Football/Soccer Session (U10): Possesion and Penetration

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Brad Wolchansky , Adult Member

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Brad Wolchansky
Name: Brad Wolchansky
City: Brooklyn
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 1 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Warmup Rondo

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Warmup Rondo (15 mins)

Organization:

7 v. 2 rondo

Instructions:

Everyone starts with 3 points. If you lose the ball you go in the middle and lose a point. (Initial defenders don't lose a point.) You can win the point back if you split the two defenders.

Coaching Points:

- Know your next objective

- Quick decisions

- Split defenders

- Use body to deceive defenders

Progressions:

- One-touch


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Partially opposed

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Partially opposed (15 mins)

Organization:

Set up as shown. 3 teams of 4. Lots of balls

Instructions:

Blue and Yellow team play together against Red team. All teams must stay in their area. The Blue team must pass the ball around to try and create a gap / space to get the ball through to the Yellow team. 1 point for every successfully completed pass. Bonus point if you split two Reds. (So one point if you pass along the sides, two if you split the middle.) Play for two minutes then switch middle team.

Coaching Points:

- Head up to see 3rd line and find passing lane

- Patience – when to play sideways

- Weight of pass to move defenders to create lanes

Progressions:

1. After 2 passes without passing across, Red can send one defender in to provide pressure.

2. The pass across must be a one-touch pass.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Fully opposed

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Fully opposed (15 mins)

Organization:

Set up as shown. 3 teams of 4. Coach stands in the 3x3 box in the center. Players are not allowed to step into the center box.

Instructions:

4v4. Two ways to score a point:

- Your team successfully plays a pass into the coach and receives a return pass.

- Your team completes 5 consecutive passes.

Play for 2 minutes then switch teams.

Coaching Points:

- Patience: when to possess, when to penetrate

- Movement off the ball to open up passing lanes

Progressions:

- Penetrating pass to coach must be one-touch.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Fully opposed 2

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Fully opposed 2 (15 mins)

Organization:

Two Grids with 4v4 + 1 (or 2) directional to end zones. Team must receive pass inside the end zone or dribble into the end zone for goal to count. Team looks to penetrate to opposite side by using the neutral player(s).

Key Coaching Points:

Good supporting angles

Finding splits/gaps between defenders

Visual cues on when to penetrate


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

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Conditioned Game (30 mins)

Organization:

Field divided into thirds, as shown. Teams of 4.

Instructions:

Teams must penetrate into attacking third (shaded areas) before taking a shot.

Coaching Points:

Find gaps between defenders

Movement off the ball to find vertical passing lanes

Progressions:

Remove restrictions for open play


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