Football/Soccer Session (U10): Hillsborough SC - U10G Nitros - S12 Supporting Angles

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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

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Technical

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Technical

On Arrivial: (Prior to start of practice)

Technical Warm-up: Yael Averbuch "Soccer Wall Series"

Part I

1. Inside pass (leave foot in air after contact) Receive + Pass; 1 min x each foot

2. Receive inside (leave foot in air after receiving) Pass back with Laces - same foot, drop foot in between reps; 1 min x each foot

3. Outside touch when receiving (leave foot in air after receiving) Pass with inside surface; 1 min x each foot

4. Receiving drag across with inside surface (leave foot in air after receiving) Pass with outside surface; 1 min x each foot

Challenge - Wrap around the back of your planted foot, inside pass. Adjust the angle of your hips. 1 min

Organization:

As shown in diagram

Dynamic Warm-up:

1. Jog to cone and back twice

2. Open the gate to the cone, close the gate on our way back

3. Half kicks (Cross the body; Knee to elbow) to cone, Light extension - Full kicks on our way back.

4. High knees to cone, butt kicks on our way back.

5. Side shuffle facing one direction to cone - switch direction half way in between. Two alternating side skips on our way back.

6. Small skips down, big skips on our way back.

7. Move on to SAQ with cones.

Coaching Points:

1. Be on toes

2. Listen for coaches signal

3. Reaction time

4. Speed of movement


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Passing Combinations

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Passing Combinations

Diagram:

Progresses Left to Right

Organization:

15 x 20

3-4 Players

1 Ball

Instructions:

(As shown in diagram)

1. Three players

2. Ball starts off with one of the end players, passing it into the player in the middle.

3. Middle player passes the ball back.

4. Original sender, receives the ball and plays it to the other end.

5. Pattern repeats. Short-Short-Long (follow your pass).

Coaching Points:

1. Quality of first touch/passing

2. Communication

3. Tempo - increase/decrease with number of touches we take

4. Placement of pass to back-foot or closest foot to open up/play the next ball

5. Angle of support from the 2nd Attacker

Progressions:

(P1) - Adding in a fourth player; two players in the center. Working off each other.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Supporting the Target (#9) - Screen 1

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Supporting the Target (#9) - Screen 1

Organization:

Full Practice Field: 40 x 30

(3) Full Channel: 13 x 30

Activity: 13 x 18 Grid with added 13 x 6 Endzones 

4 players, broken up into pairs

1 Ball; Extras on the side

Instructions:

1. In 2 v 2 s, the attacking team will start the activity off by passing into the target player. (One of the two blue players).

2. The target player must check away and then to the ball in order to receive it. After receiving the ball the target player must determine whether or not she should turn and face the opposing defender or pass the ball back to her support (2nd Attacker), based off of pressure.

3. If the target plays the ball back. she must now support the player with the ball and/or stretch the opposing teams defense by pulling out wide.

4. The supporting player, the player with the ball now must decide whether or not she should take the opposing team on the dribble 1v1 / 1v2 or pass the ball to the supporting player (target) making a diagonal run.

5. Point system: 1 point for beating a player 1v1 on the dribble into the endzone. 2 points for splitting the defense with a diagonal run.

Coaching Points:

1. Quality of first touch/passing

2. Communication

3. Tempo - increase/decrease with number of touches we take

4. Placement of pass to back-foot or closest foot to open up/play the next ball

5. Receiving the ball on the front or back foot based off of pressure. (Tight - front foot; No pressure - check shoulder, back foot).

6. Angle of support from the 2nd Attacker

7. 2nd Attacker - Support: Recognizing when and where to support. (A) Provide depth and an option to play back; defensive support. (B) Checking away to draw a defender out, and make an attacking diagonal run to support the play; attacking support.

