Football/Soccer Session (U10): Recognising when to dribble/ turn

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Ball Manipulation

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Ball Manipulation (20 mins)

Free Play Ball Manipulation Skills

Set up:

* 30 x 30 yard area

* Each player with a ball

Instructions:

* Players perform a ball manipulation skill

* Either players perform a skill and break into a new space then continue and repeat

or players perform skill and upon coaches call 'break!' players accelrate into a new space and continue skill.

* To vary intensity, players may be challenged to try new ways of getting and keeping the ball off the floor, demonstarted by the coach or players.

* A triggerman is designated by the coach secretly from players to perform a skill, players must then copy who is doing something different to the others.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 1v1 to Goal

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1v1 to Goal (20 mins)

1 v 1 Attacking

Set Up:

* 1 Defender, 1 Attacker

* 1 Ball

* 28 x 18 yard area

Instructions:

* The player with the ball dribbles / runs to goal.

* The defender recovers and tries to win the ball - if so they attack the goal.

Objectives:

* attack quickly and use skill to beat the defender and finish past the GK.

* If NO GK mark out a 5x18 yard 'finishing' area/zone

Challenges:

* Can the attacker perform a skill to beat the defender to score

* what different ways can the attacker unbalance the defender

* If the defender is recovering quickly can the attacker use thier body to keep the ball or gain an advantage

* Can the attacker manipulate the ball to where they want it

Futher Challenges:

* Can you beat the player twice

* use your weaker foot

* put the defenders start gate nearer the goal

(Changes sides for exposure of atacking from different sides and angles)


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 4 v 4 (+3 Neutrals)

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4 v 4 (+3 Neutrals) (20 mins)

Suitable for 8's - 18's. Simply reduce pitch size as players get older.

This game should end with the players playing predominantly one and two touch, wothout the coach having to put those restrictions on the game. Very little dribbling/turning.

4 Reds v 4 Blues, + 3 Neutral Yellows. No player is restricted in where they can go. The key to success for the team in possession ( Reds at the moment ) is to maintain their disciplne and stay roughly between the two cones as indicated. This way the player with the ball will have more options. More triangles are created and the 4 defenders ( Blues at the moment ) should struggle to regain possession.

As soon as the defending team make a regain the game continues and they should make their way to the gaps between the cones as quickly as possible.

Progression / More than 11 Players

If you have more than 11 players, create extra neutrals that are positioned outside the work area with a ball each. These players must manipulate a ball continuosly (with info from coach ie. in and out of the spare balls / a specifc trick etc) until the game breaks down because the ball leaves the work area. As the game breaks down an external player drives in with a new ball. At this point an internal neutral must rotate out of the work area and collect a ball to begin working on the outside of the grid.

By having a player drive in with a new ball a high tempo is immediately created and the awareness of all players is hightened both inside and outside the grid.

Learning Objectives

Recognising where to position yourself to be available for a team mate. Learning that by having the discipline to maintain your position, by shuffling only a few yards in any direction, your team mates will always know where you are and will be able to retain possession more easily.

Technical

Body shape. Always open to see as much as possible / to be aware of as many options as possible.

Passing. Weight / Timing of release

Receiving, away from pressure, to entice pressure.

Direction changes, ball manipulation.

Tactical

Understanding where to position yourself to be available for the ball, and being aware of as many of your options as possible when in possession of the ball.

Physical

Low to medium intensity when in possession.

High intensity when out of possession.

Psychological/Social

Intelligence to expand pitch when necessary.

Desire to deny space without the ball.

Knowledge of triggers of when to press.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Recognising when / where to dribble and turn

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Recognising when / where to dribble and turn (30 mins)

Recognising when / where to dribble and turn - Conditoned game

Set Up:

* 40 x 40 area

* 10 x 10 zones in the corners

* 1 ball

Instructions:

* Teams look to run the ball in any of the four scoing areas

* Once a team scores in one zone they switch directions and look to score in one of the other three zones

Challenges:

* Can you recognise and find ways to turn to score / protect the ball / find space?

* Can you find different ways of getting from zones quickly?


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): SSG

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SSG (30 mins)

4v4 SSG

Set up:

* 40 x 50 area

Progression add in GK's or 6 yard zone which the players have to enter to score in.

Instructions and Scoring:

* Objective of practice: D’s play out-numbered to prevent A’s from scoring, gain possession & pass in to N’s, to score one point.

Objectives:

* Angle and distance from attackers (Marking)

* Distance from defensive partner (Covering)

* Push attacks into wide areas

* Communication

* Delay the play, Deny Space, or Spoli the play

* Block shots

Challenges:

* Try to push attacks into wide areas

* Try to get into a position / recognise when, to intercept the ball


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