Football/Soccer Session (Academy Sessions): Creating Overloads - U10s

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jack fairlamb, Adult Member

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jack fairlamb
Name: jack fairlamb
City: Wrexham
Country: United Kingdom
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer

Description

A session suitable for u10s to aid creating attacking, and defending overloads.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Screen 1

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Screen 1 (5 mins)

Key Factors

  • Free Dribbling as players arrive until everybody has arrived.
  • Lots of touches of the ball, changes of direction, and use of both feet as well as different part of the feet.

Organisation

  • 20x20 area 
  • Ball ready for player on arrival

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Screen 2 (10 mins)

Key Factors

4 players per grid, one player is defending other 3 are keeping the ball in their possession.

If a player loses the ball in their grid they become the defensive player.

every 1-3 minutes the coach will blow the whistle and the player who is the defender stays.

The other 3 players move clockwise to the next box where they will face a new defender.




Organisation

  • Split the 20x20 box from the int0 4 smaller boxes.
  • 4 grids 10x10 each
  • Balls around the grids 
  • 1 ball per grid 
  • 1 bib per defender (to hold)

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Screen 3 (15 mins)

Key Factors

  • 4v2 in a 10x10 area, Players are to make 5 passes between them and then switch across to their 'Pivot' in the box opposite.
  • Three of the four attackers (Red) follow the pass that has been made, as do the two defenders (Blue).
  • The remaining attacker (Red) stays in their 10x 10 area and becomes the receiver to when the the players in the opposite box have completed their passes.
  • Progressively build up the amount of passes required depending on skill level.
  • Swap defenders every 3-5 minutes.

Organisation

Two 10x10 areas opposite each other, Balls around the area so time is not wasted.

Progression - 

can be progressed to having a keeper in the goal behind the areas, once the ball is played into attacker they lay it off for teamate to run onto and finish, whilst defenders attempt to block.


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Screen 4 (15 mins)

Organisation -

3 pitches with a game of 3v3s taking place, 6 goals, and cones ready on the side for when a team scores. Balls placed around the outside of the pitches to avoid players wasting time retrieving a ball. 


Description -

  • Each time a player scores they must leave the pitch and record the goal by moving a cone into the goal that they have scored in - This will create an overload whilst the player is off the pitch - and gives the opposition team a chance to take advantage - Can the team with less plyers defend the overload until their teammate returns.

Key Points - 

- Players need to  communicate with one another on how to utilise or defend an overload.

- Movement off the ball to make space

- Taking advantage of the overload while they can, attacking with speed and accuracy as a unit.


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