Football/Soccer Session (U11): Briarcliff U-11 (B) Bulldogs

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James Oates
Name: James Oates
City: Rye
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 1 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Ball mastery/receiving the ball

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Ball mastery/receiving the ball (15 mins)

Ball mastery - players to practice turns / ball juggling.

Receiving the ball - Players to work on receiving the ball from a partner. Moving to the ball and changing direction quickly to touch a cone on the outside before dribbling the ball back in and passing it to a free player.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Gauntlet

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Gauntlet (20 mins)

Organization:

20x30 yard area

3 different sections - with defender standing in each area

Instructions:

1. Players must try to run through the Gauntlet and through all three levels before defender pulls pinnie.

2. Next player in line can begin their run as soon as the player before them passes the first defender

3. If Attacking Player makes it to the end, that is a point for their team

4. If Defending Player pulls the pinnie out from Attacking Player, Attacking Player must return to the line and it is a point for the defending team

5. Play for 1-2 minutes then switch defenders

Coaching Points:

1. Attack defenders with speed/pace

2. If contained by the defender, use appropriate move/feint to get to next level

3. Don't wait for the defender, try to be unpredicatble

Progressions:

1. Without Ball

2. With Ball


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Dribbling/Moves

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Dribbling/Moves (15 mins)

Organization:

1. 20x20 grid

2. Four/six lines depending on number of players.

3. One ball for each line

Instructions:

1. Players will dribble ball to center cones, perform instructed move, excellerating after move until opposite side is reached. (For knock and run go one at a time).

2. Players will perform move three times then switch to opposite foot and again perform move three times.

3. Move: Scissors, double scissors and knock and run.

Coaching Points:

Dribbling - Knock and run

1. Knock the ball with outside of the foot one way past cones, run around the opposite side and collect the ball.

Dribbling - Scissors

1. Move the foot around the front of the ball finishing on the outside of the ball

2. Drop the shoulder as the foot plants

3. Take the ball away using the outside of the opposite foot

Dribbling - Double scissors

1. Same as above for scissors, then add one more step over on to fool defender.

Progressions:

1. Semi Opposed


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Conditioned Game

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Conditioned Game (20 mins)

Organization:

1.30 x 20 yard area set up as shown

2.12 players (3 teams of 4, 1 team resting) set up as shown

3.2 yard deep target area, at each end of field

4.Man marking

Instructions:

1.Teams play 4 v 4, to target zones, can only steal the ball from your partner

2.If player can dribble into target zone, they win the game, and must leave the ball in the zone

3.Losing team immediately comes off, with resting team allowed to start instantly with ball that has been left in target area

4.Team who previously won must all retreat and touch cone in own target area before attempting to defend

5.Teams do not need to wait for other team to be ready, and can attack on transition immediately

6.If ball goes out, coach restarts by serving to player with most space in front of them

Coaching Points:

1. Head up and observe situation, look for the space in behind the defender.

2. Commit the defender, dribble straight at them leaving space either side.

3. Fool the defender!

4. Head down when playing the ball to ensure good contact

5. Play with the laces of the foot closet to the ball

6. Fewest number of touches to cover the distance quickly when going past the defender.

Progressions:

P – Corner markers can be moved to near end of safe zone, thus reducing the distance players must retreat on transition

R – Team must score 3 points to win, thus allowing conceding team to remain on field, and transition quicker / match players up against each other differently.

P.Take off man mark restriction


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 3v3 scrimmage

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3v3 scrimmage (20 mins)

Organization:

Mini tournament. 4 teams of 3. UEFA Champions League.

3v3 scrimmage

Instructions: 3 goals if the team scores in the goal. 1 goal if you stop the ball on the opposition end line. Short games.

Coaching Points: As seen in game.

Progressions:


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