Football/Soccer Session (U12): Pressure, Cover & Balance (Start Time: 2014-10-02 17:30:00)

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Carlos Santos
Name: Carlos Santos
City: London
Country: United Kingdom
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Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Ball Manipulation & Control

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Ball Manipulation & Control (30 mins)

Learning Objectives

Mastery of the ball is the very heart of the game. The skill to make the ball do what we want it to do, to be able to place it exactly where you want it to go, to be comfortable with it in our possession, these are the foundations of the game and the basic building blocks for future successful players.

Players work in 2 groups, dribbling the ball towards the end line, making as many touches as possible on the ball.

- To improve mastery of feints.

- Timing of feints

- Body shape/desguise.

- Over ball for balance, low/quick step to side.

- Part of foot used - inside/outside/sole. 

- Perform turns, such as Inside & outside, drag back, Cruyff, Maradona`s, etc...


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Rondo 4v2

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Rondo 4v2 (20 mins)

Learning Objectives

To develop passing, possession and creating space.

Description

In a square of 5 yards we play 4v2.

The four players outside the square have a maximun of 2 touches and must maintain possession playing only from outside of the square.

The two defenders inside the square have to intercept the ball. The player who looses possession ball will change roles to become a defender

Coaching Points

1- Create space to find the right position and angle to receive the ball.

2- Improve the speed of play by limiting to 1 touch when possible.

3- It is very important to coach the correct body shape for receiving passes.

4- The 2 defending players must communicate and work together, one closing down the player in possession and the other covering the angle for the pass.


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

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Passing Drill (30 mins)

Passing Drill

To Develop good habit by:

1- Receiving the ball on angles

2- Receiving the ball on the half turn

3- Receiving the ball with the back foot

4- Good timing for give and go/wall pass

Coaching points

1- All players must go and meet the ball when receiving a pass

2- It is important that players receive the ball at an angle and with back foot (the foot furthest away from ball), this would put players automatically on the half turn so they can see all players involved.

3- Create space by checking (move away from the ball then return to meet it).

4- For give and go/wall pass, players should create space by stepping back and then move to meet the ball just as it`s played back to them.

The benefit from this will improve a player efficiency, mobility and awareness with or without the ball.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Pressure, Cover & Balance

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Pressure, Cover & Balance (40 mins)

Practice Organisation

Area 40x30 yards set out in equal thirds with goals at each end.

14 players (+2 GKs), with defenders out numbered 3v4 in each end third.

Practice starts with Neutral players in middle third, serve ball into Attackers & support play from behind, without entering end third.

Objective of practice, Defenders play to pvevent Attackers from scoring, gain possession and in to Neutral player to score one point.

Rotate roles of players.

Details

Distance between 3 defenders when being attacked by opponents.

Communication, changing roles and working with GK as sweeper.

Deflecting attacks away from central goal scoring areas.

Balanced, controlled 1v1 defending skills.

Defenders identifying opportunity to pass or run with ball on gaining possession.

Key Coaching Points

- Blocking shots.

- Pressing man on ball and employing delaying tactics to avert attack.

- Marking and covering

- Winning ball and quickly playing forward to Neutral player.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): SSG

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SSG (30 mins)

Set up:

- 40 by 30 yards

- 2 GK, 4v4

Objectives:

* Angle and distance from attackers (Marking)

* Distance from defensive partner (Covering)

* Push attacks into wide areas

* Communication

* Delay the play or Deny Space

* Block shots

Challenges:

- Try to push attacks into wide areas

- Try to get into a position / recognise when, to intercept the ball

Technical/Tactical

Cover

Press

Decisions

Physical

Agility

Strength

Psychological/Social

Communication

Concentration

Dealing with Failure/Success


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