Football/Soccer Session (Beginner): General Activites For U10 to U16 Ages

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Jeremy Williams
Name: Jeremy Williams
City: Palo Alto, CA
Country: United States of America
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Main-Theme(Fully Opposed)

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Main-Theme(Fully Opposed)
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Main-Theme(Fully Opposed) (15 mins)

Organization:

1 field, 2 teams, two goals facing outside of the field in the middle. 1 team starts with all the balls

Instructions:

Defender plays to attacker and then looks to pressure and win ball, both players are looking to score in either goal.

Coaching Points:

1) 1st touch out of feet.

2) Head up

3) Recognition of space and pressure. Cutting across player after turn. Protecting ball if pressure is tight.

4) End product so head up after turn.

Progressions:

R-Defender cannot leave until attacker takes first touch

-Most goals in 3 mins.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Main Theme I

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Main Theme I
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Main Theme I (20 mins)

Organization:

20 x 30 area set up as shown (x2)

6 players (1 Attacker, 2 combination players & 2 Target Players, 1 waiting)

Mini Goal

1 Ball (additional on outside)

Instructions:

Attacker (A) starts with ball on line. Combination players (B) start in middle of area

On Attacker (A) 1st touch forward combination players (B) split to edge of channel

Attacker (A) chooses which players (B) to link up with; wall pass, overlap? & contines forward

After receiving ball back Attacker (A) now plays 1st time pass off either target player (D) & aims to finish in the mini goal with a 1st time shot.

After each play rotation happens: Attacker becomes combination player. Combination player moves up to free target spot and target player who was used collects ball from net & dribbles down to become next attacker at start line.

Coaching Points:

Movement off the ball to receive

Quality & speed of pass

Execution & Understanding of Combination Moves

Wall Passes, Double Passes & Overlaps

Progressions:

P - Target player next to mini goal that is not used comes out to become passive defender

P - Play the whole move one touch?


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Main Theme 1

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Main Theme 1

Organization:

- 20x10 yard area

- 6 players - 2 attackers, 2 defenders and 2 target players (set up as shown)

- 1 ball

Instructions:

• Teams plays 2v2 inside the area

• The objective is to receive from one traget player and pass to the other

• Target players have the option to pass to each other

• If the defending team wins the ball they become the new attacking team

• Play for a set time limit before rotating target players

Coaching Points:

1. Objective is to play forward so encourage target players to pass through when defenders are split

2. Players on the inside should focus on width and depth - one player check to the ball the other looks to stretch.

3. Body position when controlling the ball on the inside should be open - encourage players to check at angles to keep their body open.

4. Players on the outside need to focus on which foot to pass into - front foot if pressure is high, back foot if pressure is low.

Progressions:

P- Allow defending players to tackle outside players

P- Two touch limit on the outside

P- One touch limit on the inside


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Main Theme (Semi-Opposed)

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Main Theme (Semi-Opposed) (20 mins)

Organization:

1.30 x 20 yard area set up as shown

2.12 players (8 Attackers, 4 Defenders) set up as shown

3.1 ball (Additional around the outside)

Instructions:

1.Attacking groups must make a minimum of two passes before serving the ball to the other attacking zone

2.After the first pass is received the defending team has the option to send in two players to the attacking zone in order to win the ball

3.A point is awarded for each successful long pass received

4.A point is awarded to the defending team each time they win possession

5.Attacking players must stay in their own zone throughout

6.Rotate defending players at set time intervals

Coaching Points:

1.Select appropriate surface

2.Arms out for balance

3.Withdraw surface at impact

4.Directions of touch to enable next action

Progressions:

1.P – Allow attacking players the opportunity to control and play longer without making two passes

2.P – Increase the number of defenders in the central area and allow more to pressure the ball

3.R – Only allow defenders to stay within the central area – no pressure on the ball

4.R – Only allow one defender to pressure the ball


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Main Theme 2

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Main Theme 2

Organization:

- 30x30 yard area

- 12 players - 8 attackers and 4 defenders (set up as shown)

- 1 ball

Instructions:

• Six attacking players are positioned on the outside of the area and two in the center.

• Four defenders attempt to win the ball, defenders can tackle players on the outside

• If the defending team wins the ball they play 4v2 on the inside of the area

• Objective for the attacking team is to combine using the central player

Coaching Points:

1. Shape from central players - one player should check to the ball the other looks to stretch

2. Passes should be made quickly on the outside to help unbalance defenders centrally

3. Players on the inside should look to combine quickly by playing first time

4. All players should focus on body shape and the quaility of their first touch

Progressions:

P- Inside players are not permitted to play back to the same outside player - forces them to open up and play in a new direction

P- Two touch limit on the outside

P- Reduce area size to 20x20


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Movement
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Custom Movement
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Pass
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Dribble
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Pitch Line 1
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Animation Controls (PCs, Macs, Laptops):

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

Back/Forward: Drag timeline button