Football/Soccer Session (U10): Edgemont SC - Age Group Clinics (U12) - S4

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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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Edgemont Soccer Club; Age Group Clinics

Block: Attacking 2v1; Combination - Double Pass

Focus: Attacking 1v1

Skill: Roll Push (Outside)

Type of Pressure: 1v1 Pressure

Pressure Position: Infront

Decisions looking to affect:

1. Recognizing moments when to possess vs. penetrate.

2. Speed of Approach - Messi vs. Ronaldo.

3. Angle/Direction of Approach - Driving at the defender.

4. Body Shape / Position - How do you need to change your body shape in order to execute the skill?

5. Technique - Entrance, Engagement, Execution, Exit.

6. Mentality - (a) Recognizing target and space ahead/behind the defender. (b) Speed of Approach to unbalance the defender or have them commit. (c) Preparation for next action - Goal / Target.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Body Mechanics (Warm-up)

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Body Mechanics (Warm-up)

Organization:

15 x 20 grids

3 yards gates

Groups of 3-4 setup as shown

Each player has a pinnie tucked to the side

Instructions:

1. Defending player goes on the cue of the attacking player.

2. Defender immediately presses the attacking player looking to pull the pinnie away from the attacking player.

3. Attacking player looks to beat the defender to a gate for a point.

4. If the defender pulls out the attacker's pinnie he/she gets a point.

Coaching Points:

1. Go directly at the defender

2. Smaller steps once accelerating into space larger strides

3. Head up to see what gate we must attack in

4. Change in levels: Body shape taller to lower on the feint to provide


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Technical

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Technical

Organization:

15 x 20 grids

Cones placed in the middle as an obstacle

Groups of 3-4 setup as shown

Each player has a ball

Instructions:

1. One player at a time dribbles at the cones and performs the move.

2. After executing the move, they must get their head up and make eye contact with next player in line.

3. Next player goes once player make eye contact.

Coaching Points:

1. Identify space ahead.

2. Drive at speed using Messi Touches

3. Drag the ball across the body with sole of the foot

4. Push the ball out at an angle and in the opposite direction of where the ball was dragged across.

5. Final touch bid and out of feet, to bring head up.

6. Ball cut back in behind the defender to avoid recovery.

7. Next Action.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Semi Opposed

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Semi Opposed

Organization:

15 x 20 grids

3 yards gates on the endline

One 3 yd gate in the middle

Groups of 3-4 setup as shown

Each player has a ball

Instructions:

1. Defending player plays into the attacking player.

2. Defender immediately applies passive pressure by standing in the gate in the center of the grid.

3. Attacking player performs move and accelerates into the gate.

Coaching Points:

1. Identify space ahead.

2. Drive at speed using Messi Touches

3. Drag the ball across the body with sole of the foot

4. Push the ball out at an angle and in the opposite direction of where the ball was dragged across.

5. Final touch bid and out of feet, to bring head up.

6. Ball cut back in behind the defender to avoid recovery.

7. Next Action.

Progression:

Turn it into a race where the defender must stay in the central gate until attacker performs move. After the attacker execute the move, the defender may try to win the ball back.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Fully Opposed 1v1

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Fully Opposed 1v1

Organization:

15 x 20 grids

3 yards gates on the endline

Groups of 3-4 setup as shown

Each player has a ball

Instructions:

1. Defending player passes the ball to the attacking player.

2. Defender immediately presses the attacking player on their first touch.

3. Attacking player looks to score by dribbling through a gate.

4. If defender wins ball they get a point for dribbling it past the opposite end line.

Coaching Points:

1. Identify space ahead.

2. Drive at speed using Messi Touches

3. Drag the ball across the body with sole of the foot

4. Push the ball out at an angle and in the opposite direction of where the ball was dragged across.

5. Final touch bid and out of feet, to bring head up.

6. Ball cut back in behind the defender to avoid recovery.

7. Next Action.


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

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Free Play (15 mins)

Organization:

3v3 / 4v4 Small-sided tournament games

4 teams of 3-4 players each team.

2 fields of 30x40 yards

2 Pugg Goals on opposite endlines.

Instructions:

1. 4 Teams of 3, play 3v3 tournament style format where each team will play one another.

Coaching Points:

1. Review of session's learning outcomes being translated into the game


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