Football/Soccer Session (U11): Conditioned Games

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Aaron Anderson-Winchell, Adult Member

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Aaron Anderson-Winchell
Name: Aaron Anderson-Winchell
City: Middletown
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 2 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Conditioned game

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Conditioned game (15 mins)

Organization: 3v3, 4v4, or 3v3+1

Instructions: both teams can score at any goal once they have reached the number of consecutive passes required

Must connect 1 pass before scoring first goal

Must connect 2 passes before scoring second goal

must connect 3 passes before scoring third goal

etc.

Coaching Points:

same as previous

Progressions:


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

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Conditioned Game (15 mins)

Organization:

2 teams broken into pairs, 2v2 plus GKs on the field

Each waiting pair is positioned with one player on either side of their defending goal, one side will have all the balls

Instructions:

2v2 is played on the field until a goal is scored (limit to 60 seconds before rotating new teams if no goal is scored)

When a goal is scored, the goal scorer must run back and touch the post of his defending goal before continuing to play

The pair that was scored on goes off the field, replaced by the next pair for their team

The new team comes onto the field with their ball to attack the opposing goal as soon as the goal is scored

Play to 'x' amount

Rotate teams halfway through if only able to use one full size goal

Coaching Points:

Recognize moments to attack the defender 1v1

ability to use attacking move to beat defender and create the chance to shoot

decision to dribble or pass

quality of end product

Progressions:


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

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Conditioned Game

Organization:

1. 50 x 40 yard area set up as shown

2. 14 players (4 Attackers, 4 Defenders, 4 Neutral, 2 Goalkeepers) set up as shown

3. 1 ball (Additional around the outside)

Instructions:

1. Teams score by getting the ball into the goal

2. Neutral players have 2 touches

3. Teams have to complete 4 passes before shooting

4. Play for a set time period then rotate players

Coaching Points:

1. Get into line with the ball

2. Assess the situation as ball travels

3. Select appropriate surface

4. Withdraw surface upon impact

5. Direction of touch to enable next action

Progressions:

1. P – Players have two touch limit

2. R – Add second ball to relive pressure


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

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Conditioned Game

Organization:

1. 50 x 35 yard area with 5 x 5 corner areas set up as shown

2. 12 players (4 Attackers, 4 Defenders, 4 Targets) set up as shown

3. 1 ball (Additional around the outside)

Instructions:

1. Teams score by making a lofted pass into either of their target players

2. The target player must attempt to control the ball inside their controlling area

3. Target players are not permitted outside their target area and defending players are not allowed inside

4. If the ball leaves the area the game is restarted with a kick in

5. Teams can score from a kick in

Coaching Points:

1. Getting into line with the ball

2. Assess the flight as ball travels

3. Select appropriate surface

4. Arms out for balance

5. Withdraw surface at impact

6. Directions of touch to enable next action

Progressions:

P1 – Change the position of the target players so that the game becomes directional, both players now at the same end

R1 - Award 1pt for a ball played into the target on the ground, and 3 pts for a ball played into the target that reaches him in the air

R2 - Allow players to lift the ball into their hands and volley the ball toward the target after x amount of passes

R3 - Players in middle play team Handball, but target players must control the ball out of the air without using their hands to score a point. Switch the target player every time a ball is played into him.

R4 – Increase the size of the target area to 10 x 10 yards


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

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Conditioned Game (20 mins)

Organization:

2 teams broken into pairs, 2v2 plus GKs on the field

Each waiting pair is positioned with one player on either side of their defending goal, one side will have all the balls

Instructions:

2v2 is played on the field until a goal is scored (limit to 60 seconds before rotating new teams if no goal is scored)

When a goal is scored or the keeper handles the shot cleanly, the goal scorer must run and touch the post of the goal he is attacking before continuing to play

The pair that was scored on goes off the field, replaced by the next pair for their team

The new team comes onto the field with their ball to attack the opposing goal as soon as the goal is scored

Play to 'x' amount

Rotate teams halfway through if only able to use one full size goal

Coaching Points:

- Speed of reaction in transition (attack to defence and defence to attack)

- 1st defender attempts to delay until his help arrives, , also angles approach to isolate one attacker

- Angle of defender's recovery run (block shot, press ball, or take up covering position based on starting position and position of 1st defender)

Progressions:


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 3v3 Conditioned game

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3v3 Conditioned game (15 mins)

Organization:

3v3 with 4 triangles poitioned centrally along each side of the area

Instructions:

Teams play 3v3 inside area with normal soccer rules

Team in possession must connect a pass to a teammate who has taken up a position inside one of the triangels to score a point

Only an attacking player may be inside of the triangle

Both teams score at any of the triangles

Coaching Points:

Angle of support

Receive with back foot when possible

First touch into space and away from pressure

Disguise the direction fo your first touch

Progressions:

1 - In order to score a point, the receiving player must take their first touch to leave the triangle

2 - 2pts for leaving out a different side of the triangle from where the pass entered

3 - Receiving player can either take first touch out the opposite side of the triangle or play a one touch pass back to the player it came from


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): SSG

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SSG (20 mins)

Organization:

4v4 + GK's

Set up as shown

36x44

Instructions:

1 touch finish only

No corners

Ball always starts with opposite GK who serves to other GK in place of corners

Distribution must vary - Side volley, throw, clipped ball etc

Coaching Points:

Focus

Communication

Positioning

Shot Stopping technique

Progressions:

Free play


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