Football/Soccer Session (U6): RSA Winter Clinic (1st/2nd Grade) - S5

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Ashley Thomas, Adult Member

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Ashley Thomas
Name: Ashley Thomas
City: Lawrenceville
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 6 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Juggling / Pop challenge

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Juggling / Pop challenge

Pre- Pop Challenge:

Have players practice pulling the ball back onto their laces and flicking the ball up.

Instructions:

1. Allow players to practice juggling.

2. Coach demonstrates which surface he/she would like the players to use (laces) and allows players to practice by bouncing the ball on the ground first and trying to pop the ball back up to his/her hands.

3. If this becomes to easy for the players then ask them to pop the ball before it touches the ground.

Progression:

(P1) - Pop Challenge: Players must pop the ball back up to their hands using their laces, and have to control the ball so that it doesn't go higher than their heads.

1. For the challenge the players must pop the ball up to their hands with his/her right foot, then catch it, afterwards pop the ball with their left foot and catch it (level 1).

2. After completing level 1, players must then pop the ball twice on each leg, catching it, and then finish by alternating the legs, so that the ball pops on the right and then the left.

3. If the ball is dropped, player starts back at level zero.

4. Players try to beat their latest level, or his/her peer's level.

Example: (Level 1) Right foot - pop - catch, Left foot - pop - catch; (Level 2) Right foot - 2x pop - catch, Left foot - 2x pop - catch, Right + Left foot - 1 pop in between each - catch; etc.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Cats and Dogs

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Cats and Dogs (25 mins)

Organization:

30x20 grid split in half

1 Ball per 2 players

1 team is Cats the other team is Dogs

Instructions:

1. To start off cats line up on one side; dogs on the other side facing one another

2. In between each pair is 1 soccer ball on the middle line

3. On coach's command (call out either cats or dogs) that player has to take the ball away with the nearest surface and get to the line without the other player tagging them

Coaching Points:

1. Take the ball away with the nearest surface

2. Big touch out of feet to accelerate into space

3. Turn the ball away from the defender not towards and then back

4. Keep defender on the back

5. Get to line under control

Regressions / Progressions:

(R1) - Both players have a ball

(P1) - Defender has to take the ball away rather than just tagging


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Cat and Mouse

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Cat and Mouse

Organization:

Gridded Off area

Players partner up with 1 ball per pair

Instructions:

1. On Coach's signal the player with the ball is the mouse, the mouse is looking to dribble through the area, the opposing player is the cat and is looking to stay with the mouse (not looking to tag or steal the ball).

2. After a set period of time when the coach yells Freeze if the cat is able to extend their arm and touch the mouse they get a point, if they can't the mouse gets a point.

3. Roles switch.

Coaching Points:

1. Head up when dribbling to see space and traffic

2. Messi Touches vs Ronaldo Touches

3. Check shoulder to see space in behind

4. Application of Turning Technique to get away from pressure

5. Ball out of feet after the move and acceleration into space

Progression:

(P1) - Each player has a ball.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Free play

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Free play (25 mins)

Organization:

Dimensions vary based on player attendance

3v3 or 4v4s depending on the numbers

1 ball in each game; Extras on the side

Instructions:

Free play.

Can players use what we learned in practice and apply it to the game?

Coaching Points:

1. Keep your head up

2. Messi / Ronaldo (small vs. big touches) - When and where?

3. Try to avoid the opponents and clumping together

4. Appropriate moments to use the dragback

5. Have fun


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