Football/Soccer Session (U12): HSC U12G Cheetahs - Winter 15/16 - S5

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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

Description

Focus: Affecting the player's decision when there is no pressure on the ball. Can the player receive the ball and identify the defenders positioning before his/her first touch and attack the space?

Amount of Pressure: Two Defenders - "Loose pressure". Split with space in between. #4 and #5 may be anticipating the ball to be passed out wide, thus exposing the center of the field. One recovering defender, running alongside may be introduced if players have done a good job of recognizing the space in between and taking it when able to.

Type of Pressure: No pressure or cover. #4 and #5 are split with space in between, anticipating a pass out wide. If #9 recognizes the space and starts to attack towards goal, (one) defender may attempt to recover and end up running alongside of the attacking player. Can the attacking player shield the defender off the ball? Can the attacker use a move they've already learned to create space from the defender? Or cut in the opposite direction to throw the defenders movement off balance?

Decisions looking to affect:

1. Ability to identify amount of pressure being applied to the ball, as the player receives it. Can we identify this prior to our first touch?

2. Choice to open up on the back foot or front foot depending on the defenders positioning. If there is no pressure, can we quickly open up on our back foot and attack the space ahead?

3. Can we look to shoot right away before the defenders recover?

4. If there is a recovering defender running alongside of you (chasing the ball), can you shield him/her off the ball? Is there also another way to create space away from that defender that allow you to have an opportunity on goal?

Moves:  (A) Ronaldo Chop


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

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Technical Warm-up (15 mins)

Organization:

Dimensions vary on amount of players present

4v4 - 40 x 30

Instructions:

·  Following the player's dynamic warm-up,if enough numbers are present (minimum of 6), allow players to play. If there aren't enough players, players may continue to warm up by playing a Rondo.

·  Each session will be structured so that players will scrimmage twice, once after their dynamic warm-up, and the second at the end of the session. The objective of the first scrimmage is to review and deliberately practice concepts that were brought out in the previous session.

Coaching Points:

1. Vision - Player checking shoulders quickly before and after receiving the ball.

2. Players ability to recognize pressure (tight vs. loose)

3. Selection of foot and surface to receive the ball, based on pressure.

4. Player's ability to control and manipulate ball away from pressure, if they receive it on the wrong foot.

5. Execution of move.

6. Execution of next action - pass/shot.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Technical Repetition: Unopposed

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Technical Repetition: Unopposed (15 mins)

Organization:

4 players per grid

1 Ball in play

Extra balls off to the side

Instructions:

As shown in diagram. Note Left-Grid demonstrates the technical repetition movement, the Right-Grid shows when pressure is applied.

1. Players evenly distributed on both endlines.

2. Left Diagram: One player from each endline will attack the center cone (dummy) and perform a Ronaldo chop.

3. After performing the move they will look to accelerate in to the space behind the cone (dummy) and pass the ball off to the next person on the endline.

4. Right Diagram: (Remove cone/dummy) Once players have crossed the endline and passed the ball along to the next person in line, they must quickly run around the red cone and recover. If the player recovering can get their body in between the attacker and the ball he or she may pass it to the person waiting on the endline for a point. If the attacker can complete the dribble he/she may earn a point.

Coaching Points:

1. Vision - Dribbling with our heads up to identify any recovering defenders

2. Players ability to recognize pressure (tight vs. loose)

3. Selection of foot and surface to receive the ball, based on pressure.

4. Player's ability to control and manipulate ball away from pressure.

5. Execution of move.

6. Execution of next action - pass/shot.

Progression:

(P) - Add goals to both ends. Have players going to goal. Once the attacker scores, that will trigger the player on that endline to start their run in the opposite direction

   Added Restriction - Attacker must run around the goal before transitioning to defense.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Condiitoned Activity/Game (Winter 15/16)

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Condiitoned Activity/Game (Winter 15/16) (20 mins)

Organization:

Half Field

Requires minimum of 5 players (coach as server)

2 Stations will be ran at the same time

Additional players will create a short line behind #10/8

1 Ball; Additional off to the side with #10/8

Instructions:

1. Refer to Rotation.

2. Players are score 1 of 3 ways.

(i) Situation: #7 Receives the ball and defenders don't shift over quickly enough = Go to goal.

(ii) Situation: #7 Receives the ball, one defender shifts over to pressure, can we beat that defender 1v1?

(iii) Situation: #7 Receives the ball, both defenders shift over to pressure the ball, can we beat them with a pass (on the ground) to #11?

(Iv) Situation: #7 Receives the ball, both defenders shift over to pressure (compact), and #11 is not an option. Can we find #9 on the far post with a lofted pass over the other teams defensive line?

Rotation:

#10/8 > #9 > #7 > #11 > #4/5 (after three times through as an attacker)

Coaching Points:

1. Off the ball movement. Away to create space and to receive the ball.

2. Vision - checking to see where teammates movement is and recognizing the defenders positioning.

3. Decision making. Refer to Instructions.

Progressions:

(P) - 3v2 and 2v2 +1N


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): CA (Winter 15/16): Deliberate Practice

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CA (Winter 15/16): Deliberate Practice (15 mins)

Organization:

Half field

Two groups - Defending (4) and Attacking (4+)

1 Ball in play

Extra balls off to the side

Instructions:

As shown in diagram. Same as previous screen Conditioned Activity/Game (Winter 15/16). Note this is deliberate practice and conditioning for desired responses based off of the defenders movement.

1. Focus is on recognizing that Pressure and Cover are not present. Can we identify the space in between and quickly receive to turn on our back foot to go to goal. 

2. If there is a recovering defender, can we shield him/her off the ball? And / Or use a move to create space from the defender and provide ourselves an opportunity on goal?

3. Ronaldo Chop.

Note:  Defenders must touch outside cones after the ball has been played into the #9 before covering.

Rotation:

1. Two defenders stay in through two cycles. To increase tempo, have defenders alternate every cycle for immediate pressure.

2. Attacking group and defending group in for set time. After time has passed have groups switch roles.

Coaching Points:

1. Vision - Player checking shoulders quickly before and after receiving the ball.

2. Players ability to recognize pressure (tight vs. loose)

3. Selection of foot and surface to receive the ball, based on pressure.

4. Player's ability to control and manipulate ball away from pressure.

5. Execution of move.

6. Execution of next action - pass/shot.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Scrimmage

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Scrimmage (15 mins)

Organization:

40 x 30

2 Teams - 4v4

If player attendance exceeds 8, add additional team or incorporate substitutes

Instructions:

Free play.

Can the players apply what they learned in the session to the scrimmage?

Coaching Points:

1. Vision - Player checking shoulders quickly before and after receiving the ball.

2. Players ability to recognize pressure (tight vs. loose)

3. Selection of foot and surface to receive the ball, based on pressure.

4. Player's ability to control and manipulate ball away from pressure, if they receive it on the wrong foot.

5. Execution of move.

6. Execution of next action - pass/shot.


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