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1 U10 and U12 Technical Lessons

2 WEEK # 1 Topic: Moves Circle-Take and Fake and Take DIAGRAM DESCRIPTION COACHING POINTS 6 Surfaces: Talk to your feet Each player has a ball. Have the players Correct surface of the foot try to use the 6 surfaces of the foot in one Correct surface of the ball fluid motion in this order: Outside, Inside, Body shape Laces, Bottom, Toe, and Heel. Transfer Ball should not stop the ball from left to right foot on the heel touch and repeat. When the players moving display proficiency, challenge them to do Foot must contact the ball it faster and in a smaller space. Diamond Dribbling: In a 7 x 7 yard diamond, each player has a ball and stands directly behind each cone Each player should perform the move of the day at their cone and then go to the next cone When the players demonstrate proficiency, challenge the players to do it faster and with accuracy. Practice with both feet Talk to your feet Foot position (either side of the ball) up on the toes Check your space (where are you going?) First touch away from the body Use the correct surface of the foot Accelerate on first touch 1v1 Low Pressure: In a 10x10 yard diamond, players are facing each other standing in front of the cone. Only two players have a ball Procedure: 1 passes to 2 2 receives the ball and goes on the dribble 1 presses the dribbler- No tackling 2 performs the move of the day and RWB to the cone Next group goes 1v1 to 2 Small Goals: In a grid with 2 small goals placed on the end-lines. Two players try to score by dribbling the ball to any of the opponents goals Procedure: 1 passes to 2 2 receives and goes on the dribble to score, while 1 defends Scoring a goal = 10 points Scoring after performing the move of the day = 100 pts. Scrimmage: 4v4 + GK s, 5v5 + GK s or 6v6 + GK s Pass or shot = Dribble = Run = Quality of pass. Quality of reception correct foot, first touch Dribbling-RWB Keep the ball close Use all surfaces of the foot o Inside/Outside o Sole o Laces Keep your head up and use peripheral vision Change of direction and speed Running with the ball o Get a forward first touch o Use front part of the foot o Run in a straight line o Head up

3 WEEK # 2 Topic: Turns Drag Back & Stop and Turn DIAGRAM DESCRIPTION COACHING POINTS 6 Surfaces: Each player has a ball. Have the players Talk to your feet Correct surface of the foot try to use the 6 surfaces of the foot in Correct surface of the ball one fluid motion in this order: Outside, Body shape Inside, Laces, Bottom, Toe, and Heel. Ball should not stop moving Transfer the ball from left to right foot Foot must contact the ball on the heel touch and repeat. When the players display proficiency, challenge them to do it faster and in a smaller space. 4 Corners Turning: Set up a grid 5 yards wide x 7 yards long 2 players at diagonal corners and 1 ball. 1 st player dribbles towards the next cone ahead, then turns and dribbles diagonally towards the next cone, turns again and dribbles towards the next player. When the players become proficient, challenge them to make the space smaller and go faster Turning with Shadow Pressure: Place 4 cones in a yard line The yellow cones (Turning Zone) are about 8 yards apart Two Players, one with the ball and one without by the red cone The player with the ball initiates RWB into the turning zone, in this zone the dribbler will perform two turns The players without the ball will shadow the dribbler 1v1 Running and Turning: In a 8x12 yard grid divided into two boxes with goals on one side The white team will be defending. In order to score, the red team needs to perform a turn in the second box After the turn, the player can score in any of the goals If the defending team gets the ball they can score after performing a turn. After all the red team players have gone, switch. Scrimmage: 4v4 + GK s, 5v5 + GK s or 6v6 + GK s Pass or shot = Dribble = Run = First touch Correct foot Head up Check shoulders before the turn Execute Drag Back or Stop and Turn Transfer ball to opposite foot Game speed - Acceleration after the turn Running with the Ball Push the ball forward with the instep (laces and outside of the foot) Each touch of the ball should push it a few steps ahead of the dribbler Keep a natural running stride The head is up and the eyes scan the field Turning Use the appropriate surface for the appropriate turn Keep your body between the defender and the ball Players must accelerate after turn Turn should be performed with right and left foot

