Football/Soccer Session (Beginner): Dribbling to Shield and Turn

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Craig Birtwistle Continental F.C
Name: Craig Birtwistle Continental F.C
City: Philadelphia
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 2 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Warm-up

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Warm-up (10 mins)

Set up

Two 20 X 35 fields with mini-goals/pugs as shown

Organization

As players arrive for practice get them moving into small sided games early. Build up to a 2v2 / 3v3 games alongside each each other. Players are encouraged to have free play with no one touch soccer. Try to keep teams even for competitive games and rotate opponents every 3-4 minutes and swap players to play 2v2 and 3v3 so players get to experience both.

Progressions

Rotate opponents every 3-4 minutes

Coaching Points

Free play warm up with limited coaching. Enforce no one touch rule


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Technical Dribbling to Turn

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Technical Dribbling to Turn (20 mins)

Set up:

12X12 Grids as shown. Set up cones 4 yards apart as shown.

Organization:

Players work in groups of 3. First player dribbles to top cone before performing a quick turn towards other cone. Perform a different turn and play a pass to player at opposite end of the grid. Next player repeats the drill working back.

Progressions:

- Work on specific turns with both feet (Cruyff, dragback, stepover, inside cut, outside chop etc)

- Make it a race - each player must go 4-5 times through then sit down once finished - time penalties for hitting cones

Coaching Points:

- Player dribbles at speed with head up to see opponent/space

- Get foot around the ball, proper technique on turn

- Touch ball into new direction getting body between defender and ball.

- Check over shoulder to see if option is there to play forward is there.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Semi/Fully Opposed

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Semi/Fully Opposed (20 mins)

Set up:

12X12 Grids as shown.

Organization:

Player 1 dribbles at an angle. Player two presses passively to cut of the lane. Player one must turn away from the defensive pressure towards the opposite angle and play a pass to player 3. Player 1 then passively pressures payer 3. Process continues back and forth with players switching sides.

Progressions:

Fully Opposed - Players now pay 1v1 with two targets on each end line. Players are now defending fully opposed. attacking player must dribble and aim to turn away from pressure or connect a pass to the target player. They can turn back and connect to the opposite side if required. Every time a ball is played outside that player switches. If defender wins the ball they can connect an outside pass to switch out.

Coaching Points

Dribble with head up to see opponent/support/space, timing of the turn away from pressure, get body between defender and ball after touching into space, acceleration into space after turn, know when to possess if unable to beat defender


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 2v2 to Targets

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2v2 to Targets (15 mins)

Set up:

20X15 grid as shown

Organization

Play 2v2 with two target players as shown. Players must aim to connect the ball from one side to the other by dribbling at opponents and connecting with team mates. To encourage dribbling and turning play no 1 touch passes - force players to run with the ball and turn away from pressure. Connecting from one side to the other is 1 point. Switch targets every 2-3 minutes.

Progressions:

Prevent players from connecting back to same side that they just came from

Coaching Points:

Speed of dribble, turn away from pressure, recognition of space/opponent, possess the ball by playing backwards to target if needed.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 5v5 Game

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5v5 Game (15 mins)

Set up

Field 40 X 30 with regular goals as shown.

Organization

Teams will play 5 v 5 including Goalkeepers. Regular scrimmage game with emphasis on running with the ball and turning away from pressure. Allow game to be free play but encourage running with the ball with all previous coaching points being enforced. If players are not doing bringing out the topic put in rules/stipulations. Passes can only go backwards etc to encourage positive dribbling and turning.

Coaching Points

All of points portrayed throughout the session should be enforced in a game situation. Open up grid to allow more space to dribble if necessary.


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