Football/Soccer Session (U14): Attacking Defenders With the Ball

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Elliott Spruell, Adult Member

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Elliott Spruell
Name: Elliott Spruell
City: Fullerton
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 12 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 1 vs. 1 to Small Goals

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 1 vs. 1 to Small Goals
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1 vs. 1 to Small Goals

Organization:

One grid set up for each pair of players on the team to play. One field will include large goals and goalkeepers. Play "King/Queen of the Hill" where if you win you move up, and if you lose you move down. "King/Queen of the Hill" plays on the field with large goals. Timed games.

Activity:

1 vs. 1 soccer. Must dribble through the goal to score except for on the field with large goals, which you shoot to score.

Variations:

-May pass or shoot through small goals to score.

Coaching Points:

-Have confidence to take players on

-Quick, precise moves

-Explosive with the ball

-Use touches to penetrate and seal the defender off


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 3 vs. 3, 3-Touch Minimum to Endline

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3 vs. 3, 3-Touch Minimum to Endline

Organization:

Two teams of three in a 25 x 30 yd area.

Activity:

Teams play 3 vs. 3 trying to score by dribbling over their opponents endline. When a player receives the ball, they must take a least three touches before releasing it to a teammate. This stipulation will coerce the player with the ball to dribble under pressure.

Variations:

-Vary the minimum number of touches

Coaching Points:

-Prepare the body to receive the ball under pressure

-Know where the first touch will take you

-Use the body to shield the ball

-Change direction and speed

-Use deception and creativity


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 7 vs. 7 With Bumpers

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7 vs. 7 With Bumpers

Organization:

7 vs. 7 with two neutral bumpers on each endline, playing to two large goals in an area 60 x 44yds.

Activity:

Play 7 vs. 7, utilizing endline bumpers to create scoring chances. Change bumpers every few minutes.

Variations:

-Vary the amount of touches allowed by the neutral players

Coaching Points:

-Encourage players to face up defender and attack 1 vs. 1

-Recoginize penetration spaces

-Utlize width


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 9 vs. 9

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9 vs. 9

Organization:

Two teams of nine.

Activity:

9 vs 9 game. No restrictions

Coaching Points:

-Team shape to create 1 vs. 1 on the flanks or on top of the box.

-Emaphasize offensive creativity and productivity


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