at speed using Messi Touches

3. Drag the ball across the body with sole of the foot

4. Push the ball out at an angle and in the opposite direction of where the ball was dragged across.

5. Final touch bid and out of feet, to bring head up.

6. Ball cut back in behind the defender to avoid recovery.

7. Next Action.


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

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Semi-Opposed / Fully (15 mins)

Organization:

Set up as shown in diagram

3-4 players per grid

1 Ball

Instructions:

1. Player A takes a slight touch left or right. 

2. Based on the direction of the initial (trigger) touch Player B and Player C look to open up by moving wide. Player B opposite direction of touch. Player C opposite side of Player B to open passing lane.

3. Player A passes the ball to Player B. Player B passes the ball to Player C. 

4. On Player C's first touch, Player A looks to apply immediate pressure, however he/she is restricted to side to side movement at the midline. Player A is not allowed to move forward or backwards from that line.

5. Player C looks to beat Player A with the Roll Push (Outside surface). 

6. Progression 1: Player A can pass the ball to Player B if he/she can not beat Player A.

7. Progression 2: Player A may move off of the midline and look to win the ball. If he/she wins the ball they will counter by dribbling over the opposite endline for a point. Player A is still allowed to pass the ball to Player B in order to maintain possession and penetrate. 

Rotation: 

Player A > B > C > A

Coaching Points:

1. Identify space ahead.

2. Decision to penetrate or possess. If you can't penetrate, can you combine?

3. 1st Attacker - Drive at speed using Messi touches.

4. 1st Attacker - Drag the ball across the body with sole of the foot.

5. 1st Attacker - Push the ball out at an angle and in the opposite direction of where the ball was dragged across.

6. 1st Attacker - Final touch big and out of feet, to bring head up.

7. 1st Attacker - Ball cut back in behind the defender to avoid recovery.

8. 2nd Attacker - If the 1st Attacker can not go to goal, where should I look to support him/her?

9. 2nd Attacker - At what angle.

10. 2nd Attacker - (When) Should the 2nd Attacker communicate that he/she is open. How should they communicate?

11. 2nd Attacker - (What if) The defender commits and cuts of the angle, how does that affect the 2nd Attackers positioning of where he/she should support.

12. Next Action.

Progressions:

1. Player A can pass the ball to Player B if he/she can not beat Player A.

2. Player A may move off of the midline and look to win the ball. If he/she wins the ball they will counter by dribbling over the opposite endline for a point. Player A is still allowed to pass the ball to Player B in order to maintain possession and penetrate.


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

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Conditioned Game (15 mins)

Organization: 

15 x 20

Players in pairs

Goals at each endline

Extra soccer ball in the net

Instructions:

1. Each game is three minutes.

2. Players must look to score by taking on the defender 1v1 or combining.

Conditions on Game:

1. Player that score must run around the goal they scored on. (creating a 2v1 scenario)

2.  If a player shoots but misses the target he/she must go get it, while their teammate plays without them. (creating a 2v1 scenario)

Coaching Points:

1. Identify space ahead.

2. Decision to penetrate or possess. If you can't penetrate, can you combine?

3. 1st Attacker - Drive at speed using Messi touches.

4. 1st Attacker - Drag the ball across the body with sole of the foot.

5. 1st Attacker - Push the ball out at an angle and in the opposite direction of where the ball was dragged across.

6. 1st Attacker - Final touch big and out of feet, to bring head up.

7. 1st Attacker - Ball cut back in behind the defender to avoid recovery.

8. 2nd Attacker - If the 1st Attacker can not go to goal, where should I look to support him/her?

9. 2nd Attacker - At what angle.

10. 2nd Attacker - (When) Should the 2nd Attacker communicate that he/she is open. How should they communicate?

11. 2nd Attacker - (What if) The defender commits and cuts of the angle, how does that affect the 2nd Attackers positioning of where he/she should support.

12. Next Action.


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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