Football/Soccer Session (Beginner): D&D Juniors U7s

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Andrew Gosnell
Name: Andrew Gosnell
City: Douglas
Country: Isle of Man
Rank: Elite – 0 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Warm Up

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Warm Up
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Warm Up

Set Up -10 by 10 yards with two safety zones

3 or 4 players act as catchers (red) who try and tag all other players, who once tagged leave the area and cheer on the remaining players. Players can use the safety zones for breaks but for a maximum of 5 seconds

1 point goes to the player who doesnt get tagged


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Dribble Technique

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Dribble Technique

Set Up - 2 lines of dribbling cones and one space to run with the ball

Players get into two teams and continually dribble round course 3 or 4 times. They then race against each other for points - Make sure teams are even.

Coaching points

Take care to go round every cone

Let them go at their own pace

Let them make their own mistakes - only correct if same mistake over & over

Potential Problems

Kids dont dribble round all the cones

Kis in the line lose interest and kick eachothers balls away

Kids miss out parts of the course


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 1v1

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1v1

Set Up - 5 by 7 yards coned areas. Players pair up and stand on opposite end of areas.

Player A (red) tries to beat player B and dribble the ball over the line. If unsuccessful the player gets two more attempts then switches with player B. If player A if successful to start with then switches over.

1 point is made for a successful dribble and an additonal point is given for a good piece of skill or tackle. Count the number of points at end of game.

Coaching points -

keep control of the ball,

dont 'hoof' the ball too far,

dont kick the ball out of play - results in losing 1 point

Potential outcomes -

players boot the ball out,

players dont control ball within the lines

Kick players in frustration


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 1v1v1

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1v1v1

Set Up - 10 by 5 yards. 3 players

A (Red) plays against B (Blue) and tries to beat him and score a point by walking the ball through the goal. If he scores of is unsuccessful C (green) then attacks Red and so on.

Coaching points - be patient - hard set up to understand. Walk it through slowly with one group.

No long shots

Keep ball under control, dont kick the ball out of play

Be aware of your turn to attack/defend

Potential Problems

Kids dont understand the game

Kids kick the ball out

Kids take long shots

Kids dont keep the ball under control in the area

Award points for successful dribbles, tricks and tackles


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 2v2

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2v2

Set Up - 12 by 6 yards, goals 2yards. 2v2 NO GOALKEEPERS

Teams play against each other - to score a player must dribble through the goal.

No long shots. 1 point awarded per succesful dribble across the line. extra points awarded for a good pass, good trick, good tackle *Lose a point if the ball gets kick out*

If two games going on - rotate the teams into a mini tournament. Make sure teams are fair

Coaching points - try to beat oppoenent, hog the ball, try a new trick, Keep the ball undr control (ask if the players understand control?

Potential Problems -

players retreat to act as goalkeepers,

players kick the ball out,

players complain that they are not receiving the ball


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 4v4/ 3v3v3

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4v4/ 3v3v3

Set Up 10 by 20 yards 4 goals and either 3 or 2 teams

Players try to score in any goal. They get 1 point for every goal scored. 2 points if they score in two different goals, then 3 & then 4 etc. Once each goal is scored then a new round of scoring takes place.

Coaching points - try score in all 4 goals.

Score when you get a chance keep tallying up the score

Team loses 1 point if they ball goes out of play

Potential Problems

Players 'hog' the ball'

Players kick the ball out

All players will follow the ball

Because it is congested players kick each other


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 4 goal game

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4 goal game

Set Up - 20 by 20 yard area. Players pair up evenly and get different bibs on. 4 goals (cones) placed in different parts of the area

Players play 1v1 or 2v2 and try to score a point by either dribbling through any of the goal or 2 points for passing it to a team mate through the cone. Players lose a point if they dont have it under control or hoof the ball through the coned area.

Coaching - keep an eye on the teams and make sure they are even. After 5minutes mix up the groups,

Potential Problems - Players kick the ball out of the area

Players hog the ball

One player is better than the other

Players pick the ball up with hands


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