Football/Soccer Session (Difficult): U12/U14 Session

Profile Summary

Andrew Cameron
Name: Andrew Cameron
City: Saskatoon
Country: Canada
Rank: Elite – 0 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer

Description

Objective: Develop a rhythm after the summer break & reinforce passing & receiveing habits.

Related Aspects

Positioning/Movement: Finding & using open 3rd and 2nd passing lines as well as movement towards or away from the ball to support depending on the pressure on the ball.

Communication: Which foot to play to (verbal) & playing to the proper foot based on defenders and progression of the ball (non-verbal)


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Stage 1

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Stage 1

3v3+2 Rondo Team in possession positions and keeps possession. If possession is lost they can immediately counterpress to win it back.

Perception:

-See 3rd and 2nd line passes first. Penetration is key

-Use central player to link passes and find 3rd man

-Recognize space and numerical superiority (ex: 3v2)

Decision:

-Recognize pressure & space and pass accordingly. Use the pause to draw in defenders before passing

-Ensure there are always 2 passing options

-Players should stay on different lines

Execution:

-Speed of pass depending on closeness of defenders

-1st touch to space & different passing line

-Don't pass until drawing in an opponent

Games: 4 x 1'

Series: 3

Rest: 0.5' between games/ 3' between series

Total Time: 24 Minutes


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Stage 2

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Stage 2

6v6+3 Rondo Players must receive a first time 3rd man pass over the endline for 1 point.

Player Tasks:

-Appropriate spacing to create width, depth & balance.

-Movement to create the 3rd man run off the ball.

-Ball needs to be heavily supported.

Cues for Perception, Decision, Execution:

-See 3rd and 2nd line passes first

-1st touch to space and new passing line

-Draw in defender before passing

-Firm pass to proper foot depending on defender

-Take up positions behind defenders to allow for 3rd and 2nd line passes

-Run off the ball for 3rd man pass

Games: 4 x 2'

Series: 2

Rest: 1' between games/ 3' between series

Total Time: 27 Minutes


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Stage 3

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Stage 3

7v7 Game

Only coach during the game to reinforce points IF necessary. This is time to assess whether the previous exercises have transfered over.

Games: 3x10'

Series: 1

Rest: 3' between games

Total Time: 36 Minutes


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