Football/Soccer Session (U6): U9 dribbling, change of direction

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Byron Garcia, Adult Member

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Byron Garcia
Name: Byron Garcia
City: Queens
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 2 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer

Description

Tag game


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 (15 mins)

Organization:

20x30 area, can be bigger if needed for more kids

Each player with a ball

Instructions:

-Dribble and perform tasks (toe taps, foundations, change of directions)

Coaching Points:

-Keeping the head up when dribbling

-Dribble with last three toes of your foot

-Change of direction/pace with the ball

-Keeping the ball close to the body

Progressions:

R - start without soccer balls


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Nest Game

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Nest Game
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Nest Game (15 mins)

Organization:

Players divided up in each corner.

All soccer balls in the middle - odd number of balls ideal

Instructions:

Goal is to retrieve a certain number of soccer balls, determined before the game

If all the balls from the middle have been retrieved with no winner, players may go to opponent's nest and steal their soccer balls to win.

Players alternate after retrieving one soccer ball

Coaching Points:

Last 3 toes (Messi) and big touches(Ronaldo) dribbling

Head up

Awareness of opponents - where should you steal soccer balls from?

Communication

Progressions:

-Fewer soccer balls

-Make space bigger

Make space smaller - emphasize close control


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