Football/Soccer Session (U16): combination play

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Michael Jimenez, Adult Member

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Michael Jimenez
Name: Michael Jimenez
City: huntington
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 0 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): SAQ

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

Soccer Tennis on arrival

Organization:

1. Two lines of equal numbers.

2. 10 x 15 Yard Area.

Instructions:

1. Players do dynamic stretches and coordination movements through the middle and jog on the way back.

2. Next player in the line goes as soon as the player in front gets to the middle cones.

Coaching Points:

- Quality of movement

Progression:

- 1v1 races


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Semi-opposed

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Semi-opposed
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Semi-opposed (20 mins)

Organization:

As above

Instructions:

A passes to B. B drives a long pass across to C. C commits B (passive defender) and plays the pass to D who is overlapping. Rotation: A - B - C - D.

Coaching Points:

- Checks before receiving ball

- Quality of driven pass (low and hard)

- Commit defender on dribble

- Commit defender centrally to open up two options either side

- Dribble with ball closest to support, outside of the foot flick pass to play them in

- Communication (Hold, Through) of overlapping player

- Shape and timing of run

- Quality of pass through (weight, direction)

- Recognising when to make teh overlapping run (player on ball driving infield) and when to support underneath ball.

Progressions:

- B becomes live to play 2v1 to endlines.


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

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Conditioned Game (25 mins)

Organization:

As above

Instructions:

2v2 game. When ball crosses the endline the defending team drop out and a new team bring a new ball on from behind that goal. Player who scored/missed must touch the goal before rejoining the game again, leaving a 2v1 for the new team on to attempt to exploit.

Coaching Points:

- Anticipation and awareness of space and quick attack

- Recognising numbers up (2v1) and exploiting it

- Committing the defender and either passing late to support or beating them yourself

- Runs and movement of the support player (must stay onside)

- Speed of play to exploit numbers up

- Finish!

Progressions:

Competition; First to 5 wins.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Small Sided Game

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Small Sided Game (30 mins)

Organization:

4v4 game - 3 teams - Winners stay on

Coaching Points:

- Creating space as a team (width, depth and length)

- Option 1 - Penetrate, Option 2 - Possession

- Recognizing and exploiting numbers up situations


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