Football/Soccer Session (Academy Sessions): Alan U12

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Alan Heavey

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Alan Heavey
Name: Alan Heavey
City: Huntington Station
Country: United States of America
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer

Description

Main goal of this session is to work on the switch of play when we have the ball. Short, short, long passing mentality. We want to use the ball when we have it. See if we can be successful with ball retention and using the whole field to find open teammates.

Chronological Age: U12

Sport Age: 4 years

What: Being able to use the entire field and switching the ball from one side to the other.

Where: Finding the passing lanes and getting open for our teammates.

Why: Keep retention of the ball and move it all over the field.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Intro (Rondos)

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Learning Objectives

Technical Technical
Passing. Ball movement.

Intro (Rondos) (10 mins)

Organization:

  • Rondo 4v1 or 5v2 (If large group of players. Do two separate groups)
  • 15x15

Instructions:

  • Rondo 4v1 or 5v2 (Depending on numbers)
  • First pass is free.
  • 5 completed passes equal a point.
  • If ball rolls out of area or ball is touched by defender, last person to touch the ball on the offensive side becomes defender.

Coaching Points/Questions:

  • Can we find the open teammate?
  • What are passing lanes? Where are the passing lanes?
  • How do we get open off the ball?

Regressions/Progressions:

  • R/P: Make grid bigger or smaller.
  • R: If using two defenders and passes aren't being completed, resort back to only one defender.
  • P: Make a touch limit
  • P: Ball cant stop moving or you become the defender.

Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Main

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Learning Objectives

Technical Technical
Passing and moving. Ball movement.
Technical Tactical
Finding and getting into the passing lanes. Switching the field.
Technical Psychological
Using the whole field. Ball retention.

Main (15 mins)

Organization:

  • 3 teams of equal number. (Ex. 4v4v4)
  • Two areas labelled with cones 15x15. A third area in the middle of them (Shaded region) 10 yds gap between two coned areas.
  • 1 Ball

Instructions:

  • 2 teams start in their own 15x15 area. (Offensive teams)
  • Defending team in the middle of both areas. (Blue team)
  • Ball starts in one of the 15x15 area. (Red team)
  • First pass is free when receiving attacker touches the ball one defender (Blue) enters the area and tries to either win the ball back or kick it out of the zone.
  • Offensive teams have to complete 3 passes then attempt to play the ball from their grid to opposite offensive team (Black) to score a point. If successful defender leaves the Red teams area and a new defender from Blue team enters the Black teams area only after the ball is touched by one of the attackers.
  • If defending team is able to clear the ball from one of the attacking zones, wins the ball from an attacking team or intercepts the ball while it is being played from one zone to the other attacking zone then the team that lost the ball becomes defending team and the previous defending team takes over their zone.

Coaching Points/Questions:

  • Can we find an open teammate inside our zone?
  • Can we complete passes?
  • Where is the open teammate when its 4v1?
  • How can we get open?
  • Can we switch the field when passing to the other attacking team?

Regressions/Progressions:

  • P: Add a second defender when attacking teams have it in their zone.
  • P: Increase the pass limit till you can switch the field to other attacking team.
  • R: If they cant make a pass through the air to other attacking team, dont allow the remaining defenders in the middle zone to intercept the pass. 

Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Conditioned

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Learning Objectives

Technical Tactical
Ball movement.
Technical Psychological
Staying wide when we have the ball.

Conditioned (20 mins)

Organization:

  • 40x35
  • 6v6
  • Pugg goal on each of the field.
  • 5 yd wide channels on each side of the field (Red lines)

Instructions:

  • 6v6 to goal. Each goal scored is 1 point.
  • No shooting from your own half.
  • Must complete 3 passes before we go to goal.
  • If you play a teammate into the channels on each side of the field, defenders are not allowed inside.
  • If we play the ball from one channel through the middle of the field to the opposite channel uninterrupted it counts as 3 points.

Coaching Points/Questions:

  • Where is our open teammate?
  • Can we work the ball from one side of the field to the other?
  • Are we spreading out and getting wide while attacking?
  • Where are the passing lanes?

Regressions/Progressions:

  • P: Touch limit
  • R: No pass limit before going to goal.

Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Match

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Learning Objectives

Technical Tactical
Staying in our positions. If we're playing out wide we want to keep our width when we have the ball.
Technical Physical
Working up and down the field on offense and defense.
Technical Psychological
Working as a team attacking and defending. Spreading the field when on attack.

Match (20 mins)

Organization:

  • 40x35
  • 6v6
  • 2 Pugg goals side by side on each end of the field.

Instructions:

  • Open play 6v6 going to goal.

Coaching Points/Questions:

  • Are we finding the correct passing lanes?
  • How do we move the ball? 
  • Can we move the ball from one side to the other?
  • Can we find an open teammate?
  • Are we making the correct runs and using the entire field?

Regressions/Progressions:

  • P: Touch limit
  • P: If players are just trying to dribble the whole team and go to goal, make a rule you need to at least complete a pass before scoring.

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