Football/Soccer Session (Beginner): Week 4 (4-5 years) Trains - Dribbling

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Adam Scott
Name: Adam Scott
City: CSU
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 1 points
Membership: Young Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Acitivities 1 & 2

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Acitivities 1 & 2
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Acitivities 1 & 2 (25 mins)

Set Up - Kids sit on line between cones. 10+ tall cones spread out on field on their side. 2 to 3 Pugg Goals at far end.

Activity #1 - Station to Station - Kids are welcomed to the "Train Station" and are asked to identify the 3 colored & coned off stations. Kids can start by running forwards / backwards, hopping, skipping to these 'stations" to help comprehension and to warm up. Kids will then follow Coach demo and dribble their ball / train to the colored station that Coach calls out. Players must dribble their ball insided the station.

Activity #2 - Station to Station - Players will dribble from station to station with added special movements in and out of each.

Tall cones - drag backs (players inside the tall cone station will have to perform pull / drag back in order to leave the station)

Disc cone #1 - Clean the train - heel to toe, toe to heel movements w/ both feet (players will be asked to roll the ball foward with their feet to leave the station)

Disc cone #2 - Jump the train - players must squeeze the ball with their ankles and jump with the ball getting it off the ground

Progression:

- Coach adds countdowns to add minimal pressure and quicker dribbling

- Coach quickens pace and asks players to head to multiple stations in a row for added movement and ball activity

- Coach acts as defender who tries to catch runaway trains (gentle pressure)

Coaching Points:

- Keep the ball close!

- Soccer position to stop ball if needed

- Listen to coach command


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Activity 3 & Final Game

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Activity 3 & Final Game
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Activity 3 & Final Game (30 mins)

Set Up: 1 to 2 goals at far end, have 1 at opposite end (to introduce progression). All balls at players end.

Activity #3 - Put the Trains Away - Each player with a ball, dribbles past silly coach down to end to score on either wide goal. Coach will attempt to play goalie, come out and defend individuals with gentle pressue and recycle balls as needed. Coach can also stand in front of 1 of the 2 goals and inform players to attack the "open" goal.

Progression:

- turn goals around so that the players have to make their way around it to score

- Move to a 2 vs. 1 (if kids are ready) and have 2 players at a time come out and attack coach. Will require 2 lines and coaching!

- have kid play defense!

Progressions: (Final Game)

- Include goal for Coach to score on, inform players that "we don't want any balls / trains here" and playfully attempt to score on kid's goal.

Coaching Points

- Head up to find coach!

- little kicks & then a big kick to score

- Let's go Fast like a Train!


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