Football/Soccer Session (Beginner): Dribbling to find space/escape pressure

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Keith Fredricksen, Adult Member

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Keith Fredricksen
Name: Keith Fredricksen
City: Greensboro
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 101 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Field set up

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Field set up
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Field set up

Each player with a ball

Set up 6 or more (3 yard x 3 yard) squares randomly spaced throughout the field


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

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Warm up

Each player with a ball (squares are not yet in play but players can dribble through to find space)

Simple ball manipulation warm up (players dribble and perform turns/moves upon command from coach)

- Free dribble (encourage creativity and use of both feet)

- Inside of feet only

- Step-over

- Scissor

- Inside of foot "chop"

- Outside of foot "chop"

- Step-over turn

- Cruyff turn

Coaching points:

Close control

Change of pace/direction

Awareness/use of space (head up!)


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Moves

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Moves

Progression 1

Players must now perform a move before dribbling through an open square (can only be 1 player in a sqaure at a time)


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

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Turns 1

Progression 2

Players must now dribble through a square before turning and exiting through same side


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

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Turns 2

Progression 3

Players must now dribble into a square before turning and exiting through a different side which forces them to dribble at angles as opposed to straight lines (emphasize change of pace after turning)


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

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Turns 3

Progression 4

Same as last progression but now must players must break all 4 lines of the square


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): With pressure

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With pressure

Add 3 or 4 defenders (defend for 90 seconds then switch)

Players get a point for each square they successfully dribble through

Variation:

Split large group into 3 smaller groups with 2 attacking and 1 defending (switch after 90 seconds)


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