Football/Soccer Session (U6): Dragons SC - Instructional - Kelley - Session 1

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Alejandro Fernandez, Adult Member

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Alejandro Fernandez
Name: Alejandro Fernandez
City: Union
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 3 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer

Description

Learning Outcomes

1. Develop comfort with the ball.

2. Develop comfort using various surfaces of the foot.

3. Develop close ball control.

4. Develop ability to change speed/accelerate.


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

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Warm-up/Arrival Activity

Organization:

1. 40x30 area.

2. Every player with a ball.

Story/Description:

A special guest, Simon, was on his way to meet us to play a game of "Simon Says" but he got a flat tire and won't be able to make it today. Since my name isn't Simon, we'll have to play with a different rule. I (coach) will say "I can do this, can you?" before performing a skill or movement. Then players have to "respond" by showing coach they can do it.

Instructions:

1. Players find space and position themselves to see coach.

2. Coach shows a skill or movement and says, "I can do this, can you?"

3. When players hear the phrase, they attempt to mimic coach's actions.

4. Movements/skills to be performed: throw ball in air-clap-catch, jump on one foot, various ball pick ups with feet, balancing of the ball, bounce-juggle-catch, etc.

Coaching Points:

1. Light on toes.

2. Head up to see coach.

3. Balance and coordination.

4. Physical literacy.

5. Proper execution of physical movements.

Progressions:

1. End with juggling or some challenge with multiple levels to allow players to work at their own pace.


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

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Ball Mastery Warm-Up

Organization:

1. 40x30 area.

2. Every player with a ball.

3. Blue cones (soccer ocean).

Story/Description:

A sea captain has recruited a fleet of pirates and would like to train them to become the best pirate fleet in all the seas. Pirates will sail around the ocean (blue area) with their ship (soccer ball). The captain (coach) will give the pirates (soccer players) various commands that they must follow. Whenever captain asks, "Pirates are you ready?" they must respond like a pirate, "Aaaaargh!!" or "Aye Aye captain!" (coach's choice).

Instructions:

1. Players dribble around the area using various surfaces of the foot.

2. "Avoid other ships" or "stay close" means soft touches, keep close ball control.

3. "Fastest ship of the fleet" means take a bigger touch out of feet to go faster.

4. "Rats on deck" means perform toe taps.

5. "Scrub the deck" means perform boxes.

6. "Anchors down" means players stop by placing sole of foot on ball.

Coaching Points:

1. Head up to see the big ocean blue and other pirate ships.

2. Close ball control - dribble with pinky toe (i.e. Messi).

3. Go faster - bigger touch out of feet with instep (i.e. Ronaldo).

4. Use both feet.

Progressions:


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Treasure Island

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Treasure Island

Organization:

1. 40x30 area set up as shown.

2. Every player with a ball.

Story/Description:

Following initial pirate training, captain believes his pirates are ready to sail out and explore other islands. Pirates love treasure so they hope to collect as many gold coins as possible on this expedition.

Instructions:

1. Players dribble around the area.

2. The get a point every time they dribble around an island (orange cone).

3. Players try to get to as many islands as possible in alloted time.

4. When coach yells, "Back to the docks!" players must return with their ships to the designated area.

Coaching Points:

1. Keep your ship close to you - controlled touches.

2. Watch out for other ships and islands - head up and looking around.

3. Sail as fast as you can when their is space.

4. Ability to listen and follow instruction.

Progressions:

1. There are gold coins (yellow cones) buried in the islands (under the orange cones).

2. Players travel to different islands and grab as many coins as they can.

3. Make sure to get to as many islands as possible as not all of them have coins.

4. Captain will count the treasure back at the docks.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Pirate's Treasure Chest

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Pirate's Treasure Chest

Organization:

1. 40x30 area set up as shown

2. Players distributed evenly at four corners.

Story/Description:

1. All the gold (balls) is centrally located in the pirate's treasure chest (center of the area).

2. The pirates (players) take turns to go to the chest and get a piece of gold to take to their barracks.

3. The game finishes when all the gold has been taken from the chest.

4. The team with the most gold wins.

5. Play multiple rounds.

Coaching Points:

1. Acceleration - attack space quickly.

2. Head up to observe space.

3. Turning technique - drag back - sole of the foot.

4. Big touch into space.

Developments:

1.Once all the gold has been taken from the chest, players can then steal gold from each other.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Free Play

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Free Play

Organization:

1. 30x30 area.

2. Four goals as shown.

Instructions:

1. Two teams play to goal.

2. Red team can attack and score on either of two goals on red line.

3. Blue team can attack and score on either of two goals on blue line.

Coaching Points:

1. Head up to see space.

2. Awareness - space and pressure.

3. Ability to keep ball close.

Progressions:

1. Remove two goals on the blue side. Play regular rules - scrimmage. Each team with a goal.


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