Football/Soccer Session (Academy Sessions): Alan U9

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Alan Heavey, Adult Member

Profile Summary

Alan Heavey
Name: Alan Heavey
City: Huntington Station
Country: United States of America
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer

Description

We want to work on ball retention. Possession also incorporates passing which will help with players overall game

Chronological: U9

Sport Age: Average 2 years

Team Characteristics: High energy. All players enjoy time with the ball. There is a desire to grow and learn. Some players are more adaptable to explaining a activity in the session plan while others need the repetitions and learn from their mistakes. Very competitive group so each activity needs to have a goal to reach. All want to be the group with the highest score at the end.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Intro

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Learning Objectives

Technical Technical
2v2 to goal. Working with your teammate. Passing, Dribbling, Shooting.
Technical Social
Fun, Energetic. Desire to win.

Intro (15 mins)

Organization:

  • 2v2 to goal

Instructions:

  • 2v2 to goal
  • want the players to get max touches on the ball to begin training.
  • quick 4 mins games.
  • every team plays eachother once.
  • each team is allowed to pick their own name.
  • tell the players to keep track of their records

Coaching Points/Questions:

  • keeping an eye out for simple fundamental skills.
  • passing, receiving, dribbling, shooting.

Regressions/Progressions:

  • P: Make them get a certain amount of passes before shooting.
  • P: Cant shoot from your own half of the field.

Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Main

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Learning Objectives

Technical Technical
Passing and Receiving.
Technical Tactical
Ball movement. Finding the open spaces on the field. Get into passing lanes. Head up.

Main (15 mins)

Organization:

  • 2 teams of 4
  • 2 sections separated down the middle 20x20

Instructions:

  • Each team starts on their own zone. 1 ball between 4.
  • Passing, receiving and moving off the ball.
  • Cant pass to the same player twice in a row.

Coaching Points/Questions:

  • Can we pass to a teammate correctly. Inside of the foot and laces. No toes.
  • Make sure we arent just kicking the ball when its rolling to us. Receive and find another teammate.
  • How many passes can we make without the ball going out of play.
  • After a few minutes take one player from each group and make them a defender in the opposing grid. Make it a 3v1.
  • When it gets to 3v1. What team can get the most passes before the defender interrupts the play.
  • Switch out the defenders every few minutes.

Regressions/Progressions:

  • P/R: Depending on the play if need be we can make the grid either bigger or smaller.
  • P: Ball cant stop moving if youre in possession of it.
  • P: Due to the energetic nature of this team and the competitiveness. Put a small goal on each end of the two grids and see what group can score more points. 5 passes equal 3 points and scoring a goal is only 1 point.

Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Conditioned

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Conditioned (20 mins)

Organization:

  • 40x40
  • 6 players on offense (Robbers)
  • 2 defenders (Cops)

Instructions:

  • Cops & Robbers
  • 6v2 Possession.
  • Switch defenders every 4 mins.
  • Offensive team (Robbers) Start with every 5 passes is a point.
  • Defending group of 2 (Cops) If you win the ball try to either pass to myself or Parent coach on outside of the grid for 2 points or if you can score a goal on either end of the grid it is one point.

Coaching Points/Questions:

  • 6v2 remind the boys to use the whole field. (Peanut butter) Spread out.
  • Can we find an open teammate?
  • Passing, receiving correctly. Playing with our heads up. Make the ball do the work.
  • Dont chase the ball all over the field.

Regressions/Progressions:

  • P/R: Add or take away a defender.
  • P/R: Make the target pass number higher or lower depending on how play is going.
  • P/R: Make the grid either smaller or bigger.

Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Match

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Learning Objectives

Technical Technical
Passing, Receiving. Ball Movement.
Technical Psychological
Can we bring in all the information and ideas of what we are trying to do through the Main and Conditioned activites onto a open scrimmage. Are we staying spread out? Are we helping our team be successful?
Technical Social
Desire to win.

Match (25 mins)

Organization:

  • Open scrimmage
  • 4v4 to goal
  • 2 pugg goals side by side on each end

Instructions:

  • 4v4 to goal
  • No shooting from your own half
  • All balls that go out behind goal no matter what start with goal kick.
  • Use halfway line as break out line example.

Coaching Points/Questions:

  • Can we stay spread out.
  • Can we find the open man.
  • Can we create attacking opportunities, 2v1, 1v1
  • Passing and receiving correctly
  • Technically correct when passing, shooting, dribbling
  • Are we helping one another on the field

Regressions/Progressions:

  • P/R: Make field bigger or smaller.
  • P: 5 successful uninterrupted passes equal a goal
  • R: If one team is struggling, switch players around or make it that you cant defend unless opposing team comes into your half.

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