Football/Soccer Session (U9): receiving

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Andrew Mcleod, Adult Member

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Andrew Mcleod
Name: Andrew Mcleod
City: EAST ORANGE
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 6 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Messi & Xavi Warm up

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Messi & Xavi Warm up
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Messi & Xavi Warm up (10 mins)

Organization: 1 player with a ball each, 2 players start at the top with 1 player starting at the bottom end.

Instructions: Play starts with the two players at the top with player A dribbling towards the bottom end using Messi touches, once player A gets over the line player B starts to dribble. Each player Xavi turns when they get to the end lifting head up straight away making eye contact with next player.

Players are pretending every other player is a defender and they are looking to penetrate the gaps in the opposition defense.

Coaching Points:

Messi:

Dribble pinky toe

Small quick touches

Head up as much as possible looking for gaps to penetrate

Xavi:

Realizing no space

Ball out of feet

Head up after turn

Acceleration after turn

Ronaldo:

Lots of space ahead, take bigger touches

Pick head up after every single touch


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

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Technical Semi-Opposed
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Technical Semi-Opposed (15 mins)

Organisation: All players dribble in the same area with triangles set up (how many depend on numbers of group.

Instructions:

Players in triangle do not have a ball, players on outside starts with a ball.

Players dribble around area looking to pass in triangle.

Once a pass has been made the passing player switches with the player inside.

The player in the middle must receive through one side of the triangle and go out another side, players cannot go out the same side they received the ball.

Coaching Points:

Receiving player

- On toes (be prepared)

- Move in line with ball

- Communication

- Head up as ball travels

- 1st touch to beat defender (make sure head comes up)

Passing player

- Eye contact before pass

- Quality of pass (weight and accuracy)


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

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1v1 Opposed (15 mins)

Organization: 30x30

Instructions:

Players look to pass the ball back and forward and on the coaches command they are looking to play a 1v1 game to try and score in either goal.

Coaching Points:

- Quality of 1 touch passsing

- Head up before before every pass

- 1st touch away from pressure and where you want to go

- Head up after touch

Progressions:

Progression - Face goals outwards to make scoring much more difficult


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

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Tournament 3v3 (20 mins)

Organization:

3v3 Small-sided tournament games: 4 teams of 3 players eachteam. 2 fields of 30x40 yards with 2 Pugg Goals on opposite endlines.

Instructions:

4 Teams of 3, play 3v3 tournament style format where each team will play one another. 3 points for a win, 1 point for a tie and 0 for a loss. Each game should be approximately 6-8 minutes in duration (obviously play a 3 game tournament).

Coaching Points:

· Review of session's learning outcomes being translatedinto the game

· 3 lines of attack

· Creating diamond (gives angles of support)

· Making diamond as big as possible (Creating space)

· Identifying any numbers up situations

Progressions:

None.


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