Football/Soccer Session (Mixed age): WSSL dribbling (feint move)

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Denise Wilson, Adult Member

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Denise Wilson
Name: Denise Wilson
City: New York City
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 2 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Dribbling warm up

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Dribbling warm up (15 mins)

Organization:

25 x 25 yard area

Cones scattered throughout the area

Each player with a ball

Instructions:

Players must dribble around a cone to score a point

Once a cone is rounded, players look for the next opportunity to score a point

Coach specifies which surface players are allowed to use (inside, outside, laces, sole)

Count your score for each surface

Coaching Points:

Head up to see each potential point

Close control with the proper surface

Accelerate towards cone, decelerate when going around

Body position - knees bent, arms out, low gravity center

Progressions:

Place soccer balls on cetain cones, players get 2 points for rounded these cones without knocking off the ball

Must hit each cone once before repeating

Hitting another player/ball takes your score to 0

Increase/decrease amount of cones

Add in red light/green light


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Guantlet 1

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Guantlet 1 (15 mins)

Organization:

Players divided into two teams, Yellow and Blue

Attacking team (yellow above) have pinnies tucked in as tails

One defender (blue above) per zone, about 7 yards apart

Instructions:

On Coach's command, one attacker attempts to get past each of the 3 defenders to the far side without having their "tail" pulled

Defenders must remain on their line between the two cones

Attackers get a point for making it through the Guantlet

Defending team gets 1 point for pulling out a pinnie

Play for set period of time and switch roles

Coaching Points:

Use body to fake and feint pass defender

Attack with speed, dont slow up and let defender have upper hand

Use changes of speed and direction

Progressions:

Players go whenever pinnie is pulled or previous player makes it though

Reduce space between defenders

Reg - remove a defender


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Guantlet 2

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Guantlet 2 (15 mins)

Organization:

Same set up as before

Attacking team has soccer ball

Instructions:

Attackers now must dribble through the Guantlet with their soccer ball

Attackers aim to get past each defender and to the other side of the grid

Play until Attacker scores or defender wins the ball

Points awarded only to offense

Play for set time and switch roles

Coaching Points:

Attack with speed, change direction - act first, dont react

Close control approaching each defender, penetrate space in behind each defender

Introduce potential moves to help attackers beat defense

Progressions:

Reduce space between defenders

Add in goals at endline

Reg - Take a defender away


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

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Conditioned Game (15 mins)

Organization:

Divide players into 3 teams

2 teams play at a time, 1 team resting

Instructions:

Scrimmage

Teams can score by shooting into the goal, or dribbling through one of the gates on the endline

Play for a set time or set number of points

Can stagger points - e.g. 2 points through gates, 1 points for a goal

Coaching Points:

Pick your head up to see best scoring option

Look for 1v1 scenarios - attack defender

Progressions:

Swap goals with gates - score for dribbling across endline or shooting into goal


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