Football/Soccer Session (U9): Spring Camp - Turning

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Cesar Cambisaca, Adult Member

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Cesar Cambisaca
Name: Cesar Cambisaca
City: Jackson Heights NY
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 3 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Warm-up

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Warm-up
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Warm-up (10 mins)

Organization:

1.20 x 20 yard area set up as shown

2.12 players set up as shown

3.1 ball per player

Instructions:

1.Players score points by dribbling through a gate, turn and coming back through the same gate, without touching the markers

2.Each player attempts to score as many times as they can

3.Play for a set time limit

Coaching Points:

1.Look up to observe space and scoring opportunities

2.Controlled approach

3.Bend the knees to create a platform to accelerate

4.Use all parts of the feet when attempting to turn

5.The hips must work hard to ensure correct contact and turning line

Progressions:

P – Reduce gates

P – Reduce gate size and margin for error

P – Add colored gates for specific turns e.g. Blue gate must be a drag back

R – Add more gates than players


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Cats & Dogs

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Cats & Dogs

Organization:

1.20 x 30 yard area set up as shown

2.12 players (2 teams of 6) set up as shown

3.12 balls

Story/Description:

1.Players are placed with a partner. One is a cat the other is a dog

2.When the coach yells CATS or DOGS, that animal he calls has to run away to the safe area

3.The animal that is not called, has to catch the other before they get to the safe zone

Coaching Points:

1.Try to get away quickly to the safe zone by using big touches

2.Think about what part of the foot you should use to kick the ball

Developments:

1.P – Each player has a ball which they have to get to the safe zone

2.P – Increase the distance to the safe zone


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): main theme 1

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main theme 1 (20 mins)

Organization:

1.- A 20 x 20 yards area, set up as shown

2.- 12 players (1 ball per player)

3.- 10 cones

Instructions:

1.- First Player dribbles the ball up to the center cone, perform a Turning Inside Cut, and dribbles back to the starting position.

2.- Four players work at the same time.

3.- Player who is waiting on the starting point will perform same activity as soon as the first player has returned to the starting point.

4.- Control your approach to the center cone

5.- Change speed on the way back

6.- Perform same activity for certain amount of time, then we may switch exercise.

Coaching Points:

Turning - Inside Cut

1.- Step to the side of the ball with the non kicking foot

2.- Pivot on that foot

3.- Cut the ball back with the inside of the opposite foot

Progressions:

1.- Switch foot (right-left).

2.- First Player dribbles the ball up to the center cone, perform a Turning Inside Cut, and dribbles back to the group on the right side.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 1 V 1

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1 V 1

Organization:

1.30 x 30 yard area set up as shown

2.2 teams

3.1 ball

4.Two scoring gates set up as shown

Instructions:

1.Players play 1v1

2.Defender starts with the ball and plays a pass to the attacker

3.On the attackers first touch the game starts

4.The aim for the attacker is to dribble through one of the two scoring gates

5.The defender aims to win back the ball and try to score themselves

6.When the game is over the players return to their team

7.After a set time the coach rotates the teams

Coaching Points:

1.Good first touch towards the target area

2.Observe the defenders approaching run and speed

3.Execution of the turn

4.Accelerate out of the turn

Progression:

1.P – Attackers have to get through the gate at an arms-length away from the defender for the goal to count

2.R – Defenders is passive and attempts to run through the scoring gate the attacker attempts to score in


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 1 v 1

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1 v 1

Organization:

1.25 x 30 yard area set up as shown

2.2 teams

3.3 Pugg goals

4.Lots of balls with the coach

Instructions:

1.Players wait for the coach to play the ball into the area to start the game

2.First two players play 1v1 to score in any of the 3 pugg goals

3.They continue to play until a goal is scored or the ball leaves the area

4.When the game finishes both players return to their team

5.The game then restarts with the next players in line

Coaching Points:

1.Decision making

2.Execution of turn

3.Protect ball using body

4.Accelerate out of the turn

Progression:

1.P – Time limit added in which to score

2.P – Limit to which turning techniques can be used

3.P – Multiple pairs play at the same time to limit space and create obstacles


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

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Conditioned Game (30 mins)

Organization:

1.- 30 x 20 yard area set up as shown

2.- 6 players (3 Attackers, 3 Defenders) set up as shown

3.- 1 ball (Additional around the outside)

Instructions:

1.- Players score by dribbling or passing the ball through one of their two designated goals situated in the corners of the area

2.- One team attempts to score in goals labeled (A) and the other in goals labeled (B), these goals can be different colors so that players can easily visualize where they’re trying to score

3.- If the ball leaves the area the game is restarted with a kick-in

4.- Play for a set time limit

Coaching Points:

1.- Controlled approach

2.- Appropriate turn to protect or change direction

3.- Bend the knees to create a platform to accelerate

4.- Turn into space

5.- Take away with the nearest foot and surface

6.- Head up after turning for next action

Progressions:

P – Reduce the size of the area

R – Reduce numbers of players to 1 vs. 1 or 2 vs. 2


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