Football/Soccer Session (Moderate): Dribbling Technique/Changing Direction

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

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Warm up
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Warm up (10 mins)

Organization:

15 yard lines with gates at either end. 3 yard gap from wall of cones to gates. No ball for warm-up.

Instructions:

White team start as the attackers (no ball). Attackers score by getting through either yellow cone gates before getting tagged by the defender in red Defender can only tag the defender in areas without red cones (Tag Zone). Play for one minute and then swap roles as attackers and defenders.

Coaching Points:

- Be positive, attack the space

- Awareness of the defender

- Use of stop-starts to slow the defender down

- Quick turns if the defender gets ahead

Scenarios:

- Defender behind - Speed up

- Defender level, space infront - Stop start

- Defender level, space behind - Turn

- Defender ahead - Turn


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Technical

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Technical (10 mins)

Organization:

Same as above but now each player has a ball

Instructions:

A - Players dribble out to yellow cones and perform an Stop Turn. After turning, the player raises their head and makes eye contact with their teammate and dribbles back

B - Players dribble out and perform an Outside Cut

C - Players dribble out and perform and Inide Cut

D - Players dribble out and perform a U-Turn

Coaching Points:

- Dribble pigeon-toed

- Keep ball close, touch on every step

- Bends knees and get low during turn

- Ball out of feet

- Head up after turning

- Accelerate out of turn


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Skill Development

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Skill Development (10 mins)

Organization:

Same as above but now players compete against each other.

Instructions:

Defending player in white starts starts by stepping on yellow cone. Attacker in red immediately explodes out and tries to dribble through either gate to score a point. Defender can tackle the attacker only in areas without red cones (tackle zones). Essentially the red cones act as a wall that cannot be breached. However, the defender cannot immediatelly tackle the attacker until the first red cone is reached.

Coaching Points:

- Dribble pigeon-toed

- Keep ball close, touch on every step

- Bends knees and get low during turn

- Ball out of feet

- Head up after turning

- Accelerate out of turn

- Turn away from defender to protect the ball


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Fully Opposed

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Fully Opposed (20 mins)

Organization:

30 x 40 yard grid

Instructions:

Play 4v4 with 3 team rotation. Team has to dribble through a gate to get a point. Player continually change direction to escape pressure and swtich the play. One player cannot dribble through the same gate twice in a row.

Coaching Points:

- Change direction as an act of deception

- Change direction to change the view of the field

- Suporting players should position themselves in low pressure areas

- Execute proper technique on changes of direction

- Turn away from defenders

- Accelerate out of turn


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Small Sided Game

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Small Sided Game (20 mins)

Organization:

4v4 game. 3 team rotation.

Instructions:

- Regular rules

Coaching Points:

- When and where to use a change of direction in a game setting


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