4 WEEK # 3 Part I DIAGRAM Topic: Futsal Infused Soccer: Dribbling and Turning DESCRIPTION Coach Commands Dribble CCD: In a grid, all the players are dribbling their soccer balls and are executing the coach s command 1. Dribble only with right foot 2. Dribble only with left foot 3. Dribble using the inside and outside of the foot 4. Dribble, after 4 touches, stop the ball with the sole and change direction (Right foot first, then left foot) 5. Dribble using 6 surfaces At Coach s Clap 6. Switch balls 7. Dribble to another area 8. Turn and accelerate Use drag back and stop and turn 9. Stop and do a circle-take on the spot and dribble 10. Stop and do a fake and take 11. Stop and do a double circle-take 12. Stop and do a double fake and take Ball Mastery I - Taps with the Sole of the Foot: Place 3 cones in a line with the middle cone 7-10 yards from the end cones and two players by each end cone with a soccer ball each At coaches command they will go from their cone to the middle and back At Coaches Command: With the inside of the foot 1. Inside of the foot taps on the spot 2. Inside of the foot taps forward to cone and back 3. Inside of the foot taps forward to cone and backwards to cone 4. Inside of the foot taps forward zigzagging (changing directions) With the sole of the foot 5. Sole taps on the spot 6. Sole taps going forward to cone and backwards to cone 7. One foot sole taps going forward 3 taps and switch foot 8. Same as above, but at the cone go backwards 1v1 Moves and Turns: With the same set-up as above, have the players execute the following at the central cone: At the coaches command: 1. Dribble up to the middle cone and perform a Circle- take 2. Dribble up to the middle cone and perform a Fake-take 3. Dribble up to the middle cone and perform a Drag-back 4. Dribble up to the middle cone and perform a Stop and go 5. Combine the move and turn 1v1 and 2v2 s: The Coach with all the balls and the players in a line facing each other at opposite ends Coach serves the ball to any player. The receiver attacks the opponent s goal, immediately a defender comes out to stop the dribbler from scoring Goal can only be scored when in the attacking half Pass or shot = Dribble = Run =

5 WEEK # 4 Topic: Ian s Passing Box DIAGRAM DESCRIPTION COACHING POINTS Figure 8 Passing: Place 3 or 4 cones, 2-3 yards apart in a straight line to make 2 or 3 gates Passing: Toe up (inside) or down & turned in (outside) Have two players on each side of the Placement of non-kicking gate facing each other, one with a soccer ball Procedure: 1 passes to 2 2 receives and takes the ball to the next gate 1 runs to receive the next pass 2 passes to 1 1 receives and takes the ball to the next gate Tasks: foot and good balance Receiving: Keep feet moving before ball arrives and go to it Keep ankle of receiving foot locked and body behind ball Eye on ball at instant of reception Directional first touch Coach, have the players Talk and ask for the pass 1. Inside of both feet 2 minutes 2. Right foot only 2 minutes 3. Left foot only 2 minutes 4. Outside of both feet -2 minutes Pass to the One Without the Ball: Place 3 cones 3-4 yards apart in a line then one cone in front of the middle cone 4-5 yards away Place a player by each cone. Two of the players with a ball Procedure: 1 passes to 2 2 receives and passes to the players without the ball The process continues until the coach switches player number 2 Tasks: 1. Receive and pass with right foot 2. Receive and pass with left foot 3. Receive with one foot, pass with the other 4. One touch right foot 5. One touch left foot Scrimmage: 4v4 + GK s, 5v5 + GK s or 6v6 + GK s Pass or shot = Dribble = Run =

6 WEEK # 5 - Topic: Moves Bish-Bash (Beardsley) and Inside Step and Take (Matthews) DIAGRAM DESCRIPTION COACHING POINTS 6 Surfaces: Talk to your feet Each player has a ball. Have the players Correct surface of the foot try to use the 6 surfaces of the foot in one Correct surface of the ball fluid motion in this order: Outside, Inside, Body shape Laces, Bottom, Toe, and Heel. Transfer Ball should not stop the ball from left to right foot on the heel touch and repeat. When the players moving display proficiency, challenge them to do Foot must contact the ball it faster and in a smaller space. Diamond Dribbling: In a 7 x 7 yard diamond, each player has a ball and stands directly behind each cone Each player should perform the move of the day at their cone and then go to the next cone When the players demonstrate proficiency, challenge the players to do it faster and with accuracy. Practice with both feet Talk to your feet Foot position (either side of the ball) up on the toes Check your space (where are you going?) First touch away from the body Use the correct surface of the foot Accelerate on first touch 1v1 Low Pressure: In a 10x10 yard diamond, players are facing each other standing in front of the cone. Only two players have a ball Procedure: 1 passes to 2 2 receives the ball and goes on the dribble 1 presses the dribbler- no tackling 2 performs the move of the day and RWB to the cone Next group goes 1v1 to 2 Small Goals: In a grid with 2 small goals placed on the end-lines. Two players try to score by dribbling the ball though any of the opponents goals Procedure: 1 passes to 2 2 receives and goes on the dribble to score, while 1 defends Scoring a goal = 10 points Scoring after performing the move of the day = 100 pts. Scrimmage: 4v4 + GK s, 5v5 + GK s or 6v6 + GK s Pass or shot = Dribble = Run = Quality of pass Quality of reception correct foot, first touch Dribbling-RWB Keep the ball close Use all surfaces of the foot o Inside/Outside o Sole o Laces Keep your head up and use peripheral vision Change of direction and speed Running with the Ball o Get a forward first touch o Use front part of the foot o Run in a straight line o Head up

