Football/Soccer Session (U12): Finishing

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Andrew Mcleod, Adult Member

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Andrew Mcleod
Name: Andrew Mcleod
City: EAST ORANGE
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 6 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): SAQ

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SAQ (10 mins)

Juggling Challenge - Seated Juggles

Organization:

1. Two lines of equal numbers.

2. 10 x 15 Yard Area.

Instructions:

1. Players do dynamic stretches and coordination movements through the middle and high skips on the way back.

2. Next player in the line goes as soon as the player in front gets to the middle cones.

Coaching Points:

- Quality of movement


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Developmental Repetitions

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Developmental Repetitions (10 mins)

Organization:

1.30 x 15 yard area, set up as shown

2.3 players

3.Repeat in other areas to create a ladder system

4.Multiple balls with each group

Start:

1. have players begin by players hitting stationary balls back and forth in partners using power technique

2. add prep touch

3. progress to adding gk where applicable.

Progression 2:

Instructions:

1.Players work in groups of three with an attacker on either side of the goal and one player in the goal acting as a goalkeeper

2.The objective is to score as many goals as possible as attackers alternate turns to shoot

3.The attacker starts the game by dribbling and shooting before they reach the second cone

4.If the goal keeper saves the shot or the shot misses the goal the player who misses becomes the goalkeeper

5.After a set time limit the players total up their individual score

6.The player with the highest score moves up a field. The second place stays where they are and the third place player moves down one field and the game is repeated against new opposition

Coaching Points:

1.Prep Touch and approach

2.Observe the GK’s position

3.Shot selection, proper surface, proper striking technique

4.Technique after ball is struck

Progression:

1.P – Players must strike with their weaker foot

2.P – Increase the distance to which the attackers shoot from


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

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Main Theme (20 mins)

Organization:

As above

Instructions:

Player in line A dribbles to cone, beats it with a move and then strikes on goal. They then turn and receive a pass from B and set B to shoot. Player C then performs a stop start at the gate before shooting. A and B follow that shot in looking for rebounds.

Coaching Points:

- Qulaity of move/stop start/set

- Angle of approach to ball

- Observe GK, pick spot in goal

- Technique when striking the ball

- Alertness to look for rebounds.

Progressions:

- Make it a five minute competition between the teams.


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

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Conditioned Game (20 mins)

Organization:

2v2 to goal with players resting in pairs to the side of each goal.

Instructions:

Regular 2v2 game until the ball crosses the endline (Goal, Goal kick. Corner) at which point the defending team are off and a new team comes on from behind that goal with a new ball. Game should be continuous and fast paced.

Coaching Points:

- Decision making in possession (Pass, Dribble or Shoot - Visual cues for each),

- Movement off the ball (Role of 2nd attacker)

- Creative combination play.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Small Sided Game

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Small Sided Game (30 mins)

Organization:

3v3 game - 3 teams - Winners stay on

Coaching Points:

- Decision making, when to shoot, when to set a teammate


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