Football/Soccer Session (Beginner): Running with the ball at Speed - U11 and U12

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Craig Birtwistle Continental F.C
Name: Craig Birtwistle Continental F.C
City: Philadelphia
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 2 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer

Description


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): WU: Technical Practice

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WU: Technical Practice

Set up

Place numerous 2 X2 X2 triangles in a 30 X30 yard grid as shown

Organization

Each player has a ball. Players must dribble around the area and get through as many triangles as they can in 60 seconds. Start with simple dribbling with emphasis on going in one side and exited through a different side of the triangle. Progress to change of direction and change of speed. Add in turns - scissors, drag back, Cryuff etc. Note: There should be more gates than players so players are not waiting.

Progressions

- Split group into two teams: who can get through most gates - make competitive

- Have one team dribbling, other team defending them. Turn away from pressure and dribble to open gates without defenders winning the ball.

Coaching Points

Speed of dribble, recognition of space, change of direction, change of speed, quality of turn/technique


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Skill Development

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Skill Development

Set Up

Grid size of 25 X 15 with the shaded area being 5 X 15 yards on either side as shown. Mini goals at either side.

Organization

Split team into two groups. Players will play 1v1. Ball starts with black player who plays a pass to first white player. White player must dribble to try and score in either of the mini goals. Player must dribble into shaded area before goal can be scored. If defender wins the ball next two players are up. Work for 2-3 minutes before switching roles. Emphasis in 1v1 stage should be on speed of dribble, turning away from pressure and acceleration into space.

Progressions

- Allow defenders to score if they win the ball.

- If player gets faced up by defender they can turn and play pass to

next player in line who must then dribble quickly to score.

Coaching Points

Positive first touch into space, speed of dribble, control under

speed, quick turns away from pressure, change of direction and speed with turns


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Skill Development 2

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Skill Development 2

Set Up

Grid size of 25 X 15 with the shaded area being 5 X 15 yards on either side as shown. 4 gates now as shown are used as goals. Two different colors two for each team.

Organization

Split team into two groups. Players will now play 2v2. Ball starts with black pair who plays a pass to first white player. White player must dribble out with team mate playing 2v2 against blacks to try and score in either of the two red gates. Players must still dribble into grey area before scoring. Defenders can't enter into the shaded area until the attacker crosses the line. If defenders win the ball they are trying to score in counter blue gates. Once ball goes out of bounds next pairs work. Switch roles every 3-4 minutes. Make competitive - consequences for the losing team. Progressions

- Progress to 3v3 depending of success at 2v2

- Give players a 30 second time limit to score to ensure quick

dribbling

Coaching Points

Speed of dribble, recognition of space, knowledge of when to dribble and when to turn and release team mate


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

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Conditioned Game

3v3 in the middle with 1 neutral. The aim is for one individual to break out and go 1v1 in the one of the three squares. The player on the ball can visit any of the three squares at any time to try and score. The defender however is restricted to their zone.

Coaching Points

Speed of dribble, recognition of space, knowledge of when to dribble and when to turn and release team mate


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 6v6 Game

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6v6 Game (15 mins)

Set up

Half Field with regular goals as shown.

Organization

Teams will play 6 v 6 including Goalkeepers. Regular scrimmage game with emphasis on running with the ball and turning away from pressure. Allow game to be free play but encourage running with the ball with all previous coaching points being enforced. If players are not doing bringing out the topic put in rules/stipulations. Passes can only go backwards etc to encourage positive dribbling and turning.

Coaching Points

All of points portrayed throughout the session should be enforced in a game situation. Open up grid to allow more space to dribble if necessary.


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