Football/Soccer Session (Mixed age): Monroe LIttle Kickers: Sessions 1 and 2: Zoo Day

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David Lako, Adult Member

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David  Lako
Name: David Lako
City: Raritan
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 1 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Introduction

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Introduction (10 mins)

Organization:

-25'x20'

-Every kid in a circle with a ball

Instructions:

Part 1-

-Every Sits on ball, Ask each others name and Question of the day- Name and How old is everyone

-Then everyone stands up puts foot on ball, Roll ball in place back and forth, side to side, and in a circle, then switch foot and do that too.


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

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Main Activity (20 mins)

Organization:

-Players will pretend to be different animals

Instructions:

-Turtle Dribble: Slow Motion

-Cheetah Dribble: Fast Dribble

-Elephant: Big Stomps

-Penguin Dribble: woddle back and , squeeze soccer ball inbetwwen feet

-Flamingo Stance: Stand like a Flamingo- leg under them, out to the side, behind you, in front of you, switch legs and do the same

To end, score a goal and High Fives for everyoe and go get a drink

Coaching Points:

Important bodily movements and mechanics. different touches on the ball. Field Awareness

Progressions:


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Different movement

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Different movement (10 mins)

Organization:

-All players are on the line

-All soccer balls should have been scored already

-Vital for body mechanics in our pillar

Instructions:

-Players are 3 and 4 years old, so different bodly movements need to be worked on

-Stretch high, then low, repeat twice

-Jog across field as fast as possible, there and back

-Run across backwards, there and back

-Go sideways, there and back

-Hop all the way to the end (Like a bunny)

-Sprint, there and back

Coaching Points:

Discuss proper Body mechanics with each movement when you do it

-Stretch: can you keep legs straight

-Jog: Important that arms move bac and forth

-Backwards: When running fast backwards use longet steps, reach back with legs

Sideways: Bend knees low but not body

Hop: Keep both feet together

Sprint: Try to stay on your toes as much as possible

Progressions:


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Goalie Training

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Goalie Training (10 mins)

Organization:

-Players all have a soccer ball

Instructions:

-Start with ball in hands, Explain that only soccer player who can use ball in hands is goalie.

-Have player try to hold ball out in front and balance with two hands, Then one hand each in front

-Then hold above head and balance with two hands, then try one hand

-Players will try to throw ball into the air and catch it without the ball hitting the ground.

-They start low and if they can catch it and its to easy then they can try and throw it higher.

Coaching Points:

Bodily movement

Progressions:


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Animal Frenzy!

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Animal Frenzy! (10 mins)

Organization:

-Same space as before

4 orange squares in the corners of the field

Instructions:

-Players each have a giant piece of food (Soccer ball) there job is ro dribble around the zoo and bring that food to one of the 4 animal pens and leave it.

-they then must run to a new animal pen and get new food that was left, because you cannot just leave food for the zoo animals, he will get full and sleepy.

-They then must take this new food and try to race to another zoo pen and leave the food for that animal.

Players get a point every time they leave food in the pen.

Coaching Points:

What this helps with: Movement on and off the ball, heads up play, change in speed and direction, field awareness, ability to follow directions

Progressions:

--Add coach in as evil zoo goer, coach can steal food and kick it away to stop player from getting points, they zoo keeper must then go chase that food.

-This adds an element of offense defense, player must be aware of where evil zoo goer is.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Zoo Keeper Tag

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Zoo Keeper Tag (10 mins)

Organization:

-Coach stands in middle of field as the zoo keeper

-all players stand on line to play and get to pick any zoo animal they want to be

-No Soccer ball

Instructions:

-Coach is the Zoo Keeper with a pinnie in hand as his magical zoo keeper net

-The zoo anmals have to run to the other side of the field, if they can make it they are safe

-If the zoo keeper tags a player with his magical net then they become zoo keepers too and get to use a magical net

-Play game for a few rounds till only one is left as the winner

-Depending on the attidue of the kids you can play another.

Coaching Points:

-Field awareness, change in direction, change in speed, heads up play, body mechanics

Progressions:


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