Football/Soccer Session (Beginner): Dribbling / Footskills

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Barry McGrellis
Name: Barry McGrellis
City: Alexandria
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 3 points
Membership: Young Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Warm Up

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Warm Up (15 mins)

Warm Up

Small rectangle (Y) within larger one (X). Every player has a ball and they begin spread across X, ignoring Y. Players move at pace with the ball using the outside and laces of both feet. After 90 seconds coach signals for them to switch to Y, focusing on close control in a tighter space, ball manipulation with the inside and sole of both feet.

Progression: Add ball manipulation skill to enter Y and another to exit (e.g outside cut to enter, cruyff to exit). Continue 90 sec cycles.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Turn and Dribble

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Turn and Dribble (20 mins)

Players in 3's with the central player (X) working for 2 minutes. On side 1, X receives pass with outside of foot to the outside of the square, dribbles with outside of foot into square and passes to opposite feeder. On side 2, X receives with inside of foot and uses combination of inside and sole to move ball through the square. After everyone works for two minutes, switch to other foot and repeat.

Coaching Points:

- On toes, ready to receive and adjust

- Soft foot on first touch (cushion the ball)

- First touch in direction of intended movement

- Arm out to protect target area

- Mazimise touches through square


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Dribble and Turn

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Dribble and Turn (20 mins)

Player with ball at every exterior cone. 1 and 3 are short cones, 2 and 4 are tall cones. From tall cones, player uses laces and outside of foot to dribble into and out of central square, from short cones they use inside and sole to move the ball. Players progress one cone to their right. Change direction to place emphasis on other foot.

Progression:

Add turns to exit central square; outside cut from tall cone, step over cut from short cone.

Coaching Points:

- Maximise touches

- Keep ball in your zone (area around feet where ball can always be touched)

- Maintain control when exiting turn


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

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Conditioned Game (20 mins)

End Zone Man to Man

Two teams, every player on black team starts with a ball and each player on red matches up with an individual opponent on black. Player scores by dribbling into their opponent's end zone. Team game, but overall score is determined by adding each 1v1 score. Each pair of opponents keep their own score then these are added to produce final team scores.

Reinforce all prior coaching points at appropriate teaching moments.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Scrimmage

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Scrimmage (15 mins)

Scrimmage

No restrictions, emphasise coaching points to individuals at appropriate moments by temporarily removing them from the game to talk, do not stop play.


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