Football/Soccer Session (Beginner): AZ

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Andrew Ziemer, Adult Member

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Andrew Ziemer
Name: Andrew Ziemer
City: Pleasanton
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 2 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Movements w/o the Ball

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Movements w/o the Ball
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Movements w/o the Ball (15 mins)

Objective: Teach different soccer-specific movement patterns and basic motor skills

Time: 10' Grid Size: 30x15

1) sprinting around cones

2) Hop scotch, two out one in

3) Two footed lateral hops

4) Fwd then backwards


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 4 Corners Tag

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4 Corners Tag (10 mins)

Objective: Getting Head Up to Look Around in a Tag Game

Time: 12' Grid Size: 20x15 Equipment: 10 Large Cones, 12 Small Cones

Organization: 2 Taggers all the rest are Runners

Rules - Only one runner per safe zone, and can only be in zone for 4 seconds or if another runner comes in safe zone, the 1st runner must leave. If player gets tagged, then perform 2 push-ups (on outside of field) they then can return to game. Alternate taggers after 90 seconds.

Coaching Points:

1 Running with head up

2 Look for open space

3 Change of pace, Change of Direction

Progressions / Variations:

Taggers and Runners switch rules when a tag takes place.

Add a ball for each of the Runners/Dribblers, Tagger must touch ball with their foot.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 1v1 get out of here

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1v1 get out of here (10 mins)

Objective: Learning to beat a defender and/or counter attack on win of possession

Time: 20' Grid Size: 20x15 Equipment: 12 cones, balls, pinnies

Organization: Two teams are origanized on each side of the coach. Coach is the server. When the ball goes out of bounds, the coach yells "Get outta here!" and new players come onto the field. Coach may choose to change players prior to thge ball going out of bounds. A new ball may be played in by the coach for players after a goal or short round.

Coaching Points:

1 Take opponent quickly when 1v1 is present

2 Individual possession and shielding when penetration is not on

3 Turning the ball with opponent pressure

4 Encourage "soft touches" and using fakes/feints

Progressions / Variations:

1 Add players - 1v1+1, 2v2, 3v3

2 If it is a goal against, add an extra attacker and send in new ball


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Street Looting w/ Crosswalk Guards

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Street Looting w/ Crosswalk Guards (10 mins)

Street Looting with Crosswalk Guards

Objective - Running with the ball, 1v1 Frontal

Grid Size 25 x 25

Dribbles attempt to dribble through first crosswalk to safety, then pick up loot (cone) then dribble through second crosswalk with their loot (cone). If guard is able to tag attacker (touch their ball) then attacker must give their loot to the guard. After two minutes how much loot do dribblers and guards have?

After 2 minutes rotate guards.

Coaching points - Use your moves "Set them Up" aka "Dribbling in a straight line is not a move", fast dribbling when in space


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 4v4 Line Soccer

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4v4 Line Soccer (20 mins)

Organization:

1. 4 v 4 (+ 2 Neutrals) in 35x25 area

2. Possess ball by looking to target and switch POA to maintain possession

CPs

1 Attacking team shape

2 width

3 speed of play looking to penetrate

4 Exploit flanks

5 Identify 2v1 situations

6 Think ahead and look to penetrate with long passes in behind

7 rhythm of play

Progressions / Variations:

1 Add neutral players

2 Add supporting target players

3 Restrict touches, make minimum number of passes, or number of touches in parts of field


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