Football/Soccer Session (U12): Changing the point of attack in a 4 – 4 – 2

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Am-Club: Real Colorado

Alexis Nieves, Adult Member

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Alexis Nieves
Name: Alexis Nieves
City: Littleton
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 9 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 (10 mins)

Organization & Instructions:

Half field set up as shown

16 players set up as shown

Player (A) passes to player (B) who passes back to player (A)

Player (A) passes diagonally to player (C) on the opposite side of the field

Player (C) passes to player (D) who dribbles back to the start

Players move to the next part of the sequence each time

Both sides work at the same time

Players perform dynamic movements / stretches in between work periods

As warm-up progresses players should travel quickly to the next

Coaching Points:

Receiving technique

Short pass technique

Driven pass technique

Communication

Progressions:


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Main Theme 1

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Main Theme 1
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Main Theme 1 (15 mins)

Organization & Instructions:

Half field set up as shown

Red = 4 Defenders, 4 Midfielders

Yellow = 3 Midfielders, 1 Attacker

Red team attempt to dribble through any of the small goals

Yellow team play back to coach

Coach starts activity by playing to central defender (A) who then passes to right full back (B)

Option 1:

Right midfielder (C) receives from right full back (B). Right full back (B) receives back from right midfielder (C) and switches play to left midfielder (D)

Option 1:

Right midfielder (C) receives from right full back (B). Central midfielder (E) receives from right midfielder (C) Central midfielder (E) passes to left midfielder (D)

Coaching Points:

Speed of play

Timing of movement

Progressions:


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Main Theme 2

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Main Theme 2
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Main Theme 2 (15 mins)

Organization & Instructions:

Half field set up as shown

Red = 4 Defenders, 4 Midfielders, 1 Attacker

Yellow = 2 Defenders, 3 Midfielders, 2 Attackers

Red team attempt to score on goal

Yellow team play back to coach

Activity starts with coach passing to red defenders

Coaching Points:

As above

Attack quickly after switching play to take advantage of space

Central midfielders should be looking for the ball constantly

Wide midfielders should maintain width when in possession

Full backs should be looking for opportunities to support wide forwards

Progressions:


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

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Conditioned Game (15 mins)

Organization & Instructions:

Half field set up as shown

Red = 4 Defenders, 4 Midfielders, 1 Attacker

Yellow = 3 Defenders, 4 Midfielders, 2 Attackers

Red team attempt to score on goal

Yellow team attempt to score by playing to targets

Activity starts from red teams defenders

Coaching Points:

As above

Suck the opposition in and to one side to create more space to switch

Progressions:


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Match

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

Organization:

Instructions:

Coaching Points:

Progressions:


Arrow Large Line Straight 2px Arrow Medium Right
Pass
Arrow Large Line Straight 2px Arrow Medium Right
Dribble
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