Football/Soccer Session (U10): Hillsborough SC - U10G Nitros - S10 (Pressure, Cover, Balance)

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Ashley Thomas, Adult Member

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Ashley Thomas
Name: Ashley Thomas
City: Lawrenceville
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): Technical

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Technical (15 mins)

On Arrivial: (Prior to start of practice)

Passing Challenge:

1 minute - Inside pass (leave foot in air after contact). Left / Right foot

1 minute - Receive inside (leave foot in air after receiving) pass the ball back with same foot laces. Left / Right foot

1 minute - Outside touch when receiving (leave foot in air after receiving) pass the ball back with the same foot inside surface. Left / Right foot

1 minute - Receiving drag ball across with inside surface (leave foot in air after receiving) pass ball back with outside surface. Left / Right foot

Organization:

As shown in diagram

Instructions:

1. Jog to cone and back twice

2. Open the gate to the cone, close the gate on our way back

3. Half kicks (Cross the body; Knee to elbow) to cone, Light extension - Full kicks on our way back.

4. High knees to cone, butt kicks on our way back.

5. Side shuffle facing one direction to cone - switch direction half way in between. Two alternating side skips on our way back.

6. Small skips down, big skips on our way back.

7. Move on to SAQ with cones.

Coaching Points:

1. Be on toes

2. Listen for coaches signal

3. Reaction time

4. Speed of movement


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

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Warm-up: Rondo

Organization:

10 x 10 or 15 x 15 depending on numbers

Player 1 (defender) : 2 (attackers) ratio

Max amount of player in a grid = 5 attackers

Instructions:

1. Possession game where there is 1 defender every 2 players. Defender tries to steal the ball. Attackers try to possess. (Much like keep away)

2. Defender tries to touch the ball. If he/she does they switch with the player who lost possession.

3. If the ball goes out the defender stays the same (defenders must touch or steal the ball away to become an attacker)

4. Progress to Rondo transfer box (P3)

Progressions:

(P1) - 5 passes equals a life against the current defender. Must stay in for a second round after touching the ball

(P2) - A through ball (if there are two defenders) counts away a life against the defenders.

(P3) - Rondo transfer: two grids are combined and the teams work against each other

* Note: Rondos should not exceed more than 6 players. Keep size small to increase touches and off the ball movement. Rondos can be 3v1, 3v2, or 4v2. *


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Pressure, Cover - Inside/Outside (Walk through)

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Pressure, Cover - Inside/Outside (Walk through)

Organization:

Same as previous.

Walk through

Instructions:

1. Same as previous but now middle players are able to score in either goal if opportunity presents itself.

Rotation:

1. 2 minute games

2. (Middle) Attacking players, blue, rotate with the defenders denying the opportunity to shoot or drive in the center and force them out towards the side line (red players).

3. Red players, who originally showed outside, will now have to defend two wide targets and force the opposition to play on the inside (yellow players).

4. Yellow players, who had to defend the two outside targets, and show the attackers inside, now replace the blue and become the attackers.

Competition:

1. After three 2 minute games pairs are rotated based off of score.

2. If attackers score then they switch with defenders.

Coaching Points:

1. Quick transition between roles (switching between pressure and cover)

2. Communication between players (tone to work as a motivational tool)


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Defensive Scenarios

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Defensive Scenarios (20 mins)

Organization:

1. Set up as shown (3 zones of 10-12 yds & 20 yds witdh)

2. Three teams of 3 players

Instructions:

1. Semi-opposed.

2. If ball is played through, team receives a point and becomes defending team.

3. If defending team wins possession of the ball they attempt to score on small goals.

Coaching Points:

1. Roles - pressure, cover & Balance.

2. Technique - speed and angle of approach.

3. Compactness - don't get stretched or split.

4. Communication - urgent, loud, and specific.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Small Sided Game

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Small Sided Game (20 mins)

Organization:

1. Set up as shown (Diagram shows 8v8 adjust for group)

2. 6v6 / 7v7 .

3. Yellow team plays 3-3-1

4. Blue team plays 2-4-1

Instructions:

1. Blue team looks to score on small goals.

2. Red team scores by playing the ball to the target players

3. Blue team has "free zone" where red team cannot win ball.

Coaching Points:

1. Immediate pressure, cover & balance.

2.Deny penetration is the ultimate goal.

3.Slide as a unit to the side of the field the ball is on to compact the field.

4.Communication - Tell team mates to press (step!) when needed.

5.Curved runs to cut off forward passing options if needed to block potential passing channels down the line.


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