Football/Soccer Session (Beginner): SBW Alliance Jr. Academy Session 1: Dribbling

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Steven  Smith
Name: Steven Smith
City: Bull Valley
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 0 points
Membership: Young Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Footskills Using Gates

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Footskills Using Gates
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Footskills Using Gates (20 mins)

Organization:

-15-16 players

-see diagram for set-up and equipment

-area approx. 30x20 (adapt for age/ability/numbers)

Players will work on ball mastery techniques - inside/outside cuts, toe taps, "ball boxing" (inside touches side-to-side), sole rolls, pull-pushs.

Progressions/Variations:

-add timed challenges

Coaching Points:

-close control in tight spaces

-get head up to scan for space, pathways, gates, players

-use of both feet and all surfaces of feet

-lots of touches of the ball


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Flip the Lids

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Flip the Lids (15 mins)

Organization:

-15-16 players

-area: whole gym

-20+ cones

The group is split in half. One team "builders", one team "bashers". Cones are scattered all around the playing area - half turned down, half turned up. On coaches signal, players run to try and be the team with the most cones either down (the builders) or up (the bashers) - the team with the most wins a point. Bonus point for team first back to start line.

Variations/Progressions:

-switch builder/basher roles

-whilst dribbling a ball

Key Points:

-Good agility, balance, coordination and speed with movements


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 1V1

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1V1 (25 mins)

1 v 1

-Players are numbered in their team

-Players dribble in their team's zone behind their goal

-Coach rolls ball into field and calls out number, corresponding players enter field and play 1v1 to opposition goal


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