Football/Soccer Session (U9): Colts Neck - Wk7: Passing & Receiving (front/back foot)

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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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Colts Neck Soccer Club - U9G Rascals

Wk7: Passing to and Receiving on the front/back foot (P - with pressure)


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

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Warm-up: Rondo (10 mins)

Organization:

10 x 10 or 15 x 15 depending on numbers

Player 1 (defender) : 2 (attackers) ratio

Max amount of player in a grid = 5 attackers

Instructions:

1. Possession game where there is 1 defender every 2 players. Defender tries to steal the ball. "Attackers" try to possess. (Much like keep away)

2. Defender tries to touch the ball. If he/she does they switch with the player who lost possession.

3. If the ball goes out the defender stays the same (defenders must touch or steal the ball away to become an attacker)

4. Progress to Rondo transfer box (P3)

Coaching Points:

1. Communication

2. Awareness of space/pressure etc.

3. Try to play to back foot and turn to switch ball in other direction when receive it if possible

4. Quality/weight of passes.

5. Angles/distances of support

6. Constantly re-evaluate your position (can I be in a better position?)

Progressions:

(P1) - 5 passes equals a life against the current defender. Must stay in for a second round after touching the ball

(P2) - A nutmeg or a through ball (if there are two defenders) counts away a life against the defenders.

(P3) - Rondo transfer: two grids are combined and the teams work against each other


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Leading Passes - Opening up on the back foot

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Leading Passes - Opening up on the back foot

Organization:

Part 1

10 x 10 yard area set up as shown

6 players set up as shown

1 ball (Additional around the outside)

Part 2

Same dimensions

4 players (3 Attackers, 1 Defender) set up as shown

Instructions:

Part 1

1. Player A passes the ball in front of Player B then runs to the back of Player B's line

2. Player B sprints to receive the ball from Player A

3. Player B receives the ball, passes the ball to Player C then runs to the back of Player C's line

4. Player C then receives the ball, passes the ball in front of Player D, then runs to the back of Player D's line

5. Player D moves to receive the ball from Player C

6. Player D receives ball, passes to Player E (who has now at the front of the line) and runs to the back of player E's line

7. Play continues with Player E passing to Player A and so on

Part 2

1. 3 v 1 keep away within the area

2. Attacking team must keep possession within the area. Attacking team must always present 2 options to the player receiving the ball. If open ball is too slow to get into space and present themselves as an option for the receiver, the receiver must automatically play the ball back from the player he/she received from.

3. For every 10 passes the attacking team gets 1 point. Attacking team starts with a 5 point buffer

4. If the defender manages to intercept or force the player out of the area, a point is taken away

5. Attacking team must try to acquire as many points in a 2 minute period

6. After 2 minutes defender is switched over and play starts again

7. Restarts are started by the attacking team and start from 0 passes. First pass is always free

Coaching Points:

1. Angle of approach - Specific technique being coached

2. Head up to observe your target

3. Supporting foot - Specific technique

4. Contact with the ball

5. Contact with the foot

6. Body weight

Progressions / Regressions:

(P1) - Incorporate short, short, long passing pattern

(P2) - One touch only

(R1) - Slow tempo down; take a minimum of two touches


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Circle passing (w/shadow)

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Circle passing (w/shadow)

Organization:

30 x 30 circle (size depending on numbers)

3 Equal number of teams

1 team: Each player with a ball

Instructions:

1. As in diagram, yellow players start with the ball first. Red players shadow the yellow. Blue players are spread out around the perimeters of the circle.

2. Yellow player passes the ball into the blue players for a point.

3. The blue player returns the ball to the yellow player. Yellow player must find a new blue player to pass to.

4. (P1) Shadow defenders are live, if red touches the ball that is a point taken away from the yellow player.

5. (P2) Blue receiving player decides to either pass or dribble the ball, depending on red pressure.

Coaching Points:

1. Body Shape - Side body shape; Using arms to feel the defender; Low center of gravity (knees bent; expand body area)

2. Approach - Creating space: movement away from the ball; Checking in: movement towards the ball; Awareness: Can we take the ball on our front/back foot depending on pressure; Ball furthest from defender, body in between.

3. Surface technique - Sole of the foot, using the foot furthest from the opposing player; Rolling with the inside or outside of the foot based on pressure.

4. Awareness - Timing and quality of pass; Timing of movement away/toward ball; Creating space; Decision making once full pressure is added (front or back foot)

5. Execution of move - Ability to hold off opposing player; Placing the ball on the furthest foot from the defender; Finding space to turn or recognizing when to use support.

Progressions:

(P1) - Shadow players, defenders, are live.

(P2) - Blue receiving player decides to either pass or dribble the ball, depending on red pressure.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Rondo

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Rondo

(NYRB Activity #650)

Organization:

15 x 15 yard area

5 attackers and two defenders - set up as shown

1 Ball

Instructions:

1. The attacking players objective is to maintain possession of the ball away from the two defending players that operate inside of the area

2. The attacking players on the outside cannot be tackled or enter the playing area

3. If the defending players win theball they attempt to keep possession from the single attacking player on the inside of the area

4. The attackers should look to utilize the player in the middle when a good opportunity arises to play in

Coaching Points:

1. Keep the ball moving to try and stretch the defending players

2. The player on the inside (yellow) should look to receive the ball at an angle and play quickly to the outside

3. Weight and accuracy of the pass

4. Decision making when to pass inside and when to maintain possession on the outside

Progressions / Regressions:

(P1) - Limit touches on the outside to one or two touches

(R1) - Reduce the players un the middle to 1v1


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 4v4 Game

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4v4 Game

Organization:

30x20 yd fields

4 teams of 3, 2 fields of 3v3

Instructions:

3v3 free play

Coaching Points:

Limited coaching

Encourage players to look for their opportunity to take first touch into space and away from pressure


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