Football/Soccer Session (Beginner): Dribbling (for Possession)

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Paul Gregory
Name: Paul Gregory
City: Coconut Creek
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 2 points
Membership: Young Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Technique

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

ORGANIZATION:

8-12 players; Distance from a) tall cone to first red/blue cone 3-5 yards, b) first red/blue cone to second red/blue cone 7-10 yards

INSTRUCTIONS:

Each player will have a ball at feet with 2 players behind each tall cone. The first players in each line (Player 1) will all dribble at the same time out to their respective 2nd red/blue cone and perform a turn, then dribble to 1st red/blue cone and perform another turn, then dribble to end of line across from where they started. Once finished, next players in line (Player 2) will begin and activity continues.

***After this activity, play a game or two of Team Knockout***

COACHING POINTS:

1. Proper dribbling technique (laces/outside foot - pinky toe)

2. Proper turning technique

2. Head is up (using peripheral vision)

3. Change pace/direction when dribbling

4. Close, small toaches in tight spaces; longer touches in open space


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Technical/Tactical

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Technical/Tactical

ORGANIZATION:

4-6 players, teams of 2-3; 12x10 yard area; extra balls behind area

INSTRUCTIONS:

One player from each team will step onto the field to create a 1v1 situation while their teammate provides support from behind off of the field. The objective of the game is to score points by dribbling across the opponent's endline. The game begins with an entry pass from the support player to teammate on field. If the player on the field cannot get into the forward space, they may pass ball to their teammate who will attempt to score point themself (passes can only be played backwards). After a pass to teammate is made the two players will switch roles (on field --> support; support --> on field) and the game continues.

COACHING POINTS:

1. Dribbling and Turning technique

2. Recognition of when to penetrate vs. when to possess

3. Protect ball (player between ball & defender)

4. Speed of play/thought


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): SSG

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SSG

ORGANIZATION:

6-12 players, teams of 3; 20x15 yard area

INSTRUCTIONS:

One ball is be placed in the middle of the field. All players will start behind their team's goals. Two players from each team will begin the game by sprinting around field and enter the field from side; first team to get ball attacks and other team defends (2v2). The remaining player from each team will stay behind the play and provide support to their teammates. When one team is in possession, the support player will step onto field to create a 3v2 situation but must always stay behind the play and cannot cross midfield (the other team's support players must wait behind their goals until their team wins possession). When goal is score or the ball is out of play a new ball will be placed in middle, players will reset & change roles and game is continued.

COACHING POINTS:

1. Dribbling and Turning technique

2. Recognition of when to penetrate vs. when to possess

3. Protect ball (player between ball & defender)

4. Speed of play/thought


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Exp. SSG

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Exp. SSG

ORGANIZATION:

6-12 players, teams of 3-4; 20x15 yard field, 5x15 yard Safe Area

INSTRUCTIONS:

Teams will play match of 3v3 or 4v4. Each team will have a "Safe Zone" in front of their goal that only they may go into; defenders cannot enter opponent's "Safe Zone"; players have a maximum of 5 seconds inside the zone or possession is lost to opponent.

***When appropriate, take away both team's "Safe Zone" and play a regular match (minimal to no coaching during match)***

COACHING POINTS:

1. Dribbling and Turning technique

2. Recognition of when to penetrate vs. when to possess

3. Protect ball (player between ball & defender)

4. Speed of play/thought


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