Football/Soccer Session (U12): Aerial Control

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Brad Wolchansky, Adult Member

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Brad Wolchansky
Name: Brad Wolchansky
City: Brooklyn
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 4 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Warm-Up

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Warm-Up (5 mins)

Organization:

-All players with a ball

Instructions:

Self-service aerial control. Practice:

-Toss and trap

-Toss, inside foot, catch

-Toss, thigh, catch

-Light headers

Coaching Points:

-Eye on the ball (eyes open for headers)

Progressions:


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Toss and Volley

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Toss and Volley (15 mins)

Organization:

Set up 3yd boxes. Players in pairs, one inside the box, server with a ball outside the box.

Instructions:

Player in the box touches a cone, returns and calls for the service. Server tosses the ball lightly for a return. Switch players every minute Practice:

-Trapping

-Inside foot cushioned volley

-Thigh, inside foot

-Chest, inside foot

Coaching Points:

-On your toes

-Eye on the ball

-Get body in line with the ball

-Selection of surface

-NO FEAR

Progressions:

Make it a competition, your team gets a point for each successful toss-volley-catch. Most in a minute wins.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Handball to Targets

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Handball to Targets (20 mins)

Organization:

10x20 channel. 3v3 to targets.

Instructions:

Field players play handball. No steps allowed if you have the ball, you must pass. To score you must play an aerial ball to your target, who has two touches to trap it. (So e.g. chest/trap.) Switch target player after every score.

Coaching Points:

Get body in line with the ball

Selection of surface

CONFIDENCE

Progressions:


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Corners

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Corners (20 mins)

Organization:

Instructions:

Even teams. One server and GK from each team. Play three corners then switch attack/defense. Attacking team scores on big goal, defending team scores by passing through red gates. Double points for goals/clearances played on the volley.

Coaching Points:

Offense:

-Three runs, near post, central, far post

-Attack the space

-Attack the ball

Defense:

-One player near post, one player far post

-Everyone else, man-mark, get goalside

-Attack the ball

Progressions:


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Condtioned Game/Free Play

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Condtioned Game/Free Play (30 mins)

Organization:

30x24 area

3 teams of 5

Instructions:

Field players are 5v5+1 with GKs. There are also 4 neutral bumpers, 1 on either side of each goal. Neutral bumpers have 2 seconds to pick up the ball and throw it into the box to an on-running attacker. Play 3 minute games, first to 2 wins. Goals scored from balls in the air count double.

Coaching Points:

Get body in line with the ball

Selection of surface

Near post or far post?

CONFIDENCE


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