Football/Soccer Session (Beginner): Pre JR U7 and Under (Start Time: 2014-02-24 15:15:00)

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Brian  Cronin
Name: Brian Cronin
City: Aptos
Country: United States of America
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Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Head Catch Warm Up

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Head Catch Warm Up
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Head Catch Warm Up (10 mins)

Setup

Have the team form a circle around the coach, facing the coach. Only the coach needs a ball.

Instructions

The coach will always throw the ball towards the players head as if the player is going to head the ball. The coach yells "HEAD" or "CATCH" to the player he is tossing the ball to. The player must quickly react to the coaches command and perform the event the coach yells. If the coach yells "HEAD" the player must head the ball back to the player. If the coach yells "CATCH" the player must catch the ball and return it to the coach. If the player performs the wrong action, that player sits and only standing players are active. The last player standing wins the round.

Variations

◦To really get interesting, have the players do the opposite as this adds an interesting twist to this soccer game

◦Use other body party (keep it simple)


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Dribbles

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Dribbles (15 mins)

Setup

Create a grid about 30X30. Set up about 10 tall cones (the treasure) along one side of the grid. On the opposite side have each player (the pirates) start with a ball. 2-3 players will start inside the grid with an alternate color jersey on. They are defending the treasure (tall cones) along the side of the grid.

Instructions

1.On the coaches command, the pirates attempt to dribble past the defenders in attempt to take the treasure.

2.To take the treasure the players must knock down the cone with the ball.

3.Once they have knocked down the cone they must pick up the cone and take it back to their starting point while dribbling the ball.

4.If the pirates lose the ball by the defenders, they must start back over at the original starting point.

Variations

•Reduce or increase the size of the grid and/or the number of defenders based on age, skill level, and number of kids.

Coaching Points

•Keep the ball close and in control.

•Pick head up while dribbling so they can see where the defenders are.

•Explode past the defenders and dribble with speed.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Out and Around

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Out and Around (15 mins)

Setup

Create a small grid approximately 20X20 yard grid. From each of the four corners, place a flag about 7-10 yards from the corner cone. Each player should have a ball inside the grid.

Instructions

Instruct the players to dribble inside the grid using the entire grid. When the coach calls out a player’s name, that player picks which of the four flags they want to dribble around and quickly dribbles around that flag. The entire team must also dribble with speed around the same flag as quickly as possible. The last player back into the grid must do push-ups or sit-ups.

Variations

•Assign the player’s numbers and call out the player’s number rather than their name.

•Call out a player's name or number and the leader should pick a flag to run around, the rest of the group should run around the diagonally opposite flag.

Coaching Points

•Lift head, eyes up

•Close control

•Good control of body movements

•Use all parts of their feet while dribbling (inside, outside, top, bottom).

•Change of direction

•Change of pace

•Find space

•Dribble with speed


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