Football/Soccer Session (Academy Sessions): Girls U7/U9's 16/01/2024

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Kris Farren

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Kris Farren
Name: Kris Farren
City: Mynydd Isa
Country: United Kingdom
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer

Description

Organisation (Practice Layout & Transition)


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Activation

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Activation (10 mins)

Set Up

  • Area size 16x10 yards
  • A zone at either end, measuring 3x10 yards
  • 3 balls on top of cones at each edge of the 2 zones
  • 2 players per zone
  • Spare balls on the outside of each zone

Drill

  • Players in the zones must complete at least 1 pass before attempting to knock a ball off the cones on the edge of the opposing zone.
  • 1 point for each ball knocked off a cone. The balls are always replaced back onto the cones before play restarts.
  • The winners stay on whilst the losing pair swap with another pair waiting to play. 
  • The losing pair must complete 1 full lap of the pitch.
Progressions
  • Players can take no more than 2 touches
  • Players in the zone must swap positions (left-right) after an attempt to knock a ball off a cone


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Technical

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Technical

Set Up

  • 1 ball between 2
  • 10 yards apart

Drill

  • Players get a ball and a partner and work on their ball striking across whatever distance you deem appropriate for their age and ability
  • Put two flat markers as a target in between the players
  • Players receiving the ball must focus on their first touch and control the ball within 1 metre of their body
Progressions
  • Long passes on the ground (side of foot)
  • Long passes on the ground (laces)
  • Long balls in the air
  • Depending on the skill level of the group, can they curl the ball?
  • Both feet for each progression

Key Points

  • Where does the planted foot go?
  • Part of foot
  • Body position - lean back (high), get over the ball (low)
  • Look at the ball
  • Accuracy before power
  • Use of both feet


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Skill

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Skill

Drill

  • Player 1 passes to player 2 on the ground (treating it like a cm switching to a winger)
  • Player 2 takes their 1st touch hard up the line through the gate
  • Player 1 makes a curved run through the gate to the penalty spot
  • Player 2 curves their run to get their hips square to make their cross into the box (on the ground)
  • Player 1 times their run, they should be at the gate when player 2 approaches the ball for the cross so that they are on the move when the cross happens.
  • Finish with 1 touch.


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

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Wave Game (10 mins)

Set Up

  • 4 players on each team
  • 1 goal at each end of the pitch
Drill
  • Red start with a ball in a 2v1 wave game
  • Encourage passing the ball and enforce that the ball moves fastest than the player
  • As soon as the 2v1 breaks down, the blues now take a ball onto the pitch and make a 3v2
  • Once this breaks down, the reds enter the field with a ball and makes it a 4v3
  • Once this breaks down, the blues start with a ball and it returns to a 2v1


Animation Controls (PCs, Macs, Laptops):

Play animation
Play step-by-step
Repeat (toggle)
Full Screen
Pause
Stop

Back/Forward: Drag timeline button