Football/Soccer Session (Difficult): DFC Team Week 2016: Monday (U12+)

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Perry Gaffoor, Young Member

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Perry Gaffoor
Name: Perry Gaffoor
City: Plymouth
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 56 points
Membership: Young Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Warm Up: Rondo

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Warm Up: Rondo (10 mins)

For 10-12 Players

12x12 Grid if there are 4 players outside (left). Set up two grids side by side. You can have 6 players in this size grid. 4 players outside, a defender in the middle trying to win the ball and also an attacker who can help keep possession by being a passing option in the middle of the grid. With great success, change the attacker in the middle to another defender.

For 18-20 Players

16x16 Grid if there are 8 players outside (right). Set up two grids side by side. You can have 10 players in this size grid. 8 players outside, a defender in the middle trying to win the ball and also an attack who can help keep possession by being a passing option in the middle of the grid. High success is likely, you can change the middle attacker to a second defender.

Depending on the skill level of the players, we should try to play 3 touches maximum but preferrably 2 touches. Rotate the 'Monkey in the Middle' every 30 seconds.

Coach

Adopt a good position where you can clearly see both grids.

It is better to start the grids too big and achieve success.

Have a supply of balls ready to roll-in when a ball goes out of the grid.

You can give technical feedback to individuals as the drill is running.

If you need to stop the game, stop both games and address everyone from a good position.

Key Points

Pass with the inside of the foot

Receive with inside of the farthest foot

Shuffle along the lines as the ball travels

Provide small passing angles (get close to the the person in possession)


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Activity 1: 4+4v4

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Activity 1: 4+4v4 (15 mins)

25x30 Grid. 3 teams of 4 in different colors.

2 teams play together at all times in a 6v3. The team that gives the ball away becomes the 3 defenders while the team that gained possession joins the team that did not give the ball away.

E.g. If Blue and Green are working together, Blue is tackled by Gray. Now Gray and Green attempt to keep the ball.

5 consecutive passes equals 1 point.

Key Points

Quality of passing

Supporting movements off the ball (checking)

Decision making (who to pass to)


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Activity 2: 4v4+4

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Activity 2: 4v4+4 (15 mins)

In the same 25x30 space. We now have 2 teams of 4 in the box. There are also 2 neutrals in the middle and 1 neutral at either end.

The aim is to get the ball from one end neutral to the other. If the defending team is giving up the middle space, i.e. not staying compact. The 2 end neutral can play a pass between them to score a point.

When Blue wins the ball back, they must 'secure' the first pass. This means that they must pass the ball back to their neutral player before getting their shape and starting their attack. Defenders can tackle all 4 of the neutrals.

Key Points

Check in and Check out

Work as a team to create space and passing options

Return the ball to the neutral on an angle so that they can switch the field


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