Recreational Ideas – SASA

THEME:

1v1 ATTACKING PLAY

AGE GROUP

U8-U12

ORGANIZATION

SET UP

- EACH PLAYER HAS A BALL.

- DRIBBLE FREELY INSIDE A 20X20 AREA

- INTRODUCE 3 TURNS / MOVES TO PRACTICE

- INTRODUCE ¾ FOOTSKILLS RELATING TO SESSION

KEY COACHING POINTS

- TECHNIQUE OVER SPEED

- EQUAL TIME PER FOOT

- HEAD UP TO OBSERVE SPACE AND PLAYERS

- VARIETY OF FOOT SURFACES

- ABILITY TO CHANGE SPEED AND DIRECTION

PROGRESSIONS

1. ADD COMPETITION TO FOOTSKILLS

2. “CHANGE BALLS” OR “GROUPS OF 2/3/4”

ORGANIZATION

SET UP

- GROUPS OF ¾ ONE BALL

- PLAYERS DRIBBLE AT THE MANNEQUIN AND PERFORM SKILL AROUND IT

- AFTER MOVE PLAYERS PASS TO NEXT PLAYER AND MOVE TO BACK OF LINE.

KEY COACHING POINTS

- TECHNIQUE OVER SPEED

- EQUAL TIME PER FOOT / SIDE

- TIMING OF MOVE TO BEAT DEFENDER, DON’T LEAVE TO LATE

- SPEED, ACCUACY OF PASS FOLLOWING THE MOVE

PROGRESSIONS

1. TWO PLAYERS GO AT ONE TIME TO INCREASE PRESSURE

ORGANIZATION

SET UP

- PLAYER B RUNS AROUND FLAG TO RECEIVE PASS FROM A 

- B THEN PLAYS 1V1 GAME VS PLAYER C.

KEY COACHING POINTS

- USE VARIETY OF MOVES / SKILLS TO UNBALANCE DEFENDER

- CHANGE SPEED AND DIRECTION

- LARGE TOUCHES TO ACCELERATE TO SMALLER TOUCHES IN TIGHT SPACE

- TRANSITION TO ATTACK AND DEFEND

PROGRESSIONS

1. VARIETY OF DIFFERENT SITUATIONS IF PLAYERS ARE SUCCESSFUL 2V1, 2V2

FINISH WITH 3V3 OR 4V4 GAMES – 20 MINUTES