Progressions:

See Supporting the Target (#9) - Screen 2


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Supporting the Target (#9) - Screen 2

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Supporting the Target (#9) - Screen 2

Organization:

Full Practice Field: 40 x 30

(3) Full Channel: 13 x 30

Activity: 13 x 18 Grid with added 13 x 6 Endzones 

6 players, broken up into pairs

2 v 2 in center 13 x 18; 2 Neutrals on either side

1 Ball; Extras on the side

Instructions:

1. In 2 v 2 s, the attacking team will start the activity off by passing into the target player. (One of the two blue players).

2. The target player must check away and then to the ball in order to receive it. After receiving the ball the target player must determine whether or not she should turn and face the opposing defender or pass the ball back to her support (Blue 2nd Attacker / Yellow Neutral), based off of pressure.

3. If the target plays the ball back to the yellow neutral. she must make a run to stretch the opposing teams defense by pulling out wide, and the supporting blue player must provide support.

4. The yellow neutral, the player with the ball, now must decide whether or not she should take the opposing team on the dribble 1v1 / 1v2 or pass the ball to the supporting player (target) making a diagonal run. Once played to she can enter the grid.

5. Point system: 1 point for beating a player 1v1 on the dribble into the endzone. 2 points for splitting the defense with a diagonal run and/or combining on a Give + Go.

Coaching Points:

1. Quality of first touch/passing

2. Communication

3. Tempo - increase/decrease with number of touches we take

4. Placement of pass to back-foot or closest foot to open up/play the next ball

5. Receiving the ball on the front or back foot based off of pressure. (Tight - front foot; No pressure - check shoulder, back foot).

6. Angle of support from the 2nd Attacker

7. 2nd Attacker - Support: Recognizing when and where to support. (A) Provide depth and an option to play back; defensive support. (B) Checking away to draw a defender out, and make an attacking diagonal run to support the play; attacking support.

Progressions:

(P1) - Allow outside neutral to enter the grid once played to

(P2) - Add Goals


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 4 v 3 with Recovering Midfield

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4 v 3 with Recovering Midfield

Organization:

Full field (with expanded widths)

Divided into thirds, as shown

Total: 7v7

Outside Midfielders playing in the flanks

1 Ball (Restarts with Coach)

Instructions:

1. 2v3 in the Attacking third

2. Defenders must regain possession and play to the outside midfielders in the middle third.

3. On transition, midfielders may attack in the final third down the flank. IF they combine with the forward or center-mid in the box through a give and go they may enter the box as well.

4. If the midfielders defense is under pressure and is looking to regain possession, they must come back to support/help mark another player to create balance.

5. If a team shoots and misses, they player who shot the ball must go retrieve it. (Quick transition for the other team).

Coaching Points:

1. Expand when we regain possession by using the width.

2. Compress when under attack.

3. Midfielders awareness to get back and help the defense.

4. Defenders (+ Outside Mids) positioning on the field. Pressure - Balance - Cover.

5. Ability to combine on attack to isolate and get behind a defender.

6. Why do we want to create width?

Layering Restrictions:

1. Midfield in the attacking and defensive third can only move within the outside channels = reinforce creating width to get out of defensive third, and to stretch the opposing team's defense out in the attacking third.

2. Midfield can enter the attacking third IF they combine with the forwards on a give and go or overlapping run = encourage players to draw opposing defenders out wide to combine around and minimize their numbers infront of the goal. 

3. On attack, one defender can leave his/her third and enter the middle third in order to support the play (preferably defender on the side of the attacking play) = providing a supporting option to play the ball back to a switch point of attack.

4. Defenders, if they regain the ball must pass it left to right or right to left before moving the ball forward and out of the defensive third. Reminder - Midfield can move anywhere in the middle third. = Allows time for Midfield to compress and shift with the ball, denying the opportunity for the other team to get out and find their target player. Pressure - Cover - Balance.

5. On defense, one forward may leave his or her third and enter the middle third to check back for the ball = encouraging our forwards to provide themselves as a quick option for our defense if they regain possession. CP: Move where the ball travels. Left to right / Right to left


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