Football/Soccer Session (Academy Sessions): Combinations 9v9 - U12/U11

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Ian Dawson

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Ian Dawson
Name: Ian Dawson
City: Pennsburg
Country: United States of America
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Y Passing - Progression

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Y Passing - Progression
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Y Passing - Progression (10 mins)

Y-Drill

Pass & follow pass

A pass to B

B lays back to A

A pass to C

C lays back to B

B lays in front of C

C dribbles back to group

B moves to spare cone


Coaching Points:

  • Open body shape
  • Movement away from cone
  • Control using back foot
  • Good weight and accuracy of pass
  • Communication - Verbal & Non-Verbal

  • Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Y Passing/Shooting (10 mins)

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    Y Passing/Shooting (10 mins) (10 mins)

    Y-Drill Progression

    Pass & follow pass

    A pass to B

    B lays back to A

    A pass to C

    C lays back to B

    B plays through pass to C

    C must stay on side by holding run (before cone) until pass made. Run onto pass and shoot 

    Then start on 'D' side same pattern.


    Coaching Points:

  • Open body shape
  • Movement away from cone
  • Control using back foot
  • Timing of run/release 
  • Good weight and accuracy of pass
  • Communication - Verbal & Non-Verbal
  • Only take 1-2 touch before shooting
  • Keep head down. Follow through. Make sure to hit the target! Go across the GK
  • Off sides count - so coach must watch player does not go past cone before shot taken

  • Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Skill Practice -Possession

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    Skill Practice -Possession (15 mins)

    Organization/Setup:

    • 20 x 20 yards area.
    • 9 players, 3 teams (different colors).
    • 2 teams in possession play among themselves, 2 players outside the box and one inside (both teams).
    • Defending team plays inside the square, if they recover the ball, the team that lost the ball goes inside the square to defend (switch).
    • Bumper to bumper play is allowed.
    • Defending team can not step out of the square.
    • Defending team scores on mini-goals after recovering the ball.

    Sub-Principles:

    - Triangle Support

    - Half Turn Receiving

    - Shift Opponent

    Instructions/Achievement Criteria:

    Objective: Improve the team's ability to find, connect and combine with the #6.

    • Defending team gets a point by scoring on mini goals.
    • Defending team switches to the attack after scoring (rotate).
    • Team that loses possession before a goal was scored plays defense (middle).

    Coaching Points/Questions:

    In Possession:

    • Clear passing lines.
    • Support.
    • Communicate.
    • Break lines.
    • Try to play forward.
    • Scan the field before receiving the ball.
    • Can we play the ball early? (Play one touch or two touches if possible).

    • Out of Possession:
    • ASET (All Sprint Engage Trust).
    • - Make it compact.
    • - Keep it compact.

    Regressions/Progressions:

    • If center midfielders combine and play forward successfully, defending team has to win the ball/score twice.

    • If bumpers play back-and-forth through the middle, defending team has to win the ball/score twice. 

    Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Combination Play

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    Combination Play (15 mins)

    Combination Play

    - Players 1 and 2 attack 2 vs 1 vs a small goal just outside of the 18 yard box.

    - The second the goal is scored they then have to show for the ball at angles supporting the 2 attackers who then have to play around the central goal to attack the large goal. 

    -Players can drop in show.

    - Defenders can come back and recover and it becomes a 4 vs 2. 

    -Add defenders when ever needed. can move them into either zone so players can explore. 

    Have players play in their roles when attacking FB-CB-W start in the back, CM - S start up high. 

    KEY POINTS;

    - Passing combinations

    - Creating space

    - Communication

    - Be clinical

    - Use LFC role models: Fabino 


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

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    Small Sided Game (20 mins)

    Organization:

    - 6v6 (2-3-1)

    Instructions:

    - Regular rules

    - 3 rounds x 6 min games

    - Different rules each round: all players across half to score, 3+ passes, 2 touch, unlimited, combination before shot, one reset pass before shot etc..

    Coaching Points:

    - Play fast with quality

    - Composure under pressure

    - Communication

    - Transitions


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