Football/Soccer Session (Beginner): Technical Circuit

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Barry McGrellis
Name: Barry McGrellis
City: Alexandria
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 3 points
Membership: Young Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Passing / Receiving

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Passing / Receiving (15 mins)

Passing / Receiving

Player in the centre receives ball on the half turn with the back foot from player 1, plays out to player 2. 1 follows pass to centre, centre follows pass to 2, 2 passes in to new centre etc. Players have 2 minutes at this station, every time a successful pass enters the central square they gain a point. Only count passes going IN to square.

Coaching points:

- Receiving on the inside - check shoulder then open up

- Receiving on the outside - check shoulder then front foot reception toward square


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Dribbling

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Dribbling (15 mins)

Dribbling Slalom

Basic slalom with players working as a team. First player carries ball from side A to side B nad passes off to teammate who carries back to A. Players have 2 minutes at station, every time the ball gets back to side A they get one point.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Lofted Pass / Running with ball

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Lofted Pass / Running with ball (15 mins)

Lofted Pass / Running with Ball

A to B is running with ball, B to A is a lofted pass. Players have 2 minutes at station, every time the ball gets back to A they score a point.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Shooting

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Shooting (15 mins)

2 touch turn and shoot

Player 1 passes to 2 who has two touches to turn and shoot on goal. Each player rotates up one number. Players have 2 minutes at station, each goal is a point. If more than two touches are used by the shooter, no point.


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

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Conditioned Game (20 mins)

Conditioned Game

First half - Minimum 4 touches to encourage dribbling.

Second half - Maximum 3 touches to encourage movement off the ball and passing.


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