Football/Soccer Session (Beginner): AYSO 199 - U6 - Fall Session 1

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antony wildey
Name: antony wildey
City: Pleasantville
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 0 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer

Description

This session is focused on getting the kids back into soccer and making them familiar with the basic constraints of the soccer field


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

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Warm Up : Sharks And Minnows (10 mins)

Organization

Line up all the players on one side of the square.

Setup a square aprox 20yds

Instruction

When ready the players will try to run to the other side and get by the coach.

The coach tries to tag players, who in turn try to reach the other side of the grid safely. If they

do they turn around and wait for the coach to call again. If they are tagged then they are it in the middle

with the coach. Continue until one player is left.

Theming

Explain to the players that you are a shark swimming around in the sea and they are fish who must get to the other end of the sea with their soccer ball without the shark eating them. This game is designed to be fun, so...... there is a song / rhyme that must be sung beforethe game can begin.

The coach says: "Fishy, fishy swimming in the sea"

The players respond with: "Sharky, sharky you can't catch me"

Then the Coach shouts "Go"

Coaching Points

Let Everyone through first time - then make it as hard as you like.

Focus on getting the players to stop on the lines.

Theme or make up your own rhyme as you feel comfortable


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Activity 1 : Sharks and Minnows with Ball

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Activity 1 : Sharks and Minnows with Ball (10 mins)

Organization

Line up all the players on one side of the square.

Setup a square aprox 20yds

Every player has a ball

Instruction

As before but this time with a ball. Players have to dribble the ball to the other end of the square.

Ask the players to count every time they touch the ball. Play the game a few times and ask them to beat their own record of touches.

Coaching Points

Make sure you emphasize little touches - demonstrate what happens if you don’t use little touches.

Focus on which part of the foot they are using to control the ball (inside, outside, no toes)

Ask them why its important to keep the ball close. (To get more touches)


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Activity 2 : Dont Crash

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Activity 2 : Dont Crash (10 mins)

Organization

20x30 grid

All Players with a ball

Instruction

Setup is simple just an area big enough for all your players to run around in. Explain to the players that they are driving a car (soccer ball) around the city and they need to obey the traffic signals and watch out for the cliffs (sidelines)

The traffic signals are simply :

Red Light - Stop with foot on the ball

Yellow Light - Dribble Slowly , watch out for cliffs

Green Light - Dribble as fast as you can , watch out for cliffs

Variations

Coaches - add varaitions to this to make it fun - Things like

"Honk Your Horn" = Sit on the ball and make a horn sound

"Red light turn" = Stop with foot on the ball , then drag the ball back and go the other way

We'll use this game again in future weeks with more variations (Car wash, wipers , gas etc)

Coaching Points

Improve motor skills and have kids work on stopping their body immediately.

Introduce head up dribbling - kids must keep eyes on coach to know when to freeze, while completing various tasks.

Close control with their ball.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Short Sided Game

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Short Sided Game (10 mins)

Short Sided Games

Equipment

- Setup pug goals at each end of field (Split BRS turf into 3)

- Play up to 6 vs 6 , if session is large consider playing 3 games of 4 vs 4 instead of 2 games 6 v 6

Key Coaching Points

- Heads up when dribbling.

- Dribble Techniques form Previous weeks.


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