Football/Soccer Session (Beginner): Nantucket Soccer Club - U6 Week 6

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Philip Taylor
Name: Philip Taylor
City: Nantucket
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 1 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Pirateship

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Pirateship (15 mins)

Set Up

Make a 20x20 area with and additional 8x5 area to be the lifeboat. Put a line of different coloured cones on the outside of 2 opposing side. All of the players require a ball.

Instructions

All of the players dribble around the area (pirate ship), The side of the ship with the lines of cones are given the names of "PORT" or "STARBOARD" To start with have the commands of PORT, STARBOARD, CAPTAINS ON DECK (they stop the ball and solute the coach) and SCRUB THE DECK (they stop the ball and roll it back and forth or side to side using the sole of their foot.

If anyone goes out of the square everyone has to shoot man over board and that person has to swim back to the ship.

Progression 1- add in the commands of HOIST THE SAILS (top taps using their arms to imitate hoisting the sails) CANON FIRE (they have to dive on their ball to protect it)

Progression 2- add in ENEMY PIRATES (they kick their ball at the coach or parent helpers) and MAN THE LIFEBOAT (they all have to run to the lifeboat, sit on the ground and start rowing).

Coaching Points

Small touches to kep the ball close and under control

Get your head up to look for space and other players.

Use the laces, inside and outside of the foot to move the ball.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Treasure Island

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Treasure Island (10 mins)

Set Up

Make a 20x20 area with 4 designated corners. Add a square in the middle of the area (treasure chest) and put cones and pinnies into it to be the treasure. Split the players into 4 teams.

Instructions

On the coaches command the 1st player from each team run into the middle, stop their ball on the outside of the treasure chest and take 1 item and then run back to their team. The next person goes after they have been high 5ed. The team with the most treasure is the winner.

Progression 1- After they run in they have to do 6 toe taps before taking some treasure from the middle.

Progression 2- After they run in they have to do 6 foundation touches befor taking some treasure from the middle.

Progression 3- After they run in they have to do 6 toe taps and 6 foundation touches before taking some treasure from the middle.

Coaching Points

Small touches to keep the ball close.

Use the laces, inside and outside of the foot to move the ball.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Pirate Combat

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Pirate Combat (15 mins)

Set up

Make a 20x20 area with a goal at each end. Divide the players into 2 teams and have either line stood on opposite sides of the coach.

Instructions

When the coach shouts GO, the first person from each line runs and touches the goal they are defending. They then run back towards the middle of the area where the coachs has passed the ball in and they play 1v1.

Progression 1- Play 2v2

Coaching Points

Run at space.

Small touches to keep the ball close and under control.

Accelerate after beating the defender and attack new open space.

Use quick changes of direction to help beat the defender.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 3v3 Game

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3v3 Game (10 mins)

3v3 Game


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