Football/Soccer Session (U12): Coach the First Attacker

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Am-Club: Illinois Youth Soccer Association

Rick Flores, Adult Member

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Rick Flores
Name: Rick Flores
City: illinois
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 1 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Technical Warm Up

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Technical Warm Up (15 mins)

Technical Warm

Players will dribble and do different moves and challeng them for speed

Can provide various commands as in

- Pull Back

- Right and Left Turn

- Cut Right or Left

- Leave Ball and go to another Ball

After a few minutes can have them do some dynamic stretching and then proceed to a few more minutes of dribbling and repeat a few times


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

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Small Sided Activity (20 mins)

Create a 30 x 30 grid and put small goals in the outside as shown to allow each team to dribble through the space. Player will have 1 v 1 duels and both have the opportunity to score

Player A Passes to Player B who would need to focus on getting control of the ball and take on Player C who will come out to defend. Player D does not participate until the activity has stopped or a goal has been scored by dribbling through the gate.

Next round would be Player C will pass to Player D who will take on Player A and dribble and penetrate through one of the gates.

Be sure to switch players so that they all get a chance to Attack

Coaching Points

- Ability to control and protect the ball and penetrate with speed

- Surface of foot and balance and how close is the ball

- Does player who controls the ball take on the player and use a fake or feint

- Do they allow the defender to get set or get them off balance


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

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Expanded Small Sided Activity (20 mins)

Sort out players and play Goal to Counter

Play will start from the target player to find an open player who can win the ball and penetrate space

Look for stoppages to point out to players who had the chance to set up the defender and take the space


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Game

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Game (25 mins)

7 v 7 Game

Look for moments to Freeze and using the coaches toolbox (Freeze, Coach, Rehearse, Restart)

Should the player of penetrated by taking the space or opportunity to beat the defender to create a scoring chance

Blue Team 1-3-2-1

Red Team 1-3-1-2


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Custom Movement
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Pass
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Dribble

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