Football/Soccer Session (Academy Sessions): Dribbling - Shielding ball - Emerson U9-U10-U11

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Alejandro Ortiz, Adult Member

Profile Summary

Alejandro Ortiz
Name: Alejandro Ortiz
City: Jersey City
Country: United States of America
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer

Description

What: Maintain posession and protect the ball

Where: Anywhere on the field

Who: Every player

When: When players have the ball with no passing options

Why: Opponent is trying to steal the ball



Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Introduction

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Introduction (10 mins)

Organization:

  • 20x20y 

Instructions:

  • Players pass and move around the area. On the coach's call of Battle, the player with the ball looks to maintain possession, while the partner looks to steal. If player in possession is able to hold onto ball until coach calls freeze they are awarded 1 point. If a partner is able to steal the ball and keep possession, they are awarded 3 points. Play for 10-20 seconds before shouting freeze.

Coaching Points/Questions: 

  • Look around do you have the option to take on your defender, or do you need to protect the ball?

  •  Low body shape, with arm out to feel for the defender.

  • Keep your body between the defender and the ball, with the foot furthest away from the defender in contact with the ball.

Regressions/Progressions:


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 1v1 6 goals

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1v1 6 goals (25 mins)

Organization:

  • 25x25y
  • Attackers one ball per playe

  • Two mini goals.

  • Two defenders.

Instructions:

  •  Attackers dribble ball within area.

    - Two defenders look to steal ball from attackers and score on mini goals/gates for one point.

    - If ball is stolen, attackers can look to steal back from defender until goal is scored. Once goal is scored attacker collects ball and completes 10 toe taps at side of field before rejoining the area.

    - 90 second round then change roles.


Coaching Points/Questions


Switch feet depending on angle of defenders pressure.

- Identify opportunities to break away from pressure - type of touch required?

- How can you prevent the defender recovering and stealing the ball?


Regressions/Progressions:

  • R: Eliminate gates and use end line
  • P: 2v2

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

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Conditioned Game (25 mins)

Organization:

  • 50x30y

Instructions:

  • Regular game except players run to end line to score

Coaching Points/Questions:

  • How can we avoid opponents stealing the ball? -Protect the ball with the body - Know defenders position - Keep the head up - Run into open space 
  • How should we run with the ball into open spaces? -Long touches
  • How should we run with the ball when a defender is close? - small touches

Regressions/Progressions:

  • R: Can't pass forward in your own half
  • P: Only 1 attacking player can enter the box

Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Match

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Match (30 mins)

Organization:

  • 50x30y

Instructions:

  • LOTG Match

Coaching Points/Questions:

  • How can we avoid opponents stealing the ball? -Protect the ball with the body - Know defenders position - Keep the head up - Run into open space
  • How should we run with the ball into open spaces? -Long touches
  • How should we run with the ball when a defender is close? - small touches

Regressions/Progressions:

  • N/A

Animation Controls (PCs, Macs, Laptops):

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Back/Forward: Drag timeline button