Football/Soccer Session (U10): HCFC - passing (lofted)

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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

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): warm-up

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warm-up

Organization:

30x30 yard grid

3 pinnies

2 balls (extras on outside of grid)

Instructions:

3 Players start off as defenders holding a pinnie each in there hand.

Defenders must look to simply touch a ball or force a ball out of play via a bad pass/touch from an attacker, if they do this the attacker who lost possession takes the pinnie and becomes a defender and the previous defender becomes an attacker.

Attackers must help each other to keep possession of both soccer balls.

Coaching Points:

Communication

Awareness of space/pressure etc.

Try to play to back foot and turn to switch ball in other direction when receive it if possible

Quality/weight of passes.

Angles/distances of support

Speed of play

Can you combine or switch play to releive pressure

Constantly re-evaluate your position (can I be in a better position?)

Progressions:

Simply add/remove balls/defenders until have the correct balance between challenge/success


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Technical

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Technical

Organization:

1.10 x 30 yard area with 2 x 5 yard area either end, set up as shown

2.Players work in teams

3.One ball per team

Instructions:

1. Players must look to loft the ball into their partner’s area

2. Their partner must attempt to control the ball without leaving their area

3. If the ball lands in the box, the player that lofted it in gets a point

4. If the receiver can control the ball inside the box with 1 touch, they also receive a point

Coaching Points:

1. Angle of approach

2. Head up to observe target

3. Placement of non-kicking foot (behind ball slightly)

4. Contact underneath the ball

5. 2nd knuckle of the big toe

6. Getting in line with the ball

Progressions:

1.P – Increase service distance

2.P – Reduce controlling area

3.R – Reduce service distance


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Technical Semi-Opposed

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Technical Semi-Opposed

Organization:

10x20

Instructions:

1. Player A makes a short pass to Player B

2. Player B Takes touch to the side and lofts the ball to player C

3. Player B follows the ball and receives a short pass from player C

4. Player C receives short pass back from back from B and lofts it to player A that is now where player B started

Coaching Points:

1. Angle of approach

2. Head up to observe target

3. Placement of non-kicking foot (behind ball slightly)

4. Contact underneath the ball

5. 2nd knuckle of the big toe

6. Getting in line with the ball

7. Touch out infront of your feet

Passing player

Progressions:

Defender either pressures immediately and player must use tap around or stay still and you encourage players to drive at them and use a move to beat them.


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

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Main Theme

Organization:

Three groups of four players, each set up in their own zone.

Players from zone 1 pair up with someone from zone 2

2 10 x25grid, two zones of 10x10, middle zone is 10x5

Instructions:

1. Players A are partners. They try to successfully loft the ball through the grid without it getting intercepted. The player that lofts the ball successfullly to their partner will receive 3 points. If the ball is successfully passed but is not lofted they will only receive 1 point

2. Players in the middle can intercept any ball on the ground with their feet.

If the ball is intercepted, the player that passed the ball switches with the player that intercepted the ball.

3. Players can move throughout their section of the grid to try and find a clear passing lane through to their partner.

Coaching Points:

1. Angle of approach

2. Head up to observe target

3. Placement of non-kicking foot (behind ball slightly)

4. Contact underneath the ball

5. 2nd knuckle of the big toe

6. Getting in line with the ball

7. Touch out infront of your feet

8. Timing of long pass - Don't force it.

Progressions:

Players in the middle grid can jump up and catch a ball with their hands to intercept it


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Full pressure/game utilization

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Full pressure/game utilization

Organization

Three teams of four players, each set up in their own zone.

1 ball

20 x 50 grid, two zones of 20x20, middle zone is 20x10

Instructions:

1. White team at one end must make 3 consecutive passes before looking to switch the ball to the light blue team in the opposite end zone.

2. If the ball is intercepted by the blue team in the middle, the team that lost the ball switches into the middle.

3. Players should attempt to loft the ball to the other side, but can continue play if the ball is played on the ground to the other side

Coaching Points:

1. Quality of short passing, first touch, communication and movement to posses the ball

2. Quality of long pass to switch the ball.

3. Timing of long pass - Don't force it.

Progressions/Regressions:

1. Increase/decrease size of areas

2. Allow another player in the middle to enter the zone and defend


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

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Free Play

Organization:

20x30 field

3 v 3

Instructions:

Free play

If ball goes out, kick or dribble in

Coaching Points

1. 3 lines of attack, 1 defender, 1 midfielder, 1 forward.


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