Football/Soccer Session (Beginner): U6 Junior Academy Activities

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Colin  Herriot
Name: Colin Herriot
City: la plata
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 1 points
Membership: Young Member
Sport: Football/Soccer

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Waldorf Soccer Club's U6 Junior Academy Session Plans 


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Body Part Dribbling

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Body Part Dribbling (10 mins)

Body Part Dribbling:

All the players dribble in a designated area. When coach yells out the name of a body part, players must touch that body part to the ball as quickly as possible. Coaches should use different surfaces. Progress the instructions to toe taps, scissors, etc. At times, call out several bodys parts or technical skills.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Juggling

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Juggling (10 mins)

Juggling:

Everyone has a ball. Hold hands out with ball inbetween. Drop the ball directly down and kick back up to hands, repeat. Players will use their laces and thighsto practice keeping the ball in the air. How many times can players touch the ball before it hits the ground?


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Red light/Green light

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Red light/Green light (10 mins)

Red Light/Green Light:

Please dribble with the ball towards the coach. When the coach says "red light", players must stop the ball. When coach says "green light", players dribble towards the endline. Coach can add extra lights that require different movments from the players. For example, "pink light" means dance around the ball, "purple light" means jump back and forth over the ball. Please can then only use certain bodyparts to stop the ball, elbow, etc.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Gate Dribbling

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Gate Dribbling (10 mins)

Gate Dribbling:

Set up as many gates (cones) as possible in the grid. Ask the players to dribble through as many gates as possible inside 60 seconds. As the kids to beat their scores on the second and third attempt. Progression - players can only dribble using their left foot, right foot, etc.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Retrieval Activity

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Retrieval Activity (10 mins)

Retrieval Activity:

Every players gives their ball to the coach who tosses the ball out for the players to retrieve. Players can bring the ball back by 1) picking the ball up and using their hands 2) dribble back to the coach 3) picking up the ball and skiping back 4) "players must do five toe taps and then dribble back. Coaches change direction as the players bring the ball to them.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Freeze Tag

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Freeze Tag (10 mins)

Freeze Tag:

Every player has a ball. The coach selects two players to become the "freeze" monsters (who also dribble with the ball). If a player is tagged by the "freeze" monster he must stand still with the ball above his head. Players can be unfrozen by being tagged on the shoulder or have a teammate pass the ball through their legs. Change the "freeze" monsters every couple of minutes.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): World Cup

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World Cup (15 mins)

World Cup:

 - Coaches number the players (depends on the number of players)

- When a players number is called he must run around the goal and score in the opposite goal. For example, team red run around goal "A" and must score in goal "B". The Blue team run around goal "B" and try to score in goal "A"

Progression.

 - Call two/three numbers.


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