7 WEEK # 6 Topic: Turns Step Over Turn and Cuts & Hooks DIAGRAM DESCRIPTION COACHING POINTS 6 Surfaces: Each player has a ball. Have the players Talk to your feet Correct surface of the foot try to use the 6 surfaces of the foot in Correct surface of the ball one fluid motion in this order: Outside, Body shape Inside, Laces, Bottom, Toe, and Heel. Ball should not stop moving Transfer the ball from left to right foot Foot must contact the ball on the heel touch and repeat. When the players display proficiency, challenge them to do it faster and in a smaller space. 4 Corners Turning: Set up a grid 5 yards wide x 7 yards long 2 players at diagonal corners and 1 ball. 1 st player dribbles towards the next cone ahead, then turns and dribbles diagonally towards the next cone, turns again and dribbles toward the next player. When the players become proficient, challenge them to make the space smaller and go faster Turning with Shadow Pressure: Place 4 cones in a yard line The yellow cones (Turning Zone) are about 8 yards apart Two Players, one with the ball and one without by the red cone The player with the ball initiates RWB towards the turning zone, in this zone the dribbler will perform two turns The players without the ball will shadow the dribbler 1v1 Running and Turning: In a 8x12 yard grid divided into two boxes with goals on one side The white team will be defending. In order to score, the red team needs to perform a turn in the second box After the turn, the player can score in any of the goals If the defending team gets the ball, they can score after performing a turn. After all the red team players have gone, switch. Scrimmage: 4v4 + GK s, 5v5 + GK s or 6v6 + GK s Pass or shot = Dribble = Run = First touch Correct foot Head up Check shoulders before the turn Execute Step Over Turn or Cuts & Hooks Transfer ball to opposite foot Game speed - Acceleration after the turn Running with the Ball Push the ball forward with the instep (Laces and outside of the foot) Each touch of the ball should push it a few steps ahead of the dribbler Keep a natural running stride The head is up and the eyes scan the field Turning Use the appropriate surface for the appropriate turn Keep your body between the defender and the ball Players must accelerate after turn Turn should be performed with right and left foot

8 WEEK # 7 Part II DIAGRAM Topic: Futsal Infused Soccer: Dribbling and Turning DESCRIPTION Coach Commands Dribble CCD: In a grid, all the players are dribbling their soccer balls and are executing the coach s command 1. Dribble only with right foot 2. Dribble only with left foot 3. Dribble, after 4 touches, stop the ball with the sole and change direction ( Right foot first, then left foot) 4. Dribble using 6 surfaces At Coach s Clap 5. Switch balls 6. Dribble to another area 7. Color dribble 8. Math Dribble Ball Mastery II Inside and Outside of the Foot: Place 3 cones in a line with the middle cone 7-10 yards from the end cones and two players by each end cone with a soccer ball each At coach s command, they will go from their cone to the middle and back At Coach s Command: With the Inside & Outside of the Foot 1. Dribble with inside & outside of the foot 2. Dribble with double touches with the inside & outside of the foot 3. Dribble with 2 inside and 1 touch with the outside of the foot 4. Outside and inside with both 5. Outside of the foot double touches 6. Inside, inside, outside of the foot 7. Roll inside of the foot tap 1v1 Moves and Turns: With the same set-up as above, have the players execute the following at the central cone: At the coaches command: 1. Dribble up to the middle cone and perform a Bish-bash 2. Dribble up to the middle cone and perform a Matthews 3. Dribble up to the middle cone and perform a Step-over turn 4. Dribble up to the middle cone and perform Cuts and Hooks 5. Combine the moves and turns 1v1 and 2v2 s: The Coach with all the balls and the players in a line facing each other at opposite ends Coach serves the ball to any player. The receiver attacks the opponent s goal, immediately a defender comes out to stop the dribbler from scoring Goal can only be scored when in the attacking half Pass or shot = Dribble = Run =

