Football/Soccer Session (U7): PTA Juniors Week 2: Turning

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Tasha Flynn, Adult Member

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Tasha Flynn
Name: Tasha Flynn
City: Plainsboro
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 0 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer

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How/ When to turn using a drag back


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Warm Up: Ball Mastery

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Warm Up: Ball Mastery
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Warm Up: Ball Mastery (10 mins)

Organization:

- One circle, one player per cone, one ball per player, coach in the center for demonstrations.

Instructions:

- Players will go through a series of rhythmic touches on the ball.

Coaching Points:

- Focus on technique: proper touches on the ball for each foundational skill.

-Want to get several touches on the ball using the soles of the shoe.

Progressions:

- Rhythmic touches (four counts on the ball, four counts rest, and repeat).


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Warm Up: Turning Technique

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Warm Up: Turning Technique (15 mins)

Organization:

-2, 20 x 10yd grids.

-Players line up at the end cones in groups of 3.

-3 cones (shown above).

Instructions:

-Players dribble at the cone. When they reach the cone they preform a drag back turn and dribble back to the starting cone.

Coaching Points:

1. Speed and angle of approach. Dribble at the cone.

2. Dribbling to keep possession, so cannot beat defender (cone), turn and keep the ball.

3. Technique of the drag back turn (drag with sole of foot, turn to the side of the foot being used, 2nd touch with opposite foot).

Progressions:

-Increase tempo of the turn.

-Use the left foot to turn.

-Remove extra balls, after turning pass to next player in line.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Main Theme: Boss of the balls (Unopposed)

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Main Theme: Boss of the balls (Unopposed) (15 mins)

Organization:

-20 x 20yd grid.

-All the balls in the middle of the area.

-Players in groups of 3 at the corners of the area.

-PUG goal at each corner of the area.

Instructions:

-Players start on their desinated corner of the area.

-When coach says "play" first player in each line sprints to the middle, preforms a drag back and dribbles the ball back into their teams PUG goal.

-When the ball is in the goal the next player in line goes.

Coaching Points:

1. Speed of approach to the balls.

2. Technique of drag back. Make sure drag back is preformed before going to goal.

Progressions:

-Competition: Which team can get the most balls in there PUG goal.

-Kick away another players ball as you are getting your ball.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Main Them 2: Directional

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Main Them 2: Directional (15 mins)

Organization:

-30 x 30yd grid.

-Every player with a ball.

-Place a different color penny at the four ends of the area (4 different directions).

Instructions:

-Players dribble in the area until the coach calls out a direction/color.

-Players must dribble to that area as quickly as possible.

Coaching Points:

1. Listen and follow directions from the coach.

2. Technique of drag back to get to correct color if facing the wrong way.

3. Decision making: If drag back is the correct turn to make.

4. Keep control of the ball while dribbling to the designated area.

Progressions:

-Call out 2 directions/colors and players must go to the last color called out.

-Last player to the designated area must preform a task before dribbling again.


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