Football/Soccer Session (U10): WYSL - Red Bulls Select - Winter Training - Session 2

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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): Dynamic Warm Up

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Dynamic Warm Up (15 mins)

Organization:

2 groups of 6 or 7 set up as shown, with each group split in to two lines facing each other approximately 12 to 15 yds away

Instructions:

players will either dribble across the area to give the ball to the next player in the other line, or pass across the area to the next player (each example is shown)

once the first player has played the ball to the next player in the opposite line (by dribbling or passing) he runs out to the 3 cones on the side of the area and side-shuffles to slalom through the cones,

once through the 3 cones the player will perform the dynamic movment (i.e. knees up, skips, etc.) to the next cone then get back in the nearest line

the next receiving player waits until the ball reaches him, then repeats in the opposite direction

Coaching Points:

quality of dribble, or touch and pass

quality of execution of dynamic movement

posture and balance when performing dynamic movement

Progressions:


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Unopposed - Progression 1

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Unopposed - Progression 1 (5 mins)

Organization:

triangle set up with cones, cones about 15yds apart, 6 or 7 players (works ideally with 7)

Instructions:

Player from first cone passes to player from second cone after they open up away from the cone (next players in line wait on the inside of the cone nearest to the center of the triangle),

Player from second cone takes 1st touch around their cone (and other player at the cone), then plays pass to player at third cone,

follow your pass and join the line at the next cone

continuous rotation

Coaching Points:

head up to observe position of teammate to pass to

movement to check into space away from the cone

weight and accuracty of pass

direction of first touch

angle of support

Progressions:

allow second player at cone to apply light pressure to the receiving player


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Unopposed - Progression 2

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Unopposed - Progression 2 (5 mins)

Organization:

same as previous

Instructions:

1st player makes initial pass as before, then receives a layoff back from the 2nd player

2nd player makes run around cone after layoff to receive the second pass (give and go)

2nd player passes to third player to start combination at next cone

Coaching Points:

same as previous

timing of run

spacing between teammates when passing

Disguise the direction of the pass

Progressions:


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Unopposed - Progression 3

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Unopposed - Progression 3 (5 mins)

Organization:

same as previous

Instructions:

Player 1 plays a pass into the feet of Player 2 - who is now posting up the next player in line to receive the ball at the cone with a player in his back.

Player 2 plays a doulbe pass with player 1 while shielding the ball from the defender

After playing the ball back to Player 1, Player 2 opens out into space to receive the ball back again.

Player 2 now takes first touch to get around the cone, and plays a pass to Player 3 to start the sequence again at the next cone.

Coaching Points:

same as previous

receive first pass with a sideways body position (receive with outside of nearest foot)

timing of run

spacing between teammates when passing

Disguise the direction of the pass

Progressions:


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Unopposed - Progression 4

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Unopposed - Progression 4 (5 mins)

Organization:

same as previous

Instructions:

Player 2 starts with ball

sets ball for player 1, then runs behind defender (cone)

Player 1 plays across area to player 3

Player 3 sets ball for player 2, then runs behind

Player 2 plays ball for player 4

Coaching Points:

same as previous

call for ball when you are the player that should receive

timing of run away from the ball

spacing between teammates when passing

Progressions:


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Fully Opposed

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Fully Opposed (15 mins)

Organization:

6 players set up as shown

Instructions:

2v2 in central area

team in possession attempts to play the ball wide to one of the targets and receive back to score

players ARE allowed to score multiple points in a row at the same target

defenders attempt to win the ball, and immediately start to combine with wide targets to score points

Coaching Points:

Movement away from the ball to receive

check shoulder to see defender before receiving

technique to receive based on how tight the pressure is

willingness to combine with teammates with short passes

draw defenders in then play away from area of high pressure

Progressions:


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

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Conditioned game (15 mins)

Organization:

12 players - 2 gks, 3v3 in central area, 2 attacking targets for each team positioned in wide area on attacking half of the field

Instructions:

3v3 in central area, attacking targets in attacking half of the field for each team

Once a target receives the ball at his/her feet, they are allowed to leave the wide area to help attack the goal

Wide targets cannot defend

Coaching Points:

movement to receive

team shape

moment to combine with teammate vs go alone

wide players cutting inside with the ball to shoot or create for a teammate

Progressions:

far side target is also released from wide area when either target receives the ball

finish with 4v4 with 3 teams, no wide areas, with one team waiting to rotate in (GK,2-1-1 formation)


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