Football/Soccer Session (Beginner): Shielding

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Paul Gregory
Name: Paul Gregory
City: Coconut Creek
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 2 points
Membership: Young Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Warm-up

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Warm-up
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Warm-up

ORGANIZATION:

All players

Size of space may range of skill level of players

INSTRUCTIONS:

Players will dribble in designated area, using all surfaces of the foot. Players will focus on tight control, changing their pace/direction, and show creativity. Emphasis of using the SOLE of the foot during dribbling is encouraged as well as BODY FEINTING and EXPLOSIVE movement.

COACHING POINTS:

1. High work rate/intensity

2. Awareness

3. Quality of touches/dribbling

4. Prepare players for upcoming activities


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): SSG

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

ORGANIZATION:

12 players - groups of 4 (two on inside, two on outside)

10x10 yard area

INSTRUCTIONS:

Player A will pass ball to Player B. B will shield the ball from Player C for 5 seconds then pass back to Player A. Player C will turn and the activity is repeated with Player D. Rotate players after 5 reps each.

***The defensive pressure should be increated each time, but defenders DO NOT steal ball from attacker

COACHING POINTS

1. Place body between the defender and ball

2. Body at right angle to the defender

3. Keep ball on furthest foot (sole/inside/outside)

4. Use arms to create space

5. Move laterally/away from defender

a. If defender overcommits, beat into space


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): SSG

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

ORGANIZATION:

12 players - groups of 4 (two on inside, two on outside)

10x10 yard area

INSTRUCTIONS:

"King of the Ring" - Two players in the middle will play a game of keep-away. The player who has possession at the end of the time limit will earn 1 point. If ball goes out of play, the waiting player will put a new ball back into area. Games are 1 minute long, then rotate with players on outside

***Make sure match-ups are even to ensure success for players***

COACHING POINTS:

1. Proper technique

A. Place body between the defender and ball

B. Body at right angle to the defender

C. Keep ball on furthest foot (sole/inside/outside)

D. Use arms to create space

E. Move laterally/away from defender

** If defender overcommits, beat into space

2. Tactical awareness of when to move into open space v when to shield


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Exp. SSG

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Exp. SSG

ORGANIZATION:

12 players - groups of 6 (two teams of three in each group)

20x15 yard field - 2 fields

INSTRUCTIONS:

Players will play 3v3 to goal. In this SSG, passes may ONLY be played forward. If players break the rule, possession is lost to opponent. All restarts are kick-ins

COACHING POINTS:

1. Proper technique

A. Place body between the defender and ball

B. Body at right angle to the defender

C. Keep ball on furthest foot (sole/inside/outside)

D. Use arms to create space

E. Move laterally/away from defender

** If defender overcommits, beat into space

2. Tactical awareness of when to move into open space v when to shield


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