Football/Soccer Session (Beginner): U11-U13 Session 1 phase 1

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Alex Sabatini
Name: Alex Sabatini
City: kleinburg
Country: Canada
Rank: Elite – 1 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Numbers Game

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Numbers Game
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Numbers Game (15 mins)

Organization:

-20 x 20 yard grid (you can make it bigger if space allows)

-use 2 goal keepers if available, if not include the keeper on one of the teams, and make smaller goals.

-divide the group into 2 teams and number the players 1,2,3,4...etc.

-Coach calls a number and one player from each team comes into the grid to play 1v1.

Progressions:

1) Call 2 numbers for 2v2 play.

2) Call 3 numbers for 3v3 play.

*place conditions on players in each progression; ie. must pass before you can score, limit touches, etc.

Coaching Points

-attacking mentality

-creativity in 1v1 situations

-good decision making in progressions


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

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 4 Goal Diagonal Game
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4 Goal Diagonal Game (15 mins)

Organization:

-20 x 20 yard grid minimum (increase size if space and/or numbers allow).

-divide players into 2 equal teams, if number is odd, make one player neutral.

-put a goal diagonally in each corner approx 3 yards across.

-players from each team stand in a goal, players from the same team stand diagonal across from each other. These are the target players.

-goals are scored by passing the ball to one of your teammates standing in one of the goals and having them play the ball back to anyone on their team in 2 touches.

-opponents cannot tackle the target players, they must defend the players inside the grid.

Progressions

1) Pass the ball to your teams target player and switch spots with them to score.

2) Pass the ball to one of your target players, switch with them, but it must be some type of combination play.

Coaching Points

-fast speed of play

-support

-quick decision making

-good first touch (directional in progressions)


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 4V4+4

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4V4+4 (20 mins)

Organization

-20 x 20 yard grid, make the grid bigger if space allows.

-divide the group into 3 equal teams.

-if you have 2 keepers allow them to play the entire time, if not rotate players on each team in goal.

-2 teams play against eachother and the 3rd team surrounds the field and acts as neutral players; they must pass to whichever team passed to them.

-play each game for 3 minutes or make games to 1 or 2, winner can stay on or follow a rotation of 2 games on and 1 off.

Progressions

-listed in the last point of the organization.

Coaching Points

-attacking mentality

-quick decision making

-competitive, but fun attitude


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