9 WEEK # 8 Topic: Ian s Passing Box DIAGRAM DESCRIPTION COACHING POINTS Figure 8 Passing: Place 3 or 4 cones, 2-3 yards apart in a straight line to make 2 or 3 gates Passing: Toe up (inside) or down & turned in (outside) Have two players on each side of the Placement of non-kicking gate facing each other, one with a soccer ball Procedure: 1 passes to 2 2 receives and takes the ball to the next gate 1 runs to receive the next pass 2 passes to 1 1 receives and takes the ball to the next gate Tasks: foot and good balance Receiving: Keep feet moving before ball arrives and go to it Keep ankle of receiving foot locked and body behind ball Eye on ball at instant of reception Directional first touch Coach, have the players Talk and ask for the pass 1. Inside of both feet 2 minutes 2. Right foot only 2 minutes 3. Left foot only 2 minutes 4. Outside of both feet -2 minutes Pass to the One Without the Ball: Place 3 cones 3-4 yards apart in a line then one cone in front of the middle cone 4-5 yards away Place a player in each cone. Two of the players with a ball Procedure: 1 passes to 2 2 receives and passes to the players without the ball The process continues until the coach switches player number 2 Tasks: 1. Receive and pass with right foot 2. Receive and pass with left foot 3. Receive with one foot, pass with the other 4. One touch right foot If possible 5. One touch left foot If possible Scrimmage: 4v4 + GK s, 5v5 + GK s or 6v6 + GK s Pass or shot = Dribble = Run =

10 WEEK # 9 Topic: Futsal Infused Soccer: Passing and Receiving DIAGRAM DESCRIPTION COACHING POINTS Passing Basics: Two players facing each other about 5-6 yards apart. One player with the ball Tasks: 1. Normal passing and receiving: o Receiving with the sole o Passing and receiving with the sole 2. Do all three on the move Check Receive & Pass: Two players facing each other about 8-10 yards apart. One player with the ball Procedure: White passes to red. White checks away Red checks in, receives, and passes to white Players must receive with the sole and sideway on Pass Through the Gate: Two columns of players facing each other 8-10 yards apart will pass a soccer ball through a gate Procedure: White passes to Red and runs to other column, and so forth Tasks: 1. Normal passing and receiving 2. Receive with the sole, pass with inside of the foot 3. Receive and pass with the sole Pass, Receive and Run : 3 players in a line see diagram Sequence: A passes to B. A runs towards B B receives with the sole, passes to A A goes around B, receives the ball with the sole and passes to C Switch runner after awhile Passing and Moving: Two players passing and moving, playing with 2-3 touches Tasks: 1. Inside of the foot pass and receive 2. Inside of the foot pass, sole receiving 3. Poke passing, sole receiving 4. Sole passing and receiving 5. Get in groups of 3 s with one ball 6. Get in groups of 4 s with two balls Pass or shot = Dribble = Run = Passing: Toe up (inside) or down & turned in (outside) Placement of non-kicking foot and good balance Receiving: Keep feet moving before ball arrives and go to it Keep ankle of receiving foot locked and body behind ball Eye on ball at instant of reception Directional first touch Coach, have the players Talk and ask for the pass

11 WEEK # 10 Topic: Street Soccer RULES Time: 10 to 12 minute games Numbers: 4v4 or if numbers allow, one group plays 3v3 or 5v5. Scoring: Each player on a winning team gets 3 points and 1 point for each goal scored by the team. The losing players each get 1 point for every goal scored by the team. In a tie, every player gets 1 point plus 1 point for each goal scored by his team. Restarts are a kick or dribble in from the point where the ball went out. Game I Game II Game III Game IV A vs. B & C vs. D A vs. B & C vs. D A vs. B & C vs. D A vs. B & C vs. D 4v4 Tournament Game I Game II Game III Game IV Total Schedule Points # Name Points Points Points Points 1 Finish

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13 APPENDIX MOVES AND TURNS YOUTUBE VIDEO URLs [Check out these great instructional videos]

14 MOVES, TURNS STEP 1 Circle and Take Single Scissors - Move 1-2 STEP VIDEO Step by Step Procedure Circle with right and take with left: 1. Have the players jogging on the spot to mimic running with the ball 2. Move your left foot to the left and bring your right foot inside and around the front of the soccer ball Make sure the toes of right foot are pointing down 3. Land the right foot away from the ball 4. Bring left foot behind the soccer ball and push it away with the outside of the foot (three toes area) 5. Accelerate after the move Circle with the left and take with the right: reverse the moves Footage The whole video

