Football/Soccer Session (U11): Crossing

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Brad Wolchansky , Adult Member

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Brad Wolchansky
Name: Brad Wolchansky
City: Brooklyn
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 1 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Diamond Passing Warmup

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Diamond Passing Warmup
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Diamond Passing Warmup (15 mins)

Organization:

- 4-5 Players

- 1 Ball

- 4 cones to make a box

Instructions:

(A) Pass and follow. Players will pass around the box and follow their pass. Two-touch passing, one to receive, one to pass. Vary direction, L/R foot, surface of foot, etc. (If there are only 4 players in the box the last player must dribble to the next cone before starting the passing sequence again.)

(B) One player will move inside the box to create a 3 v 1 rondo. Passers can move but must stay outside the box. Objective: Possess/retain away from defender. If defender wins the ball, switch with the player who lost it.

Coaching Points:

- Check wide to create a passing lane.

- Open body shape

- Call for the ball

- Receive on back foot

- Two touches

Progressions:

- Combine boxes for 6 v 2 rondo.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Crossing Skill Development

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Crossing Skill Development (15 mins)

Organization:

Players line up at red cones. One ball.

Instructions:

Player with the ball runs hard at the blue cone and strikes a cross on the ground to the player waiting at the red cone. Repeat.

Coaching Points:

- Big touches down the line to take the space

- Head check before crossing to see target

Progressions:

- Switch directions

- Add a second ball

- Add a cone at location (A), player now must scissor inside then win the line before crossing at the blue cone.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Cross and Finish

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Cross and Finish (20 mins)

Organization:

2 teams, one GK each team. Cones at A/B/C/D. Lots of balls.

Instructions:

- A plays ball who B, B sets the ball back for A to play a ball into the path of C on the wing. Immediately after the pass A&B make runs into the box. C takes a touch and plays a cross into the path of A/B, who have two touches max to shoot on goal.

- Sequence is now repeated with the other team, using D wing instead of C. GKs should rotate at this point.

- Keep team score.

- Rotation is A-B-C/D-A

Coaching Points:

- Timing of the runs: How must we delay our runs to be able to provide us with an angle to attack the crossed ball?

- Communication amongst the 2 runners: who goes near post, who goes far post?

- Delivery quality and placement: crosser must recognize where the ball must be played to allow the runners to be able to make a a play on the ball while eliminating the keeper's ability to make a save on the ball

- Communication: Verbal and Visual communication amongst the players off the ball and the crosser.

Progressions:

P - Have a trailing player at C/D provide passive pressure

P - Add in a central defender

R - Have B receive ball from A and play C into space on the wing


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Scrimmage

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Scrimmage (40 mins)

Organization:

Even teams. Use cones to create wide channels on both sides of the field. Each team has one player in each wide channel, no one else can go into the wide channels.

Instructions:

Regular scrimmage, goals scored from crosses from the wingers in the channel count double. After 15 minutes remove channels for regular game.


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