Football/Soccer Session (Academy Sessions): U9G Wolfpack - U-Turn

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Nol Serqa
Name: Nol Serqa
City: New York
Country: United States of America
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Ball Mastery

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Ball Mastery
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Ball Mastery (15 mins)

On Arrivial: Juggling - One touch, one bounce

Organization:

As above, players in pairs.

Instructions:

Players perform different ball mastery skills.

- Toe taps,

- Boxes,

- Sole Rolls,

Progression: Races between pairs;

Switch - Leave ball and run to partner's ball

Change - Take ball and change places with partner

Go - Touch partner's ball and then run back to their's

Coaching Points:

- Be on toes

- Listen for coaches signal

- Speed between balls

- Quality of technical skills


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): SAQ Race

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SAQ Race (20 mins)

Organization:

As above

Instructions:

3 teams of 4 players. First player runs to cones A and touches it, turns and touches cone B, and then sprints to tag partner on opposite side. Partner does the same going in the opposite direction. First team to get all player back where they started wins the game.

Coaching Points:

- Speed between cones

- Small steps to slow down on approach to cone

- Bend knees to turn quicky

- Plant foot and turn quickly (most direct route)

Progressions:

- First team to 3 victories


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Technical

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Technical (20 mins)

Organization:

As above

Instructions:

Player A dribbles out to centre line and performs a Stop-Turn. They then dribble back to start line and perform another Stop-Turn. After their second turn they make eye contact with their partner, who does the same. Process repeats.

Coaching Points:

- Pinky toe to dribble

- Keep ball close, touch on every step

- Correct execution of turns

- Emphasize the 'fake' to sell the turn

- Ball out of feet

- Head up after turn

- Accelerate out of turn

Progressions:

- Use weaker foot on every other go

- Progress to a Stepover Turn

- Progress to a Stop-Stepover Combination


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Fully Opposed

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Fully Opposed (20 mins)

Organization:

As above

Instructions:

White team start by passing over to the player in blue. The two go 1v1 with either player able to score in either goal. Keep playing until a goal is scored or the ball goes out and then repeat with the next two players. Players can only shoot once they are betwwen the goal and the red cones (Shooting zone). Swap over attackers and defenders after two minutes.

Coaching Points:

- Quality of first touch (Direction - towards goal, Weight)

- Awareness of defender's position

- Be positive, attack goal if possible

- Decision, Turn or Stop start to lose the defender

- Protect the ball with your body at all times

- Finish!

Progressions:

- Flip Goals to face outwards

- Play 2v2


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Small Sided Game

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Small Sided Game (20 mins)

Organization:

2 x 3v3 games.

Coaching Points:

- Three lines of attack (Width, Depth, Length)

- Penetration as option one (Shot, pass, dribble)

- Possession as option two

- Angles of support (Can you make a triangle?)

- Distance of support (Can you make the triangle as big as possible?)

- Timing of support (as ball travels)

- Speed of thought and movement in transition

- Correct moment to apply the session topic


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