Football/Soccer Session (U9): HSC U9G Hurricanes - Spring16 (S6)

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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

Description

Focus: Attacking / Receiving - Pressure is tight, there is no cover, can you roll the defender by spinning the ball inside/outside on your first touch.

Amount of Pressure: 1v1

Type of Pressure: Tight pressure from behind. Attacking player receives the ball facing his/her own goal and is looking to turn.

Decisions looking to affect:

1. Ability to identify amount of pressure being applied to the ball, as the player receives it.

2. Choice to open up on the back foot - closer to the opponent, or receive the ball on the front foot to protect the ball and roll the defender.

3. Recognition of the second defender. Is the second defender in a good spot to cover the first defender if I beat him/her? If so, do I have a supporting player I can pass the ball to?

4. If the second defender is not presenting themselves as a good option of support can the player with the ball beat the defender 1v1?

5. Can I roll the defender and break the line early?

Hillsborough S.C. - ACT


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Technical Repitition

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Technical Repitition (10 mins)

Organization:

4 Players per group

15 x 25 area

1 Ball per group (Extras off to the side)

Players broken up into groups as shown

Instructions:

Unopposed

1. Players set up as shown. Two players on the endline, and two in the center one from yellow and blue.

2. Players in the center grid work for 2 minutes and then switch with the endline players.

3. Players in the center are looking to receive the ball from the players on the opposite team positioned at the endline.

4. If yellow receives the ball from blue with pressure on his/her back, yellow will look to spin the ball inside or outside with his/her first touch to beat the defender.

5. Yellow then passes the ball to the yellow endline player and sets back to apply pressure to the blue player receiving the ball.

6. The blue player will look to drag the defender back to create space to receive the ball in and check back for the ball.

7. The defender looks to close down the space quickly, low, with knees bent and on toes, mirroring the attackers feet. Defender does not tackle yet. Focus is on Speed of approach and Body shape.

Semi-opposed

1. Same as before, however defenders will look to win the ball back pass it to their teammate on the endline or force their opponent to pass the ball back.

2. If the defender is successful in forcing their opponent to pass the ball back, he/she earns one point. After forcing the ball back the defender will switch role with their teammate on the endline.

3. Once the receiving player passes the ball back to the endline player, the endline player will look to make a long pass to the opposite endline to reset the activity and attempt to turn on the defender.

4. If the receiving player passes the ball back he/she must quickly run around an orange cone and defend the endline player who has just entered the channel and is looking to connect the two endlines.

5. If the receiving player connects the two points he/she gets a point.

6. Same scenario plays out if the defender wins possession of the ball and plays the ball back to their teammate.

Coaching Points:

1. Speed of approach - Get to the ball quickly but slow down on approach.

2. Body shape - low, knees bent and on toes, mirroring the attackers feet.

3. Mentality - Prepare for next action.

4. Mentality - Patience to win the ball.

5. Technique - Block vs. Poke tackle.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Technical Repetition: Unopposed (Inside/Outside Spin)

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Technical Repetition: Unopposed (Inside/Outside Spin) (15 mins)

Organization:

4 players per grid

1 Ball in play

Extra balls off to the side

Instructions:

1. Player A passes the ball to Player B after he/she drifts away to create space and checks back for the ball.

2. Player B receives with the front foot (furthest from the defender - Player C) and takes his/her first touch forward while shielding the defender away and using their body movement and shape to their disadvantage.

3. Player B drives to the endline after turning and lays the ball off to Player D.

4. After applying pressure to Player B, Player C must touch the cone in front of them before turning to defend Player D.

5. When Player D receives the ball from Player B he/she will look to beat the defender 1v1, fully opposed, and earn a point by crossing the opposite endline with the ball.

6. Defender applies Semi-opposed pressure from behind on the initial pass, and then attempts to win the ball by defending the player in front of them after touch the red cone.

7. If the defender is able to win the ball, he/she looks to cross the endline the attacker came from.

Rotation:

Player A > Player C > Player B > Player D > Player A

Coaching Points:

1. Vision - Player checking shoulders quickly before and after receiving the ball.

2. Players ability to recognize pressure (tight vs. loose)

3. Selection of foot and surface to receive the ball, based on pressure.

4. Direction of touch.

5. Player's ability to control and manipulate ball away from pressure.

6. Execution of move.

7. Execution of next action - pass/shot.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Conditioned Game: 2v2 / 3v3

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Conditioned Game: 2v2 / 3v3 (20 mins)

Organization:

6 Players per group

15 x 25 area

2 Balls per group at first (Extras off to the side)

Players broken up into groups as shown

(C) Indicates coaches added in to make numbers even

If numbers still uneven, players can be added in as neutrals.

Activity set on time not points

Instructions:

1. Game always starts with a pass from an endline player (neutral).

2. Player that receives the ball plays 1v1 against their opponent to the opposite endline player.

3. Both pairs go at the same time.

4. If the ball leaves the area the game is restarted with the last endline player the ball was played to.

5. Players are looking to connect the two endline players for a point. Players who earns point, remains in possession of the ball, and can continue to score.

6. Progress to 2v2 players playing to the endline players.

Coaching Points:

1. Vision - Player checking shoulders quickly before and after receiving the ball.

2. Players ability to recognize pressure (tight vs. loose)

3. Selection of foot and surface to receive the ball, based on pressure.

4. Direction of touch.

5. Player's ability to control and manipulate ball away from pressure.

6. Execution of move.

7. Execution of next action - pass/shot.

Progressions:

(P1) - Add goals and goalkeepers.


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

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Conditioned Game: 4v4 (20 mins)

Organization:

2 targets located on each end line

3v3, 4v4, or 5v5 in the middle area dependent upon numbers

Instructions:

1. Objective is to score points by passing the ball from one target on the outside to the opposite end line, by connecting passes with the players in the middle.

2. After a team connects with an end line, the player who passed the ball must receive it.

3. Players to connect and receive the ball again must find a teammate in the middle to pass to prior to finding the opposite end line.

** If numbers are odd, allow for a neutral in the middle area **

Coaching Points:

1. Look to play positive when in possession

2. If unable to penetrate, look to possess- PATIENCE

3. Vision - Player checking shoulders quickly before and after receiving the ball.

4. Players ability to recognize pressure (tight vs. loose)

5. Selection of foot and surface to receive the ball, based on pressure.

6. Direction of touch.

7. Player's ability to control and manipulate ball away from pressure.

8. Execution of move.

9. Execution of next action - pass/shot.

Progression:

(P1) - Create two teams with 1 teammate on each side to replace neutrals. If teammate on the outside is played to, he/she may enter the area and switch with the player they received from.


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

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Free Play (25 mins)

Organization:

Dimensions vary based on player attendance

3v3 or 4v4s depending on the numbers

1 ball in each game; Extras on the side

Instructions:

Free play.

Can players use what we learned in practice and apply it to the game?

Coaching Points:

1. Vision - Player checking shoulders quickly before and after receiving the ball.

2. Players ability to recognize pressure (tight vs. loose)

3. Selection of foot and surface to receive the ball, based on pressure.

4. Direction of touch.

5. Player's ability to control and manipulate ball away from pressure.

6. Execution of move.

7. Execution of next action - pass/shot.


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