Football/Soccer Session (U6): ball mastery u6

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Andrew Mcleod, Adult Member

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Andrew Mcleod
Name: Andrew Mcleod
City: EAST ORANGE
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 6 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer

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

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Learning Objectives

Technical
Technical
Technical
Tactical
Technical
Physical
Technical
Psychological
Technical
Social

Warm Up (10 mins)

Each players has a ball, 20y by 20y area.

Players dribble their ball around the area, manipulating it in different directions. When coach shouts:

1) Players have to do toe taps

2) Players have to do side to sides

3) Players have to chance direction

Play for 10 minutes


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Paint the Field

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Paint the Field (10 mins)

Paint the Field Dribbling:

All players will dribble their soccer ball in a 20Wx20L yard grid pretending that is a paintbrush and wherever it rolls it is painting the field. The players will try to paint as much of the area as possible in the time allotted.

Coach: Have the players write their names with the “Paintbrush” (Ball) can they “paint” different shapes? How big can they paint the shapes?

Variation 2: Ask the players to dribble only with the left foot, then with the right foot.

Guided question

How far should the ball be from the dribbler?

What surfaces to use?

When and how to run with the ball and change directions?

How to stop the soccer ball?


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Smush the mush

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Smush the mush (10 mins)

Organization

Place lots of field disks (mushrooms) of at least 2 different colours in a large grid.

Each player has a ball. Players must dribble around the grid stopping the ball

with the sole of their boot with the ball touching the edge of the disk. This

‘smushes’ the mushroom. ‘Smush the mush’ as many times as possible in a

minute.

Progression

Must alternate colors of the mushes you smush.

Now the mushrooms explode and players must explode with pace

away from the mushroom as soon as their ball touches it.


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

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3v3 Game (20 mins)

Organization:

30 x 25 yard box.

Teams play 3 v 3 inside the box with no goalkeepers.

let players play game and facilitate rather than coach at this stage

Let the kids play and learn to love the game. 4 x 5 minute games with one minute water breaks in between games


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