Football/Soccer Session (Beginner): Beating a Defender 1v1

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Paul Gregory
Name: Paul Gregory
City: Coconut Creek
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 2 points
Membership: Young Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Warm-up

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Warm-up
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Warm-up

OBJECTIVE:

ORGANIZATION:

6-12 players

25x25 yard area

Multiple gates at 5 yard length throughout area

1 ball per attacker

INSTRUCTIONS:

Each attacking player will try to beat a defender 1v1 and dribble through the gate to score a goal. Attackers will keep track of how many goals they score. Defenders will protect their designated gate. If defender wins the ball, knock the ball away and continute to defend.

***Competition: attackers will try to score by dribbling through any gate; if defender wins ball, they will try to dribble through any gate to score (attacker becomes a defender) --- most goals after set time is winner

COACHING POINTS:


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Activity I

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Activity I

OBJECTIVE : Shooting after beating a defender 1v1

ORGANIZATION:

6-12 players

Distance: 30 yards for attackers

Supply of balls

INSTRUCTIONS:

Attackers will start with ball. The attacker will dribble towards the scoring zone while the defender runs out to defend. The attacker will try to beat the defender 1v1 and score on goal vs. GK. Once players finish, rotate to new position.

Rotation: GK becomes defender --- Defender goes to end of line for attackers --- Attacker goes to end of line for GK

COACHING POINTS:

1. Dribble towards zone with speed (Ronaldo touches)

2. Use skill moves to beat defender (Messi touches) - if def is late, can we shoot early? ]

3. Shots on target, follow rebounds

4. Transition awareness


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Activity II

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Activity II

OBJECTIVE: Shooting & Crossing after beating a defender 1v1

ORGANIZATION:

6-12 players

Distance: A1 starts 35 yards from goal; A2 starts 25 yards from goal; Gates set up near penalty area at 5 yard each

Supply of balls

INSTRUCTIONS:

Player A1 will start by doing toe touches. Player A2 will check away then to the ball and receive a pass from A1. Player A2 will then look to beat the defender 1v1 and either shoot on goal or cross ball into path of oncoming teammate A1. After play is over, players rotate to new position and continue activity.

Rotation: A1 to A2 --- A2 to A1 --- Defenders stay at position until coach makes switch

COACHING POINTS:

1. Movement off ball to create space; check over shoulder before receiving ball

2. Go at defender with speed; look to beat defender using 1v1 skill moves

3. If attacker beats defender to inside, can they look to shoot on goal?!?! If attacker beats defender to outside, they they look to cross ball into penalty area?!?!


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Exp. SSG

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4v4 to Goal

3 teams of 3 players, 1 team of 3 GKs

*One team rests*

If red team scores, they will get ball from goal & transition, look to score in opposite goal; the team coming on will begin as defensive team -- team with most goals in set time is winner


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