Football/Soccer Session (U11): RSA U11 Chargers

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Scott Alvarez, Adult Member

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Scott Alvarez
Name: Scott Alvarez
City: Toms River
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 0 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer

Description

Technique of the Scissors

Attacking 1v1 situations

Small sided games


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Warm Up

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Warm Up (10 mins)

Organization:

30x30 yard grid

3 pinnies

3 balls

Instructions:

3 Players start out as defenders holding a pinnie each in their hand

Defenders much look to simply touch a ball or force a ball out of play via bad pass/touch from an attacker. If they do this, the attacker who lost possession takes the pinnie and becomes a defender. Previous defender becomes an attacker. Attackers must try to keep possession of all soccer balls.

Coaching Points:

Communication

Spacial awareness and pressure

Switch ball in different direction

Quality/weight of pass

Progressions:

Add/Remove soccer ball/defenders


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Technical Warm-Up

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Technical Warm-Up (15 mins)

Organization: 30x30. One ball per player.

Instructions: Following ball mastery and juggling, players dribble their ball in area. Perform various actions on coach's command (e.g. roll, inside of foot, outside of foot, and so on).

Coaching Points:

Head up to observe space.

Close ball control - pinky toe dribbling (Messi)

Space available - run with the ball/instep (Ronaldo)

Outside-Inside - (Inesta)

Selection of surface

Progressions:

1) Weaker foot.

2) End with tag game


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Technical: Semi-Unopposed 1v1

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Technical: Semi-Unopposed 1v1 (15 mins)

Organization:

Three Grids with Groups of 4 Players in each grid, each player with a ball.

Instructions:

2 Players on each end zone facing the center cone. First two players on each side make eye contact to start dribble with the Left foot to center cone. Before reaching cone, both players make the "Scissors" move with the Left Foot and push the ball to the opposite direction (Right side). Players drive to end zone and get back in line.

Coaching Points:

* Eye contact at the start helps to recognize when your partner is ready and to make a connection.

* Head and eyes up to recognize when to make the move.

* Take a small touch prior to making the Scissors move as a "Prep Touch".

* "Sell" the Scissors move by keeping your foot low and making it look like you're taking a touch with the outside of your foot (use your body to help "sell" the move).

* Big touch to get ball out of your feet to accelerate away, get your eyes up and to help make the next decision.

Progressions:

* Start with Left Foot Scissors going to the Right Side.

* Swith to go with Right Foot Scissors going to the Left Side.

* Add "Inside Scissors" (or "Double Scissors" or "Scissors Cannon") to increase difficulty.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 1v1

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1v1 (20 mins)

Organization:

1. 30 x 30 Area Size.

2. Split the group into teams of 3.

Instructions:

1. White team attacks the goal and then defends, as soon as the

ball goes out the blue player attacks and this process continues.

Coaching Points:

1. Do you gave to beat the player or can you just create space to

get shot at goal.

2. Quick transition after possession is turned over.

The Scissor- Drop the shoulder as the foot plants

Take the ball away using the outside of the opposite foot

Complete the same motion with the opposite foot

Unbalance defender with ball movement

Smaller touches on the ball (use of pinky toe to dribble the ball) “Like Messi” as approaching defender

Unbalance defender with body movement (Use of body to sell the fake)

Timing of Execution of move based upon space between you and the defender

Accelerate away if looking to continue to dribble

Identification of 1vs 1 (space behind defender)

Attack defenders front foot


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

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Free Play (30 mins)

Organization:

2 teams of 4v4 on field

2 Goals

Instructions:

Round robin tournament

Games played for 3 minutes

First team to score wins and stays on field.

If game tied after 3 mins, coach picks which team to come out.

Coaching Points:

When, where, how to shoot ball to be successful / score goals

Progressions:


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