Football/Soccer Session (Beginner): FUNdementals Dribbling

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Paul Burke
Name: Paul Burke
City: Corunna
Country: Canada
Rank: Elite – 3 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer

Description

Introduce dribbling with no pressure


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

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Ball Retrive (10 mins)

Focus – Ball Literacy

Name of Game: Ball Retrive 

Organization:

 The coach kneels in the middle of the training area with the players around

him in a circle, with their ball in their hands. The coach takes one ball at a time and throws it away. The players must retrieve the ball and bring it back to the coach as quickly as possible.

The coach then adds various conditions on how the players can return the ball e.g. balanced in one hand, with right or left hand, rolling the ball along the ground, ball between the knees, bouncing the ball, dribbling etc.

 Variation

 The coach can move.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Paint the Field

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Paint the Field (10 mins)

Paint the Field Dribbling:

All players will dribble their soccer ball in a 15Wx20L yard grid pretending that is a paintbrush and wherever it rolls it is painting the field. The players will try to paint as much of the area as possible in the time allotted.

Coach: Have the players write their names with the “Paintbrush” (Ball) can they “paint” different shapes? How big can they paint the shapes?

Variation 2: Ask the players to dribble only with the left foot, then with the right foot.

Guided question

How far should the ball be from the dribbler?

What surfaces to use?

When and how to run with the ball and change directions?

How to stop the soccer ball?


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Smush the mush

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Smush the mush (10 mins)

Organization

Place lots of field disks (mushrooms) of at least 2 different colours in a large grid.

Each player has a ball. Players must dribble around the grid stopping the ball

with the sole of their boot with the ball touching the edge of the disk. This

‘smushes’ the mushroom. ‘Smush the mush’ as many times as possible in a

minute.

Progression

Must alternate colors of the mushes you smush.

Now the mushrooms explode and players must explode with pace

away from the mushroom as soon as their ball touches it.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Houses

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Houses (15 mins)

Focus – Ball Literacy

Name of Game – Houses

Organization

Set up four houses by placing four cones in each corner of

the playing area. A parent/child team is stationed inside each

house. Place all the balls in the middle of the playing area. On

the coach’s signal, one player at a time runs out to get a ball

and brings it back to the house (must stop the ball inside the

house). When the balls are all recovered, count the number of

balls in each house.

Alternatives

Easier - Start by using hands to bring the balls back.

Dribble ball back and stop ball in the house before next player

can go.

Harder - Once all players have a ball they can switch houses

or take balls back into middle again.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Screen 5

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Screen 5 (15 mins)

Play 3 v. 3 or 4 v. 4, with no goalkeepers. Have one extra team of equal numbers. They rest until you switch them. This allows for recovery.

Let them play! Here they can learn everything. They should have a great time.


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