Football/Soccer Session (U9): Dribbling to Beat Defender

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Andrew Mcleod, Adult Member

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Andrew Mcleod
Name: Andrew Mcleod
City: EAST ORANGE
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 6 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Unopposed

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Unopposed
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Unopposed (20 mins)

Organization: Players each have a ball within 20x20yd grid. Tall cones scattered throuhgout grid

Instructions: Players must dribble around grid - avoiding contact with others and staying inside grid.

Players dribble at cones and execute moves

1 point for every cone - how many can you get?

Coaching Points:

Use small touches when approaching player

Longer touch after move

Change of pace after moves

Technique of moves and dribbling

Timing of moves - don't crash, keep ball rolling forward

Selling the moves - body movement, use of eyes

Progressions:

Find the most space

Stop ball on command - feet then body part

Stop ball, find new one

Ball mastery touches

Feint move - in space, then on cone

Step Over


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Opposed

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Opposed
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Opposed (25 mins)

Organization:

10x15yd grid, end zone on each end

Two players in each grid, others on outside of grids as shown

Instructions:

Side player passes to attacker - attacker scores by dribbling into opposite side end zone

Defender does not steal, just approaches attacker

Rotate - attacking line to defending line

Coaching Points:

Use small touches prior to move, long touch after move

Timing of moves

Change of pace after moves

Selling the moves - body movememnt, ball movement, use of eyes

Progressions:

Live - defender can score on opposite side

2v2 to small goals


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

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Conditioned game (20 mins)

Organization:

20x30yd grids

Small goal on each end of fields

Players on teams of 3

Instructions:

Play to goal

Must dribble in when ball is out of bounds

Coaching Points:

Decision of when to beat defender 1v1 - when space or goal behind, isolated

Use of touches and changes of speed

Recognition of space


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Game

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Game (20 mins)

Organization:

30x40yd grid, goal on each side

Players split into 2 teams

Instructions:

Play to goal

Match rules apply

Coaching Points:

When to beat defender 1v1

Technique of moves

Recognition of where to beat defender 1v1


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