Football/Soccer Session (Beginner): USL Skills Training Week 3 - 1v1 Attacking U8-U14

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Frank Schodowski
Name: Frank Schodowski
City: Sterling Heights
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 1 points
Membership: Young Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Warm-Up

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Warm-Up
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Warm-Up (15 mins)

WARM-UP

Set-Up: Place random cones throughout the grid (about 1 per player).

Activity: Show players the proper way to perform the 1v1 move - SIDE STEP. Allow them to perform the move while the ball is standing still and you demonstrate in slow-motion. Next have them dribble in the grid and attack a cone while performing the move. Let them play for 1-2 minutes attacking as many cones as they can peforming the move.

COACHING POINTS:

Fakes and Feints must LOOK REAL. Encourage them to 'SELL' the fake.

Drop the shoulder, transfer body weight to the plant foot

Change and explode with speed when exiting the fake/feint.

Attack the cone straight on and figure out how much space is needed to perform the move.

Dribble with control when approaching the cone.

VARIATIONS:

After the JAB-STEP, introduce the additional moves and repeat above:

SCISSORS (SINGLE AND DOUBLE)

STEP-OVER

ROLL OVER - TAP


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Small-Sided Activity

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Small-Sided Activity (15 mins)

Small - Sided Activity - 15 Minutes

Set-Up:

Place 2 sets of cones about 20 feet apart as shown. Place a defender in between each set.

Place 2 more cones in front of the defenders so players can line up behind them.

ACTIVITY:

Players dribble straight at defender and try to dribble across the cones past the defender. The defender will try to poke/block tackle but can only move SIDE TO SIDE and not forward/backward. Encourage players to use a skill move, fake, feint, etc. Have players move to the other line after completion and continue so on and so on. Play for 1-2 minutes and switch defenders.

COACHING POINTS:

Attack defenders straight on - leaving attacker with TWO options to get by defender.

Do NOT stop the ball! Dribble at defender with PACE.

Perform the move at the proper distance away from the defender.

Eyes up to recognize when the defender is OFF BALANCE making it easy to get by.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Expanded - Activity

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Expanded - Activity (15 mins)

Expanded Activity - 15 minutes

Set-Up: Place 4 wide goals (2 at each end, as shown). Have players stand behind the goals.

Place 4 larger cones to designate scoring area (noted by the dotted line).

Activity:

Players play 2v2 going in ONE direction and are allowed to score on either of the two opposing goals.

Players can score by:

1.) crossing into the scoring area and passing through either of the two cones (to an awaiting player).

After a goal is made:

Attacking team stays ON

Defending team goes to the back of the line (behind their goals) and the new team (now with the ball) will start to attack.

VARIATIONS:

UNDER 6 - PLAY 2V2 - CAN SCORE ON ANY OF THE 4 GOALS (NO SCORING LINE CONES) - HAVE TWO LINES BY COACH AND PLAY THE BALL INTO THE GRID.

If no goal is made in 1 minute, switch both teams.

If one team is consistently staying on the field (scoring all of the time), rotate them out to get other teams on the field.

Coaching Points:

Recognize 1v1 opportunities and utilize fake/feint properly to attack goal.

1v2 situations should induce a PASS to your teammate.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): MATCH PLAY

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MATCH PLAY (15 mins)

MATCH PLAY - 15 MINUTES

PLAY 4 V 4 WITH ONE TEAM SITTING OUT. (OR 3V3, ETC)


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