Football/Soccer Session (U10): Receiving the ball (Soccer Camp)

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Name: Jamie Edwards
City: New York
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

- 40x25.

- 16 players.

Instructions

- White team pass the ball across the area to each other while the blue team dribble from one end zone to the other keeping their ball under control.

- Players are to move from side to side to see a space for a pass.

- Blue team can count how many lengths each player does.

- White team can count how many successful clean passes (without any touch on the way) they make.

- Switch groups after a minute.

Coaching Points

- Be ready to receive a pass.

- Take first touch off-line.

- Take the weight of the pass by cushioning the ball on connection.

- Accuracy of pass.

Progressions

- Limited touches.

- Receive the ball anywhere on the ouside of the area (sides only).


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Receiving game (Main Theme)

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Receiving game (Main Theme)

Organization

- 10x30 yards each third (adjust for different ages)

- 16 players. 3 groups (two groups of five, one group of six)

Instructions

- One static defender in the center of the third of the area.

- 1: Player 1 passes the ball to to Player 2 after he/she checks away from the defender to receive the ball with an open body position.

- 2: Receive the ball with the back foot.

- 3: Make a pass to Player 3 to finish off the exercise.

Rotation (shown in the middle field)

- 1: Player 1 follows the pass and now receives the ball in the middle.

- 2: Player 2 joins the back of the line behind Player 3.

- 3: Player 3 will repeat the play by starting the sequence again going the opposite way.

Instructions

- Player 5 under semi-oppossed pressure when receiving.

- Player 4 passes to Player 5 to roll the ball tight around the defender.

- Player 5 then passes to Player 6.

Players are to check away from the yellow cones before receiving the ball on the outside.

Coaching Points

- Check and glance before receiving the ball.

- Sharp movement away from pressure.

- Receive the ball with an open body.

- Positive first touch.

- Use back foot if created space to receive.

- Roll the ball around the defender if pressure is tight.

Progressions

- Work both feet.

- See next screen.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Oppossed

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Oppossed

Organization

- 10x30 yards each third (adjust for different ages)

- 16 players. 3 groups (two groups of five, one group of six)

Instructions

- Player 1 plays the ball into Player 2.

- Player 3 is a live defender.

- After receiving the ball, Player 1 and 2 plays a 1v1 to goal.

Rotation (shown on middle field)

- P1: Becomes the defender.

- P2: Joins the line by the side of the goal he/she previously attacked.

- P3: Attacks P1.

Coaching Points

- Communication.

- Check shoulder and glance.

- Aware of pressure.

- Create space.

- Attack at speed.

Progression

2v1 (Third field)

- Player 4 plays the ball into Player 5.

- Player 6 defends.

- Player 4 and 5 play 2v1 in the first box.

- Aim of this progression is to creat space for a through ball in behind or link up to release for a shot at goal.

Player 4 is not allowed in the second box.

Rotation

- P4 will defend next play.

- P5 will join the line he/she has attacked.

- P6 will attack next play.

Coaching Points

- Movement to create space.

- Communication.

- Link up.

- Give and go.


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

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

Organization

- 40x30 yards.

- (white team) 4v2 in one half 3v4 in the other.

Instructions

- Game always starts with the GK.

- Can score from anywhere but you are not allowed out of your own half.

- Create space to receive the ball to either play forward or to open up and strike at goal.

- Switch the number of players around in each half to make sure both teams get an advantage.

- If a goal is scored, the player who scored can ask a player from the opposite team to leave the field for 1 minute.

Coaching Points

- Create space to receive the ball.

- Link up with players.

- Movement when not in possession.

Progressions

- If a ball gets played into the attacking half, one player can join the attack to overload the area for that specific attack.


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