Football/Soccer Session (U12): Blue Blaze U12G - Defending - 10/4/13

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Darren Kim
Name: Darren Kim
City: Jamesport
Country: United States of America
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Sport: Football/Soccer
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:

10x10 square. All players with ball.

Instructions:

Progression of touches:

1) 50 touches, any foot and any part of the foot.

2) 50 touches, outside right than 50 touches outside left.

3) 50 touches, inside/out right / 50 touches inside/out left

4) Every player has 3 lives, you lose a life by (a) dribbling out of the area, (b) running into somebody or somebody runs into you, and (c) walking or stopping the ball for a long period of time.

You can vary this warm up any way you want, basically getting the players to get as many touches on the ball as possible, and in a close/tight area for control.

Coaching Points:

Small touches on the ball, close control, using the proper part of the foot to dribble with, dribbling with you head up, recognizing space and players around you.

Progressions:

Make the space smaller or larger depending on the ability level of your players.

Make the touch limit more or less.

Limit the parts of the foot to dribble with (only outside, inside, etc)

Lots of ways to adapt this simple warm up to fit your players ability level.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Warm Up

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Warm Up

Organization:

1.12 players

2.Players work in pairs, set up as shown

3.1 ball per pair

Instructions:

1.Players work in groups of two

2.Passing the ball to each other

3.When one of the players stops the ball with the sole of their foot the other player must close that side down, e.g. when stopped with the right foot the pressing angle is from the right (thus forcing attacker to use their left)

4.Pressing player then returns to their starting position the group start to pass again

Coaching Points:

1.Speed of approach

2.Angle of approach

Progressions:

P – Introduce techniques of tackling, once the ball is stopped the player pressing now tackles the stationary ball


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Screen 3

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Screen 3

Organization:

10x10 grid, two players with one ball. (grids do not have to be side by side as shown)

Instructions:

One player starts by passing the ball to their partner. Then he/she tries to beat them and stop the ball on the line.

Defender (server) can't go until the first touch.

Every time you stop the ball on the line you get a point.

If the defender gets the ball, they can score as well.

After someone scores or the ball goes out of the play, the other player serves (passes) the ball, so basically you switch serve after every stoppage of play.

Coaching Points:

You can focus on many things in the activity.

Attacking: change of speed and direction. Accelerate after the move and close the gate.

Defending: The speed of closing out on the player with the ball. The closer you get, slow down and get into a good defensive stance (knees bent, one foot forward, one foot back = side on).

Use the sideline as another defender.

Two tackles, poke check with the front foot or block tackle with the back.

DO NOT DIVE! If you dive the player will simply touch and go around you. Be PATIENT on defense, being aggresive is great, but being overly aggressive will either lead to you fouling or the player on the ball using that aggressiveness against you and again simly letting you dive in and touching and going around you.

Progressions:


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

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Screen 4

The area above can be altered however you see fit, basically the point of the this set up is to encourage getting the ball forward as quickly as possible.

In order for you get passed the line of cones, the player must either be passed into the "scoring area" or their first touch must take them into the area. Once the player is in, only one defender from the opposing team can go into the area and defend them.

Majority of the game is played in between the cones.

Focus on a positive first touch to get up the field as quickly as possible. The two goals also encourages the player to switch the field instead of just going up one side or one way.

The field is wider than longer to encourage the ball going from side to side as well.


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