Football/Soccer Session (Beginner): Dribbling and Decision Making

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Justin Almquist
Name: Justin Almquist
City: Richland
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 2 points
Membership: Young Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Technical Warmup

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Technical Warmup (20 mins)

Groups of 3 players.

A) 3 Player tag/moves

Attacker attempts to run the gauntlet without being tagged (with 2 hands). Defender must stay on line. Players rotate after each pass. Introduce fakes, change of speed, change of direction.

B) 3 Player 1v1 moves:

INSTRUCTIONS:

1. Long pass to attacker (and defender steps up to stand on line)

2. 1-time pass to support player

3. 1-time pass back to attacker and immediate pressure (light)

4. Attacker beats first defender with first touch away from pressure. Then attacker beats 2nd defender (who is playing light defense and must stay on line).

Players then rotate roles and repeat.

PROGRESSION:

P1 - Defenders can play full defense, BUT must stay on line

P2 - Defenders play full pressure, BUT must stay in box

COACHING POINTS:

CP1 - Change of speed and change of direction to beat defender

CP2 - "Close the door" after beating defender

CP3 - Explode out when performing move

CP4 - Try not to play across your own body (i.e. take ball with outside of far foot instead of using inside of near foot to get around defender)


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Technical SSG

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Technical SSG (20 mins)

Teams of 3.

1v1 with Supporting teammate behind. Objective is to dribble through one of the attacking gates. If cannot get forward, look to turn away from pressure and use support teammate/find new space.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 3v3

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3v3 (20 mins)

3v3 to endlines

PROGRESSION:

P1 - After scoring over endline, team keeps ball and goes the other way


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): SSG

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SSG (20 mins)

ORGANIZATION:

Teams of 3 players (6-12 players); 30 yards wide x 20 long, split into 3 thirds; 3 goals on each endline

INSTRUCTIONS:

Teams will play 3v3 in the area. Each team will have 3 goals to score in and players must stay in specific lane. Start with defenders not allowed to go past half line and progress to full pressure.

COACHING POINTS:

1. Technique - Turning away from pressure

2. Recognition of when to penetrate v POSSESS

3. Where and How to turn away from pressure

4. Use possession to unbalance defense and then attack

5. Receive ball across body in order to face defender


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 4v4 Chaos

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4v4 Chaos (20 mins)

Teams of 4 or 5. 4v4+GKs

Two games of 4v4 going opposite each other with big goals and GKs


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