Football/Soccer Session (U9): Dribbling Harrison

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Byron Garcia, Adult Member

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Byron Garcia
Name: Byron Garcia
City: Queens
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 2 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Messi and Ronaldo

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Messi and Ronaldo
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Messi and Ronaldo (15 mins)

Organization: All players with ball in two equal lines as shown

Instructions: On coaches command one of the lines will dribble to the opposite line, when the first line is about halfway the other group will begin to dribble to the opposite end of the grid while avoiding the other group.

Coaching Points:

Messi and Ronaldo Touches (appropriate time to use each)

Heads up to running into eahcother

Surface of foot used to dribble (laces and pinky toe)

Progressions:

Have players dribble with one foot or surface only

Have both groups go at the same time

Up the speed of play


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

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Act 1 (20 mins)

Organization:

-20x30 yard grid

-3 defenders with pinnies in hand (shown as blue players)

-Every other player is attacker and has ball

Instructions:

-Attackers start with 10 points, defenders with 9.

-If defender touches an attackers ball or they force them to dribble outside of grid, they switch roles (attacker takes pinnie, defender takes ball) and the original attacker loses a point.

-No 'tag backs'

-Winner is player with most points after certain time period.

Coaching Points:

-Head up as dribble to observe space/defenders

-Ball close when defenders trying to steal ball, bigger touches when find space to go into

-Use body to protect ball as dribble

-Correct technique (knee over ball, pinky toes touches etc.)

Progressions:

how do we beat a player 1v1, when and where can we do this?

Add or remove number of defenders depending on level of players


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

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Act 2 (25 mins)

Organization:

-12 x 20 (Players as shown)

Instructions:

- Defender (blue) passes / serves to attacking (white).

- Attacker scores by passing into goals or dribbling through gates

- Defender scores by stealing ball and scoring

- Players switch lines

- First player to 10 wins, switch fields.

Coaching Points:

- Controlled approach driving at defender's front foot.

- Eyes up, identication of space, change of speed.

- Creativity and confidence in using moves to beat the defender.


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

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Conditioned Game (30 mins)

Organization:

- 30 x 25 yard area with two 4 yard wide end zones is organized as shown in the diagram above.

Instructions:

- Play regular scrimmage. Instead of having goals have two end zones set up. Players score by dribbling into end zones. (Adjust size of area to number of players). Play is continuous for the designated period of time.

- Can also be divided into 3 or 4 teams. This way if a team scores into a dribbling zone, they now stay have to defend that zone, and next team up will start with the ball and and defend the empty space the attacking team just came from.

Coaching Points:

- Head up.

- Close Control.

-use messi and Ronaldo

- Encourage moves.

- Decide when to dribble at speed or when to slow down.

Progressions:

Add a neutral player to create numbers up and more success.


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