Football/Soccer Session (U7): VUSC U7 Academy- Dribbling (Start Time: 2016-09-28 13:15:00)

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Daniel Vitu, Adult Member

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Daniel  Vitu
Name: Daniel Vitu
City: Hawthorne
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 1 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer

Description

1.Setup the field 15 mins prior to session start. School is getting out around that time and it can be a little hectic over there with a bunch of little kids running around plus parents wanting to get them on the field. That 15 minute cushion allows us to engage the players as soon as they get there.

2.Allow (or try your best to allow) friends to play with friends. Before separating into groups please be aware that a lot of the kids will want to be with a buddy or three so ask the kids to stand next to their buddy(s) who they want to be in the same group with.

3.Divide the field up into 4 sections. Each coach will run a full session (warm up, main activity, conditioned game, and small sided game- contrary to what the original plan was).

4.Engage the players through the entire training time. Keep an eye out for the occasional player that will like to wander off to see their parents.

5.Safely get the players to their parents. Check out process is crucial- let’s keep a close eye on this each day.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Pirate Training

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Pirate Training (15 mins)

Organization:

1. 1/4 of field set up as shown.

2. Every player with a ball.

3. Blue cones (soccer ocean).

Instructions:

A sea captain has recruited a fleet of pirates and would like to train them to become the best pirate fleet in all the seas. Pirates will sail around the ocean (blue area) with their ship (soccer ball). The captain (coach) will give the pirates (soccer players) various commands that they must follow. Whenever captain asks, "Pirates are you ready?" they must respond like a pirate, "Aaaaargh!!"

"Avoid other ships" or "stay close" means soft touches, keep close ball control.

"Fastest ship of the fleet" means take a bigger touch out of feet to go faster.

"Rats on deck" means perform toe taps.

"Scrub the deck" means perform boxes.

"Anchors down" means players stop by placing sole of foot on ball.

Coaching Points:

1. Head up to see the big ocean blue and other pirate ships.

2. Close ball control - dribble with pinky toe (i.e. Messi).

3. Go faster - bigger touch out of feet with instep (i.e. Ronaldo).

4. Use both feet.

Progressions:

1. Pirates look to destroy other ships by kicking their balls out of the safe ocean. Last pirate left with a ship in the ocean wins!


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Treasure Island

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Treasure Island (15 mins)

Organization:

1. 1/4 of field area set up as shown.

2. Every player with a ball.

Instructions:

Following initial pirate training, captain believes his pirates are ready to sail out and explore other islands. Pirates love treasure so they hope to collect as many gold coins as possible on this expedition.

Pirates get a point every time they sail around an island (orange cone).

Pirates try to get to as many islands as possible in allotted time.

When coach yells, "Back to the docks!" players must return with their ships to the dock area.

Coaching Points:

1. Keep your ship close to you - controlled touches.

2. Watch out for other ships and islands - head up and looking around.

3. Sail as fast as you can when there is space.

Progressions:

1. There are gold coins (yellow cones/pinnies) buried in the islands (under the orange cones).

2. Players travel to different islands and grab as many coins as they can.

3. Make sure to get to as many islands as possible as not all of them have coins.

4. Captain will count the treasure back at the docks.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Treasure Chest

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Treasure Chest (15 mins)

Organization:

1. 1/4 of field area set up as shown

2. Players distributed evenly at four corners.

Instructions:

All the gold (balls) is centrally located in the pirate's treasure chest (center of the area).

The pirates (players) take turns one at a time to go to the chest and get a piece of gold to take to their barracks.

The game finishes when all the gold has been taken from the chest.

The team with the most gold wins.

Play multiple rounds.

Coaching Points:

1. Acceleration - attack space quickly.

2. Head up to observe space.

3. Teach turning technique.

4. Big touch into space.

Progressions:

1.Once all the gold has been taken from the chest, players can then steal gold from each other only taking one piece at a time. Note: ensure players dribble ball instead of kicking it back to their area.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Small sided game

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Small sided game (15 mins)

Organization:

Setup 1 field!

Two puggs per field

One ball per field

Pinnies

Instructions:

3v3 (min) or 4v4 (max)

No corners

Restart with dribble in or kick-in

Coaching Points:

1. Awareness

2. Application of techniques

Progressions:


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Custom Movement
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