Football/Soccer Session (U12): Penetration vs Possession

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Brad Wolchansky, Adult Member

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Brad Wolchansky
Name: Brad Wolchansky
City: Brooklyn
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 4 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Warmup Rondo

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Warmup Rondo (15 mins)

Organization:

10x10 square. 6 or 7 v. 2 rondo. Coach to help if needed.

Instructions:

Seven consecutive passes = 1 pt. Bonus point if you split the defenders (both passer and receiver). Keep your personal score. Switch one player at loss of possession, whoever has been in the longest.

Coaching Points:

- Eyes up, head on a swivel

- Know your next objective

- Quick decisions

- Find the gaps to split defenders

- Use body to deceive defenders

Progressions:

- Two-touch max to force quick thinking


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Possession

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Possession (15 mins)

Organization:

1.Two 10 x 15 yard areas as shown

2.Two teams of 7 players, numbered 1-7

3.One ball in each grid

Description:

1.Players pass within their grid

2.Coach calls out a number, that player goes into the other grid to defend.

3.First defender to kick away the ball wins a point for her team.

Coaching Points:

1.Speed of play

2.Importance of using 1st touch to move away from pressure

3.Keep the ball moving

4.Awareness of space

5.Combination play to keep defenders moving and unbalanced

Progression:

1.P - Coach calls out 2 numbers for 5v2.

2.P - Defender tries to win the ball and pass back to her own team, if so then award a bonus point.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Penetrate - 2v2+3

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Penetrate - 2v2+3 (30 mins)

Organization:

10x20 channel. 2v2+3. 2 neutral end targets, 1 neutral MF.

Instructions:

Two attacking wingers must stay on the outside line of the channel and are free to move up and down. Two defenders stay in the middle. Attacking wingers score by moving the ball from one target player to the other. Attackers must use the neutral midfielder each time to get the point. If defenders win the ball they play a target player ASAP then move to the wing positions to attack, other team moves into the channel to defend.

Coaching Points:

Movement/positioning to create width, depth

Angles and distances to combine and penetrate

Heads on a swivel

When to play quickly, when to play slowly

Open body shape

Communication

Progressions:

P - Touch limit.


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

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Conditioned Game (30 mins)

Organization:

6v6+2

Instructions:

Condition 1 (10 minutes): # of passes leading to a goal scored = the value of the goal.

Condition 2 (10 minutes): 3-touch max

Free play (10 minutes)

Coaching Points:

-When to possess, when to penetrate

-Heads up

-Movement to find space, angles of support

Progressions:


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Movement
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Pass
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Pitch Line 1
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Shaded Pitch Area

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