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Ryan Hodgson DIRECTOR OF COACHING AND PLAYER DEVELOPMENT COON RAPIDS SOCCER ASSOCIATION PLANNING A PRACTICE SESSION.

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1 Ryan Hodgson DIRECTOR OF COACHING AND PLAYER DEVELOPMENT COON RAPIDS SOCCER ASSOCIATION PLANNING A PRACTICE SESSION

2 LENGTH Equal to the length of a game (MYSA Law 7-Duration of a match)Equal to the length of a game (MYSA Law 7-Duration of a match) U9-U10 Two-25 Minute periods-50 MinutesU9-U10 Two-25 Minute periods-50 Minutes U11-U12 Two-30 minute periods-60 MinutesU11-U12 Two-30 minute periods-60 Minutes U13-U14 Two-35 minute periods-70 MinutesU13-U14 Two-35 minute periods-70 Minutes U15-U16 Two-40 minute periods-80 MinutesU15-U16 Two-40 minute periods-80 Minutes U17, U18, U19 Two 45-minute periods-90 MinutesU17, U18, U19 Two 45-minute periods-90 Minutes Generally add another minutes for the halftime intervalGenerally add another minutes for the halftime interval

3 focus Pick a topic What are your objectives? Seasonal Previous game As players get older, observing games tells coaches what the needs are STAY ON TOPIC!!!

4 Flow Do the activities flow from one to the next? Why?Why? Minimizes down timeMinimizes down time

5 PROGRESSION Simple to complexSimple to complex Clear and ConciseClear and Concise

6 Breaking the practice into sections Warm upWarm up Main ThemeMain Theme Conclusion of activityConclusion of activity Warm DownWarm Down

7 Breaking the practice into sections Warm up-20% of practiceWarm up-20% of practice Prepare players physically and psychologicallyPrepare players physically and psychologically Make sure they are ready for the demands of the practiceMake sure they are ready for the demands of the practice Should be related to theme/main activity of practiceShould be related to theme/main activity of practice Movement is key to learning skillsMovement is key to learning skills Keep them moving versus talking with them in length about the practiceKeep them moving versus talking with them in length about the practice

8 Main theme 50% of practice time50% of practice time 2-3 activities relating to the game will have the best success2-3 activities relating to the game will have the best success Progression of main themeProgression of main theme Increase/decrease size of spaceIncrease/decrease size of space Number of players-Adding for pressure/reducing for successNumber of players-Adding for pressure/reducing for success TimeTime Number of touches-1, 2, 3 touchNumber of touches-1, 2, 3 touch Increase/Decrease Number of goalsIncrease/Decrease Number of goals BallsBalls Size, Number of balls, placement of serviceSize, Number of balls, placement of service

9 Conclusion of activity 25-30% of practice time25-30% of practice time Game like-It’s what the players look forward toGame like-It’s what the players look forward to Relate previous training points to the gameRelate previous training points to the game Should be to goals-Full size with keepers if possibleShould be to goals-Full size with keepers if possible Smaller numbers give clearer coaching points, larger numbers reduce frequency of teaching pointsSmaller numbers give clearer coaching points, larger numbers reduce frequency of teaching points Use restrictions to paint pictureUse restrictions to paint picture Remove them for at least 2/3 of this activity and as soon as possibleRemove them for at least 2/3 of this activity and as soon as possible

10 Conclusion cont… Observe for 2-3 minutesObserve for 2-3 minutes Correct if neededCorrect if needed Pause activity if coach see’s the coaching point the game is designed to train with reinforcing positive performancePause activity if coach see’s the coaching point the game is designed to train with reinforcing positive performance Or correcting an individual or team mistake Or correcting an individual or team mistake Let them play, the activity can self teach and make less frequent coaching pointsLet them play, the activity can self teach and make less frequent coaching points Pose questions to help players problem solve, involving them more in the teaching/learning processPose questions to help players problem solve, involving them more in the teaching/learning process

11 Warm down 5% of practice time5% of practice time Stretch, including upper bodyStretch, including upper body Reinforce the efforts of all players positivelyReinforce the efforts of all players positively

12 Questions “Give them a ball and set them free, young footballers have a great way of working the rest out for themselves” Michael Beale-Chelsea FC


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