Football/Soccer Session (Moderate): Learn to Train U9-U12 Coach Education

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Am-Club: Oakville Soccer Club

Gareth Davies, Adult Member

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Gareth Davies
Name: Gareth Davies
City: Oakville
Country: Canada
Rank: Elite – 2 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Warm Up

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Warm Up (15 mins)

Organization

- Area filled with 5 different cone shapes

- Triangle, Circle, Square, Rectangle and Diamond

Activity

- Players use the first two minutes of the session to dribble freely with only restriction being the ball cannot leave the ground.

- As players move around the area the coach will now call out one of the shapes on the field all players look to get to the shape as quick as possible before performing a ball manipulation e.g. Toe Taps. Last one in the shape will do 10 toe taps.

Progression 1

- Players must perform a skill of one of the players choice before entering the shape called

Progression 2

- Add defenders that become active when two shapes are called

Coaches Emphasis

- Scan the field for space and players

- Keep the ball tight

- Changes of speed and direction

- FUN


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Global 3v3

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Global 3v3 (15 mins)

Organization

- 30 x 45 area

- 4v4 practice

- 7 yard end zone at each end of the field

- 4 cones with a ball on at each of the end zones

Activity

- Small sided game with a focus on creating shooting opportunities in a game scenario

- To score the attacking team must knock a ball of a cone with a shot from outside the end zone

Progression

- If a ball is knocked off a cone the player who hit the cone ball will collect the ball and cone and add it to their teams zone

- Team with the most balls on cones at the end of the game wins

Coaching Emphasis

- Shoot on sight

- Creating half a yard to get a strike away

- Striking technique

- Using both feet to strike


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Analytical Technical Shooting

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Analytical Technical Shooting (15 mins)

Organization

- 4 goals are set up in two groups of two on a horizontal line

- In front of the two goals set up a triangle with a mannequin righ in the centre and a cone on on an angle either side. The triangle distance from goal will depend on the ability of the players

- Players will line up 5-7 yards from the mannequin at the opposite side to the goals

- Each player will need a ball

Activity

- Each player will take it in turns to dribble in to the mannequin before changing direction left or right and accelerating before striking at goal.

- The player should be aiming to shoot before reaching the cone

- Make sure each player uses both feet to strike the ball


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Global 5v5

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Global 5v5 (15 mins)

Organization

- 30 x 45 Field

- 5v5 No Goalkeepers

- Players can shoot from anywhere on the field

Activity

- 5v5 SSG with the emphasis on taking as many shooting opportuntiers as possible

- Players should be looking to create the space through movement with and without the ball to create the opportunity to shoot

Emphasis

- Shoot on sight

- Half a yard of space to shoot

- Create the space with a burst of speed

- Accuracy

- Technique


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