Football/Soccer Session (Beginner): Active start WEEK 1

Profile Summary

Paul Burke
Name: Paul Burke
City: Corunna
Country: Canada
Rank: Elite – 3 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer

Description

Emphasis

• Becoming familiar with the ball

• Basic kicking/passing motions

• Fun with mom or dad


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Follow the leader

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Follow the leader (10 mins)

Focus: Physical Literacy

Activity Name: Follow the leader

Introduction

Each child partners with his/her parent and finds space inside

the playing area not too close to other pairs. As well as being

purposeful each exercise described should be treated as

fun/inventive and is performed alternately by the child and

parent together. Jogging forward – child follows parent –

parent weaves around the area. As coach shouts change

they quickly switch roles:

Variations

As above but skipping, hopping (one foot), bunny hopping

(two foot) giant steps, walking backwards

Coach calls out commands, touch ground with hand, sit

down, stand up, dive and roll on ground etc


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Making friends with the ball

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Making friends with the ball (10 mins)

Focus - Ball Literacy

Name of Game: Making friends with the ball

Organization

Players partner with their parents and find space in the area.

Game starts with parents rolling the ball back and forth with

the children. Parent and children take turns tossing and

catching the ball back and forth to one another. Parents then

hold the ball out (quite low to start) and drop it letting the child

control it with the bottom of the foot. Have the child shout

“Ole!” when successful in controlling the ball. Parents can

play a pass 5-6 yards away and have child run and get the

ball and bring it back. Parent send with legs shoulder width

apart and child kicks the ball between their legs – child then

dives on the ball on the other side. Repeat with child retrieving

the ball with feet. Switch role to have child play a pass and

parent retrieving the ball. Have parents set up a small net with

cones and have them act as a passive goalkeeper with child

taking shots on them to score.

Alternatives

Harder – Instead of parents perform in partners. Increase

distances and add Competition between partners


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