Football/Soccer Session (Beginner): Tier 1: Session 2; Basic Dribbling

Profile Summary

Danny Simpson
Name: Danny Simpson
City: Norwalk
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 3 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer

Description

Tier 1: 75-minute session


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

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Warm Up (20 mins)

12-Players with a ball each on adjacent sides of a 30yd x 20yd area

On coach's command, ALL players must dribble across the area to the other side and back.

1) Go through a couple of times, dribble any style. Allow players to adjust to activity

2) Perform Beckenbauer moves dribbling across

3) Perform Cryuff turn when changing direction at the other end of area

4) Use mainly right foot going across and left foot coming back

5) Perform 2-Scissor take-on moves whilst going across the area and 2 coming back

Coaching Points

1) Technique: Correct dribbling technique needed to a) keep the ball close, b) avoid collisions & c) perform skills under pressure.

2) Adaptability: Do the players adapt and react to the situation and perform a skill needed to keep possession of the ball?

3) Speed: Can the players perform the above techniques at moderate speed?


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Activity One

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Activity One (20 mins)

Set up a TWO line of 6-cones (1yd apart) and a area of random cones (minefield)

Players dribble through the lined cones, out through the gate, back around and through the minefield (gates) and end up back to the starting position. Wait until the player in front of you has gone through 3-cones before setting off.

1) NO restrictions; let the players adapt to the activity

2) Go through the cones using the Beckenbauer technique

3) To change direction after exiting a gate, perform a Cryuff turn

4) In minefield, try to use ALL 10 surfaces before exiting

5) In minefield, must go through 10-gates before exiting

Coaching Points

1) Touch: Are the players keeping the ball close to them with soft touches on the ball?

2) Balance: Are the players able to adjust their bodies to the change of direction of the ball?

3) Confidence: Are the players pushing themselves (self motivating) to improve their touch and speed going through the activity?


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Activity Two

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Activity Two (20 mins)

2 x 30yd x 20yd areas; Play 3 v 3 to Pugg Goals with cones 3-yds from goal (can't defend the goal beyond that point) and a halfway line

Rotate opponents every 3-mins

1) NO Restrictions

2) Can only score with inside,outside or toe of foot (no blasting)

3) Can't pass backwards

4) Everybody must be over the half way line for the goal to count

Coaching Points

1) Awareness: Are players playing with their heads up and seeing the field?

2) Decision Making: Are players choosing good times to dribble or dribbling all the time?

3) Creativity: Are players using skill around the goal to create/score goals?l


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

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Final Game (20 mins)

In a 45yd x 40yd area; Play 6 v 6 to age group appropriate size goals

Formation; 1 - 1 - 2 - 2

Emphasis in formation: Tight field with lots of opportunities to dribble in scoring positions.

FIFA RULES APPLY


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