Football/Soccer Session (U12): Passing and Possession

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Daniel Solli, Adult Member

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Daniel Solli
Name: Daniel Solli
City: Port Chester
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 3 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Dribble and support via triangle

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Dribble and support via triangle
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Dribble and support via triangle

Organization:

8 players (can be modified to fit your team)

2 balls

2 cones

Square grid

Instructions:

Activity 1- Player 1 dribbles to Player 2 who then dribbles to Player 3 and Player 3 dribbles to D.

Player A,B,C perform same activity on opposite side.

Players move up to the next cone in sequence.

Coaching Points:

Dribble at speed

Keep rhythm and tempo of exercise

Head up to make eye contact and connect with teammates


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Pass Pass Dribble

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Pass Pass Dribble

Pass Pass Dribble

Solid Silver line denotes dribble, Black dotted line is pass

Organization:

Same as previous

Instructions:

Pass, Pass and dribble

Same rotation as previous

Coaching Points:

Play to back foot (furthest foot away from the ball)

Players at central cone must check away, check shoulder

Dribble must be at game speed

Progressions:

2 touch, 1 touch


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Give and Go, Pass, Dribble

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Give and Go, Pass, Dribble

Give and Go, Pass, Dribble

Organization:

Same as previous

Rotation same as previous

Coaching Points:

Check Shoulder

Quality of Pass (proper weight)

Quality of Set (take weight off ball)

Play to back foot (furthest foot away)

Play at speed

Keep tempo and rhythm

Progressions:

Multiple 1-2s and give and go's


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 4v2

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4v2

4v2 Possession Game

Organization:

15x 10 yard grid

6 Players 4 Attacker 2 Defenders

Instructions:

Possession players may move up and down their respective line, but not enter into the middle

– count consecutive passes and reward for through passes. Defenders must play out over

any line, thus 2 v. 1 to get out of the middle. Excellent positional training game – wide players

play wide and central deep players in the top and bottom spots.

Coaching Points:

• Possession team must use the entire area and maintain their shape

• The ball should be played away from the defenders, using the deep player as needed

• Coach may restrict touches or using 1 foot

• Defenders maintain pressure/support and communicate

• They must deny the through ball


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

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Conditioned Game

Organization:

1.50 x 30 yard area set up as shown

2.12 players (5 Attackers, 5 Defenders, 2 Targets)

3.1 ball (Additional around the outside)

Instructions:

1.Teams score by getting the ball to their target player in the end zone

2.The target player must control the ball in the end zone to score the point

3.Once point is scored the target player must play out to the other team

4.Target players are not allowed outside the end zone

5.Defenders are not allowed inside the end zone

6.If the ball goes out, play is started with a kick in

Coaching Points:

1.Angle of approach

2.Head up to observe your target

3.Specific Technique

4.Weight and accuracy of pass

5.Disguise your pass

Progressions:

P – Two touch

R – Make the target area bigger (10 yards deep)


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Movement
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Pass
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Dribble
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Pitch Line 2
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Pitch Line 4
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