Football/Soccer Session (Academy Sessions): 240123 - 2013/BU11s - CJS/CD - Defend as a Team (Start Time: 2024-01-23 17:30:00)

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CJ Sandison

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CJ Sandison
Name: CJ Sandison
City: Edinburgh
Country: United Kingdom
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer

Description

Learning determines our sessions - What is the focus?

  • Weekly session focus from JT identity is Defend as a Team
  • For U11 this week will focus on recovering behind and inside the line of the ball to then stop the opposition penetrating, force back or wide
  • Being organised and structured will be a key focus, staying compact and narrow with players also gaining a greater understanding of when to lock on
  • 1v1 defending, staying connected and locking on are IPDP points for some of the players in the team
  • In last few weeks we have also spoken about being in the correct position when defending 1v1 in the box

What is the context of the group?

  • U11 group in third week of training following end of year break
  • Overall successful matchday at the weekend in CAS fixture
  • There are two players that have found out that they are not included in tournament squad travelling to Leeds next month

What are the players' needs?

  • Understanding of closing space, working together in units and collectively with units to give structure to the team
  • Reaffirm the line of the ball theory and introduce this as a width and playing inside the ball whilst using the width of goal as a reference

Coaching Actions - How will you facilitate the focus?

  • Session practice will incorporate scenarios that will help players focus on working back behind and inside of the ball

Players Expected

  • AM (GK), CS (GK), MCan, JJ, BC, MG, ACe, MM, CM, CT, HM, AI, NI, ACav, MCra, RC, OM, MD(T) - 16+2
  • Unavailable -


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Warm Up With Ball Rhythms

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Warm Up With Ball Rhythms (10 mins)

Phase 1 (Raise): The main focus of this phase is to increase respiration, heart rate, and blood flow to the muscle tissue. All exercises in this phase of the warm up should be executed at low intensity over the length of (10-15m)

1. Jogging up and back x 2 (3 more reps if it is a cold day) 10 -12m

2. Skips with arm rolls 10 -12m

3. Skips across the body 10 -12m

4. Knees over the gates (outward to in) 10 -12m

5. Knees over the gates (inward to out) 10 -12m

6. Carioca on way to top cone then back (facing the same way) 10 -12m

7. Side shuffles to half-way then change 10 -12m 

8. Backwards Jog to 10 -12m 

9. Shin Kicks to top 10 -12m

10. High Skips knee across 10 -12m

11. High Skips 10 -12m

12. Zig Zag Cutting 10 -12m

Phase 3 (Potentiation): The main focus of this phase is to ‘prime’ the athletes for their session or match. This phase of the warm-up will now incorporate sports-specific movements that compare to the levels that players will face in training or the match. Building up intensity is a safe strategy to use (quick - quicker - quickest).

1. Quick feet then jog back x 1 (5-6m)

2. High Knees x 1 (5-6m)

3. Side Shuffles walk back then repeat on other side (5-6m)

4. Diagonal shuffles forward then same movement backwards run (Jockeying) (5-6m)

5. Lateral step over cone then run to middle to turn to backwards run to top (10-12m)

6. Lateral step over cone then run to top (10-12m)

Reaction Drills:

1. First 3 players stand on half turn and they all go when one decides to go to middle (10-12m) x 3 *first one of these can be 5-6m and the others can be a zig zag run and up to end (10-12m)

2. Repeat x 2 *last run can be further around 15-20m

Ball Rhythms

1) Inside taps (*10 each foot)

2) Sole taps (*10 each foot)

3) Roll, stop (*10 (5 each foot))

4) Outside, inside cut (*10 (5 each foot))

5) Ball juggle (*10 each foot)


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 7v7 Game

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7v7 Game (35 mins)

Description: 7v7 game

Timings: 3 x 10 mins

Dimensions: Full Academy Synthetic 

Progressions: All players must be over 1/2 way and GK up past certain point for goal to account

Coaching Points - How does this meet the focus? Encourages players to move with the ball, and get up, allow for counter press to be better, and get in good habits.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Technical Passing: Receive to play forward

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Technical Passing: Receive to play forward (10 mins)

Description: 3 x options for this pattern, with a focus on how to hurt opposition, receive and play forward. Passes follow arrows, players follow pass. 1,2,6 rotate, 3,4, 5 rotate

Timings: 6 x 90 seconds round. Work on 3 patterns, once on each side. 

Progressions:

1 = Receiving player (3) takes ball on backfoot and plays out. Everyone follows pass. 

2 = Receiving player now shows short and then bursts in behind for through ball. Everyone follows pass

3 = Bounce to attract opposition to then play through. Same rotation as before, don't follow pass for bouncing players etc.


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

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6-Goal-Game (30 mins)

Description: Teams play 5v5+6 into 6 goals. Directional but teams cannot score until in attacking half. Playmakers on 2 touch.

Progression:

A = All players past half way for goal to count to encourage locking in.

B = Half way line rule is removed for scoring, eg, players can score from anywhere to encourage pressure higher up 

C = 1st time finish only (+ 1st time assist)

D = 2 touch, if they take 3, next person on 1. 

E = 5 goals for central finish, 1 for wide goals to encourage team to show wide. 


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