Football/Soccer Session (U12): Defending Overload in Midfield

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Ben Adams
Name: Ben Adams
City: London
Country: United Kingdom
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Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Coerver Individual Ball Manipulation

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Coerver Individual Ball Manipulation
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Coerver Individual Ball Manipulation (20 mins)

Learning Objectives

On coaches direction the players dribble through the cones using various individual Coerver moves:

- Inside/Inside

- Inside/outside

- fast feet

- toe taps

etc

Technical

Tactical

Physical

Psychological/Social


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

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Y-Drill with Finish forward (25 mins)

Learning Objectives

To improve passing, receiving and finishing skills

Technical

- Player A takes a touch inside, this triggers player B to check out then check in

- Player A passes the ball to player B who sets player A

- Player A passes to player C who sets player B

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

- Players follow their pass

Practice is repeated on the opposite side.

Tactical

Physical

Psychological/Social


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Rondo's (2 men in the middle)

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Rondo's (2 men in the middle) (25 mins)

Conditions -

All players must

1. Receive on the back foot

2. Play in 2 touch

3. Create passing lines at all times

4. Players feet must be inside the pitch at all times

5. Players must keep their bum on the line

6. The player on the ball must have two supporting players to the left and right that are level with the defender.

7. The game is started with spot and play.

Breaking of these rules result in that player becoming the defender

The game is refereed by the player in the middle, this is to develop mistake management and correct technique.

Scoring -

A goal is scored by the red players playing a successful pass through the middle of the two blue players to the middle man who switches the ball to the player on the opposite side.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Developing Possession Skills

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Developing Possession Skills (25 mins)

Learning Objectives

Three groups – ball per group

Red’s on perimeter; can move along their side of the box, receive and play to any other available red (below waist height)

Blacks + blues – move ball amongst your group – look for the times to pass or run with the ball

Try to find spaces between other colours to play through

The game (in the middle of the slide) as the reference point. The other three practices, potentially, help players work towards developing the skills and understanding to develop possession in the game. Consider which of the practices you would like to deliver/or that your players would like to play in. It isn’t always best to go from 1 to 2 to 3 and then to the game (although sometimes it is).

Possession is about passing; but isn’t only about passing. It’s about having the ball. Hopefully the practices detailed get players to look at quick passing, through passing, safe passing, running with the ball, dribbling, shielding and protecting possession.

Should you wish to use all the practices in one session; they should seamlessly move from one to the other. Depending upon the numbers in your team/age of the players; consider using a 25 x 25 area for practices 1,2 and 3 and using this area as the central part of your game with a 15 yard long scoring zone at either end with goals. This can be set up before the session starts and moved into at the point that you utilise the game.

Involve your goalkeepers. They can play in all parts of the session. Urge them to mix up using their feet and their hands and develop possession playing on the floor and distributing from hands. Consider that modern GK’s are like outfield players with gloves on.

Technical

Tactical

Physical

Psychological/Social


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

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Overload Game (25 mins)

Learning Objectives

Pitch is divided into thirds

IP: Players are allowed to move into any zone

OP: Players are locked into their own area and must retreat into it if their team lose possession

Emphasis on defending when outnumbered

Technical

Tactical

Physical

Psychological/Social


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