Football/Soccer Session (U12): FC Rutherford - U12B - Lowe - Session 1

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Alejandro Fernandez
Name: Alejandro Fernandez
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Country: United States of America
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Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Ball mastery warm-up

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

Organization:

1. Open area.

2. Every player with a ball.

Instructions:

1. Coach demonstrates various pick-up skills (e.g. fish, scoop, roll flick).

2. Following pick-ups, players perform juggling challenge.

a) Bounce, juggle, catch x10,

b) Bounce, juggle, catch, bounce, juggle, bounce, juggle, catch (add one bounce-juggle after each turn)

3. After 3-5 minutes, players dribble in open area.

Coaching Points:

1. Head up.

2. Soft, controlled touches.

3. Use of both feet.

4. Light on toes.

Progressions:

1. Ensure players keep track of their scores. Encourage players to set and break records.


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

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Dribbling Warm-Up

Organization:

1. Red square - 8x8yds.

2. Blue square - 40x40yds.

3. Every player with a ball.

Instructions:

1. Players dribble inside big square looking to avoid small square.

2. Introduce Messi and Ronaldo dribbling.

3. When coach calls a color (blue or red) players have to dribble into that colored area.

4. Competition - do not be the last to get into the square.

5. End with knockout game.

Coaching Points:

1. Head up to observe space.

2. Tight space/small area - dribble like Messi.

3. Lots of space/big area - dribble like Ronaldo.

4. Messi - pinky toe, one touch per step, close control.

5. Ronaldo - instep, one touch every 2-3 steps, bigger touch into space.

6. Look up every time ball is played out of feet.

Progressions:

1. Knockout game - players dribble in blue square and look to kick each other's ball out of the area.

2. If a player is knocked out, she can get back in by performing a skill inside the red square.

* Skills to perform*

a) 10 toe taps,

b) 10 boxes,

3) If a player is knocked out, she becomes a defender.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Technical - Open Up

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Technical - Open Up

Organization:

1. Red square - 8x8yds.

2. Blue square - 40x40yds.

3. Players distributed evenly.

Instructions:

1. First player at each blue cone makes a forward run to nearest red cone.

2. Player checks away from red cone to receive a pass from player at blue cone.

3. Player receiving opens up, takes first touch towards next blue cone (clockwise/counter-clockwise).

4. Player dribbles to end of line at next cone while passes follows pass to red cone.

5. Ensure to work in both directions.

Coaching Points:

1. Connect with teammate - eye contact.

2 Communication - verbal (call for ball, feet, space).

3. Communication - visual (point to desired target for pass).

4. Checking movement away from defender (cone).

5. Weight and accuracy of pass.

6. Receive sideways on - open up hips, back foot.

Progressions:

1. Ensure to work both sides.

2. Instead of dribbling back, player receiving at red cones opens up and passes to next blue cone.

3. Double pass: set back at red cone, move forward, player at blue cone passes in front of red cone.


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

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Conditioned Game

Organization:

1. 50x35 area with 15x15 middle zone.

2. Players set up as shown.

Instructions:

1. 6v3 on outside (big square).

2. 2v2 on inside (little square).

3. Team of 6 look to possess around outside.

4. Five passes = 1 point.

5. Team of 3 look to gain possession and play to teammates inside.

6. If team of 3 can play to inside, they join to create 5v2.

Coaching Points:

1. Visual cues.

2. Movement to create options/space.

3. Look to split defenders when possible.

Progressions:

1. After each point, defending team can add a player up to even numbers.

a) 6v3 on outside can grow to 6v4, 6v5, and eventually 6v6.

b) 5v2 on inside can grow to 5v3, then 5v4, and so on until 5v5.

2. Team on outside score by connecting with middle players and receiving on a different side.


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

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Free Play

Organization:

1. 30x20 (or 40x30 depending on players' ability).

2. Teams set up as shown.

Instructions:

1. Free play: 4v4.

2. Restarts: kick-in or dribble in. No corners.

Coaching Points:

1. Recognition of space.

2. Three lines of attack.

3. Movement and angles of support to create space.

4. Positive mentality - get forward.

Progressions:


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Dribble
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