Football/Soccer Session (U10): HCFC - defending 1v1

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Abigail Katz, Adult Member

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Abigail Katz
Name: Abigail Katz
City: Livingston
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 2 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Warm Up: Knee Slap

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Warm Up: Knee Slap
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Warm Up: Knee Slap (15 mins)

Organization:

- 12x12 boxes

- 2 players in each box

Instructions:

- Players start by slapping hands

- Players attempt to slap their opponents knee for a point.

- If a player is pushed out of the area, his opponent receives a point.

- After each points scored, players slap hands to restart game

- Play for 30 seconds - 1 minute

- Keep track of points

- League table: winners move up, losers move down.

Coaching Points:

- Body shape

- On toes / Bent knees

- Consequences of diving in

- Feint to unbalance opponent / create scoring opportunity

Progressions:


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): unopposed

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unopposed (20 mins)

Organization:

- Same organization as previous slide, however players are in corners of the square, diagonal from each other as shown.

- One player with a ball.

Instructions (passive defender):

- Players play 5 passes back and forth to one another.

- On the 5th pass, the player receiving stops the ball and the passing player closes down (1)

- Once the defending player closes the space, the player with the ball dribbles while changing direction every few touches until they reach the opposite corner of the square (2)

- Once reaching the opposite corner, the defender retreats to opposite corner, player w/ ball plays pass and process repeats.

Coaching Points:

- Close space quickly, smaller/shorter steps as you approach defender. Can I get attacker's head down?

- Bent run: make play predictable

- Distance between player w/ ball and yourself: based on defender's / attacker's speed and quickness

- Jockey: how (body shape) / maintain comfortable distance - close enough to win ball if needed

- When to tackle / How to tackle

Progressions:

- Attacker takes heavy touch, defender wins ball

- Go live, attacker must touch cone w/ ball


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): semi-opposed

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semi-opposed (20 mins)

Organization:

20x15.

Instructions:

- Defender plays to attacker then joins area and the two go 1v1 to the offset goals. Play until the ball goals of play or a goal is scored. At that point next defender plays is to the next attacker. Game is continuous. Swap roles after 3 mins.

Coaching Points:

- Quality of pass,

- Speed of pressure,

- Angle of approach,

- Last step in, first step back,

- Body position - Side on, stay low,

- Eyes on ball,

- Be patient!

- Front foot poke tackle when the time is right.

Progressions:

Competition between the two teams.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): opposed

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): opposed
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opposed (20 mins)

Organization:

- have players on each endline of the field

- give players the same number for each team ( if uneven in players. give a player 2 numbers )

- try to match up players facing each other evenly in skill

- when a number is called out. player runs to the middle and competes for the ball.

Coaching Points:

-same as previous

Progressions:

- call multiple numbers to creatve a 2v2 3v3 4v4 etc


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

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Conditioned Game

Organization:

30x20 yd fields

4 teams of 3, 2 fields of 3v3

Instructions:

Teams play each other once with the condition being that players are not allowed to pass the ball forward to encourage dribbling and provide players with the opportunity to perform moves learned in practice during a game setting.

Coaching Points:

Coach the game - when and where.


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