Football/Soccer Session (U9): Dribbling - WSSL Core Sessions

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Carl Spence, Adult Member

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Carl Spence
Name: Carl Spence
City: New Milford
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 3 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer

Description

Session is aimed at getting kids to be more comfortable with the ball at their feet and as well as be able to control the ball when dribbling


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): WU - Freeze Tag

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): WU - Freeze Tag
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WU - Freeze Tag (5 mins)

Organization:

- 20x30 yard area.

- No balls needed

- 1/2 taggers (wrecker)

- players (cars)

Instruction:

- All players running around in the area trying to avoid the Wrecker.

- If wrecker crashes into (tags) any car that car becomes broken/player must stand frozen with both hands waving to signal for help

Progression:

1. Increase no. of wreckers.

2. introduce soccer ball to the game

Regression:

1. Make space bigger.

Coaching points:

1. Cars should avoid crashing into wrecker/s.

2. Look for, and sprint into the open space.

3. Use change of pace and direction to stay safe from wrecker.

4. Wrecker should try to get the most cars in the group


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Main i - traffic lights

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Main i - traffic lights (5 mins)

Organization:

- 20x30 yard area.

- Each player with a ball

- Coach (Traffic Police)

- ball (cars)

Instructions:

- players dribble their cars around the playing area

- coach calls out traffic lights and players have to execute action that correspond with light color

Red - Stop ball (place one foot on top of ball, rev engines)

Yellow - dribble really slow and get ready to stop

Green - dribble as far and as fast as you can

- Players will get a ticket from the traffic police for not obeying the lights

- first ticket is a warning second ticket player goes to jail and must do toe taps before returning to play

- crashing into other cars also warrants a ticket

Coaching Points:

1. Cars should avoid traffic or crashing.

2. Look for, and dribble into the open space.

3. Use change of pace and direction to stay clear of traffic.

4. Players should try to be the first to start and stop cars when light changes

Progressions:

1. change up the actions associated with traffic colors


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Marble King

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Marble King (10 mins)

Organization:

1.20 x 20 yard area set up as shown

2.12 players (6 Attackers, 1/2 Marble King/Queen) set up as shown

3.1 ball per player

Instructions:

1..Marble King/Queen have the ball in hand and attackers have to dribble

2.Attackers survive by not letting the Marble King/Queen hit their ball

3.Marble King/Queen score by hitting the attackers ball or if the attacker dribbles out of the area

4.When attackers ball is hit or he/she dribbles out of playing area attacker is frozen

5.Game is played for 1-2 mins. then Marble King/Queen changes

Coaching Points:

1.Change of speed

2.Change of direction

3.Experiment with different turns as you attempt to lose your partner

Progressions:

P – Both players now have the ball on the ground and the object is to hit the ball with a pass

R – Decrease the area size so that players have more space to turn into


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Shooting Relay

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Shooting Relay (10 mins)

Dribbling -

Organization:

- 20x30 yard area

- Goals

- Playeers are divided into even groups of 3/4

Instructions:

- First player in each line runs out and around their cone

- Ball is served to each player

- First to score in their own glass house gets a point for their team

Coaching Points:

- Quickness and agility to get out and around the pellet

- Head up to locate the traveling ball

- Good/positive 1st touch to get the ball out into space

- Head up to observe where goal is located

- Solid contact with shot

- Plant foot and follow through pointed at the glass house

Progressions:

- Players must score in opposite goal

- Use only one ball instead of one each


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