Football/Soccer Session (U11): Levittown Skills Clinic

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Alex Ruiz
Name: Alex Ruiz
City: Ridgewood
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 1 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Ball Mastery

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Ball Mastery
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Ball Mastery (20 mins)

Organization:

- Players in a circle all facing coach. (Use center circle of field if possible)

- Each player has a ball and cone to work with

Instructions:

- Coach demonstrates a ball mastery technique, and the players repeat.

- Skills taught in this session will be different turns. Such as pullbacks, U-Turns, Fake Shot, etc.

Coaching Points:

- Always light on toes

- Use shoulder to fake the defender to go one way.

- Exaggerate the move to make it effective.

Progressions:

- Combine the skills together to challenge players.

- Have the players race to complete 20 times the skill learned

- The coach continuously changes what ball mastery techniques he is executing and the player must change ASAP with him (now they are forced to look up at coach and not down at ball to keep up with him)


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Gates Turning

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Gates Turning (20 mins)

Organization:

- 30x20 yard area, all players with ball.

- Set up gates around the whole area, where players can dribble through.

- Make sure to have differently sized gates, some big, some small, to cater to the different skill levels of players.

Instructions:

- Players are dribbling inside of area. They are given specific moves to do with the ball.

- Moves include hip swivels and forward and backward rolls.

- After performing these rolls we will start to work in specific turns such as the Drag back, inside cut, and outside cut.

Coaching Points:

- Head up to see space and look over shoulder to see where they are turning.

- Technique of all three turns.

- Look to turn into space.

Progressions:

- First to 10 or 15 turns through a get gets a point.

- Play for 45 seconds and see who gets the most turns through gates.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Technical Turns (Unopposed)

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Technical Turns (Unopposed) (20 mins)

Organization:

- 4 cones in the middle of the area, 4 groups

- Each player has a ball

Instructions:

- On Coaches command, players dribble out to the cone, perform turn and return to their starting point.

- When they reach starting point the next person in line goes.

- Perform drag back, inside turn and outside turn.

Coaching Points:

- Close Control

- Head Up (check over shoulder to assess space and pressure)

- Accelerate after the turn

- Lower your body to give a better platform to accelerate

Progressions:

- Make into a race

- Challenge more advanced players to perfrom Cryuff turn/L turn.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Hungry Hippos

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Hungry Hippos (30 mins)

Organization:

- 20x20

- 4 Goals (2 goals if only 2 teams)

- 12 players, plenty of balls

Instructions: "Hungry Hippos"

- 4 teams - 4 goals

- Number players 1-4

- Coach calls out go, and players have to run out, take one ball, and shoot it into their goal.

- Next person doesn't go until ball is in the net.

- Players go until all the balls are gone from the middle.

Coaching Points:

- Run as fast as possible to get ball from the middle

- Dribble the ball to get in line with goal before shooting

- Get in line with goal before you strike

- Strike the ball with the laces of your cleats

Progressions

Turn game into World Cup.


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

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1v1 Turning (20 mins)

Organization:

-Place two goals facing away from each other.

- Leave enough space in between the goals for players to challenge each other for the ball

Instructions:

- Coach sends a ball to the middle and players go after the ball to play a 1v1

Coaching Points:

- If you feel pressure, turn away

- Turn away using correct foot

- Use body to protect the ball


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