Football/Soccer Session (U13): Dribbling

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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
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Ball Mastery

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Ball Mastery (20 mins)

Organization: 30x40 Grid

Instructions:

- Each Player with a ball dribbles in grid

- On coach's command, player performs skill

- Skills: Cut, Chop, Step Over, Scissor, Turn, Stop and Go, Toe Taps, Inside Shuffles

Coaching Points:

- Head up to see other players

- Keep ball close

- Using correct surface for dribble and skill

Progressions:

- P: Number the skills and call the number instead of the actual skill

- P: Change surface of foot to dribble with and/or use weak foot

- R: Do one skill at a time. Show the skill, and on "go" they perform single skill (number of skills limited for time)


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Main Theme Unopposed

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Main Theme Unopposed (20 mins)

Organization:

40 x 30 area (4 x 10 meter channels)

14 players each with a ball

B: Cones or Pugg goal in middle (representing defender)

Instructions:

A: Players work in groups of 3 or 4

One player at a time dribbles through channel

When he/she arrives to the other side it sets another player in motion to dribble across grid

Players will dribble using Messi and Ronaldo techniques.

Coaching Points:

A: Players are encouraged to maintain control of the ball while dribbling as quickly as they can

Players should pick their head up in between touches

Messi dribbling (touch every step, using pinky toe, keeping ball close, head up between touches)

Ronaldo dribbling (touches ball out in front of body, use bigger strides to run onto ball)

B: Messi dribbling on approach picking head up between touches to judge distance from defender

Timing of move (depending on the move some require more/less distance)

Accelerate past defender (Ronaldo touch)

Close move

Progressions:

B: Players dribble at cones (defender) and make move to beat defender


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Main Theme

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Main Theme (20 mins)

Organization:

1.20 x 15 yard area as shown

2.8 players (4 attackers, 4 defenders)

3.1 ball per group

Description:

1.Players play four 1v1 games at the same time

2.Defending players can only take the ball from their partner

3.Attacking players can score in any of three goals at on the opposite end of the area

4.Attacking players must dribble through the goal to score (not shoot)

Coaching Points:

1.Drive at defenders front foot

2.Keep ball moving to unbalance defender

3.Speed of play

4.Protect the ball when pressured is tight

5.Use upper body for disguise

Progression:

1.P - Time limit on attacking play (10 seconds to score)

2.R - Add neutral players, combine with players in possession


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Fully Opposed

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Fully Opposed (20 mins)

Organization: Two 20x15 yard areas. Goal on either side. All the balls are in line A.

Instructions: Player A passes to Player B. B receives and tries to score in opposing goal. If A wins the ball they try and score in other goal. If ball goes out of bounds then the next two players go. Players switch lines after they go.

Coaching Points: Attack defender with pace. Observe defenders position. Look to use moves that were learned before.

Progressions:


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Movement
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Custom Movement
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Pass
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Dribble
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