Football/Soccer Session (U9): Pelham Fireflies U9 Cruyff turns

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Jeremy Brown, Adult Member

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Jeremy Brown
Name: Jeremy Brown
City: Brooklyn
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 9 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Ball mastery warm-up

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Ball mastery warm-up
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Ball mastery warm-up

Organization:

1. 25x25 area.

2. Every player with a ball.

Instructions:

1. Players begin by juggling.

2. One bounce, touch, catch. Add one repetition each time between catches.

3. After 3-5 minutes, players dribble with no restrictions to start.

4. Review rolling of the ball and feints.

Coaching Points:

1. Head up.

2. Soft, controlled touches.

3. Ankle locked and eye on ball (when juggling).

4. Selection of appropriate surface.

5. Quality and direction of touches.

Progressions:

1. End with a game of knockout. Players dribble around whilst trying to kick other players balls out of the area. Last player left with a ball wins.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 1v1 Unopposed

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1v1 Unopposed

Organization:

1. 15x10 area.

2. 3 groups of 4 players (set up 3 areas).

3. One ball per player.

Instructions:

1. Player at the beginning of the each line dribbles towards the middle cone.

2. When he gets even with the middle cone, he performs a Cruyff turn and returns to his line.

3. When he turns, he looks up to the next player.

4. The next player in line starts dribbling when his teammate makes eye contact.

5. After a few minutes, players perform the outside cut.

Coaching Points:

1. Head up to observe space.

2. Connect with teammate - eye contact.

3. Quality of approach - Messi touches.

4. Accelerate away - Ronaldo.

5. Technical execution of Cruyff:

* Fake to pass/shoot

* Plant non-kicking foot in front of the ball

* Use inside of opposite foot to move ball

* Ensure ball is moved behind non-kicking foot

* Take ball away with non-kicking foot

Progressions:

1. Work on both feet.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 1v1 Opposed

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1v1 Opposed

Organization:

1. 30x20 area

2. Two goals set up as shown.

3. Two groups of 3 players as shown.

4. Plenty of balls.

5. Set up two areas for group of 12 players.

Instructions:

1. Defender passes across to the attacker standing in the gate.

2. Defender presses after his pass.

3. Attacker looks to score on either of two goals.

4. If the defender wins the ball, he can counter by attacking the gate.

5. Play is over after someone scores or the ball goes out.

6. Players go back to their line and two new players begin the process.

7. Change roles after 2-3 minutes.

Coaching Points:

1. Quality and direction of first touch.

2. Look to attack space.

3. Head up to recognize space and pressure.

4. Selection and execution of turn/move.

5. Look to cut into space across defender.

6. Accelerate away.

Progressions:

R - If quality of passes is poor, attackers start with the ball. Defender is live on attacker's first touch.

P - Bring goals closes to center of field but flip them to face away from field.

P - Add a time limit to score.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Game

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Game (20 mins)

Organization:

As above

Instructions:

6v6 game. Regular rules.


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