Football/Soccer Session (U8): Week 2 - Dribbling/RWB.1

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Andres Lafebre
Name: Andres Lafebre
City: West New York
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 2 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 (10 mins)

Organization:

20y x 30y Grid

Each player with the ball

Instructions:

Players to dribble through the gates. In few minutes introduce challenge : to dribble through as many gates as possible in 1min; dribble through 3 gates once completed moving through 3rd gate stop the ball and turn back to dribble through the same gate again (turning, change directions).

Coaching Points:

Head up

Dribbling at speed

Keep the ball close.

Progressions:


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Main Theme 1

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Main Theme 1 (15 mins)

Organization:

20y X 30y Grid

Each player with the ball

Cones in the middle of the grid opposite to players

Instructions:

Players to dribble around the cones using different dribbling techniques and moves( introduced by coach ) after completing the move player goes to the opposite side. Introduce turn, double feint, scissors, roll step.

Coaching Points:

Proper timing of the move/feint

Head up before starting the move to see how close the opponent is( in our case we are using cones as our opponent player)

Keep the ball close

Progressions:


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Main Theme 2

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Main Theme 2 (10 mins)

Organization:

25y x 30y Grid

4 no go zones(squares) marked by cones

Player without the ball at each square marked by cones;

5+ attackers with the ball inside the large area

2-3 defenders inside the large area

Instructions:

Each attacker with the ball dribbles inside the area; defenders try to steal the ball from attackers; attackers can pass the ball to an open player in the square and as soon as player in the square gets the ball and starts dribbling into large area player who passed the ball goes into the square. As soon as defender steals the ball from attacker he becomes attacker and the player who lost the ball - defender.

Coaching Points:

Head up to see the opponent

Keep the ball close

Shield the ball (turn and shield, change directions)

Progressions:


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Conditioned game

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Conditioned game (15 mins)

Organization:

35y x 45y Grid

Two teams (red vs blue)

2 wall passers in each team

Use neutral player if uneven ammount of players !

Instructions:

Play regular scrimmage, end zones are instead of goals, players score by dribbling into opposite end zone; every 5 min switch wall passers.

Coaching Points:

Head up

Close control

Encourage different dribbling techniques

Figure out timing of the feint in order to bear opposite player

Progressions:

Player has to use one of the dribbling technique (turn, scissors,double feint or roll steop) before scoring.


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

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Free game (10 mins)

Organization:

35y x 40y Grid

2 mini goals

2 teams

Instructions:

regular scrimmage, no restrictions

Coaching Points:

free flowing game

minimum freeze situations

observing players to understand what needs to be improved during next sessions

Progressions:


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Dribble
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