Football/Soccer Session (Beginner): Ball Control Decisions

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Dan Vale
Name: Dan Vale
City: Elgin
Country: United Kingdom
Rank: Elite – 1 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Static Control

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Static Control
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Static Control (10 mins)

2 Feeders and 1 Player.

Feeders choose whether to throw ball to thigh or around feet, Player then has to decide how to control it.

Object of the drill is to practice how to control the ball rather than pass it straight back to the feeder.

*Development* first time feedbacks using head or foot.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Dynamic Control

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Dynamic Control (10 mins)

*Try to achieve approx 60/40 Split Feeders to Players or 1 more Feeder than Player*

The feeders circle around the players and feed the ball to foot, thigh or head. If the ball arrives at the head or foot then the players will play the back straight back. If it arrives at their thigh, then they must control the ball then feed it back. After passing back to the feeder, the player runs to another FREE feeder (players cannot go to next feeder!). Cycle players and feeders around after 1 minute as players will be running around.

Coaching points:

Look for space (available feeder)

Inside the foot pass

Gauge power on header


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

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Fun Game (5 mins)

*Fun Game*

The feeder will call "Heads" or "Catch", the player will then follow command.

After a few minutes, the players have to do the OPPOSITE of what is called.


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