Football/Soccer Session (U9): Verona U9 - Dribbling and RWB - Session 1 (Start Time: 2013-09-03 15:30:00)

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Am-Club: Real Colorado

Ian Richards, Adult Member

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Ian  Richards
Name: Ian Richards
City: Littleton, CO
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 1 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer

Description

Introduction session with new U9 boys team


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

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Warm Up (10 mins)

Organization:

40x30 yard area

12 players

Instructions:

- Create groups of 3

- Move around area independently

- Coach shouts a letter of the alphabet, groups must make the shape on the ground usig their bodies

- Point awarded for the 1st team / best team with correct letter

Coaching Points:

- Movements - running, jumping, hopping, skipping

- Team work - create the shape of the letter that is called

Progressions:

- Randomly place 4 different colors of pinnies, anywhere on ground (4 sets of 3 pinnies)

- Coach calls out a letter, players must grab a pinnie 1st then find team mates, then make letter as before

- Add a ball

- U6 - Players can carry the ball with them

- U8 and up - Players can move the ball using only their feet


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Main Theme - Unopposed

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Main Theme - Unopposed (15 mins)

Organization:

40x30 yard area

Divide area into 4 x 10 yard channels

Each player has a ball

Instructions:

- Players work in groups of 3

- One player at a time dribbles through the channel

- Set off the next player upon reaching the end

- Introduce Messi & Ronaldo dribbles techniques

Coaching Points:

- Head up between touches

- Travel as quickly as you can, keeping the ball under control

- Messi touches every step using pinky toe, keeping the ball close

- Ronaldo touches out in front of body, taking bigger strides between touches

- When is it appropriate to Ronaldo & Messi dribble?

Progressions:

- See following screens


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

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Main Theme - Semi Opposed (15 mins)

Organization:

40x30 yard area divided into 4 channels

2 players in each channel

1 ball per team

Instructions:

- Player with the ball Messi dribbles to half way

- Once at half way, accelerate past defender with Ronaldo dribble

- Defending player shadows their movement backwards - do not attempt to steal the ball

Coaching Points:

- Messi dribble - keep ball close, small touches

- Ronaldo dribble - ball out in front, bigger touches

- Move ball with outside surface

- Accelerate to end line

Progressions:

- Go past defender with a move (fake, scissor...)


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Main Theme - Opposed

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Main Theme - Opposed (15 mins)

Organization:

30x20 yard area

Minimum 2 players

2 cones placed 5 yards apart

1 ball with spares nearby

Instructions:

A

- Players pass the ball between them using only 1 touch

- Player 1 moves to touch either cone

- Player 2 immediately pushes the ball forward into space past Player 1 (Ronaldo Dribble)

- Player scores if they can get the ball into the shaded end zone before defender can recover

- Players switch roles after each attempt

B

- As scenario A but Player 2 now tries to score in the goal after passing defender (Use GK, if available)

Coaching Points:

- Quality of pass

- Head up to observe defenders position

- Bigger touch out of feet into open side of cones

- Get into end zone in as few touches as possible

Progressions:

- Shoot across the GK (Green Line)


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

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Conditioned Game (20 mins)

Organization:

30x20 yard area

2 teams of 3 (Plus GK, if available)

Instructions:

- Regular scrimmage game

- If ball goes out of play, defending team must 'check' the ball into attacking (as shown)

- Gives attacking player opportunity to beat defender with 1st touch

Coaching Points:

- Use condition to gain 3v2 advantage (A)

- Movement of team mates to create space to drive into (B)

- Third man run to support play (C)

Progressions:

- Pair up players from opposite teams. They can only steal from each other

- Encourages players to accelerate once past 'their' defender


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Custom Movement
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Pass
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Dribble
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Pitch Line 1
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Pitch Line 2
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Pitch Line 3
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