Football/Soccer Session (Moderate): U17G - 1v1 & 2v2 Defending - May 21

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Patrick Sweger
Name: Patrick Sweger
City: Red Deer
Country: Canada
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Warm Up

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Warm Up
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Warm Up (15 mins)

Set Up

25x25 square

1 ball : 3 players

 

Instructions

Players dribble + pass to an open player, then complete 10sec. of the following exercises:

- partner shuffle

- shoulder bump

- squat jumps

- heiden jumps

- bounding

- sprint 10 + back 5

(alternating between 1min. of each exercise & 1min. player's choice dynamic stretch)

 

then, complete 3 sets of:

- plank x15sec

- side plank x15sec/

 

Coaching Points

hold up # of fingers / coloured cones for players to shout what is being held up


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

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Opening Game (20 mins)

Set Up

15x15yd area

Attackers at one end, defenders at other end

Defenders have 1 ball each

 

Instructions

Start: blue passes to red

Red player has 5 seconds to dribble past the far end = 3pts

Blue must prevent red from succeeding = 1pt / win the ball back or force out of bounds to a side within 5 seconds = 3pts

 

Change def. team after 3min.

 

Coaching Points

Close down QUICKLY

Body shape = take away one side


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

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Analytical Game (25 mins)

Set Up

Same as previous game, but now 1 attacker sets up on the end line as a target

 

Instructions

Start: Blue passes into Red

Red must either dribble past end line = 3pts or pass into Red on end line = 1pt within 5 seconds

2 Blues now work together to prevent Red from succeeding = 1pt

If Blue forces Red out of bounds to one side or wins ball via tackle/interception = 3pts

 

Red that dribbles then becomes target, Red that is a target joins back of the line

 

Change def. team every 3min.

 

Coaching Points

Close down QUICKLY

Pressure = cut off one side

Support = block passing lane & close enough to close down Red if needed

 


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

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Closing Game (20 mins)

Set Up

Full pitch scaled to half field

2 teams

 

Instructions

Open play, FIFA rules

 

Coaching Points

Patience / support / body shape

Create strong & weak side

Ball to weak side = trigger for overload


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Homework/Cool Down

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Homework/Cool Down (15 mins)

Players to work on "homework" for 10min. before a player-led cooldown

 

Homework will look different for each player, as assigned by coach

 


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