Football/Soccer Session (U11): Curriculum - Tier 3 - Passing - Driven Pass

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Aaron Anderson-Winchell, Adult Member

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Aaron Anderson-Winchell
Name: Aaron Anderson-Winchell
City: Middletown
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 1 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Technical Repititions

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Technical Repititions
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Technical Repititions

Organization:

24x16 yd area, with 4x4 yd area for receiving player on each endline

groups of 4 set up as shown, 1 ball per group, extra balls nearby

4v4 yd box that receiving player stands in

Instructions:

- player with the ball plays driven pass accross area to player on opposite side of the grid

- receiving player attempts to receive the ball within his 4v4 yd square

- after playing driven pass, player follows pass to support the ball and exchange double pass with recieving player

- player on opposite side exchanges double pass with checking player then plays driven pass in the opposite direction

- rotation is continuous

- each succesful driven pass gets 1pt for the group

Coaching Points:

- first touch at an angle out of feet, head up to observe target

- position of standing foot

- angle locked, toe pointed down and away

- make contact with big knuckle of big toe through center of the ball

- follow through toward target

- receiving player get in line with the ball

- choose appropriate surface to receive

- cushion touch to maintain possession inside the receiving area

Progressions:


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Technical Repititions (semi-opposed)

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Technical Repititions (semi-opposed)

Organization:

24x16 yd area with 4 yd zone in the center for the defender

groups of 6 set up as shown

Instructions:

- one pair starts with the ball in possession

- they will pass the ball back and forth looking for the opportunity to play a driven pass to beat the defender and find a player on the far side

- 1 pt for every pass that is succesfully played through the center area to the opposite side without the defender intercepting

- defender scores 1 pt by intercepting the ball

- rotate after a set amount of time or a set number of points

Coaching Points:

- first touch out of feet, head up to observe target

- position of standing foot

- angle locked, toe pointed down and away

- make contact with big knuckle of big toe through center of the ball

- follow through toward target

- play supporting player if driven passing lane is blocked by the defender

Progressions:

1 - Reduce the width of the area to limit the space the defender has to cover


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Small sided possession game

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Small sided possession game
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Small sided possession game

Organization:

32x24 yd area with 6 yd zone for defenders in the center

12 players set up as shown (3 groups of 4, can also use 3 groups of 3)

Instructions:

- team in possession attempts to connect set number of passes (3 or 4) before playing the ball accross the area to the waiting players on the other side

- 2 defenders pressure the ball inside the box, the other 2 defenders remain in central area to attempt to intercept the pass

- 2pts for succesfully playing the ball to the other side in wide area

- 1pt for switching the ball through the middle area

- defending team switches when they win the ball, they are replaced by the team that turned the ball over

Coaching Points:

- all previous pts

- switch the ball across the field quickly to open an opportunity to play forward

Progressions:

Regression:

1 - remove a defender so the team in possession is under less pressure


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Small sided conditioned game

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Small sided conditioned game

Organization:

40x32 yd field with 4 goals positioned 10-15yds back from the endline

3 teams of 4, 1 team waiting to rotate on, with 4 goals set 10-20yds back from endline

Instructions:

- 4v4 in area, with 4 goals set back

- normal soccer rules, teams must score from on the field with a driven pass

Coaching Points:

- all previous pts

Progressions:


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Pitch Line 1
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