Football/Soccer Session (U6): UFA Rec Clinic (Kindergarten) - S3 Dribbling

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Ashley Thomas, Adult Member

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Ashley Thomas
Name: Ashley Thomas
City: Lawrenceville
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 6 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer

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UFA Rec Clinic (Kindergarten)

Session 3 - Dribbling

Focus: Recognizing other players and different areas


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Shark Tag

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Shark Tag (10 mins)

Organization:

15x10

10 players (>) in each grid

3 Taggers with a different color pinnie on

A ball at each players foot, except for the taggers

Instructions:

1. Bruce and his friends, Anchor and Chum (Sharks), must team up to try and stop the fish from getting loose, by tagging them.

2. Once the fish are tagged they link up with the sharks, and help to herd and tag the remaining fish.

3. The fish have to try to avoid the sharks by changing their speed and direction by cutting against the sharks or doing a pullback.

4. Once tagged, the player must join the single chain of sharks.

5. The last player remaining is the champion.

Coaching Points:

1. Use changes of speed and direction to get away from the chain

2. Vision and Awareness. Keep your head up, try not to get trapped in a corner

3. Try to do a pullback, inside cut or outside cut to get away from the sharks

Progressions:

(P1) - First start off without a ball. Then incorporate using the ball once the players understand the game.

(P2) - If you are tagged to may partner up with another person, who has not been tagged and still has his/her ball, to help keep the ball alive by passing the ball into different directions and away from the sharks. Once you become tagged for the second time, you must join the shark chain.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): First Day of School

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First Day of School (10 mins)

Organization:

30x25

with 5x5 boxes in each corner

Each player with a ball

Instructions:

1. Similar to Free Movement with the Ball. Each player has a ball and must swim around as they get ready for their first day of school. (Like Nemo did in the beginning of the movie.)

2. Have them practice dribbling and manipulating the ball with different surfaces of the foot. Some moves are -

     Make your bed = Rollovers with the sole of the foot.

     Brush your teeth = box touches.

     Eat breakfast = toe taps.

     Clean your room = inside/outside touches.

Coaching Points:

1. Keep your head up. Try not to bump into anyone. Look for space

2. Small touches

3. Use changes of speed and direction to get into open space

Progressions:

1. Use the 5x5 boxes in the corners of the field and have the players decide which box represents a particular activity. Then randomly call out which chore(s) they must do before leaving for school.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Save the Goggles!

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Save the Goggles!

Organization:

30x25

with (3) 3x3 boxes spread out from one another 

3 players with a pinnie in their hand

3 balls in each 3x3 box

Maximum of 10 players per grid

Instructions:

1. Blue players in diagram represent coaches and or volunteer coaches.

2. Yellow players in diagram represent players (Marlin and Dory).

3. The ball in this game is the goggle with the address of where Nemo has been taken.

4. In order to find Nemo, players must capture all of the goggles floating away and return them to the box. If the number of goggles inside of the box out number the amount of goggles outside the players win.

5. Restrictions: (a) Time; (b) Distance the ball can travel; (c) Number of googles players must keep in the grid.

Coaching Points:

1. Must do a pullback, inside cut or outside cut to bring the ball back.

2. Small touches while dribbling.

3. Keep your head up and try to avoid bumping into anyone.

4. Control the ball once you put it back in the treasure chest. Make sure it is not just kicked into it.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Game

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Game (25 mins)

Organization:

15x10

3v3

One ball per grid

Instructions:

Regular game except if one team scores they must all quickly run back to their own goal to touch it before they start defending. (= gives the other team a chance to work out of the back)

Coaching Points:

Please see the coaching points in activities 1-3.


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