Football/Soccer Session (Beginner): RDP Mini Roos T2 Session 3 : Striking the ball

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Matthew Crowell Centre Manager
Name: Matthew Crowell Centre Manager
City: Soccer5s Tuggerah
Country: Australia
Rank: Elite – 1 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Ball Mastery

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Ball Mastery

Aim: Improve player’s ability to manipulate the movement of a ball.

Drill: Each player has a ball inside the square. Player’s begin by dribbling around the grid using different parts of both of their feet. The coach can change to the conditions e.g. only right foot, or only inside of foot.

Proress to players perform different ball mastery skills such as toe taps, inside taps etc.

Key Points: Focus on correct technique before speed. Work on getting the movements correct at walking speed before increasing to a jog.

Encourage players to get as many touches on the ball as they can.

The aim of this activity is to make players comfortable on the ball so that they feel confident in any situation.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Striking Technique

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Striking Technique

Aim: Focus on developing the technique of striking the ball.

Drill: Players line up in front of he goal. The coach demonstrates the technique and then gets the players to hae a go. The coach can then make any correction to individual players.

Key Points: Get players to place standing foot slightly behind the ball.

Work on getting players to follow through the ball.

Players should keep their eye on the ball.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Pass and Shoot

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Pass and Shoot

Aim: Improve the shooting technique and accuracy of each player.

Drill: Players are split into even groups and sent to either side of the goal. The first player in the line is the only one without a ball. The player at the front of the line makes a run out and around the cone, the second player in line plays a pass in front of the player as the round the cone. The attacker takes a touch to control the ball and then shoots at the goal.

This is then repeated on the other side. Players are swapped after a few goes and encouraged to use their other foot.

Key Points: Players work on using their laces to strike the ball.

The first touch of the player needs to be out in front of them and towards the goal so that they are set up for the shot.

Encourage players to work on both feet.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Multi Goal Game

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Multi Goal Game

Aim: Develop player’s positional awareness and movement to allow them to get into shooting positions.

Drill: Players are split into two sides. Players have three goals to aim at, which will encourage them to move the ball in order to create space for a shot. If not enough shooting is occurring an extra ball can be added of a joker put in place.

Players can only shoot once they are in the shooting zone (blue line).

Key Points: Encourage players to focus on correct technique and accuracy.

Encourage communication and movement to create space.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Modified Game

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Modified Game

Aim: To apply the skills developed in the session under an increased amount of pressure.

Drill: Players are split into four even teams and then split into two games. Players then play games against each other with the coach maintaining the focus of the session.

Key Point: Players are encouraged to take on players where they can.

Decision making is brought into the drill when players need to decide whether to pass or run with the ball.

Players are encouraged to communicate with team mates to improve decision making.


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