Football/Soccer Session (Beginner): SYSL U7 Week 7 14th Oct

Profile Summary

Alex Jones
Name: Alex Jones
City: Telford
Country: United Kingdom
Rank: Elite – 6 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Shielding Technical Practice

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Shielding Technical Practice (15 mins)

Shielding Technical Practice

Players get into groups of 2. 1 player starts with the ball and is protecting it from their partner who is looking to take it from them.

Coaching Points:

- Players should be on their toes so they are able to move the ball quickly if the player trys to come around and get it

- The player shielding it should be side on and between their partner and the ball

- The ball should be away from their body but under control

- Get the players to use their body as a shield

Players will play for 1 minute and the player who starts with the ball wants to keep it for that minute, if their partner gets it they are looking to win the ball back in the remaining time.

Can I also use moves to keep the ball away from my partner, constant changes of direction are needed in order to protect your ball.

You can also swap partners to give players a different challenge.

Play for 10 Minutes


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Shielding Opposed Practice

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Shielding Opposed Practice (15 mins)

Shielding Opposed Practice

2 boxes 15y by 15y. 3 attackers with 1 ball each, 1 defender and one outside player.

REINFORCE THE COACHING POINTS MENTIONED IN THE PREVIOUS EXERCISE.

The players in the middle with a ball are looking to shield the soccer ball so the defender (blue) cannot get the ball. If the defender thinks they are going to lose they can pass it to the outside the player, they will then swap positions (outside players can move anywhere on the the outside). If the defender wins the ball and keeps it, the attacker who lost the ball will become the defender. Swap the defenders regularly and the outside players if they are not involved.

Progression/Adaptation

- 2 defenders, 2 attackers, 1 outside player

- Players on the outside have to do 10 toe taps before they can receive a ball from a middle player.

Play for 15 Minutes


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Scrimmage

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Scrimmage (20 mins)

Scrimmage to finish the session

Encourage good shielding technique when attackers are around defenders.

20 Minutes


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