Football/Soccer Session (U9): Dribbling

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Darren Clements, Adult Member

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Darren Clements
Name: Darren Clements
City: Deeside
Country: United Kingdom
Rank: Elite – 1 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Technical

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Technical (15 mins)

Dribbling -

20 x 20, 8-12 players - split into 2 teams

Players dribble around their own half using different parts of the foot on instruction from the coach (inside, outside, sole)

Progression -

Use of weaker foot

Practice some skills on the blow of a whistle (step overs, etc)

Get to the other half of the pitch on the blow of a whistle

Key points -

Balance, head up/down, ball close, lots of touches, awareness of space.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Skill

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Skill (15 mins)

When, Where and How to Dribble -

Area 20x20 - 30 x 30

8-12 players (in 2 teams)

Each team has to move the ball across the square from one side to the other. To score a point a player must dibble the ball to the outer man who then dribbles the ball back into play. Encourage dribbling at every opportunity but allow passing to keep possession if a dribble is not possible.

Progression -

Time limit to move the ball across

Limit the number of players who can be involved in the passage of play

Key points -

As per technical


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Game

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Game (25 mins)

Game -

Pitch size 40 x 30

10-12 Players with GK

Pitch split into 3 using cones or disc markers

No limitations to begin with. Players encouraged to dibble when possible.

Conditions -

3 zones as shown above. Players allocated to a zone. The ball must be dibbled from zone to zone.

Time limit on the the ball in each zone or for a shot on goal.

Key Points -

As per skill and technical


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