Football/Soccer Session (Academy Sessions): U7-U10 Curriculum - Week 1

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Aaron Anderson-Winchell

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Aaron Anderson-Winchell
Name: Aaron Anderson-Winchell
City: Middletown
Country: United States of America
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Ball Mastery SAQ

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Ball Mastery SAQ
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Ball Mastery SAQ

On Arrival:

Juggling - One touch, One bounce

Organization:

1 Player, 1 ball

Instructions:

Players move around area pretending other players are defenders and penetrating gaps in the opposition defence.

Coaching Points:

Messi:

- Pinky toe to dribble

- Small quick touches

- Head up, look for gaps

Ronaldo:

- Lots of space, take bigger touches

- Pick up head after every touch

Progressions:

- Do intermittant SAQ movements around the area without the ball.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): SAQ Race

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SAQ Race

Organization:

As above

Instructions:

Team A begin as the attackers, team B as the defenders. Players are live when attacker takes their first step. Both players perform set footwork to move through red cones. A is then looking to score by running through either yellow gate, B is looking to tag them. Play for 90 seconds, and then switch lines. Play a 2 round competition.

Coaching Points:

- Quality of footwork (use of arms, speed of feet)

- Head up once through cones (see opponent)

- Decision - go straight to goal if ahead of defender, use of body to unbalance opponent if they are infront of you

- Change of pace to get past defender after fake


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

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Technical Repititions

Organization:

As above

Instructions:

Players in groups of three with a ball each. Player one drives at the cone and performs a feint before going past it. The next player does the same upon making eye contact with the dribbler once they have performed their move. Process repeats.

Coaching Points:

- Messi touches to dribble

- Timing of move

- Use of body to perform feint

- Ronaldo touch past the cone

- Eyes up quickly (connect with teammate)

- Accelerate to endline

Progressions:

- Practice with both feet

- Perform a Scissors to beat cone


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 1v1 Opposed

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1v1 Opposed

Organization:

As above

Instructions:

Player A dribbles at player B (defender) and attempts to get past them. Player B can only move side to side between the two cones. If A is successful then they continue to far side and C then attempts to beat B. If defender wins the ball or forces the attacker out of play then they switch roles.

Coaching Points:

- Drive straight at defender (two options to beat them).

- Messi touches on approach

- Use of fake or fenit to unbalance defender

- Timing of move

- Angle and distance of final touch

- Change of speed to get past defender

Progressions:

- Play with a league system in place. 2 minute games, winner moves up one league and loser is relegated.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Small Sided Game

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Small Sided Game

Organization:

2 x 3v3 games.

Coaching Points:

- Three lines of attack (Width, Depth, Length)

- Penetration as option one (Shot, pass, dribble)

- Possession as option two

- Angles of support (Can you make a triangle?)

- Distance of support (Can you make the triangle as big as possible?)

- Timing of support (as ball travels)

- Speed of thought and movement in transition

- Correct moment to apply the session topic


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