Football/Soccer Session (U10): WSSL G11W 1VS 2

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Matt Kane, Adult Member

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Matt Kane
Name: Matt Kane
City: New York
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 2 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer

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Learning Outcomes

1. Introduce players to proper defensive stance.

2. Introduce players totechnique of block tackling.

3. Develop players' ability to close down with speed.

4. Develop players' ability to close down at an angle.

5. Develop players' ability to identify when to tackle.


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

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

Organization:

1. Open area.

2. Every player with a ball.

Instructions:

1. Players dribble in open area.

2. Dribble like Messi and Ronaldo.

3. Reinforce feinting movements from previous sessions.

4. Players perform series of movements on command (toe taps and so on).

Coaching Points:

1. Head up.

2. Controlled touches.

3. Use of both feet.

Progressions:


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Technical - Jockey

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Technical - Jockey

Organization:

1. 20x20 area.

2. Players work in pairs.

3. One ball per pair.

Instructions:

1. Both players are passive.

2. Attacker looks to dribble from one endline to the other without trying to beat his partner.

3. Defender looks to keep attacker in front without trying to win the ball.

4. Players work on one side going one way and switch sides going back.

5. Players rotate roles once back at the start.

Coaching Points:

1. Keep the attacker in front.

2. Proper defensive stance - "surfer" position.

3. Eyes on the ball.

4. Move/shuffle feet.

5. Maintain appropriate distance - arm's length.

Progressions:

1. Attacker looks to move more "actively," changing feet forcing defender to change with him.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Technical - Closing Down/Block Tackling

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Technical - Closing Down/Block Tackling

Organization:

1. 20x20 area.

2. Players work in pairs.

3. Balls set up halfway between pairs.

Instructions:

1. Players look to close down on the ball together.

2. Focus on body shape, proper stance, and angle of approach.

3. Players look to mirror each other before returning to start line.

4. After a few minutes, players perform a block tackle at the ball.

Coaching Points:

1. Speed and angle of approach.

2. Proper defensive stance - "surfer" position.

3. Close space quickly and slow down on approach.

4. Block tackle - lock ankle, use inside of foot.

Progressions:

1. Ensure players work on both sides.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 1v1 Fully Opposed

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1v1 Fully Opposed

Organization:

1. 10x10 area.

2. Players set up as shown.

Instructions:

1. Attacker looks to dribble across defender's line.

2. Defender is live on attacker's first touch.

3. If defender wins the ball, he looks to counter (dribble across attacker's line).

4. Players return to same line.

5. Rotate roles after 2-3 minutes.

Coaching Points:

1. Speed and angle of approach.

2. Slow down as distance becomes shortened.

3. Correct moments to tackle.

4. Keep player and ball in front.

5. Transition to attack.

Progressions:


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

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Free Play

Organization:

1. 30x20.

2. Teams set up as shown.

Instructions:

1. Free play: 3v3.

2. Restarts: kick-in or dribble in. No corners.

Coaching Points:

1. Pressure the ball.

2. Close down space quickly.

3. Identify correct moments to tackle.

4. Transition to attack.

Progressions:


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Dribble
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