Football/Soccer Session (U10): Dribbling

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Beau Fraser
Name: Beau Fraser
City: Amherst
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 1 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Warm Up I

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

Organization:

-Area 20x30

-Five blue and five red gates set down at random

-Each player with ball

-Max 10 Players

Instructions:

-Introduce 3 dribbling techniques such as Messi/Ronaldo/Neymar (roll bottom of foot)

-Coach commands players to Messi, Ronaldo or Neymar dribble inside grid, ignoring gates

-Alternate foot to receive the same amount time on ball

Coaching Points:

Ball Control/Close to Feet (Magnet Boot)

Upper Body control;

Contact with pinky toe

Head on a string

Change of speeds (Gears)

Tactically:

Minimize players ability to dribble in straight lines or in circular movements

Encourage players to constantly change direction of the ball (zig zag) and positioning of body


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

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Warm up II

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Instructions:

-On coaches command players have one minute to dribble through as many gates as they can using the technique instructed by the coach

-Cannot dribble through consecutive colored gates

Coaching Points: “”

Progressions:

-Introduce defenders as taggers (1 or 2 )

-If dribblers are tagged by defenders 1 point is awarded

-Dribblers who are tagged must do 5 toe touches before picking up the dribble again

-Dribblers earn 1 point when dribbling through each gate

-Rotate taggers after 1 minute


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

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Warm Up III

Organization: “”

Instructions:

-Player dribbles through gate then executes a turn move allowing him/her to dribble back through the same way entered

-Coach Commands L/R foot & different parts of the surface to use when turning (e.g. inside/outside/drag back foot/Cruyff)

Coaching Points:

-Controlled approach vs ‘Match speed’

-Bend knees

-Step in front of ball

-First touch out of feet

-Peak over shoulder

-Find new space

Progressions:

-Introduce defenders as taggers (1 or 2 )

-If dribblers are tagged by defenders 1 point is awarded

-Dribblers who are tagged must do 5 toe touches before picking up the dribble again

-Dribblers earn 1 point when dribbling through each gate

-Rotate taggers after 1 minute


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Main Theme

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Main Theme

Organization:

-Area 20x30

-X2 -5 yard end zones at both end

-Assign each player a partner from opposing team

-5 -10 minutes intervals (depending on level)

Instructions:

-Each player is only allowed to steal ball from opposing partner

-Players must successfully dribble past defender, into the end zone to score 1 point

-Once ball is dribbled into end zone, team who scored, attack the other way, right away

Coaching Points:

-Confidence (physc)

-Creativity (physc)

-Close control of dribble (tech)

-Dribbling with correct surface and technique

-Change Speeds/Gears

-Spatial Awareness

-Decision Making: Dribble vs Pass

-High Risks: Go at defenders, engage/create 1v1 battles

Progressions:

-Can steal from anyone

-Xavi Rule (Can’t pass fwd)


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Conditioned Game

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Conditioned Game

Organization:

-Same as Main Theme except adding 2 pugg goals at each end line, next to corners

Instructions:

-3v3

-1 point is scored if passed in mini goals

-2 points scored if dribbled into end zone

Coaching Points:

-Be creative, confident and risk taker

-Players should practice failing with techniques

-Decision making

-Accelerate dribble into open space to pass defender

-Protect ball if cannot get forward

Progressions:

-Eliminate end zones


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