Football/Soccer Session (U12): Structuring a session 2

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Richard Harris
Name: Richard Harris
City: Barry
Country: United Kingdom
Rank: Elite – 1 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer

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Structuring a practice 1: Retain possession


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Variable

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Variable (10 mins)

Organisation:

Area size 30 x 20m (can be adjusted smaller or larger)

10 players

5 balls

This can be adapted for any number of players and area size.

Objective:

Passing the ball with tempo 

- Players with the ball: look to dribble the ball until a player without the ball asks for the ball to be passed to them

- Players without the ball: keep moving and scanning to see where the player with a ball is and look to receive it from them

Coaching points:

- Communication

- Weight of pass

- Accuracy of pass

- Type of pass?

- Keep your heads up and not look down constantly

- First touch out of your feet

- Movement to receive


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Variable

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Variable (15 mins)

Organisation

Playing 6 v 4 (can be adjusted to 7 v 3 if proving too difficult)

Objective:

Can the red team retain possession of the ball?

Coaching points:

- Communication

- Checking your shoulder to paint pictures / make decisions

- Accuracy of pass

- Weight of pass

- Type of pass

- Movement to receive

- First touch out of feet and into space

- Keep your head up and look to move the ball into space away from the defenders into the area where there is space


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): SSG

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SSG (15 mins)

Organisation

30 X 20m area, with two mini goals as shown

5 v 5

Blue team: 2 players on touchline who can run anywhere along the line but not enter the area. They are unopposed and cannot be tackled by an red player. The remaining 3 players are in the area.

Red team: 5 players all in the area.

Rules:

Blue team to retain possession using the wide / unopposed players. Every 5 passes made you get a point.

Red team have to win possession of the ball. If they do, they become a 5 v 3 and can score in any goal. No points if a goal is not scored and / or you are tackled.

After about 7 minutes, rotate the teams and the challenges.


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