Football/Soccer Session (U7): NJYS Newsletter 2

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Marguerite Ferrell, Adult Member

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Marguerite  Ferrell
Name: Marguerite Ferrell
City: Weehawken
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 10 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Warm up - Tag

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Warm up - Tag (15 mins)

Organization:

1 - 30x30

2 - 3 taggers

Instructions:

1 - Turtle Tag - 3 turtle taggers have 1 minute to try and tag as many players as possible. If tagged players lay on their back like a turtle.

2 - Players who havn't been tagged push the turtle (player) onto their front and now they are back in the game.

1 - Banana Tag - 3 Taggers have 1 minute to try and tag as many players as possible. If tagged players turn into a banana and stand with the their hands in the air pushed together.

2 - Players who havn't been tagged peel the banana (players hands) and now they are back in the game.

1 - Shower Tag - 3 Taggers have 1 minute to try and tag as many players as possible. Once tagged the players turn into a shower.

2 - Players who havn't been tagged save the tagged players by washing under their shower.

Coaching Points:

1 - change of direction

2 - head up

3 - change of speed


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Bumper cars

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Bumper cars (15 mins)

Organization:

20x30 area

1 ball per player

Instructions:

Players drive their bumper cars trying not to bump into another bumper car or not the barriers (dribble outside area).

Its a race to x amount of pedal pushes (pinky toe touches), but every time you 'bump' you lose x amount of pedal pushes.

Coaching Points:

Push pedal gently so dont go too fast and out of control (small pinky toe touches) if lots of bumper cars around, if find somewhere where no bumper cars are, can you speed up to get their (bigger touches)

Watch out for other bumper cars (look up, head up)

Can you steer out of their way if about to crash (changes of direction)

Progressions:

Add defenders (people without bumper cars) who hold pinnies, if they bump you out your car (touch your ball) they get to drive it and you have to bump someone else out their car


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Tom and Jerry

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Tom and Jerry (15 mins)

Organization:

20x30 area

Players in pairs (Tom & Jerry)

1 ball per group

Instructions:

Tom chases Jerry with his mousetrap (ball)

When Jerry goes into his mousehole to hid (coach shouts 'he's in his mousehole'), both Tom and Jerry freeze position.

Jerry makes the mousehole by opening up his legs.

For Tom to catch Jerry (score a point) he must send the mousetrap through the mousehole (pass ball through legs).

Regardless of whether or not they pass it through, players change roles and repeat

Coaching Points:

Keep the mousetrap with you at all time (keep ball close)

Keep looking to see where Jerry runs (head up, observe target)

Try to get as close to Jerry as possible so when he goes into his mousehole it is easier to send the mousetrap in to catch him.

Regressions:

Players can take x amount of steps closer to the mousehouse if struggling to get closer enough to score


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Doctor Doctor

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Doctor Doctor (15 mins)

Organization:

20x30 area

2 - 5x5 'Hospitals'

2 teams

Ball per player

Instructions:

Each team has to try and 'knock-out' all the players from the opposing team.

If a player is knocked out, they must sit on top of their ball where they got hit.

A player is knocked out if a ball hits the on the knee or below

A player can only be revived by a doctor, a Doctor revives a player by tagging them

The doctor can be knocked out too, but not in the hospital

When all players and the doctor from one team is knocked out, the game is won

Coaching Points:

Head up to observe target

Striking of ball

Awareness

Team work/tactics/group cooperation


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Small Sided Game

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Small Sided Game (15 mins)

Organization:

30x30

3v3 or 4v4

Two Teams

One Ball

Instructions:

Create two fields (if needed) to keep all players active

Coaching Points:

Reemphasize previous coaching points

- Messi touches/ controlled dribbles

- use both feet and all surfaces

- inside foot passes to teammates

- heel down, toe up, ankle locked, plant foot pointed at target

- situations to dribble or pass

- team spacing to allow passing and dribbling, diamond or triangle

Progressions:

Play a small sided tournament


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