Football/Soccer Session (U11): Edgemont SC - Age Group Clinics (U10/11) - S9

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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

Description

Edgemont Soccer Club; Age Group Clinics

Block: Attacking 2v1; Combination - Give and Go

Focus: Possession

Skill: Outside Push Pass

Type of Pressure: Varies

Pressure Position: Varies

Decisions looking to affect:

1. Quality of positive first touch (Direction - towards target; Weight)

2. Awareness of defender's position. Players ability to identify the amount of pressure that is being applied to the ball (Speed / Approach). How does that affect their first touch? Can we look to direct it away from pressure?

3. Placement of ball.

4. Position of non-kicking foot.

5. Contact on ball; with which surface?

6. How does body shape and the follow through of the kicking leg affect the pass?

7. Mentality - Maintain possession of the ball.


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

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

Organization: 4 lines

Instructions:

Part 1

1 player from each White line dribble out to the cone and performs scissor at the cone, and accelerate to the opposite line.

After set period of time have them switch to perform the move with the opposite foot

Part 2

1 player from each White line dribbles out ot the cone directly in front of them, before they reach the cone they must play a pass to the blue player on the right of them with the inside of their right foot, and continue across to the other side. Sequence is repeated with Blue.

After a set period of time, have them now play it to the left.

Coaching Points:

Scissor:

Positive 1st touch to drive at cone

-Smaller "Messi" touches upon approach

-Foot pointed towards ground

-Look to come as close as possible to the ball

-Touch out of feet and into space with the outside of the opposite foot

Outside of the Foot Pass

-Ankle Locked

-Foot Pointed towards ground

-Surface- Towards Pinky toe

-Push rather than a strike

Progressions:


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Opposed 2v1

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Opposed 2v1 (15 mins)

Organization:

-2 grids-20x15 yard area.

-Line A is the passing line. Line B is the attacking line. Line C is the defending line which is located next to the goal.

Instructions:

Player A passes to Player B and play is live once B receives the ball, A&B attack 2v1 against C looking to score by dribbling into one of the two gates.

If defender wins the ball they go 1v2 looking to cross the counter line

Rotation-A-B, C stays for set period of time.

Coaching Points:

-Identification of space in behind

-Postitive first touch to drive and commit defender

-Support of 2nd attacker (angle/line)

-When to play into the 2nd attacker vs when to attack 1v1 (identification of body shape of defender)

-Use of disguise whether it is to play into 2nd attacker or go 1v1

Progressions: C can come out once the ball is passed from A.


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

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Free Play (25 mins)

Organization:

3v3 / 4v4 Small-sided tournament games

4 teams of 3-4 players each team.

2 fields of 30x40 yards

2 Pugg Goals on opposite endlines.

Instructions:

4 Teams of 3

Play 3v3 tournament style format where each team will play one another.

Look to combine groups if possible.

Coaching Points:

Review of session's learning outcomes being translated into the game


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Pass
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