Football/Soccer Session (Moderate): U12 Boys Practice #2 (Start Time: 2013-05-19 18:30:00)

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David Barbier, Adult Member

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David Barbier
Name: David Barbier
City: Stittsville
Country: Canada
Rank: Elite – 2 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer

Description

Working offensive 3rd stuff some more. Pretty happy still with the movement out of the back and defensive ability of the squad. The offense is in need of major work. We'll start it off just gettign warm with some possession and then get the details of those mids and front runners getting on the half turn and playing a 1 touch ball with the 3 out 1 in drill. We can get some good work done on the wingers movement with this drill as well. Then we need to get an offensive functional done since we've recently changed from a 4-2-3-1 to a 4-1-4-1. Minor changes but still need to be addressed. Lastly, the Jodar drill will get our wingers and front runners some work on their 1 vs 1's going to net with different angles of approach from the defenders. We continually make poor choices in these scenarios in the game so hopefully we can iron out some of those issues with this one.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 2 Grid Possession Game

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2 Grid Possession Game (20 mins)

Set Up: Two teams of 4 or 5 depending on numbers (can be done with teams of 3 as well). Grids can vary in size depending on desired work rate, but 8x12 on each side are good.

Activity: Coach plays a ball into one grid. At that time, one player from the opposite grid can enter to try and win ball. After coach-determined amount of time, second player from "defending grid" can enter to help win ball if "attacking" team still has possession (maybe have 5 players count to five and then one can enter). Attacking team tries to make 5 passes for a point. If defending team can win ball and play back to their team, that counts as a point. If ball goes out of bounds, possession goes to team in opposite grid.

Coaching Points: Qualities of a Pass: Pace, Accuracy, On the Ground. Quick play, making quick decisions, moving the ball away from where defenders are.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 3 out 1 in passing

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3 out 1 in passing (20 mins)

3 out 1 in passing

A grid of 8 x 8 with 3 players outside the grid and 1 player inside.

Player 1 passes to the middle and gets the pass back.

While this is happening, player 2 passes to player 3

As the player receives the pass from the outside, they play a wall pass with the middle and works that wall pass around to the next side of the square.

Player in the middle has to constantly get their head on a swivvle and see the next pass coming.

Potential Progression

Only at higher levels but the coach can shout change and have the players change the direction of the passes to see if they can make the quick adjustments.

Coaching Points

Player on the middle must receive on the back foot

Details for passing (name, info, show with your hand where you want the pass, weight and direction of pass)

When the player is going to receive the pass from another on the outside, they should be checking away, checking to, chek shoulder, fix shape and receive on the half turn

Player 3 now passes to the middle and player 1 passes to player 2

They are all constantly moving around the grid and the player in the middle is always with his head on a swivvle being sure to up up to the new ball coming in to the grid.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Offensive Functional

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Offensive Functional (30 mins)

Offensive Functional

Pretty simple really. Set up your players on the offensive half (all but defenders but I guess you could add them as well if you like) and give them a pattern to move the ball that you'd like to see.

I look at where we are gettign the ball in the game and the flow is bad. Often enough at U12 that means in the CM when they don't know what to do.

So get a bunch of balls at half in my case and draw up different patterns. I'd have the CM pass to the other holding cm, open up to the winger who would play a one-two with the striker and get deep in the corner for a cross. I would then change it up and have the winger find the attacking CM who would open up and finding a gapping pass to the opposite winger for the cross etc. There are any number of permutations that you can bring to the table. The goal is to get the kids some reps in the offensive third and see where their spacing is etc.

Coaching points

always be involved even if the ball isn't coming to you in the scenario since in a game it may very well be coming to you

details on your passes etc (all of the receiving on half turn, check should, fix shape, check away, check to, communication etc.)

Talk to them about how to approach the ball on a cross (ie don't be in there waiting for the ball, move in from the top of the 18, vary your runs, criss cross if you can etc.)

Talk to the wingers about variety in their crosses (sometimes low driven, sometimes middle driven, sometimes a lob far post, sometimes a set pass back to the top fo the box etc.)


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Jodar Drill

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Jodar Drill (20 mins)

Jodar Drill

Put half your team next to you in between 2 cones 4 yards apart (distance doesn`t really matter, just a starting point)

Put half the team on cones that are placed from the goal lin and arcing up towards the other group of players.

Each player matches up with an opponent and the coach passes a 50é50 ball in for the players to play. The attacker is supposed to score, the defender must work on his angle of approach and defend.

Once they have gone, the strikers goes to the back of the line and the defender moves up a cone (if they are at the top then they go to the end line cone, if they are 2nd in line then they move to the top.

Then the next pairing goes. The key is to keep the order with their pairings, not have the person at the top go each time. You want each pairing to deal with each other with a new allignment to mess with how the defender approaches and how the attacker deals with this new defensive shape.

Coaching points

Attacker should look to use the defenders momentum coming in at an angle against him and try some fake takes or steps or circle takes to his advantage

Attacker needs to think about his shielding position

Attacker should look at not over dribbling, keep it simple if possible

Defender has to think about what his position means to his approach (if he is next to the attacker and is faster or stronger, go in hard and quick, if he`s not then think about taking an angle). If he is coming from the goal line then he can close quick and then jockey and push to a weak foot, slow down the attacker, don`t dive in.


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