Football/Soccer Session (Beginner): Striking The Ball: Model Session 1

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Steve Tanic
Name: Steve Tanic
City: Hamlyn Heights
Country: Australia
Rank: Elite – 1 points
Membership: Young Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Skill Intro: STB

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Skill Intro: STB (10 mins)

1 . Skill introduction

In a grid of approximately 20m x 20m (dependent on group size) half of the players position themselves outside the grid without a ball and the other half with a ball inside.

The players inside the grid dribble freely until they can pass to a ‘free’ player on the outside who then passes the ball back to the same player

Change roles every two minutes, players must use left / right foot on coaches call i.e. 2 min left foot only; then 2 min right foot only.

Possible Coaches Remarks:

• “Only pass the ball when the passing line is ‘open’ and make sure someone else is not passing to that player at the same time”

• “Pass the ball precise and with the right speed”

• “Look where you run when asking for the ball back and make an angle for the return pass”


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Skill Intro: STB

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Skill Intro: STB (10 mins)


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Skill Training: STB

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Skill Training: STB (10 mins)

2. Skill training component

Depending on the ability of your players, choose any of the 3 ‘basic’ positioning games i.e. 4 v 1; 3 v 1 and 4 v 2. All have similar objectives but with varying degrees of resistance and complexity.

See diagrams:

A. 4 v 1 (grid size 10m x 10m – 15m x 15m)

B. 3 v 1 (depending on the level of the players)

Possible Coaches Remarks:

“The player on the ball must always have a player to their left and right that they can play to”

“But do not stand in the corners, your angle is much smaller if you do that”” With 3 v 1 this means that “you have to move each time the ball moves” (see diagram B)

“Position yourself in a way that you can see the whole grid” (“with your back to the line”)

“Play the ball to the proper foot of your team-mate (i.e. away from the defender) and with the proper speed and precision”

Please note that 3 v 1 asks for a lot of running and is therefore quite exhausting for players this age. Use regular drink breaks to allow for recovery


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Skill Game: STB (10 mins)

3. Skill game

• 4 v 4 with 4 neutral players (walls) on a pitch of approximately 20m x 30m

• 4 small goals placed as shown (2m wide)

• The team in possession of the ball can use the wall players (8 v 4)

• Rotate teams after 3 min or after each score: scorers stay on

• Depending on level of the players: 2-3 touches max in order to get an emphasis on passing

Possible progressions:

• Wall players must play the ball direct

• Goals count as double if scored by a so-called 3rd man combination (see diagram)


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