Football/Soccer Session (U11): Pressure, Cover & Balance when Outnumbered U11s

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Michael  Richardson
Name: Michael Richardson
City: Great Dunmow
Country: United Kingdom
Rank: Elite – 6 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 4v1 (+2)

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4v1 (+2) (20 mins)

Learning Objectives

4 x ( 5x5) squares. 4 players on the out side with two middle men and one defender.

PLayers play 4 v 1 in one of the squares. After 3 passes one of the outside men only can switch the ball to another square.

The outside players move along the outside to support that square. The two in the middle move to the other square to join in plus the defender. If the defender wins the ball then he swaps with the player that gave it away.

Progressions:

1. Add another defender who positions himself on the cross in the middle. As the ball is transferred to another square, a new defender presses the ball and the other defender acts as cover.

2. The player who switches the ball, joins in and moves inside the square. One of the inside players then moves to the outside. This rotation puts an increased emphasis on decision making and awareness.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Turning & Disguise

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Turning & Disguise (20 mins)

Set Up

The first player from each group dribbles out to the green mannequin and performs a turn selected by coach or players.

The player then accelerates towards the yellow mannequin and uses a body movement (Disguise) to pass then finishes with his first touch into the opposite corner.

Repeat on left side

Key Points

1. Dribbling speed

2. Dribbling technique

3. Types of turn - surface of the foot, foot to push off & co-ordination of the feet when turning

4. Execution of the turn

5. Acceleration

6. Disguise - body movement, arms, eyes, voice, change the angle of the ball

7. Type of finish - across the goal

Psychological/Social

- Concentration and focus

- Reaction to mistakes

- Attitude and work ethic

- Strive for perfection

- Do they help their team mates


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Y-Drill with Finish Forward

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Y-Drill with Finish Forward (20 mins)

Practice Organisation:

*1 goal

*4 mannequins

1. Practice starts with: Player A takes a touch inside, this triggers player B to check out then check in

2. Player A passes the ball to player B who sets player A

3. Player A passes to player C who sets player B

4. Player B passes the ball on the other side of the mannequin to player C to shoot first time

5. Players follow their pass

Practice is repeated on the opposite side.

Learning Objectives:

1. Quality of passing

2. Technique of finish

3. Timing of movements

4. Indicate where you would like the ball


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Pressure, Cover & Balance

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Pressure, Cover & Balance (30 mins)

Practice Organisation

Area 40x30 yards set out in equal thirds with goals at each end.

14 players (+2 GKs), with defenders out numbered 3v4 in each end third.

Practice starts with Neutral players in middle third, serve ball into Attackers & support play from behind, without entering end third.

Objective of practice, Defenders play to pvevent Attackers from scoring, gain possession and in to Neutral player to score one point.

Rotate roles of players.

Details

Distance between 3 defenders when being attacked by opponents.

Communication, changing roles and working with GK as sweeper.

Deflecting attacks away from central goal scoring areas.

Balanced, controlled 1v1 defending skills.

Defenders identifying opportunity to pass or run with ball on gaining possession.

Key Coaching Points

- Blocking shots.

- Pressing man on ball and employing delaying tactics to avert attack.

- Marking and covering

- Winning ball and quickly playing forward to Neutral player.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): SSG - Playing Through the Thirds

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SSG - Playing Through the Thirds (30 mins)

Set Up

*3 Zones, players restricted to zones, when out of possession.

*In possession players can move into any zone.

Learning Objectives:

1. Decision making when to press/delay

2. Work rate, attitude towards defending


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