Football/Soccer Session (Beginner): St. Thomas SC: (U4-U6): Session #7

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Ian McClurg
Name: Ian McClurg
City: Ancaster
Country: Canada
Rank: Elite – 2 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Warm-Up

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Warm-Up (10 mins)

Activity #1: 10 minutes

Warm-up Game: 4 Corners

4 corners are created with coloured discs in a small playing area. The players are dribbling with their ball waiting for the coach’s instruction to go to a particular corner. Have the players use their left or right foot only as well as a combination of both. You can point to a corner, or use a name of a corner, or give it a number, colour etc.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): North and South

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North and South (10 mins)

How to Play:

North and South goals; or red, blue, yellow, greens zones marked by cones and pinnies.

On shout "North!" all players inside the grid should dribble or pass/shoot ball through the "North" goal and wait outside square until all players have "scored." Explain what a goal is. Yellow go over the line to the yellow zone.

Mix it up, but not too much or the children will get “mixed up!”

Progression – “South!” – go through South goal, around the square to reenter at the North Goal


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Push-Pass

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Push-Pass (10 mins)

Activity #3: 10 minutes

Push Pass with Parents

Demonstrate to the players how to do a push pass with he inside of the foot.

Have the parents and players do a pass 4-5 feet apart. Make sure your players practice with both feet.

A progression is to have both parent and player moving.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Tunnel Pass

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Tunnel Pass (10 mins)

Activity #4: 10 minutes

Tunnel Pass

2 players and 1 adult in a group. The adult is in the middle. The adult makes a tunnel by keeping their legs shoulder width apart. The players try to pass the ball to each other through the legs of the4 adult.


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

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Numbers Game (20 mins)

Activity #5: 10 mins

Numbers Game

Play across the field in your area and create a -5m goal on either side of the area; create two teams and number the players. The coach has all the balls. The coach calls out a number and plays the ball to one of the centre line; the players play to see who can score a goal. Play a maximum of 30 seconds. Vary the numbers and the total numbers of players up to 3v3.


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