Football/Soccer Session (Beginner): JDP Jan 23,2013- U8/U9

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Fabian Pagani
Name: Fabian Pagani
City: Stoney Creek
Country: Canada
Rank: Elite – 1 points
Membership: Young Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Ball Manipulation

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Ball Manipulation

Balll for each player

Work on as many different skills as possible eg. "Tap tap roll", "out in", "1,2 out 3 back in", "fake to pass", "forward and behing", "Cryuff"

Key Point: All Skills must be done with both feet

- This is a warm up

- Work on getting as many touches on the ball as possible

- Work on lifting your hear up whilst doing each skill


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Snake Tag

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Snake Tag

Set Up: 20x25 ball for each player

Instructions: All players are dribbling a soccer ball in a the designated area with the exception of at least 2 players. The 2 players hold hands or lock arms to create a snake. The Snake works together to tag the dribbling players who then become a part of the snake. The snake must try to stay connected and not break into little parts. Coach, encourage the snake to make hissing noise like a snake.

Coaching Points/Consideration: Keep ball close, change speed and direction, Running with the ball, Sudden stops and going


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Technical Exercise Dribble

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Technical Exercise Dribble

Set Up: 30 x 20 field with 2 end zones at each end of 5yards (See Diagram)).

Instructions: Place half of the balls in each end zone. Each team selects 2 players to be the defenders. Team line up on opposite sides of the field and the defenders position themselves between the 2 end zones(See Diagram). On the coaches command the teams run across to the opposite end zone, pick a ball and attempt to carry the ball back to their end zone without being tagged by the defenders. If tagged the ball is replaced and they must try again. The team with the most balls in there end zone after a set time is the winner.

Progressions: Players now have to dribble the ball across, defenders must also dribble a ball.

Players must dribble the ball past the defender who are now attempt to touch the ball with their feet.

Coaching Points:

- On the balls of feet

- keep ball under control

- Head up and obeserve defender

- Timing and distance of feint

- Quality of disguise and execution of feint

- Change speed and direction

- Accelerate away lifting head up while keeping ball under control

- Encourage players to dribble and take players on when space is available.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): The Plough

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The Plough

Same as session 3, but running with the ball

- X1 and X2 head towards each other and use a forward move to go past eachother

- Start left and then take right

- Encourage all forward moves

Key Points:

- Distance and timing of moves

- Speed of moves

- Quality of moves


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 3v3 With GK

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3v3 With GK

25m x 30m – As many as desired

- Normal game play. To start the game both keepers have a ball in their hand. The coach will then call the colour of the team which is to start the match. The other keeper must quickly put their own ball in their net.

- Once a goal has been scored the keeper who concedes starts with a throw out.

- First to 5 goals wins – rotate teams. (max game time is 8 minutes)

- Extra points for skills/ tricks – reward creativity

Progression: 4v3

- Double points for 3 sided team and half points for team of 4 – first to 4 wins.

- Team of 4 can score in either goal and team of 3 must defend for 2 minutes. Rotate players in each team to ensure all get a go a both tasks.

- Keepers can score.

Key Points:

- Movement off the ball to create space/ Try something new, be confident – make space for the shot then get your shots of quickly.

- Loads of goals….loads of FUN!!


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