Football/Soccer Session (Moderate): U11/U12 PDP - Dribbling to Penetrate, to Possess, and for Speed Session I

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David Knapp, Adult Member

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David Knapp
Name: David Knapp
City: Asheville
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 1 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer

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Dribbling


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Cross Traffic

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Cross Traffic (10 mins)

Have half the kids line up along each end line. Everyone has a ball. On the coach’s signal the all kids try to dribble across the grid to the opposite side without crashing into another player who is coming from the opposite side. If players crash, they must do a skill designated by the coach (scissors, 10 foundations, etc.) before continuing. #2. Progress to having kids dribble from all four sides so that there is traffic in all directions.

•How do you know whether to go fast or slow? (Vision)

•What part of your foot will you use to dribble fast? (outside)

•Should the ball get closer to your foot as other’s get closer to you?

Coaching Points:

- Big Touch vs Tight

- Vision

- Change of Speed, Change of Direction

- Laces for Speed


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Individual Footskills

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Individual Footskills (15 mins)

Every player inside a large zone, every player has a ball. Each player dribbles the ball around avoiding contact with other players. On the coach’s signal, the players perform the footskill that was demonstrated. In between signals, the players should be focused on getting frequent touches. They do not need to run extremely fast, but they should be touching the ball very frequently.

Skills to work on:

- Forward Progressions


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 1v1 to Gates - From Sides

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1v1 to Gates - From Sides (20 mins)

Set up twofields each about 15 x 25-30 and separate the kids into four groups (groupsshould be about 3 kids).  Each group/teamsets up on one side of the one field in a single file line (off thefield).  Team A initiates the game bypassing a ball in to team B and the first players from each line play making a1v1 game to small gates (dribble through to score).  Either player can score on either gate.  Any time a goal is scored, the ball goes outof bounds, or the game lasts longer than 30 seconds the players on the field gooff to the outside and new players begin a new game.  The transition should be quick.  After 10-12 games, make sure you switch sothat both teams receive the ball to start. You can even rotate teams so that they play on both fields and get different competition.

  - Howdo you know where the space is at? (vision)

  - How should you dribble when you have open space? (speed)

Coaching Points:

- Big Touch vs Tight

- Vision

- Change of Speed, Change of Direction

- Laces for Speed


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 4v4 - Pentration Line

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4v4 - Pentration Line (25 mins)

Create a 25x35 grid with the 2 endlines being the penetration lines. Split the players into 2 equal teams of 4. Play a normal scrimmage in the playing area with each team earning a point for every time they successfully penetrate the the endlines while dribbling with the ball under control.

Coaching Points:

- Big Touch vs Tight

- Vision

- Change of Speed, Change of Direction

- Laces for Speed


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 8v8

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8v8 (15 mins)

8v8 Game implementing the topics learned from the week

Coaching Points:

- Big Touch vs Tight

- Vision

- Change of Speed, Change of Direction

- Laces for Speed


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