Football/Soccer Session (U10): NSCAA Level 2: Group Possession

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Tiago DosSantos, Adult Member

Profile Summary

Tiago  DosSantos
Name: Tiago DosSantos
City: Union
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 2 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer

Description

Objectives:

Who: Midfielders and Forwards

What: Keep Possession of the ball

When: opportunity to penetrate forward does not present itself

Where: Middle Third into Final Third

Why: To Maintain Possession so that we can create goal scoring opportunities 


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Warm-up: 3 v 1

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Warm-up: 3 v 1
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Warm-up: 3 v 1 (10 mins)

Organization: -12 by 12 yard area

-8 players( 3 v 1 in each grid)

-1 ball per group(additional on the outside)

Instructions: 1. Players play 3 v 1 keep away or monkey in the middle inside their grid.

2. Attackers(group of 3) score a point for every pass they make, defender(one player) scores a point for every pass intercepted.

3. If ball goes out of bounds, restart play with kick in from attackers.

4. Play for a set time, then rotate players.

Coaching Points:-lock ankle

-head up

-contact foot:inside, contact ball:middle

-non kicking foot faces target

-follow through with striking foot towards target

Visual Cues:-distance to target

-positioning of defender

Progressions:P-decrease size of area

R-defender is active after the 1st pass


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

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Main Theme: Group Possession (15 mins)

Organization:-30 by 35 yard area

-12 players(3 teams of 4)

-1 ball(additional on the outside)

Instructions: 1. Players play keep away game inside area.

2. Teams score by playing ball across opposite end line to teammate as their crossing.

3. If ball goes out of play from poor touch or bad pass, team that lost posssession switches to become defending team.

4. Play for a set time period.

Coaching Points: -provide width/depth where neccessary

-head up

-supporting angles

-playing away from pressure?

-when to keep posssesion? Don't force passes.

-speed of play

Visual Cues:-position of defenders

-awareness of space

-position on the field

Progressions:P-limit touches

R-defenders are active after 1st pass


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Main Theme 2: Group Possession

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Main Theme 2: Group Possession (15 mins)

Organization:-20 by 30 yard area

-10 players total( 4 v 4 with 2 target players)

-1 ball( addditional on the outside)

Instructions:

Coaching Points:-speed of play

-supporting angles(give two options)

-head up/communication

-provide width/depth

-good decision making(can we break first line of defenders or must we keep posssesion

-make defenders commit using body fakes

-play away from pressure

Visual Cues:-spacing between defenders and their position

-awareness of space

-position on the field and of target player

Progressions:P-Add GK's or restrict touches

R-increase space


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Conditioned Game: 5 pass restriction

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Conditioned Game: 5 pass restriction (20 mins)

Organization: -40 by 30 yard area

-14 total players( 3 teams of 4, 1 resting, 2 GK's)

-1 ball(additional on the outside behind goal)

Instructions: 1. Players play small sided 4 v 4 game with GK's.

2. Players must put together 5 consecutive passes together before being able to shoot on goal. If team is at 3 consecutive passes and loses possession, they start from 0 passes next time in possession.

3. Normal Game rules apply.

4. Play for a set time period then rotate teams. If tie game, last team with posssesion stays on.

Coaching Points:-communication

-head up

-provide width and depth

-2 options to pass to

-supporting angles/look to create triangles

-passes must be played into back foot of receiving player/furtherest foot from defender

-avoid striaght lines/being flat

-good decision making: don't force passes

-speed of play

Visual Cues:-positioning of defenders

-awareness of space

-position on the field: weigh high risk vs high reward

Progression:P-remove restriction and progress into regular scrimmage

R-remove defender to create numbers up


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Free Play/Scrimmage

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Free Play/Scrimmage (30 mins)

Organization: -40 by 30 yard area

-14 players total( 3 teams of 4, 1 resting, 2 GK's)

-1 ball(additional on the outside behind goal)

Instructions: 1. Players play small sided 4 v 4 game with Keepers.

2. Normal Game rules apply. Goal is scored, game restarts from center circle.

3. Players play for set time limit, winner stays on. Rotating team comes in for opposite team that lost.

Coaching Points:-communication

-head up

-don't force passes

-body shape

-provide width/depth

-quality of passes: lock ankle, non kicking foot facing target, follow through with kicking foot towards target

-check away from defenders quickly to create seperation

-reading the game(thinking 2/3 plays ahead

Visual Cues:-awareness of space

-position of defenders

-spacing between defensive lines

-ball goes out of bounds or goal is scored


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