Football/Soccer Session (U14): Turning Session

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CP De Vera, Adult Member

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CP De Vera
Name: CP De Vera
City: New York
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 7 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Juggling Warm-Up

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Juggling Warm-Up
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Juggling Warm-Up (10 mins)

Organization:

30x40 yard grid, each Player with a ball.

Instructions:

Players work in pairs. Set number of touches allowed. If player misplays the ball, a point is given to the other player. Play for a fixed time, winners move up to play a new player.

Coaching Points:

- Players try to improve their touches (suppleness, control and foot-eye coordination) by juggling with different surfaces of their feet & body.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Warm Up

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Warm Up (10 mins)

Organization:

25x25 yard area

Instructions:

1. Players dribble in their own half.

2. On 'switch' all players must stop their ball and start with another ball dribbling (A).

3. On "1", players do toe-touches.

4. On "2", players do foundations.

5. On "3", players pick up the ball, toss it in the air and try to control the ball out of the air.

Coaching Points:

1. Positive 1st touch

2. Play with laces (Ronaldo touches) to get into space; play with pinky-toe (Messi touches) to keep close

3. Fewest number of touches

4. Find open space

Progression

1. For "1", "2" and "3"; call out a simple math problem so they must think and be aware of what number they'll have to perform.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Main Theme

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Main Theme (25 mins)

Organization:

25x25 yard square area

12 Players in four groups with balls

Instructions:

- Once all four players make eye contact, all Messi dribble (pinky-toe) towards center, execute turn (inside cut & outside cut), and Ronaldo dribble (laces - bigger touch) back to corner.

- After turn, get head up to make eye contact with teammate waiting next in line to go.

- Once eye contact has been made, next person in line goes.

Coaching Points:

- Time move to execute turn to get away from defender (cone).

- Exaggerate move before turn to sell and get defender off balance.

- Execute turn.

- After move, pick head up to see space for next action.

Progressions:

- Next player in line holds up number (0-5) for player making turn to call out after executing turn; After number is called, next person can go; first team to complete 2 turns fastest wins the race.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Main Theme II

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Main Theme II (20 mins)

Organization:

10x15 yard rectangles

2 game areas with 6 players each (3 attacking, 3 defending).

Instructions:

Fully-opposed - 1v1 with one player resting. Can score in either goal.

Coaching Points:

- Head up and eye contact with players.

- Bigger touch on execution of turn.

- Exaggeration of movements for pass/shot to sell the turn.

- After execution of turn, pick up head to observe.

- Acceleration into space or shot on goal after having picked head up to make decision.

Progressions:


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

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Conditioned Game (15 mins)

Organization:

- 20x30 yard area

Instructions:

- Players play 5v5 with lined zone area.

- Attacking players can turn within middle zoned area to change game direction and attack either goal.

- After goal scored, scoring team retains possession and begins to attack opposite goal.

Coaching Points:

- Awareness of when to turn from area of more pressure to area of less.

- Head up and eye contact with players.

- Bigger touch on execution of turn.

- Exaggeration of movements for pass/shot to sell the turn.

- After execution of turn, pick up head to observe.

- Acceleration into space, pass to open teammate, or shoot after having picked head up to make decision.

Progressions


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Movement
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Custom Movement
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Pass
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Custom Pass
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Dribble
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