Football/Soccer Session (U12): 5 Monroe Soccer PTA U11/13 Aerial Control - May 12 (Start Time: 2014-05-12 19:30:00)

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Nick Adams
Name: Nick Adams
City: New Bedford
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 2 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Aerial Control Warm Up

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Aerial Control Warm Up (25 mins)

Organization: Layout a Circle, approx. 30 yards radius. Split players into two equal teams, if possible - Servers & Attackers; Servers have ball each, (Also have spares available).

Instructions:

Players without the ball start inside the circle/square. They check to the server who throws the ball to them.

They must control the ball and play back to the server, ideally with their second touch.

They then find another perimeter player.

In air – use feet and return - one touch

Use thigh and return

Use chest and return

Head ball back to server.

Players work for 60 seconds and then rotate.

Coaching Points:

Players get in line with ball and select controlling surface.

Confident touch in front. Look at different surfaces and show players how to cushion the ball appropriately.

Return pass is accurate and well weighted


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Aerial Control and Passing

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Aerial Control and Passing (20 mins)

Organization:

Set up an area approx. 40x30, split into three sections.

Have three teams of 3 or 4 players, one team starts in each area.

Instructions:

The team in the central area is the defending team and looks to block the long pass from teams either side.

The team in possession of the ball makes three consecutive passes before playing the ball over the middle zone to the other team.

A player from the receiving team must control the ball in the air and repeat the sequence.

Continue for a set time period then rotate teams.

Coaching Points:

Create Space

Good first touch

Quality pass

Decision making

Get in line with ball

Select controlling surface

Progressions:

Allow a member of defending team to pressure the possession team in their area.

Limit touches.


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

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Conditioned Game (25 mins)

Organization:

5v5/6v6 in two 25x30 yard areas

Two target players at each end

Instructions:

Teams compete for possession of the ball.

Players must attempt to play the ball to the target player and transition into the other half of the field.

Players may pass to the target player in the half that they are currently playing in - this creates a 6v5 situation in favor of the team in possession.

The pass to the target player must be one-touch. Target players are encouraged to move anywhere along the end-line.

Both teams must quickly transition to continue the possession game in the other half.

The target players must pass to the team that passed to them.

Points are awarded for successful passes to the target players in the opposite half.

Coaching Points:

Speed of transition - travel quickly as the ball is traveling!

Vision of field - location and movement of targets.

Quick decision making.

Diagonal passes to targets

Progressions:

Target to two players

The target player must lay the ball back to a supporting player and this player must attempt to find the other target player with one-touch

Add Goalkeepers to the game

Finish playing game in full half field Defence v Attack, who play to goal, Defenders play to target on halfway line


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