Football/Soccer Session (U9): Hillsborough SC - U9G Hurricanes - S12 Receiving

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Ashley Thomas, Adult Member

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Ashley Thomas
Name: Ashley Thomas
City: Lawrenceville
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 6 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Technical

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Technical

On Arrivial: (Prior to start of practice)

Technical Warm-up: Yael Averbuch "Soccer Wall Series"

Part I

1. Inside pass (leave foot in air after contact) Receive + Pass; 1 min x each foot

2. Receive inside (leave foot in air after receiving) Pass back with Laces - same foot, drop foot in between reps; 1 min x each foot

3. Outside touch when receiving (leave foot in air after receiving) Pass with inside surface; 1 min x each foot

4. Receiving drag across with inside surface (leave foot in air after receiving) Pass with outside surface; 1 min x each foot

Challenge - Wrap around the back of your planted foot, inside pass. Adjust the angle of your hips. 1 min

Organization:

As shown in diagram

Dynamic Warm-up:

1. Jog to cone and back twice

2. Open the gate to the cone, close the gate on our way back

3. Half kicks (Cross the body; Knee to elbow) to cone, Light extension - Full kicks on our way back.

4. High knees to cone, butt kicks on our way back.

5. Side shuffle facing one direction to cone - switch direction half way in between. Two alternating side skips on our way back.

6. Small skips down, big skips on our way back.

7. Move on to SAQ with cones.

Coaching Points:

1. Be on toes

2. Listen for coaches signal

3. Reaction time

4. Speed of movement


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Tom + Jerry

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Tom + Jerry

Organization:

30 x 20; Area set up as shown

Small triangles placed throughout grid

Blue players are taggers (pinnie in hand)

Instructions:

1. Players with a ball (in yellow) try to avoid being tagged by the defenders holding a blue pinnie (player in blue on diagram)

2. Triangles represent safe zones

3. One (yellow) player with a ball can pass into the traingle to another teammate (in yellow) to take his/her space. Once passed to the (yellow) teammate in the triangle, he/she then must leave the safe zone and find a new triangle.

4. If a (yellow) player with a ball is tagged by a defender, they must swap roles

5. Play for set period of time

Coaching Points:

1. Keep you head up - Look out for defenders holding a blue pinnie and quickly find the nearest safe zone.

2. Recognize when to use Messi vs. Ronaldo touches

3. Change of speed and direction

4. Using different surfaces of the foot to control the ball (Motor / Individual tech Skills)

Progressions:

Add balls - use hands and toss

More defenders

Less safe zones

Reg - no defenders


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Technical Semi-opposed

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Technical Semi-opposed (20 mins)

Organization:

10x10 yd boxes with two 2yd gates set up in the corners of each box

4 groups of 3 set up as shown

1 ball per group

2 players start in outside corner of their area and 1 player waits to receive at the opposite corner

Instructions:

1. Player with the ball plays a pass to the player at the opposite corner then watches to see which goal the receiving player takes his touch toward and runs through the opposite goal, then to center cone to be the next receiver

2. Receiving player takes the desired 1st touch toward one of the gates and dribbles through, before rejoining the line

3. Pass is played by the next player in line as soon as the receiver is ready and in position

Rd. 1 - open to the closest gate with the inside of the foot

Rd. 2 - take touch across the body to the farthest gate with the inside of the foot

Rd. 3 - take touch across the body to the farthest gate with the outside of the (opposite) foot

* after Rd. 3, move to 1st progression *

Coaching Points:

1. Get in line with the ball as it travels,

2. Choose the appropriate surface of the foot,

3. Head up before receiving to observe open space,

4. Contact with middle of the ball,

5. First touch into space

Progressions:

(P1) - Player with the ball plays a pass to the player waiting to receive in the center, then immediately runs to one gate or the other. Receiving player observes the movement of his teammate as the ball travels and takes his 1st touch toward the open gate and dribbles through the gate

(P2)- Player that begins with the ball becomes a defender after the pass and can win the ball after running through one of the gates

(P3) - Passing player can defend without running through a gate, use small goals to pass into instead of gates to dribble through (as seen in top/right grid)


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Technical Fully Opposed

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Technical Fully Opposed

Organization:

(2) 30 x 30 yd area

Two groups of six, divided into teams of three

Two goals (2x)

1 Ball; Extras on the side

Instructions:

1. Players look to pass the ball back and forth.

2. On the coaches command they are looking to play a 1 v 1 game to try and score in either goal.

Coaching Points:

1. Quality of 1st touch.

2. Head up before every pass.

3. 1st touch away from pressure and where you want to go.

4. Head up after every touch.

Progressions:

(P1) -  Face goals outwards to make scoring much more difficult.


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

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End Game

Organization:

Full field - 40 x 30

Divided into two - 30 x 20

3v3 / 4v4 Game


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