Football/Soccer Session (U13): Harrison-Fire-Switching Point of Attack-10/14

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Jeremy Williams, Adult Member

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Jeremy Williams
Name: Jeremy Williams
City: New Rochelle
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 6 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer

Description

Key Learning Outcomes

Technical-players will know the proper technique to strike a driven pass

Tactical-Players will understand when and why to switch the point of attack


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

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Warm Up Driven Pass
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Warm Up Driven Pass (15 mins)

Organization:

4 players

44 yards across (width of 18 yard box)

Plenty of soccer balls

Instructions:

Players at A start with the ball

Players at B check in to receive

Player B takes 2 touches to drive the ball across to opposite player A

Player B moves across to receive same ball

Repeat for 10 driven passes

Coaching Points:

Player B move to support player A on an angle

Receive on back foot

Use 2nd knuckle of big toe to contact the ball slightly off center

Progressions:

Lift the ball in the air - but below head height


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Main Theme Driven Pass, Switching play

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Main Theme Driven Pass, Switching play
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Main Theme Driven Pass, Switching play

- Start at A and B simultanously

- pass the ball in a pattern shown and follow the pass

Coaching points:

- treat cones as defenders, so stress moving away from the defender to receive the pass

- control the ball on the back foot

- try 2-touch movement, so stress importance of first touch to set up the pass

- tell players to look where they're passing and not at the ball

- nice firm pass

- loud communication


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Main Theme Switching play to Penetrate

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Main Theme Switching play to Penetrate

Organization:

-Two Teams

- 8 Players

-1 Ball

-30x30 area

Instructions:

-Red team starts with the ball. They look to switch the ball back and forth between the three players until they can find a penetrating pass to their forward (A).

-If blue intercepts the pass they do the same.

-A point is scored by playing into the forward.

-Ball restarts in the middle.

Coaching Points:

-Look to switch the point of attack if you cannot penetrate with a pass.

-Switch the point of attack quickly to unbalance defense.

-Driven pass to switch the point of attack.

-Penetrate when possible

Progressions:

-Ask the players to make a certain amount of passes before being able to penetrate


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

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Conditioned Game

Organization:

-4 goals

-2 teams

-4v4

-1 ball

-5 cones

Instructions:

-Players play 4v4 inside of area

-Players can attack two goals, one on the right side and one on the left.

-Players must switch the point of attack by crossing the markers in the middle with a pass before they can score.

-Kick ins

Coaching Points:

-Look to switch the point of attack to penetrate the open area

-Look to unbalance defenders when switching the play.

-Switch play quickly, one or two touch

Progressions:

-Progress into a normal scrimmage.


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