Football/Soccer Session (U10): Attacking 2v1 (Give and Go)

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Dino Hamzic, Adult Member

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Dino Hamzic
Name: Dino Hamzic
City: New York
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 1 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Dynamic Warm Up

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Dynamic Warm Up (10 mins)

Organization:

2 groups of 6 or 7 set up as shown, with each group split in to two lines facing each other approximately 12 to 15 yds away

Instructions:

players will either dribble across the area to give the ball to the next player in the other line, or pass across the area to the next player (each example is shown)

once the first player has played the ball to the next player in the opposite line (by dribbling or passing) he runs out to the 3 cones on the side of the area and side-shuffles to slalom through the cones,

once through the 3 cones the player will perform the dynamic movment (i.e. knees up, skips, etc.) to the next cone then get back in the nearest line

the next receiving player waits until the ball reaches him, then repeats in the opposite direction

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 Repitions

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Technical Repitions (10 mins)

Organization:

10x20 yd areas

4 players per group, 2 balls per group

Instructions:

- player in middle checks away from ball then checks back at an angle to either side, player with the ball plays the ball to receiving player as they reach the cone on the side

- player in the middle receives the ball and plays back to the same player

- first player now plays longer pass to the third player

- third player moves along the opposite line to find the passing lane

(as seen in grid 1)

- Third player receives with a positive first touch and dribbles at the defender

- defender puts pressure on the ball in the top half of the grid (defender is providing passive pressure)

- player with the ball plays give and go with middle player to get around the defender

(as seen in grid 2)

- each player rotates up one position

- rotation is continued for 2 minute rounds

- count each full rotation as 1pt, keep score in a race to a certain amount or until the round is over

Coaching Points:

- dribble at the defender to commit him to the ball

- play the pass with the outside of the foot that is closest to the supporting player

- release the pass at the last possible moment

- accelerate in behind the defender to receive the return pass

- supporting player use back foot to play return pass

- weight and accuracy of return pass to exploit space behind the defender

Progressions:

1 - allow the defender to try to win the ball


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Technical Repititions

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Technical Repititions (10 mins)

Organization:

20x10 yd areas

4 players set up as shown

Instructions:

- activity begins same as previous, with a double pass then a long pass to the opposite end

- this time the defender follows the ball more slowly and hesitates before pressing the ball in the top half of the grid (defender providing passive pressure)

- player who receives the long pass now looks to play another double pass with the middle player to draw the defender closer to the ball

- after the double pass the end player and middle player now perform their give and go around the defender (who has pressed the ball by this point)

Coaching Points:

- use of double pass to draw defender in toward the ball in order to create space behind the defender to exploit with the give and go

- movement of supporting player to find the correct supporting angle as the defender presses the ball

- all previous pts.

Progressions:

1 - allow the defender to try to win the ball


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

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Conditioned Game (15 mins)

Organization:

2 teams broken into pairs, 2v2 plus GKs on the field

Each waiting pair is positioned with one player on either side of their defending goal, one side will have all the balls

Instructions:

2v2 is played on the field until a goal is scored (limit to 60 seconds before rotating new teams if no goal is scored)

When a goal is scored, the goal scorer must run back and touch the post of his defending goal before continuing to play

The pair that was scored on goes off the field, replaced by the next pair for their team

The new team comes onto the field with their ball to attack the opposing goal as soon as the goal is scored

Play to 'x' amount

Rotate teams halfway through if only able to use one full size goal

Coaching Points:

Recognize moments to attack the defender 1v1

ability to use attacking move to beat defender and create the chance to shoot

decision to dribble or pass

quality of end product

Progressions:


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

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Small Sided Conditioned Game (15 mins)

Organization:

40x30 yd field with 5 yd free wide zone for wide target players on each sideline

Large goals set back from the endline 5-10yds

12 players set up as shown, including GKs

Instructions:

- 4v4 in central area with 1 neutral wide player in each side channel

- wide players provide additional opportunities for give and go's

- 1pt for scoring, 3pts for scoring after give and go

Coaching Points:

- all previous pts

- ability to commit the defender with the dribble to initiate give and go

- ability to use double pass to draw defenders in toward the ball to create space behind the defenders

- angle of support for supporting player

- move toward the pass to connect the give and go quicker

Progressions:


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

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Free Play (15 mins)

Organization:

GK-2-3-1 formation for both teams, use edge of 18yd box for field width

Instructions:

Free play

Coaching Points:

team shape and balance

decision to go 1v1 (when, where)

Progressions:


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