Football/Soccer Session (U7): Jersey City Receiving

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Matt Kane, Adult Member

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Matt Kane
Name: Matt Kane
City: New York
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 2 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Warmup - tag

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Warmup - tag
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Warmup - tag (15 mins)

Organization:

Players in grid - 5 triangles set up in grid each with one player inside

Two players are "it"

Instructions:

"It" players try to tag players who are outside a triangle - cannot tag a player who is inside the triangle ("safe zone")

A player can enter a triangle, which forces the player currently inside to exit - can only have one player inside the triangle at once

Once tagged, the tagged players switches roles with the "it" player

Coaching Points:

Recognize space and get into it

Realize where "it" players are and stay away

Take first touch when receiving the ball into space/away from defender

Technique when receiving

Progressions:

Add balls to players outside the triangles - must pass the ball to player inside the triangle to switch places


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Unopposed

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Unopposed
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Unopposed (15 mins)

Organization:

Players inside grid with partners - one ball per partnership

Instructions:

Each group tries to "paint the grid" with their ball (the ball is a paintbrush)

Coaching Points:

Take 1st touch to next destination

Technique of receiving

Communication

Progressions:

Touch limits - 2 or 3

Paint a design


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Semi-opposed

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Semi-opposed (20 mins)

Organization:

Players have a partner and a ball within the grid

Gates are spread out throughout the grid

Instructions:

Try to pass it through as many gates as possible

Coaching Points:

Technique when receiving

Take 1st touch toward next destination

Communication - where going next

Progressions:

Touch limit - 2 or 3

Must receive ball with outside/inside of foot


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

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Fully Opposed (25 mins)

Organization:

Two players from each team on outside of grid (on opposite sides, opposite from opponent)

Rest of players inside grid with a ball

Instructions:

Teams play keep away - teams score every time the ball is played to outside teammate and is retained

Outside player must enter the grid on 1st touch when receiving the ball

Coaching Points:

Recognition of space and open player

Decision of where to take 1st touch - when entering grid and within the grid (into space, away from defenders, toward "goal," etc.)

Progressions:

Touch limit


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