Football/Soccer Session (Academy Sessions): RVC Thunderbolts - Winter Week 1

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Chris Castronova

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Chris Castronova
Name: Chris Castronova
City: Queens
Country: United States of America
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer

Description

Week 1 of winter training for U11 girls A team. Emphasis technical passing/receiving skills and introducing off the ball movements to complement technical skills.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Technical Warm Up

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Technical Warm Up
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Technical Warm Up (15 mins)

Organization:

  • 2v2+2  in 12 yd x 12 yd box. 

Instructions:

  • Pass from inside player to outside player and follow pass to get a point. First team to 7 (max 2 minutes) wins.

Coaching Points/Questions:

  • What are we looking for
    • Open passing lane
    • Body shape that allows to either penetrate defense or maintain possession
    • Body shape of defenders (anticipate)
      • How can we use defenders body shape against them.

Regressions/Progressions:

  • Have each team play each other and track wins on competition board.

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

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Conditioned Game (25 mins)

Organization:

  • 3v3 small sided game in quarters of fields. (Every 3 outs is a sub)

Instructions:

  • 3v3 with bonus points awarded for passing combinations

Coaching Points/Questions:

  • What do we see?
    • Space to dribble vs pass vs shoot
    • Body shape when receiving (ie. forward run vs backpass)

Regressions/Progressions:

  • Round robin tournament with results tracked on white board

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