Football/Soccer Session (Beginner): Dribbling

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Keith Fredricksen, Adult Member

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Keith Fredricksen
Name: Keith Fredricksen
City: Greensboro
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 101 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Field set up

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Field set up

Field set up:

Start by setting up for the last exercise first (orange cones) and working backward from there.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Technical repition 1

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TECHNICAL REPITITION 1:

12 players - each with a ball

All 4 groups working at the same time

Players dribble toward flag at a moderate pace then turn and accelerate back to start

Turns may include: pullback, inside chop, outside chop, stepover turn, Cruyff turn, etc.

COACHING POINTS: close control, lots of little touches, use both feet, accelerate after the turn


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Technical repitition 2

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Technical repitition 2

TECHNICAL REPITITION 2:

12 players - each with a ball

All 4 groups working at the same time

Players dribble towards flag before performing a move then accelerating towards the other end of the grid

NOTE: All players are to work in the same direction (scissor to the left, take ball to the right - stepover to the left, take ball to the right - body fake to the right, take ball to the left - etc.)

COACHING POINTS: close control, lots of little touches, don't get too close to the flag (defender) before trying a move


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Technical application

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Technical application

TECHNICAL APPLICATION:

10 players- each with a ball

2 defenders that stay in their own grid and defend both directions (switch defenders every 90 seconds)

All 4 groups working at the same time

First player from each group tries to evade the defender and dribble to the other end of the grid

Player may choose to turn and dribble back to starting point

COACHING POINTS: close control - change of pace and direction - look up to find available space

VARIATIONS: add a third or even a fourth defender - allow defenders to move to either grid - have defenders hold a bib in their hands and switch roles with attacker upon winning possession - allow attackers to use both grids - award 1 point for successfully dribbling from one end of the grid to the other, play for 2 minutes and keep score!


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Game related 1

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Game related 1

GAME RELATED 1:

3 vs 3 (depending on numbers) to 3 small cone goals

Must dribble through to score a goal

Play 3 to 4 minute games before switching teams

COACHING POINTS: close control - look up to see available space and to recognize pressure - change of pace and direction to get away from pressure and into open space - when to take a player on versus when to turn away or pass to a teammate


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Game related 2

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GAME RELATED 2:

6 vs 6 to 3 small cone goals

May dribble or pass through to score a goal

COACHING POINTS: close control - composure on the ball - look up to see available space and to recognize pressure - change of pace and direction to get away from pressure and into open space - when to take a player on versus when to turn away or pass to a teammate


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

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Free play

FREE PLAY:

6 vs 6 with goalkeepers

Restart play with a kick in

No corners to keep the game moving

Play 2 x 8 minute games

VARIATIONS: restart play from goalkeeper - restart play with a throw in (unopposed to allow for success and to build confidence) - play 6 vs 6 to 2 small goals without goalkeepers

COACHING POINTS: composure on the ball - look up to see what options are available - accelerate into open space - turn away from pressure (do not just dribble into a defender) - when and where to do a move


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