Football/Soccer Session (U9): switching the point of attack

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Andrew Mcleod, Adult Member

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Andrew Mcleod
Name: Andrew Mcleod
City: EAST ORANGE
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 6 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Technical Repetitions

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Technical Repetitions (15 mins)

Organization:

1. Set up as shown (12x18)

2. Three Groups of 4 players per grid.

3. Player 3 yds from blue cone.

Instructions:

1. CB plays the ball to LM

2. LM takes 1st touch forward,dribbles to flag,performs turn and

passes ball to CB

3. CB shows behind the ball and receives pass from LM

4. CB takes 1st touch towards RM.

5. Continue pattern. (waiting player changes roles after two switches)

*** When ball is played to LM. RM will check into the middle (viceversa)

Coaching Points:

Technique

- Accuracy & Pace of pass

- Pass to the far foot to improve speed of play

Movement

- Create Depth (Behind the ball at an angle - Sideways on)

- Create Witdh ( Feet on line - Sideways on)

Decision

- Check over shoulder before receiving to create habit of Scanning the field.

Progression:

1. Points for Switching play


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

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Technical Repetitions (15 mins)

Organization:

1. Set up as shown (20x20)

2. Two Groups of 3-4 players. (6-8 players per grid)

Instructions:

1. CB plays the ball to LM

2. LM takes 1st touch forward,dribbles to flag,performs turn and

passes ball to CB

3. CB shows behind the ball and receives pass from LM

4. CB takes 1st touch towards RM.

5. After 2-3 turns, CF show in passing lane (Blue). CM passes ball to CF.

6. Continue pattern on opposite side.

*** When ball is played to LM. RM will check into the middle (viceversa)

Coaching Points:

Technique

- Accuracy & Pace of pass

- Pass to the far foot to improve speed of play

Movement

- Create Depth (Behind the ball at an angle - Sideways on)

- Create Witdh ( Feet on line - Sideways on)

Decision

- Check over shoulder before receiving to create habit of Scanning the field.

Progression:

1. One point for switching point of attack sideways.

2. One point for switching point of attack Forward.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Main Theme 1

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Main Theme 1 (20 mins)

Organization:

1. 30x30 yard area with 5x5 in the middle.

2. 12 players - 6 attackers and 6 defenders (set up as shown) plus 1 neutral.

3. 1 ball

Instructions:

1. Teams play 4v4 inside the area with two target players positioned on the outside of the area

2. One team plays North to South the other team plays East to West

3. The objective of the practice is recieve from one target player and play to the next, this action scores a point if they go thru the neutral in the middle score is doubled.

4. If the defending team wins the ball they should look to pass out to their target player

5. Rotate target players after a set time limit

6. Keep score

Coaching Points:

1. Players on the inside should check at angles so that their body position is side on to play forward quickly

2. Awareness - receiving player should check both shoulders before the ball arrive to assess options

3. Inside players should look to be positive and create space in order to play forward

4. Width and depth is important to create spaces as group

5. Target players on the outside need to be aware which foot to pass into – high pressure front foot, low pressure back foot

Progressions:

1. Two touch limit on the inside

2. Players on the inside can not pass backwards to target players only forward

3. Defender can press neutral player after receiving the ball.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Scrimmage

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Scrimmage (30 mins)

Organization:

1. Set up as shown.

Instructions:

1. 6v6 or 7v7

Coaching Points:

Minimal Coaching on Key points of switcing point of attack.


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