Football/Soccer Session (Beginner): Rapids Winter Clinic - Week 2

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Am-Club: Real Colorado

Ian Richards, Adult Member

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Ian  Richards
Name: Ian Richards
City: Littleton, CO
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 1 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer

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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 (5 mins)

Organization:

30 x 40 yard area

Every player has a ball

Instructions:

Players move the ball around the area using different surfaces of the foot

On coaches command; players place specific body part on the ball (ie: foot, head, ear...)

Coaching Points:

Move the ball quickly

Find spaces that no other players are inKeep the ball close so you can stop it quickly


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Dribbling Rotation

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Dribbling Rotation (5 mins)

Organization:

8 x 20 yard area

Every player has a ball

Players in groups. Maximum of 4 per group

Instructions:

1st player dribbles in middle of grid, to opposite end

Performs turn, specified by coach, dribbles back

As 1st player turns, 2nd player may begin (on eye contact - see CP)

Repeat rotation for set period

Coaching Points:

'Messi' dribble - touch the ball as often as possible

Point toe behind ball, use pinky toe to make contact on the ball

Lift head, make eye contact with next player in line

Progression: (Section C of diagram)

1st player dribbles back, directly at 2nd player

Players should meet half way down grid

1st player performs move/skill to beat 2nd player

2nd player must continue to dribble straight (passive defender)

1st player 'trains eyes' to time a move/skill - when do I do move?


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Cuts / Changes of Direction

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Cuts / Changes of Direction (10 mins)

Organization:

8 x 20 yard area

Every player has a ball

6 players per grid - 3 players working together in V shape

Instructions:

1st player (marked 1) dribbles diagonally across the grid to the mid point

Perform cut/change of direction as directed by coach

Dribble diagonally to end cone

Next player can begin when 1st player makes change of direction (eye contact - see CP)

Coaching Points:

'Messi' dribble - touch the ball as often as possible

Plant non-kicking foot to give foundation to change direction

Immediately after action to change direction - make eye contact with 2nd player

Change speed to get to end line quickly

Changes of direction - inisde/outside cut, Xavi 360, Maradona


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 1v1 Opposed

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1v1 Opposed (20 mins)

Organization:

16 x 20 yard area

2 teams per grid

Plenty of soccer balls.

Instructions:

Defending team pass the ball across to attackers (or roll, as ability dictates)

Defender can move after attacker takes 1st touch

Attacker has to dribble ball into either gate/goal

If defender wins ball, they try to dribble in opposite direction to scoreSwitch places after each turn

KEEP SCORE!

Coaching Points:

Value of 1st touch

Where is the easiest goal to score in?

Move quickly

Keep ball close, might need to change direction


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 3v3 - Dribble to Score

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3v3 - Dribble to Score (20 mins)

Organization:

16 x 20 yard area

2 teams

Plenty of soccer balls

Instructions:

Free playScore in wide goals

Coaching Points:

Look for opportunities to dribble into spaceIf space is taken away, what are options?


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