Football/Soccer Session (U10): WYSL Select Fall 2016 - Session 2 - U-Turns L-Turns

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Aaron Anderson-Winchell, Adult Member

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Aaron Anderson-Winchell
Name: Aaron Anderson-Winchell
City: Middletown
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 1 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Partners Ball Mastery

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Partners Ball Mastery
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Partners Ball Mastery (5 mins)

Organization:

2 Players 1 ball, 12-15 yds apart

Instructions:

Players pass with their partner

Receive with instructed surface of foot and perform ball mastery skill before passing back to partner

Coach will vary ball mastery skills (i.e. L-turn, U-turn, V-turn)

Coaching Points:

quality of dribble, or touch and pass

Progressions:


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Dynamic warmup with ball

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Dynamic warmup with ball (5 mins)

Organization:

3 players per group 1 ball

Instructions:

player with the ball passes to their teammate that is waiting to receive, passing player will follow the pass and perform dynamic movement to get into next position

Receiving player receives with instructed surface of the foot then performs ball mastery/skill move to get around advancing player to make next pass

cycle repeats until coach changes dynamic movment/ball mastery skill

Coaching Points:

quality of dribble, or touch and pass

quality of execution of dynamic movement

posture and balance when performing dynamic movement

Progressions:


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Technical

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Technical (10 mins)

Organization:

- Players in pairs with ball each as shown.

- Channels - 10x15 yards.

Instructions:

- Players work in pairs as shown.

- Players begin by dribbling towards one side of the channel until they reach the red cone.

- As a pair, the players perform a skill (L or U turn) in order to spin back towards the other side of their channel simultaneously.

- Players make eye contact and then perform another technique once reaching the other side of the channel.

Coaching Points:

- Technique of L / U turn.

- Ability to slow down slightly prior to turn.

- Size and angle of exit touch.

- Head up / Look through passing lane.

- Sell forward pass before turning.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Semi-Opposed

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Semi-Opposed (10 mins)

Organization (exact same activity as warm-up just add a ball):

- Players work in pairs.

- Player with the ball (blue) is the attacker, One player (white) is defender.

- 2 cones, 4 yards apart (multiple groups set up to create league table).

Instructions:

- Players slap hands to begin game.

- Defender tries to be the attacker's mirror.

- Attacker attempts to stop the ball on either cone without the defender stepping on the cone at the same time.

- If attacker is successful, he receives a point.

- Players slap hands again centrally to start again.

- Players play for 30 second rounds, switch roles, winner moves up, loser moves down.

Coaching Points:

- Quickness of movements (can I get the defender moving quickly to build his momentum).

- When to turn or use stop-start (space vs. defender).

- Use of body shape to fool defender (hips, eyes, etc.).

Progressions:


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

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Small sided Conditioned game (20 mins)

Organization:

Groups of 6 or 8

2 Central Players (can be 4 depending on numbers)

4 wide target players (2 per team)

2 small goals at opposite corners (can be large goals w/ GKs)

Instructions:

1v1 in central area

ball starts with a pass from player who will defend first to player who will attack first

once game begins, the player in possession can score after they play the ball 3 times to either of their wide players

Defending player attempts to win possession and find their own 3 passes

Restart with a pass between defender and attacker after each goal or if the ball goes out of play

Play to 3 points or 'x' amount of time

Coaching Points:

Use of Turn to find space and passing angle when pressure is tight

ability to get head up early to find the best pass

Movement of wide players and movement of central player once the ball goes wide to support

Progressions:

Increase number of central players

Increase number of passes required before giong to goal

Limit number of touches for the wide players


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

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Expanded Conditioned Game (20 mins)

Organization:

14 Players set up as shown

2 target players for each team

Large Goals and GKs

Instructions:

Ball starts with GK

Team in possession must play into on of their target players before attempting to score

Target players can only receive through one of the gates but are permitted to move to occupy either one

Coaching Points:

Recognition of when to play forward into target

ability to recognize when pressure has gotten tight and need to use a turn to paly out of pressure

Team shape and ability to play out from the GK

Progressions:


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 7v7 Game to goal

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7v7 Game to goal (20 mins)

Organization: 7v7 game.

Instructions: Play live 7v7 game.

Coaching Points:

N/a.

Progressions:


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Movement
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Custom Movement
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Pass
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Dribble
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