Football/Soccer Session (U9): Pleasantville_YSC_Arsenal_week1

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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

• Players will begin to identify gaps in the defense

• Players will begin to identify where are the open spaces

• Players will be able to dribble in tight spaces-pinky toe, head up touch the ball every step (Messi)

• Players will also run with the ball-big touches in stride (Ronaldo)

• Players will develop confidence to dribble with their heads up to observe all options


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

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Tag Game (10 mins)

Organization:

Each player as a pinnie, all players inside the area.

Instructions:

• Attackers have a pinnie in their shorts (pinnie must be on the right or the left side and must hang down to at least the knee)

• Defenders start with out a pinnie

• When the defender pulls out an atackers pinnie they become the attacker.

• Each player Starts with 10 points, they lose a point if their pinnie gets pulled

• The goal is to finish the game with all 10 points

Coaching Points:

1) Identifying gaps in defense to penetrate

2) Identifying defenders position

3) Recognize how to protect the pinnie-(Position the body in between the ball and opponent)

Progressions:

P-Add More Defenders

P-Decrease size of area


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Technical (Un-Opposed)

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Technical (Un-Opposed) (20 mins)

Organization:

• Use same area as previous Activity

• Every player has a ball

Instructions:

• Each player starts with 10 points

• They lose a point if:

-they run into another player or coach,

-they lose control of their ball out of the area

• Introduced/Reinforce the differnt typs of dribbling

-Close control-pinkytoe "messi" touch the ball every step, turn ankle outward

-Running with the ball- Longer touches with the laces, dribbling like Ronaldo

• Players trying to find gaps between other players

Coaching Points:

1) Touch every step, pinky toe, head up - when defenders are close

2) Big touches in space, head up after every touch, take ball in stride (when space is available)

3) WHEN, HOW - to penetrate between defenders

Progressions:

P-If you penetrate the gaps between players 10 times without losing a point you get a point back


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

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Semi-Opposed to Fully Opposed (20 mins)

Organization:

• Ball per player

• 1,2, or 3 players without a ball to be defenders (hold pinnie in hand)

Instructions:

• Players with a ball attempt to dribble around in the area, maintaining control of their ball and preventing the defending players from stealing it or knocking it away

• Defending players (players holding a pinnie) attempt to steal the ball from one of the players in possession and score at any of the goals on the outside

• If the defending player steals the ball and scores, they give the pinnie to the player who they stole the ball from to become the new defender, they then retrieve the ball they scored and enter the

game as a dribbler

• If the defending player steals the ball but does not score, either because they miss the goal or because the opposing player stole it back, then they continue to play as the defender and attempt to

steal someone else's ball

Coaching Points:

1) Keeping ball close

2) Finding the gaps

3) Size and direction of touches get through gaps

4) Awareness of space and position of the defender turning if gap is to small or to escape pressure

5) Defenders-when they win the ball can they find the spaces and gaps to penetrate and score a goal


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

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Knock out (Fully Opposed) (10 mins)

Organization:

Same as previous

Instructions:

• Same as previous activity but players are attempting to knock the other players soccer balls out of the area

• Each player starts with 3 points, if their ball gets knocked out they lose 1 point, once a player gets down to zero points they put their ball in the safe zone and play only defender

• In order to come back into the game the player must perfrom ball mastery

-toe taps (basic)

-continuous scissors (advanced)

Coaching Points:

1) Identifying defenders position

2) WHEN and HOW to protect the ball

3) Head up to observe available options

4) Position the body in between the ball and opponent

Progressions:

1. Players get into 2 teams and have to knock each others soccer balls out of the area, team to knock out other teams ball 1st wins


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

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Free play (20 mins)

Organization:

3 vs 3 with 2

Instructions:

• Free play

• Players organized in a 2-1 or 1-2 to allow ample spaces for running with the ball and penetrating using the dribble.

• Restarts

-All restarts are a dribble in or a pass in, but are still in direct

Coaching Points:

1) Recognizing moments to penetrate

2) Creating traingle as big as possible (width/length/depth) to help create gaps to penetrate

3) Encourage players who find and exploit gaps in between defenders

Progressions:


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