Football/Soccer Session (U9): 1v1 'Opportunities to Beat'

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Mark Roberts, Adult Member

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Mark Roberts
Name: Mark Roberts
City: Liverpool
Country: United Kingdom
Rank: Elite – 105 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Forward Moves

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Forward Moves

Working on dribbling moves to beat defender, both ends working.

1) X steps right takes outside of left

2) X steps left takes outside of right

3) X steps left steps, steps right then takes outside of left

4) X steps right, steps left takes outside of right

Key points-

-Both players should almost be symmetrical in there movements

-Encourage to bend knees and explode into space

-Make eye contact or some form of communication to enable you to do it at the same time

-Do each stage for 1-2 minutes

-Make the move believable


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Running With The Ball Forward Moves

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Running With The Ball Forward Moves

Same as earlier exercise but running with the ball, again working at same time.

1 and 2 head towards each other and use a forward move to go past one another. Start left and then take right and encourage all forward moves

Key points-

Distance and timing of moves

Speed of moves

Quality of moves


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Beating Opponents 1 v 1

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Beating Opponents 1 v 1

X attacks O within the box and must cross the line opposite to gain a point. The ball must be under control. O can only come out when he has won the ball back

Then Xs defends against the O’s, rotate roles.

Key points-

Encourage forward moves and quick play

Always keep the ball moving

Encourage positive play

Attack the space


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Beating Opponents

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Beating Opponents

O must defend the line and cannot come off it

X must beat as many O’s as possible and gains 1 point for each success

Change over after each team member has had 2 attempts

Key points-

Encourage forward moves, direct and positive play

Attack the space


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