Football/Soccer Session (U11): Recap / Re-assess U11s

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Michael  Richardson
Name: Michael Richardson
City: Great Dunmow
Country: United Kingdom
Rank: Elite – 6 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Y Passing Pattern

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Y Passing Pattern
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Y Passing Pattern (15 mins)

Practice Organisation:

-Use Poles or Mannequins set up as illustrated.

-A player on each mannequin.

-First player moves the ball to either side of the mannequin.

-Player receiving the ball moves accordingly, always on an angle.

-He receives ball on back foot and plays on the angle again to player who has checked off to receive the ball.

Progressions:

-Player 3 sets the ball playing a one two round the mannequin.

Learning Objectives:

-Timing of movement.

-Body shape to receive.

-Receive on back foot.

-Accuracy/weight /quality of pass.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 4 v 4 (+ 3 Neutrals)

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4 v 4 (+ 3 Neutrals) (15 mins)

Suitable for 8's - 18's. Simply reduce pitch size as players get older.

This game should end with the players playing predominantly one and two touch, wothout the coach having to put those restrictions on the game. Very little dribbling/turning.

4 Reds v 4 Blues, + 3 Neutral Yellows. No player is restricted in where they can go. The key to success for the team in possession ( Reds at the moment ) is to maintain their disciplne and stay roughly between the two cones as indicated. This way the player with the ball will have more options. More triangles are created and the 4 defenders ( Blues at the moment ) should struggle to regain possession.

As soon as the defending team make a regain the game continues and they should make their way to the gaps between the cones as quickly as possible.

Learning Objectives

*Recognising where to position yourself to be available for a team mate.

*Learning that by having the discipline to maintain your position, by shuffling only a few yards in any direction, your team mates will always know where you are and will be able to retain possession easily.

Technical

*Body shape - Always open to see as much as possible/to be aware of as many options as possible.

*Passing - Weight/Timing of release.

*Receiving - away from pressure, to entice pressure.

*Direction changes, ball manipulation.

Tactical

*Understanding where to position yourself to be available for the ball, and being aware of as many of your options as possible when in possession of the ball.

Physical

*Low to medium intensity when in possession.

*High intensity when out of possession.

Psychological/Social

*Intelligence to expand pitch when necessary.

*Desire to deny space without the ball.

*Knowledge of triggers of when to press.


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

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2v1 Choice (15 mins)

Set Up

The centre player starts with the ball. All three player start on a red cone.

The centre player passes to his left or right.

The player that didnt receive the pass becomes the defender, creating a 2v1 attack.

The attack finishes when the ball is out of play or a goal is scored.

The players will rotate clockwise after every attack.

Key Points

Attackers:

1. Use of speed

2. Direction of first touch

3. Safe side and protection of the ball

4. Supporting angles and distance

5. When to pass/when to dribble

6. Use of skill

Defender:

1. Reaction to recovery

2. Speed of recovery

3. Get goalside

4. Slow down the attack

5. Deny the opportunity to score/shoot


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Defending Outnumbered (3v4)

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Defending Outnumbered (3v4) (40 mins)

Practice Organisation

*Area 40x30 yards set out in equal thirds with goals at each end.

*14 players (+2 GKs), with defenders out numbered 3v4 in each end third.

*Practice starts with Neutral players in middle third, serve ball into Attackers & support play from behind, without entering end third.

Objective of practice, Defenders play outnumbered to pvevent Attackers from scoring, gain possession and in to Neutral player to score one point.

Rotate roles of players.

Details

Distance between 3 defenders when being attacked by four opponents.

Communication, changing roles and working with GK as sweeper.

Deflecting attacks away from central goal scoring areas.

Balanced, controlled 1v1 defending skills.

Defenders identifying opportunity to pass or run with ball on gaining possession.

Key Coaching Points

1. Blocking shots.

2. Pressing man on ball and employing delaying tactics to avert attack.

3. Marking and covering

4. Winning ball and quickly playing forward to Neutral player.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 7v7 Game

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7v7 Game (20 mins)

Practice Organisation

*Set up a pitch 35x50yds

*Two teams set up in a 2-3-1

Learning Objectives

1. IP: When GK has ball, 2CB's spilt wide, 3MF's and CF go as high and wide as possible.

2. OP: Nearest player must press the ball.

Individual Roles & Responsibilities

No.1: Always been available to support the ball, control ball with back foot to switch play.

No.5: Split when GK gets ball, support No.4/No.8 in possession of the ball.

No.6: Split when GK gets ball, support No.4/No.10 in possession of the ball.

No.4: Always be available to receive the ball support from behind.

No.8: Available to receive the ball from No.5/No.4 and support No.9.

No.10: Available to receive the ball from No.6/No.4 and support No.9.

No.9: Stay ahead of the ball, support No.4/No.8/No.10 when in possession of the ball.


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