Football/Soccer Session (U12): WSSL Week 1: Ball Mastery & Dribbling

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Name: Jose Figueira
City: New York
Country: United States of America
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Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Warm Up: Part I

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Warm Up: Part I

Organization:

25x25 area setup as shown

8+ players

1 ball per player (additioal on outside)

Instructions - PART A:

- All players dribble freely inside the playing area with a ball each

- On the coaches call "SWITCH" players stop their ball, find another ball & continue to dribble with new one

- Afer 2-3 mins coach steals a ball on the "SWITCH" call

- Player left without the ball acts as a defender & attempts to steal a ball back

Instructions - PART B:

- In the same area players dribble freely inside the playing area with a ball each

- 2 defenders are selected (without a ball) & aim to steal a ball and force out of playing area

- If an attacker loses their ball out the area theyare eliminated from game & wait on outside

- Last attacker left wins game & gets 1 point. Play 4 rounds, most points wins

- Rotate defenders after each round

Coaching Points:

- Controlled approach

- Body shape - low centre of gravity

- Awareness of space & surroundings

- Timing & execution of skill move

- Improvisation & creativity

Progressions PART A:

1.Coach can call other instructions for players e.g. "Up" = pickball up, serve upinair & control)

Progressions PART B:

1. Add more defenders to start

2. Attacker who is eliminated turns into a defender & helps to steal/kick balls out of area


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Warm Up: Part II

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Warm Up: Part II

Organization:

25x25 area setup as shown

8+ players

1 ball per player (additonal on outside)

Instructions:

- All players dribble freely inside the playing area with a ball each

- Players aim to pass through as many gates (tall cones) as possible

Coaching Points:

- Controlled approach

- Body shape - low centre of gravity

- Awareness of space & surroundings

- Timing & execution of skill move

- Improvisation & creativity

Progressions:

1. Give players a set time to pass through gates. Players keep score. Play 3 rounds. Highest wins

2. Players stop ball in gate, leave & switch to another ball

3.Players perform dribble/skill move around the gate

4. Add defenders to increase intensity


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Warm Up: Part III

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Warm Up: Part III

Organization:

30x30 area set up as shown

10 players

1 ball per player (additional on outside)

3 different color cones

Instructions:

- All players dribble freely inside the playing area with a ball each. Encourage players to experiment & improvise

- Coach moves around aoutside of area & calls out color commands "Red, Yellow or Blue"

- On command players must dribble around that color cones & perform dribble move

- RED = Messi Dribble: Outside toe. Touch every step. Agile & low centre of gravity.

- YELLOW = Attack cone & beat with dribble/skill move

- BLUE = Ronaldo Dribble: big touches at speed over distance. Toe pointed down. Acceleration!

- Between commands players must dribble around area avoiding crashes & keeping ball inside area

Coaching Points:

- Controlled approach

- Body shape - low centre of gravity

- Awareness of space & surroundings

- Reaction to command. Change of speed & tempo

- Timing & execution of skill move

- Improvisation & creativity

Progressions:

1. Instead of calling out commands, cones now holds up color cone. Player must be looking!

2. Coach now walks around outside of area holding up color cone

3. On coaches whistle players "battle" for 5 seconds & aim to kick each others ball out of area. 1 point awarded for each ball kicked out - players return to area & continue as normal after time limit


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

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Main Theme: Part I

Organization:

12x20 area setup as shown

12 players (6 attackers & 6 defenders)

1 ball per player (additional on outside)

Instructions PART A:

- 1 Player from each end take turns to dribble out from endline towards middle cones (yellow)

- As players reach middle they perform dribble/skill move around middle cones & continue to opposite end

- Next players dribble in & repeat

Instructions PART B:

- Remove middle cones. Players now play 1v1 RED vs BLUE

- RED defender at one end passes ball to attacker BLUE at opposite end line

- As attacker receives ball they dribble out & attack opposite end goal(s)

- Defender cannot pressure until Attackers 1st touch - play until goal is scored or ball leaves playing area

- After set time rotate RED & BLUE as defenders & attackers

- After set time rotate fields

Coaching Points:

- Controlled approach

- Body shape - low centre of gravity

- Awareness of space & surroundings

- Timing & execution of skill move

- Improvisation & creativity

Progressions PART A:

1. Place middle cones in different shapes, creating new obstacles for players to dribble around

2. Remove cones - players now dribble directly towards each other & time their dribble/skill moves

Progression PART B:

1. Defender can enter area as they pass

2. Attacker has time limit to score/attempt finish


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

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Main Theme: Part II

Organization:

30x20 Area set up as shown

30x10 central zone marked out with cones

10 players (5 attackers & 5 defenders)

Balls with coach who acts as server

Instructions:

- Players are seperated into two teams & then number themselves 1 to 5

- Teams assemble at either end line with coach on the sideline with all soccer balls

- Coach calls out number 1 to 5 & passes ball into middle zone. Those numbers run out & battle to win ball

- Player who wins ball becomes attacker. They aim to dribble past defender & out of middle zone to score

- Player without ball becomes defender & aims to win possession back to attack

- Play until goal is scored or ball leaves playing area. Player return back to positions & activity resets

Coaching Points:

- Controlled approach

- Body shape - low centre of gravity

- Awareness of space, surroundings & approaching players position

- Timing & execution of skill move

- Next action: Accelerate away from defender

- Improvisation & creativity

Progressions:

1. Play for points. Teams get 1 point if attacker successfully dribbles out of middle zone

2. Attackers now aim to dribble out of middle zone & through one of the gates (tall cones) in corner (3points)


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

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Conditioned Game I

Organization:

30x50 area set up as shown

Half way line marked out with cones

10 players (5 attackers & 5 defenders)

1 ball (additional on outside)

Instructions:

- Teams play standard 5v5 small sided game. Play restarts with kick ins. No offsides.

- Team in possession only only get out of of defensive half by dribbling ball over half way line

- Teams aim to score either by shooting into mini goals or by dribbling between center gate (tall cones)

Coaching Points:

- Controlled approach

- Body shape - low centre of gravity

- Awareness of space, surroundings & approaching players position

- Timing & execution of dribble. Whens the best time to cross the half?

- Timing & execution of skill move

- Next action: Accelerate away from defender

- Improvisation & creativity

Progressions:

1. Attacking team has time limit to score when they enter attacking half

2. When teams score at one end, they turn & attack opposite end


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

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Conditioned Game II

Organization:

30x50 area set up as shown

30x10 end zone at either end marked with cones

1 target gate at either end zone line as shown (tall cones)

10 players (5 attackers & 5 defenders)

1 ball (additional around outside)

Instructions:

- Teams play standard 5v5 small sided game. Play restarts with kick ins. No offsides.

- Attacking team can score by either dribbling through center gate (2pts) or into end zone (1pts)

- Teams play directional

Coaching Points:

- Controlled approach

- Body shape - low centre of gravity

- Awareness of space, surroundings & approaching players position

- Timing & execution of dribble. Whens the best time to cross the half?

- Timing & execution of skill move

- Next action: Accelerate away from defender

- Improvisation & creativity

Progressions:

1. When teams score at one end, they turn & attack opposite end

2. Teams can scores at either end after completing 4 passes


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