Football/Soccer Session (Moderate): Week 2: Turning and Dribbling

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Am-Club: Harrison Youth Soccer Club

Jorge Hernandez, Adult Member

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Jorge Hernandez
Name: Jorge Hernandez
City: Mount Kisco
Country: United States of America
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): passing warm up

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): passing warm up
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passing warm up (10 mins)

Organization

-20x30 field

-square in the middle

-players in the inside need a ball each

-players on the edge waiting to receive


Instructions


Phase 1

  • 1. Players in the middle with a ball will dribble to an outside player and lay off the ball

    2. Outside player will now dribble towards the square and perform a skill move that coach will demonstrate repeat this action

    3. Encourage change of direction move when entering/leaving square

Phase 2

1. players in the inside must pass to a player on the outside then open up body shape in open space

2. player that received the ball must pass back to player's back foot

3. make it into a competition (how many passes can a player make in 30 seconds intervals)

4. rotate players in possession and edge players after each round 

Coaching Points

-observation of space

-close control

-communication

-agility to change direction

-speed of play

-use both feet

-weight of pass

-timing of pass

-receiving/passing technique

-speed of play



Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): end zone dribbling

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end zone dribbling (15 mins)

Organization

  • two 10x10 channels
  • gates and cones shown as above
  • 4-6 players per channel
  • every player with a ball 

Instructions


Repetitions


1. players in each channel will set off from both sides and perform a turn/change of direction x2 with both feet

2. Coach will vary the turn/change  of direction skill after a set of repetitions 

3. players must penetrate either left  or right gate (based on skill) and rotate to opposite side 


Full Opposed 


1. Defender will play a pass to attacker then will press to win ball

2. Attacker will a gain point if they can unbalance defender and penetrate to one of the gates 

3. if defender wins ball they must penetrate to attacker's endzone 

Turns/Change of Direction Skills 


-Beginner
Turning - Inside Cut
Turning - Outside Cut
-Intermediate
Turning - U turn
Turning - Step Over
-Advanced
Turning - Cryuff
Turning-Maradona
Ronaldo Chop

Coaching Points

-Attacking the space forward on the field (looking to
penetrate)
-Identification of the space
-Identification of the defender

-Decision whether to turn based on the
above
-Space ahead & defender behind (cut across and dribble)-Space behind and defender alongside (turn)
-Space ahead and defender behind (turn)
-Use of body, arms etc to fake
-Distance of touch (helps next action)
-Direction of touch (based on next action)

-speed of play 



Progressions


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): end zone dribbling

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end zone dribbling (25 mins)

Organization

  • two 10x10 channels with 2 end zones (5 yards endzones)
  • 3v3 or 4v4 based on numbers
  • 1 ball per field
  • two teams in different colors

Instructions


1. the objective of the game is to maintain possession and penetrate (by dribbling to an endzone for the team that has possession of the ball

2. the attacking team must dribble into the endzone to gain a point and once in the endzone the must now  transition to attack into the opposite endzone

3. if the defending team wins the ball then they must attack to an endzone for a point 


Coaching Points

-observation of space

-communication 

-attacking mentality 

-decision making (dribble into open space? or combine with teammate? 

-maintain vs penetrate possession of ball

-off the ball movement

-speed of play

-quality of turning technique

-change of direction skill moves

-1v1 principles (Enter pressure area, Execute move, Exit touch)

Progressions


1. Player must score first time after entering endzone

2. one defender is allowed  to track player into endzone and attempt to deny scoring opportunity 


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Scrimmage

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Scrimmage (25 mins)

Organization

field size 20x25

2 pugs or 4 pugs with goals with GK

spare balls

Instructions

- team must set themselves with 3 lines of attack defense- midfield- forward

-observe game and let players make decisions

-if necessary step in and guide players on when to dribble, pass or shoot

-most importantly naturally enforce topic that was practiced on today's session

Coaching Points:

-communication

-reinforce knowledge of game rules (restarts and game related topics)

-enforce what was practiced on the session

 Restart Week 9: Penalty Kicks

Players will learn how to quickly adjust themselves on a penalty kick. There will be an emphasis on which shooting technique is most effective when taking a penalty kick. 

Principle of Play Week 9: Improvisation and Creativity in front of goal 

Every situation in front of goal will be  different from each other. To goal is to make each one a goal scoring opportunity. Each situation requires the player to choose which technique they deem effective in the situation. Improvisation and creativity in front goal is what separates regular goals from amazing goals.  


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Pass
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Dribble
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