Football/Soccer Session (Beginner): Academy 5/8

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Caitlin Young
Name: Caitlin Young
City: Provo
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 3 points
Membership: Young Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Shadow Dribble

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Shadow Dribble
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Shadow Dribble

One player with a ball and another player behind them with a ball as well. The player in front can go anywhere in the 20x20 yard box and the player behind must try to keep as close to them as possible and follow where they are going and what they are doing. The leader determines where they are going and the player who is the shadow tries to keep up with them. Then reverse the roles. Players can use both feet to start, then can choose to use one foot, then the other.

Now the leader adds in moves while they are dribbling and the shadow player must do the same. (10 minutes)


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Snake

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Snake

In an appropriate space, have all players dribble their soccer balls, except for 2-3 players (the snake). The snake players hold hands or lock arms and work together to tag the other players. The players dribbling the balls try to avoid getting tagged by the snake. If they are tagged, they join hands or lock arms with the snake. The snake grows until all players are part of the snake. The snake must work together and stay connected…they cannot break into little parts. Encourage fun by having the snake hiss.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Gates

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Gates

-Set up many pairs of cones (with roughly 2 yards in between pairs) all around the playing area. These pairs serve as gates or small mini-goals. Players each have a ball and must dribble through the gate in order to score. Players must count how many goals they score; when playing a second time, ask them if they can beat their score by one goal. Coaches can vary this by asking players to dribble with left foot or right foot. If players end up dribbling back and forth through only one goal, introduce a rule to protect against this.

Add a move through the gate


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Gates W Bandits

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Gates W Bandits

Same game as above, but add 2 or more bandits (without soccer balls) who try to steal soccer balls from the other players. If bandits are successful and steal soccer balls, they are no longer bandits. Players who lose their soccer balls become bandits! Play multiple 1-2 minute games. Play is continuous for the 1-2 minute period. Players who have possession of a soccer ball at the end of time are awarded a point.


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