Football/Soccer Session (U12): Hotshots Week 2: Turning (drag back)

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Tasha Flynn
Name: Tasha Flynn
City: Plainsboro
Country: United States of America
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Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer

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How/When to use a drag back turn.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Warm Up: Ball Mastery

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Warm Up: Ball Mastery
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Warm Up: Ball Mastery (20 mins)

Organization:

-One cone and one ball per player - in a circular formation - approx 15yd in diameter

-Player stand behind cone with ball facing toward middle of circle

Instructions:

-Players execute ball mastery patterns as demonstrated by coach

Coaching Points:

-Bounce/hop while manipulating ball - move in rhythm

-Light on toes

-Turn hips and body in direction of ball's destination

Progressions:

-Simple rhythmic movements

-Simple ball manipulations

-Pullback - with variations

-Players must change pattern as coach changes


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Warm Up: Close the Gate (Unopposed)

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Warm Up: Close the Gate (Unopposed) (15 mins)

Organization:

-24 x 24yd grid.

-6 gates.

-Every player has a ball.

Instructions:

-Dribble around the area keeping the ball close and in control.

-When a player goes through the gate, they must preform a drag back turn and go back through the same gate.

-Go find another gate and repeat the process.

-Only 1 player going through a gate at a time.

Coaching Points:

1. Proper technique of the turn (drag back).

2. Turn your body with the ball.

3. Head up once you turn so you can take a touch to open space.

4. Quick turns and burst of speed immediately following turn.

Progressions:

-Make the gates smaller, have to focus on technique.

-Make the area smaller so head is up after turn to avoid hitting other players.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Main Theme: Drag Back Turn (Unopposed)

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Main Theme: Drag Back Turn (Unopposed) (15 mins)

Organization:

-Using the same circle set up as the warm up.

-All the balls in the middle of the circle.

-4 PUG goals on the corners of the circle.

Instructions:

-Players line up at the corners of the circle next to a PUG goal (as pictured).

-First player from each line run out to the pile of balls and preforms a drag back turn.

-Players then dribble their ball into the goal.

-Once the ball is in the goal, next player in line goes and preforms the same turn (drag back).

Coaching Points:

1. Proper technique of drag back turn (using sole of the foot, opening body to the same side as the foot being used, 2nd touch with the opposite foot).

2. Make sure players are opening their body to see the ball the entire time, do not turn your back to the ball.

3. Head up after preforming the turn so can get to goal.

Progressions:

-Speed of movement.

-Players can knock the ball away from others as they are trying to grab a ball.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Conditioned Game: 1v1 (Semi Opposed)

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Conditioned Game: 1v1 (Semi Opposed) (20 mins)

Organization:

-24 x 24yd grid.

-2 teams.

-2 PUG goals.

Instructions:

-Coach plays the ball in the area.

-First player from each team runs out to play 1v1.

-Player must turn using the drag back and get to their goal.

-Players must dribble to the goal.

-Team with the most balls in their goal wins.

Coaching Points:

1. Corect drag back technique.

2. Open body, see the ball the entire time.

3. Head up to see the goal.

4. Accelerate after turn, get to goal quickly.

Progressions:

-Other team can defend and try to win the ball back.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Free Play: 3v3

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Free Play: 3v3 (20 mins)

Organization:

-2, 20 x 20yd fields.

-3 different colored vests.

-4 PUG goals.

-Cones marking out of bounds.

Instructions:

-No restrictions. Play 3v3 to goal.

Coaching Points:

1. When to use a drag back turn.

2.Find moments in the game when a turn would be the right choice.


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