Football/Soccer Session (Beginner): Dribbling to Keep Possession (Start Time: 2013-08-19 16:30:00)

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JJ Ruane
Name: JJ Ruane
City: Chicago
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 3 points
Membership: Young Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Warm-up

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Warm-up (15 mins)

Objective: Warm-up and Technical Repetitions

Activity: Players dribble in area freely. On coach command, players must complete a desginated turn.

Progression: Place players into pairs, one ball between two. Players 1 passes to player 2 who receives , dribbles at cone and does a turn back to their starting position. Repeat.

Coaching Points: Dribbling: use all surfaces of the feet: laces, inside, outside, sole. Turning: Inside, Outside, Pull back, step over turn. In 2, make sure to make it competitive for players, challenge them to get so many in 2 minutes, can they beat all their friends.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Knockout

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Knockout (15 mins)

Objective: Introduce Pressure and Shielding an Opponent to turn

Activity: Knockout. Select two players, those players go for a minute and try to knockout balls. Players should try to shield and not allow 2 players to knockout balls. If ball is knocked out, player retrieves ball and does 10 toe taps and continues playing. Rounds of 45 seconds to a minute.

Coaching Points: All of the above. When and how do we turn? Turn away from pressure, check shoulders. Shielding the ball- body between your defender and the ball, how do they make themselves big (side on).


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Shielding and Turning

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Shielding and Turning (20 mins)

Objective: 1v1 Turning and Shielding

Activity: Divide group into two teams. Put 2 small goals on the sides of the pitch. Coach has all the balls and plays a ball out into middle or towards one team. Players try to score on either one of the side goals for a point. Allow players to pass ball into or through goals.

Coaching Points: Coaching Points: All of the above. When and how do we turn? Turn away from pressure, check shoulders. Shielding the ball- body between your defender and the ball, how do they make themselves big (side on). Has to be burst once we have turned out defender.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Possession v. Penetration

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Possession v. Penetration (20 mins)

Objective: Work on when to keep possession vs. penetration

Activity: Set up activity as above. Coach starts the activity. It starts as 1v1 but can be 2v1 if attacking player A if needed. In that case, play 2v1 to goal.

Coaching Points: Encourage the use of a first touch to go in the direction you want. Attack the space at pace to go 1v1. If you cannot go forward, time to play back. Movement off the ball after adding the attacking player. Support dependent on ball.


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

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4v4 SSG (20 mins)

Objective: Possession v. Penetration in a SSG

Activity: Play 4v4 with goals scoring when attacking plays into goals.

Coaching Points: Coach within the game to give players ideas of when to keep the ball with dribbling, shielding, and turning. Players off ball should have good angles to the ball. Continue to put an emphasize the technical functions of each players- first touch, technique turning and shielding, bursting into open space.


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