Football/Soccer Session (Beginner): Agility and Reactions

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Barry McGrellis
Name: Barry McGrellis
City: Alexandria
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 3 points
Membership: Young Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Screen 1

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Screen 1 (15 mins)

Box run

Small square 5m x 5m for 4 players.

Players run forward from A to B, B to C, C to D, D to A.

Players always facing forwards towards mannequin.

Coaching points:-

Bent knees.

Weight slightly forward

Legs wide apart on traverse from B to C

Heels shouldn't touch

Checking shoulders on backwards run

Progression:-

Change direction

Start 1 player on each cone and play tig.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Screen 2

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Screen 2 (15 mins)

Jumps

1) Players to leap from red line to green line like a kangroo.

Coaching tips:-

Feet shoulder width apart

Not to flex knees too much

Use arms to add height

Progression:-

Head imaginary ball at full height

2) Player to start with feet together and jump either side (like slalom skiing) of the blue line from A to B.

Coaching tips:-

Knees bent

On balls of feet

Use arms for balance


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Screen 3

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Screen 3 (15 mins)

Foot race

Red and green lines set 1.5m apart.

Players to face away from blue line.

On coaches shout, green players to sprint to blue line.

Red players to try and catch green players before they cross blue line.

Progressions:-

Players to balance on 1 foot as starting position

Players to be in press up position as starting position

Players to lie on backs as starting position


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Screen 4

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Screen 4 (15 mins)

Reaction Saves

GK faces into goal. Coach designates a shooter and calls out "Turn" as they approach to shoot. GK will turn on coach's call and try to recognise which player is shooting and save that shot. Shooter and GK then switch places.


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