15 MOVES, TURNS STEP 1 Fake and Take The Rummenigge Step by Step Procedure Fake with right and take with left: STEP Have the players jogging on the spot to mimic running with the ball 2. Move your left foot to the left and bring your right foot behind the ball, then fake to make a pass with the outside of the foot. Make sure the toes of right foot are pointing down 3. Land the right foot away from the ball 4. Bring left foot behind the soccer ball and push it away with the outside of the foot (three toes area) 5. Accelerate after the move Watch #4 and 5 VIDEO Footage # 4 1:01-1:23 # 5 1:24-1:37

16 MOVES, TURNS Drag Back Step by Step Procedure With the right foot 1. While dribbling the ball place the left foot to the side a bit behind the ball 2. Step over the ball with the sole of the foot 3. Drag the soccer ball back 4. Turn 180 degrees by pivoting on your left foot and turning your hips 5. Accelerate after the move VIDEO With the left foot: reverse the right foot moves Footage The whole video

17 MOVES, TURNS Stop and Go The Littbarski Step by Step Procedures Stopping the ball with the right foot STEP Have the players jogging on the spot to mimic running with the ball 2. Step on the ball gently and stop it 3. Have your right foot land ahead of the ball with enough room for the other foot 4. Bring the left foot next to the right foot 5. Push the ball away with the outside of the left foot 6. Accelerate after the move STEP 2 To stop with the left foot: reverse the moves 4 4 VIDEO Footage 0:29-0:56

18 MOVES, TURNS 3 Bish-Bash - The Beardsley VIDEO 2 Step by Step Procedure Tap with the right, take with the left: 1. Have the players jogging on the spot to mimic running with the ball 2. Tap the ball with the inside of the right foot towards the left foot 3. The left foot taps the ball ahead and long, past the opponent 4. Accelerate after the last tap Left tap and take with right foot: reverse the moves Footage The whole video

19 MOVES, TURNS STEP 1 Inside Step and Take - The Matthews Step by Step Procedure Fake with right and take with left: STEP Have the players jogging on the spot to mimic running with the ball 2. Move your left foot to the left and bring your right foot behind the ball, then fake to make a pass with the outside of the foot. Make sure the toes of right foot are pointing down 3. Land the right foot away from the ball 4. Bring left foot behind the soccer ball and push it away with the outside of the foot (three toes area) 5. Accelerate after the move VIDEO Footage The whole video

20 MOVES, TURNS Outside Hook Procedure With the Outside of the right foot 1. Plant the left foot to the side and behind the ball 2. Reach and Swing the right foot outwards and hook the ball with the outside of the foot 3. Pivot on your left foot and turn your hips- Body is shielding the ball 4. Hook the ball back 180 degrees 5. Accelerate after the turn VIDEO With the left foot: reverse the right foot movements Footage The whole video

21 MOVES, TURNS Inside Cut Step by Step Procedure With the right foot 1. Place the left foot behind or by the soccer ball 2. Reach, Swing the right foot around and using the inside of the foot Cut the ball back 180 degrees 3. Pivot on the left foot and turn your hips- Body shield the ball 4. Accelerate after the move With the Left foot: reverse the right foot movements Video Footage The whole video

22 MOVES, TURNS Step Over Turn Step by Step Procedure With the right foot: 1. While dribbling, place the left foot to the side and behind the soccer ball 2. Bring the right foot around the ball from the outside to the inside and land 3. After the right foot lands, bring left foot close to right foot 4. Hook the ball with outside of the foot 180 degrees 5. Accelerate after the move With the left: reverse the moves of the right foot Video ts_main&playnext=1&list=pl84183c4d3abed6c0 Footage The whole video

23 BALL MASTERY VIDEOS BALL MASTERY l VIDEO bppjrw7jfydr9&index=2 bppjrw7jfydr9&index=3 BALL MASTERY li bppjrw7jfydr9&index=6 bppjrw7jfydr9&index=7 Footage All All All All

24 ACTIVITY VIDEOS ACTIVITIES Pass to the One Without the Ball: All 1v1 Low pressure: PLA A0FDFF&index=11 7:30-8:34 1v1 to 2 Small Goals: A A0FDFF&index=10 2:26 4:25 Turning with Shadow Pressure: A A0FDFF&index=3 1:45-3:09 1v1 Running and Turning: A A0FDFF&index=3 3:10-4:01

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