Football/Soccer Session (U8): UFA SA (2nd Graders) Wk6: Shielding; RUP

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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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UFA SA Spring Clinic - 2nd Graders

Wk6: Receiving/Shielding; RUP

Surface: Sole of the foot, Inside/Outside


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Rondo

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Rondo

Organization:

10 x 10 or 15 x 15 depending on numbers

Player 1 (defender) : 2 (attackers) ratio

Max amount of player in a grid = 5 attackers

Instructions:

1. Possession game where there is 1 defender every 2 players. Defender tries to steal the ball. "Attackers" try to possess. (Much like keep away)

2. Defender tries to touch the ball. If he/she does they switch with the player who lost possession.

3. If the ball goes out the defender stays the same (defenders must touch or steal the ball away to become an attacker)

4. Progress to Rondo transfer box (P3)

Progressions:

(P1) - 5 passes equals a life against the current defender. Must stay in for a second round after touching the ball

(P2) - A nutmeg or a through ball (if there are two defenders) counts away a life against the defenders.

(P3) - Rondo transfer: two grids are combined and the teams work against each other


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Where's Waldo

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Where's Waldo

Organization:

10 x 10 yard area

With a 2 x 2 yard centreal square

5 players, set up as shown

2 Balls

Instructions:

1. Two players on the outside each have a ball

2. One player works as the receiving player in the central square

3. The outside players must pass the ball into the receiver who must take one touch and then pass the ball off to the player without the ball

4. The receiving player can only operate inside the central square

5. Rotate the receiving player after a set time interval

6. Progress the activity. (P1) Add in a semi-/opposed defender.

Coach: demonstrates proper shielding technique.

Coaching Points:

1. Use all the space you have

2. Prepare the ball in the direction you wish to play to next

3. Use the nearest surface of the nearest foot to play quickly


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Screen 3

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Screen 3

Organization:

30 x 30 circle (size depending on numbers)

3 Equal number of teams

1 team: Each player with a ball

Instructions:

1. As in diagram, yellow players start with the ball first. Red players shadow the yellow. Blue players are spread out around the perimeters of the circle.

2. Yellow player passes the ball into the blue players for a point.

3. The blue player returns the ball to the yellow player. Yellow player must find a new blue player to pass to.

4. (P1) Shadow defenders are live, if red touches the ball that is a point taken away from the yellow player.

5. (P2) Blue receiving player decides to either pass or dribble the ball, depending on red pressure.

Coaching Points:

1. Body Shape - Side body shape; Using arms to feel the defender; Low center of gravity (knees bent; expand body area)

2. Approach - Creating space: movement away from the ball; Checking in: movement towards the ball; Awareness: Can we take the ball on our front/back foot depending on pressure; Ball furthest from defender, body in between.

3. Surface technique - Sole of the foot, using the foot furthest from the opposing player; Rolling with the inside or outside of the foot based on pressure.

4. Awareness - Timing and quality of pass; Timing of movement away/toward ball; Creating space; Decision making once full pressure is added (front or back foot)

5. Execution of move - Ability to hold off opposing player; Placing the ball on the furthest foot from the defender; Finding space to turn or recognizing when to use support.

Progressions:

(P1) - Shadow players, defenders, are live.

(P2) - Blue receiving player decides to either pass or dribble the ball, depending on red pressure.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Pressure box

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Pressure box

Organization:

25 x 15

3 teams of 4 (or any number)

1 Ball; Extras near by

Instructions:

1. Two teams work together to move and possess the ball, while the other team, on defense, tries the steal the ball away and dribble out of bounds.

2. The objective is for the defending team to earn points by dribbling the ball out, and the two other teams must try to prevent them from scoring points.

Play for a set time, and rotate the team's responsibilities

Coaching Points:

1. Body Shape - Side body shape; Using arms to feel the defender; Low center of gravity (knees bent; expand body area)

2. Approach - Creating space: movement away from the ball; Checking in: movement towards the ball; Awareness: Can we take the ball on our front/back foot depending on pressure; Ball furthest from defender, body in between.

3. Surface technique - Sole of the foot, using the foot furthest from the opposing player; Rolling with the inside or outside of the foot based on pressure.

4. Awareness - Timing and quality of pass; Timing of movement away/toward ball; Creating space; Decision making once full pressure is added (front or back foot)

5. Execution of move - Ability to hold off opposing player; Placing the ball on the furthest foot from the defender; Finding space to turn or recognizing when to use support.

* Progression for 3 team possession *


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Game: 4v4

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Game: 4v4 (20 mins)


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