Football/Soccer Session (U10): Edgemont SC - Age Group Clinics (U10/11) - S8

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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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Edgemont Soccer Club; Age Group Clinics

Topic: 2v1 Attacking - Pressure Infront

Focus: 2nd Attacker; How does he/she support the ball?

Skill / Move: Inside Outside

 

Edgemont S.C. - ACT


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

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Technical Repetition (10 mins)

Warm-up: 

Juggling

Organization:

15 x 20 grids

Cones placed in the middle as an obstacle

Groups of 3-4 set up as shown

Each player with a ball

Instructions:

1. One player at a time dribbles at the cones and performs the move.

2. After executing the move, they must get their head up and make eye contact with next player in line.

3. Next player goes once player make eye contact.

Coaching Points:

1. Drive at speed using Messi Touches

2. Head up to the assess the space

Inside Outside: Review

 > Positive 1st touch to drive at the defenders front foot (which makes it easier to unbalance the defender).

> Unbalance the defender with ball and body movement.

> Move the ball inside using the inside of your foot (hop on the opposite leg), push with the outside surface of the same foot you moved the ball inside with

>Timing of execution of move based on space between you and the defender.

> Protect the ball by putting your body between the defender and the ball.

> Accelerate away with your final touch to get your head up and create distance between the defender and yourself.

> Look to cut across the defender, if you continue to dribble.


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

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Semi-Opposed / Fully (15 mins)

Organization:

Set up as shown in diagram

3-4 players per grid

1 Ball

Instructions:

1. Player A takes a slight touch left or right. 

2. Based on the direction of the initial (trigger) touch Player B and Player C look to open up by moving wide. Player B opposite direction of touch. Player C opposite side of Player B to open passing lane.

3. Player A passes the ball to Player B. Player B passes the ball to Player C. 

4. On Player C's first touch, Player A looks to apply immediate pressure, however he/she is restricted to side to side movement at the midline. Player A is not allowed to move forward or backwards from that line.

5. Player C looks to beat Player A with the Roll Push (Outside surface). 

6. Progression 1: Player A can pass the ball to Player B if he/she can not beat Player A.

7. Progression 2: Player A may move off of the midline and look to win the ball. If he/she wins the ball they will counter by dribbling over the opposite endline for a point. Player A is still allowed to pass the ball to Player B in order to maintain possession and penetrate. 

Rotation: 

Player A > B > C > A 

Coaching Points:

Who - Player with the ball looks to beat the defender immediately and score on goal using the skill the we focused on. 

If - He/She can not beat the defender, can they combine?

When / Where - (2nd Attacker) If the 1st Attacker can not go to goal, where should I look to support him/her?

Where - (2nd Attacker) At what angle.

What if - The defender commits and cuts of the angle, how does that affect the 2nd Attackers positioning of where he/she should support. 

When - Should the 2nd Attacker communicate that he/she is open. How should they communicate?

Inside Outside: Review

 > Positive 1st touch to drive at the defenders front foot (which makes it easier to unbalance the defender).

> Unbalance the defender with ball and body movement.

> Move the ball inside using the inside of your foot (hop on the opposite leg), push with the outside surface of the same foot you moved the ball inside with

>Timing of execution of move based on space between you and the defender.

> Protect the ball by putting your body between the defender and the ball.

> Accelerate away with your final touch to get your head up and create distance between the defender and yourself.

> Look to cut across the defender, if you continue to dribble.

Progressions:

1. Player A can pass the ball to Player B if he/she can not beat Player A.

2. Player A may move off of the midline and look to win the ball. If he/she wins the ball they will counter by dribbling over the opposite endline for a point. Player A is still allowed to pass the ball to Player B in order to maintain possession and penetrate.


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

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Conditioned Game (15 mins)

Organization: 

15 x 20

Players in pairs

Goals at each endline

Extra soccer ball in the net

Instructions:

1. Each game is three minutes.

2. Players must look to score by taking on the defender 1v1 or combining.

Conditions on Game:

1. Player that score must run around the goal they scored on. (creating a 2v1 scenario)

2.  If a player shoots but misses the target he/she must go get it, while their teammate plays without them. (creating a 2v1 scenario)

Coaching Points:

Who - Player with the ball looks to beat the defender immediately and score on goal using the skill the we focused on. 

If - He/She can not beat the defender, can they combine?

When / Where - (2nd Attacker) If the 1st Attacker can not go to goal, where should I look to support him/her?

Where - (2nd Attacker) At what angle.

What if - The defender commits and cuts of the angle, how does that affect the 2nd Attackers positioning of where he/she should support. 

When - Should the 2nd Attacker communicate that he/she is open. How should they communicate?


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Free Play

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Free Play (20 mins)

Organization:

3v3 / 4v4 Small-sided tournament games

4 teams of 3-4 players each team.

2 fields of 30x40 yards

2 Pugg Goals on opposite endlines.

Instructions:

4 Teams of 3

Play 3v3 tournament style format where each team will play one another.

Look to combine groups if possible.

Coaching Points:

Review of session's learning outcomes being translated into the game


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