Football/Soccer Session (Moderate): Indoor Academy 2014-15: U9-10: Phase 4, Session 1, Possession & Finishing

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Alex Sabatini
Name: Alex Sabatini
City: kleinburg
Country: Canada
Rank: Elite – 1 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer

Description

Players will continue to learn the attacking principles of play within small sided activities that will enable them to keep possession of the ball while under pressure from opponents.  


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 4 v 1 possession

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 4 v 1 possession
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4 v 1 possession (15 mins)

Organization:

1. Two Groups of 5 players

2. 2 x (15x10)areas side by side....modify as necessary based on player ability.

3. One ball per group

4. Coach with soccer balls outside grid. If you have 2 coaches available for this activity have 1 coach serve to White and the 1 coach serve to Blue if the ball goes out of bounds...This will help with flow..

Instructions:

1. # players off 1-5....

2. Players passing and receiving within their own grid.

3. When coach calls out a # (ex:4) both 4's from each team must go into opponent box to defend and win the ball

5. When defender enters grid, players must attempt to possess the ball (4v1)

6. If they make 5 passes they will receive a point, when point is received try to keep making as many passes as possible (ex 10 passes in a row = 2 points)

7. If defender wins the ball he passes to the coach. If the defender breaks up play the coach will serve another ball into grid immediately.

8. Coach should switch defender approx.every 45-60 seconds seconds. manage defender to ensure he/she is providing realistic pressure.

Coaching Points:

1. Receiving Technique

2. Passing Technique

3. Movement/mobility: Travel to support as the ball travels = Timely support

4. Support: within 360 degrees, good support angles

5. Dispersal: Get big!

6. Importance of keeping (possessing) the ball and remaining patient

7. Invite/commit the defender and play away from pressure..Switch the field

Progressions:

-Add a second defender - 4 v 2 (Call out 2 numbers)

-For older players, if necessary, condition touches.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): possession to penetrate

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possession to penetrate (20 mins)

Organization:

-20 x 15 divided into 4 lanes/grids. Therefore 4 x (15 x 10) lanes/grids side by side

-Two teams of 6 players with 3 players in each lane/grid...To start players must stay within their own grid.

Instructions:

-Players seek to keep possession of the ball within their lane/grid and seek to score a point by making a "penetrating" pass between or around the opposition to their teammates in the other lane/grid. In the image if white win possession they seek to do the same with their teammates.

Progressions:

-allow the defending team to send 1 player to defend in the oppositions lane/grid(3 v 1). If the defender wins the ball he passes to his teammate and then re-enters his/her lane to keep possession..

-Instruct players they must make a certain amount of passes before they can pass to their teammates.

-limit touches

Coaching Points:

-all attacking principles of play as per previous sessions.

-possession, patience and penetration.

-If defenders compact, look to switch the field quickly to penetrate. "if you cant get in the front door look to get in the backdoor"..


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 4 v 4 +2 possession activity

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4 v 4 +2 possession activity (25 mins)

Organization:

-20 x 20 grid

-Teams play 4 v 4 +2 small sided directional activity with target players on both ends

-Teams seek to keep possession and pass to their target player for a point. The target then continues the attacking phase by dribbling into the gird and seeks to combine with teammates to attack the target in the opposite direction. The player who makes the pass to the target exits the grid and serves as a target.

-Target players stationed outside the grid can not disposes the ball from one another or intercept passes

-1 point in scored each time they successfully pass the ball to a target.

Coaching Points:

-passing and receiving key factors

-attacking principles of play

Progressions:

-In the next progression the team scores 1 point by passing to a target and then must maintain possession and successfully pass to the target in the opposite side of the grid.

-Limit touches if necessary.

-condition players to make a predetermined amount of passes before they can pass to a target.


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