Football/Soccer Session (U6): Valley Stream Micros Week 3

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Duane Pena, Adult Member

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Duane Pena
Name: Duane Pena
City: New York
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 6 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Simon Says

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Simon Says
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Simon Says (5 mins)

Organization:

1.20 x 20 yard area, set up as shown

2.1 ball per player

3.Disc cones

4.Tall cones

Story/Description:

1.The coach plays the role of Simon

2.When Simon gives a command the players have to react – “Simon Says put your foot on the ball.”

3.If Simon does say then the players must stand as still as they can

4.Simon tries to catch the players out by getting them to move without his say so!

5.Start without the ball and concentrate on movements – running, jumping, skipping, balancing (stand on one leg)

Coaching Points:

1.Listen to Simon carefully

2.Keep your head up so that you don’t bump into other players

3.Encourage a change of speed and direction

Developments:

1.Be creative with your commands – Simon Says move like a snake, Simon Says move like a frog

2.Add the ball

3.Have players dribble around a disc cone or knock over a tall cone


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Drivers Ed.

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Drivers Ed. (15 mins)

Organization:

Every player inside the grid with a ball

Goal on each end

Instructions:

Each player is going to take their car (soccer ball) for a drive. But first they must learn how to drive!

Coach acts as driving instructor who will be calling out specific commands players must perform with their car.

Slow speed - walking while dribbling

Normal speed - dribbling with close control while jogging

Fast speed - big touches dribbling as fast as possible

- DONT HIT OTHER CARS!!

Stop car- foot on top of ball

Clean Car- Roll with one foot side to side

Put air in tires- Roll with one foot back and forth

Fill up gas tank- toe taps on ball

Put it in the garage - shoot your ball into a goal

Beep your horn if another driver is getting to close to you!

Coaching Points:

Head and Eyes up so players arent hitting each other

Close control with the ball no matter what speed

-when is it safe to have your ball farther out in front? When must it be close?

Remember which command goes with which soccer action

Progressions:

Coach can act as stop light with red/yellow/green objects, players must keep an eye on coach at all times

Make the space smaller

R- Enlarge the space


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): On the Freeway

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On the Freeway (10 mins)

Organization:

20x20 area, can be bigger if needed for more kids

Each player with a ball

Instructions:

The coach starts out as the Police Officer, players have to dribble from one end to the other without getting a speeing ticket from the Policeman and without their ball going out of bounds. If the coach tags a player or ball goes out of bounds, they must put their ball outside of the area, and become new policemen. Players wait at the line for the next round to begin.

The game ends when there is one player remaining or all players have been tagged.

Coaching Points:

-Keeping the head up when dribbling

-Watch out for other players, the Policeman, and staying in-bounds

-Change of direction/pace with the ball

-Keeping the ball close to the body

Progressions:

Begin with more than one Police officer (parents/coaches join in)

R - start without soccer balls


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Free Play

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Free Play (30 mins)

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Coaching Points:

Progressions:


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