Football/Soccer Session (U11): turning

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Andrew Mcleod, Adult Member

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Andrew Mcleod
Name: Andrew Mcleod
City: EAST ORANGE
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 6 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Turning-Warm-up

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Turning-Warm-up
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Turning-Warm-up (15 mins)

Organization:

-35 x 25 yard area, set up as shown

-Each player has a ball

Instructions:

-Players dribble freely in the area. They then enter a triangle and complete a turn to exit the triangle.

-At first players may leave any side of the triangle but as a progression they must exit through a different side of the triangle.

TURNS

1) Dragback

2) Inside Cut

3) Outside Cut

Coaching Points:

1) Head up to observe open space and open triangles

2) Shorter touches ball into feet when approaching gate (messi touches)

3) longer touches (ronaldo) to exit gate and find new space.

4) Use both feet and use creative turns, try to surprise me, think of something new

5) Use multiple turning techniques

Progressions:

P-Players must enter gate perform turn, then quickly turn again to go back through the triangle

P-PLayers who demonstrate mastery: Turning Combinations-L-turn+Drag-Push


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Main Theme 1- Unopposed

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Main Theme 1- Unopposed (20 mins)

Organization:

-4 cones in the middle of the area, 4 groups

-Each player has a ball

Instructions:

-On Coaches command, players dribble out to the cone, perform turn and return to their starting point, when they reach starting point the next person in line goes.

-Perform pull back, inside turn and outside turn

Coaching Points:

-Close Control

-Head Up (check over shoulder to assess space and pressure)

-Accelerate after the turn

-Lower your body to give a better platform to accelerate

Progressions:

-Make into a race

-Remove 4 cones in middle and place down just 1 cone

-Now players are forced to turn with more traffic, pressure

Regression:

-Have all balls in center players race to perform turn and return as many balls as possible to their group.

-Reasons for need to turn - into space & away from danger

-Inside cut

-Outside cut

-Pullback/Dragback


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Turning To Goals

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Turning To Goals (15 mins)

Organization:

players split into teams of 3 or 4

ball per player

cone set up 10 yards from players

pugg net per team

Instructions:

first player in line dribbles up to cone and performs turn (inside cut, outsidie cut, pull back, etc)

defender is released as soon as forward turns around the cone

Coaching Points:

dribble up to cone quickly using bigger touches, small touches near cone

head up to see where the cone is and know when to turn

when turning, control the ball and keep it close

look up as soon as you turn to find the goal

accelerate away from defender and score goal

Progressions:


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Main Theme - 1v1 Turning

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Main Theme - 1v1 Turning (20 mins)

Organization:

- Players split evenly in to two teams

Instructions:

- On coach's call, first player in each line dribbles around respective cone and look to score a goal

- First player to score the goal wins the game

Coaching Points:

- Speed of play

- Choice of turn

- Execution of Turn

- Accelerate out

- Finish with the goal


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): World Cup

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World Cup

Organization:

4 teams each player numbered 1,2,3

4 teans of which each team has to stand behind when they are not active

Coach has as many balls next to him as possible.

Instructions:

Each team given a team name

coach throws out a ball and calls a number 1-3

that number player becomes active and has to try and score in another teams goal

every team has 3 lives and every time they concede a goal they lose a life

when all 3 lives gone, they mus flip there pugg goal over as they are out the competition (however they still play when their number is called to hep score against other teams)

the last team in wins the world cup.

Coaching Points:

Dribbling/turning away from defenders to a goal of less pressure

spacial awareness

decision making

Progressions:


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Pass
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Dribble

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