Football/Soccer Session (U11): Hillsborough SC - U11G Rockets - S17 (ZD Recap)

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Ashley Thomas, Adult Member

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Ashley Thomas
Name: Ashley Thomas
City: Lawrenceville
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 6 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Possession Warm-up: 3v3 Rondo

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Possession Warm-up: 3v3 Rondo

Organization:

Two 15x15 yard grids are created side-by-side as shown in Diagram (b) below. Goalkeepers are positioned at each end of the grids to act as target players. A 4v4 is organized in each grid as shown. The setup is repeated to accommodate the entire team. Note - Two games of 4v4 are illustrated

Instructions:

One player from the defending team must remain in the opposite grid as shown above. The other 3 teammates must attempt to gain possession from the 4 opposing players. This creates a numbers-down situation for the defensive team and forces them to work as a unit to regain possession. If the defensive team wins possession they must quickly switch the ball to their teammate in the opposite grid. Immediately they must travel to support the play. In the Diagram above, Player (A) has won possession of the ball and quickly passes to his/her teammate in the opposite grid. The blues will now transition quickly to support the play while the yellow team must send over 3 players to defend. Points are awarded for a successful switch and 7 consecutive passes.

Coaching Points:

• Work together to defend as a unit

• Attempt to regain possession quickly.

• Immediately look to switch the ball on gaining possession.

• Travel quickly to support the play.

Progressions:


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 2v2 + 2N

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2v2 + 2N (25 mins)

Organization:

20 x 15

3 teams of 2

One team "acting" neutrals

Instructions:

1. First team to 3 point switches with neutrals

2. One point = Connecting neutrals 3 times

Coaching Points:

Attacking

1. Quick off the ball movement

2. Communication

3. Use of passing combinations to get around defenders

4. Identifying proper moments to 1v1 vs Combine

5. Vision - Anticipating the next pass - preparation of first touch

1st Defender (Pressure):

1. Angle, speed and distance of approach

2. Deny space and penetration

3. Create 1 vs.1 scenario - isolate an opposition attacker

4. Channel outside near goal, inside/outside in opposition half

2nd Defender (Cover):

1. Provide clear, concise and specific instruction to 1st defender - show in, show out, hold, press

2. Open body stance when play is directed in field - to read switch/intercept

3. Closed body stance when play is directed out field - to double up/cover

4. Prevent forward penetration - keep play in front


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 3v3 Transition (w/neutrals)

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3v3 Transition (w/neutrals) (25 mins)

Organization:

40 x 40 diamond set up as shown

(maybe adjusted to increase/decrease tempo)

1 Ball; Extras on the side

Teams of 6, divided into groups of 3

3v3 or 4v4 -- depending on numbers

Instructions:

1. Winner stays on

2. If Blue strikes the ball and it crosses Yellow's defensive line, new yellow on.

3. Winner's must score a goal in less than 1 minute to stay on.

Coaching Points:

1st Defender (Pressure):

1. Angle, speed and distance of approach

2. Deny space and penetration

3. Create 1 vs.1 scenario - isolate an opposition attacker

4. Channel outside near goal, inside/outside in opposition half

2nd Defender (Cover):

1. Provide clear, concise and specific instruction to 1st defender - show in, show out, hold, press

2. Open body stance when play is directed in field - to read switch/intercept

3. Closed body stance when play is directed out field - to double up/cover

4. Prevent forward penetration - keep play in front

3rd Defender (Balance):

1. Provides clear, concise and specific instruction to 1st and 2nd defender - show in, show out, hold, press.

2. Open body stance when play is directed in field - to read switch/intercept

3. Anticipation of next pass

4. First to pressure if ball is switched


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

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Free play (25 mins)

Depending on numbers and the size of the field we will either play 7v7, 6v6, or have a 4v4 tournament.


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