Football/Soccer Session (U12): Combination Play: Give-and-Go

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Brad Wolchansky, Adult Member

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Brad Wolchansky
Name: Brad Wolchansky
City: Brooklyn
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 4 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Warmup

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Warmup
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Warmup (10 mins)

Organization:

5 players, numbered 1-5. One ball.

Instructions:

Pass to the next numbered player, last one passes back to #1.

Coaching Points:

- Open body shape

- Movement

- Tempo

- Communication

Progressions:

- 2-touch limit

- 1-touch limit


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Technical, pt. 1

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Technical, pt. 1 (10 mins)

Organization:

As shown

Instructions:

A plays to B who opens up and plays to C. C drives at A (passive defense only) and beats him with a scissors.

Coaching Points:

- Quality of movement (timing)

- Quality of first touch/passing

- Communication

- Quality of move


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Technical, pt. 2

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Technical, pt. 2 (15 mins)

Organization:

As shown

Instructions:

Player A takes a touch to either side to begin the activity then plays to B. B opens up and finds C. On C's first touch A becomes a passive defender and applies pressure to C. C beats A by combining with B using a give and go

Rotation: A to B, B to C, C to A.

Coaching Points:

- Drive at defender's front foot

- Keep ball close, touch on every step

- Angle of support from (B)

- Play as late as possible with outside foot

- Direction and weight of return pass

- Quick movement to receive the ball back again

Progressions:

- Attacker can choose to scissor instead of give and go

- Defender (A) is now live and trys to win the ball. Play 2v1 game to endlines. Keep score.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 2v1 to Endzone

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2v1 to Endzone (20 mins)

Organization:

2 attacking players

1 defender

Instructions:

offense attacks the defense and try to dribble in the endzone.

Can score by passing to a teammate in the endzone or by dribbling into the endzone.

After a player scores, the person who got the assist immediatly turn and defend the attacking team (For example, if white player A gets played in the end zone and scores, Player B becomes the defender, whether the play is completed or not).

once team loses possession, they must send one defender back

2 pts if score using combination (wall pass) or 1 point if on the dribble

Coaching Points:

Knowing when to pass and when to dribble

Attacking the space at speed

Communication

- Quality of pass

- Drive at defender's front foot

- Keep ball close, touch on every step

- Play late as possible with outside foot

- Direction and weight of return pass

- Quick movement to receive the ball back again

- Comms 'Feet' and 'Through'

Progressions:

open it to a 2v2 free play


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

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Conditioned Game (35 mins)

Organization:

3 teams of 4

4v4+4

Instructions:

Two teams play with 3rd team acting as bumper players on side

Play for 3 minutes or first to 2 goals

Optional: Successful give-and-go to beat a defender = goal.

Coaching Points:

Identification of 2v1 situations

Identification of space behind defenders

Importance of movement after pass

Progressions:

R- Add neutral field players

P- 1 touch for bumper players


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