Football/Soccer Session (U9): VUSC U-9 Boys- Receiving (Start Time: 2015-09-24 15:30:00)

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Daniel Vitu, Adult Member

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Daniel  Vitu
Name: Daniel Vitu
City: Hawthorne
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 1 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer

Description

Learning outcomes of this session are:

- Creating space – movement away from the ball

- Open body shape

- Distance / direction of the touch based on the next action (this is based around where the defender is)

- Surface of foot when ball is coming in.

- On toes, not stood still to receive.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Warm up- Receiving

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Warm up- Receiving (10 mins)

Organization:

-Circle about 30 yards wide

-Half of players inside a circle with a ball

-Other half outside circle without a ball

Instructions:

-Players in the middle dribble through the red square and exit looking to pass to an outside player.

-Outside player takes a quick touch to control and then passes back to inside player.

-After receiving the pass, the inside player turns and dribbles through the box before looking for another pass.

-1 minute rounds, then switch inside with outside players.

Coaching Points:

(1). Sharpness of passes

(2). Technique when receiving - outside, inside, etc

(3). Body positioning when receiving

(4). Angle and distance of support

(5). Communication when passing - verbal physical ("turn", running into space)


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

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Main Activity- Receiving (20 mins)

Organization: 40x30 yd area. 12 cones. 2 teams of 5 players. 2 neutral players.

Instructions: 2 balls per team. Pass ball between players on same team in sequence 1-4. Players are to pass ball on ground and use the inside of the foot technique.

Coaching Points:

(1). Technique of receiving. Positive first touch.

(2). Head up to observe available options.

(3). Identifying gaps in defense to be open.

(4). Movement to get open and be an option.

Progressions: 1. Ball and partner work to keep ball in space and take on players while partner looks to be an option running into a passing lane. 2. One ball per team. Players pass in sequence within own team. 3. Two neutral players are chosen creating numbers up situations for attackers always. 5. Play game- 7 passes= point.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Passing: Crossing the Troll's bridges

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Passing: Crossing the Troll's bridges (30 mins)

Organization: 40 x 40 yd area.

-8 gates- 2 yd wide.

-Players in pairs.

Instructions: Passing through the bridge with inside of the foot only. Ball must be passed on the bridge between partners. Each pair passes on the same bridge and count how many passes in a row between cones. Do not let your ball go outside of the railings (cones) and drown in the river or else the Troll (coach) will come and kick your ball away.

Coaching Points:

(1). On the bounce ready to receive.

(2). Verbal communication.

(3). Moving away- moving to.

(4). Technique of receiving touch.

Progressions: (1). Each pair has 1 bridge and pass through without hitting railings (cones) as many times in a row for 2 minutes. (2). Now, partners count how many bridges their ball crossed and can NOT use the same bridge twice or else the Troll will come and kick your ball away. (4). Ball crosses as many bridges without touching the railings. If your ball goes off of the bridge when you pass the Troll will come and kick your ball away.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 4v4 to Small Goals.

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4v4 to Small Goals. (15 mins)

Organization: 4v4 (30x30 yd area) No goalkeepers. Play for 5 minutes then rotate teams.

Instructions:

-Out of Bounds - All players on the opposing team must get their shape. Attacking team will pass to a teammate. First pass is free.


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