Football/Soccer Session (Beginner): Fundamentals Week 1

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Paul Burke
Name: Paul Burke
City: Corunna
Country: Canada
Rank: Elite – 3 points
Membership: Adult Member
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)

Focus – Physical Literacy

Activity Name: Warm up/Coordination/Ball Familiarity

Organization:

Mark a 15 x 15 m square. The size may vary according

to numbers. Players have a ball each.

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The activity begins with the player moving the soccer ball around the playing area using

his/her feet and reacting to the coach’s commands:

1. Guide the ball with your feet as you weave in and

out of the other players. Use left foot, use right foot, inside of foot only, outside of foot only, etc.

2. As above but on the coach’s signal run to the

nearest cone and take the ball in a circle around it

using the inside of your foot. Keep alternating from

right foot to left foot.

3. “change”, players stop the ball, leave it and quickly

go and get another’s ball and continue dribbling

around the area.

4. “elbow”, players try to touch the ball with their elbow (knee, bum etc.)

Emphasis

 Lots of touches on the ball

 Working in pairs

 Dribbling

 Having Fun!


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Dribble to shoot

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Dribble to shoot (10 mins)

Focus – Ball Familiarity

Activity Name – Dribbling to shoot

Organization:

Divide players into two teams. Players dribble through

the cones mad when they get to the manikin/cone,

players take a touch with the outside of the foot and

strike at the empty goal. Players retrieve their ball and

the next player goes. Players are encouraged to use

left and right foot to strike at goal. Player encouraged

to use different types of finishing i.e., laces, side of

foot.

Switch lines.

Emphasis

 Dribbling inside and outside of the foot

 Preparing to shoot

 Shooting at a goal

 Goal Celebrations


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): SSG 2v1

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SSG 2v1 (10 mins)

Focus – Small Sided Game

Name of Game – 2 v 1

Organization:

Divide the players into two groups and

put them in two different colored pinnis. Teams send

two players to attack one defender. Game can be

played with or without goalkeepers. Once one team

has attacked the roles change and the other team gets

to attack the goal. As players progress game can be

played 2 v 2.

Emphasis

 Dribbling towards goal

 Decision when to pass when to shoot

 Angle of support

 Shooting at goal

 Rebounds


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): SSG two goals

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SSG two goals (10 mins)

Focus – Small Sided Game

Name of Game – Numbers Game with two goals.

Set up a small grid, depending on number of

players. Separate players/parents into 2 teams

as shown below. Number players 1,2,3,4,5 etc.

Call out a number. The player called from each

team enters into the field to challenge for the

ball. The coach sends the ball in and players

try to score on opposing side while defending

their own side. Goalkeepers can be added to

the game. Coach can call out more than one

number to make 2 v 2 and 3 v 3 situations

Emphasis

 Dribbling towards goal

 Beating a defender

 Basic defending

 Shooting at goal

 Rebounds


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Dribble
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