Football/Soccer Session (U10): Red Bull: Possession v Penetration Session (Start Time: 2016-04-26 18:00:00)

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Dimitri Serrano, Adult Member

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Dimitri Serrano
Name: Dimitri Serrano
City: Monroe Township
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 13 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer

Description

The players will learn when to possess and when to penetrate. This will give them a better read of the game while under pressure situations.


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

Organization:

In 10x12 grid. Have 4 attackers and 2 defenders and plenty of balls on the side

Instructions:

In the grid the players will play a 4v2 game. 10 passes will equal a point. Change the defenders after 1:30mins repeat this exercise about 5 times

Coaching Points:

Timing and distance of the support players.

Weight and accuracy of the passes.

Use a variety of surfaces for passing.

Decide when to possess and when to try to “split” the defenders


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 3v3 plus targets

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3v3 plus targets

Organization

Three blues play against three reds in a central area of 20 x 30 yards

with two end zones as shown that are 3-4 yards deep

Instructions

The teams play to the same colored target player. The teams can use the opposite color target as support player. Players look to combine to spring a player into the end zone. Targets must stay on the line. They cannot come into the field, nor can they score or play balls directly into the end zone. The targets are used as a “bumper.” The three attackers can use the target to lay the ball off and then spring a player into the end zone.

Coaching Points

-Maintain possession under pressure.

-Utilize the support play to maintain possession.

-Find the right “moment” to play the ball through into the end zone.

-Do not force the play.

-Encourage creativity.

-Encourage three-player combinations.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 4v4 to endzones

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4v4 to endzones

Organization:

2 teams of 4 players or depending on the numbers of players for the session.  Have a grid of 30x35 with 2 end zones 

Instructions:

The team in possession of the ball will pass the ball in the grid and will have to decide when it is best to go ahead and penetrate to the end zone.  The team in possession will have to be patient in making such decision.  The team defending will go ahead and pressure the possession team and try to do the same.  To score the team in possession needs to pass the ball in the end zone to a running player.   

Coaching Points:

-movement off the ball

-patience of the possession team

-look to penetrate

Technical

-good first touch

-quality of passing

-quality of receiving 

-Look up 

Progressions:


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Free play

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Free play

Organization:

Two teams of 4 players going at goal

Instructions:

Free play

Coaching Points:

Observe players apply the possession v penetration theme. Observe players if they are being patient on the ball and when they are looking to penetrate at goal. Observe the players technique on the ball as this will affect the plays.


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