Football/Soccer Session (Beginner): U6 Mini Soccer Fall 2016 - Week 1: Dribbling

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Perry Gaffoor, Young Member

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Perry Gaffoor
Name: Perry Gaffoor
City: Plymouth
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 56 points
Membership: Young Member
Sport: Football/Soccer

Description

Dribbling unopposed. Week 1 will focus on introducing the use of different surfaces for different footskills.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Wam-Up: Dribble Tag

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Wam-Up: Dribble Tag (5 mins)

Description

Every player has a ball, even the taggers. It's a nice, simple game. Players must stay in the field, this needs to be reinforced - teaching awareness and appreciation for the space is as important as the skills. Taggers are identified by holding a pinnie. When either of the taggers (recommended 3) tag a player they drop their pinnie. The new tagger picks up the pinnie and proceeds to chase the other players. You cannot tag the player who just tagged you.

Coaching Points

Head up, check your shoulder

Close control

Lots of small touches and a few larger touches depending on situation


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Activity 1: 1,000 Touches

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Activity 1: 1,000 Touches (10 mins)

Description

The aim is for each child to get 1,000 'High Quality' touches of the ball within 12 minutes. "High Quality" touches mean two things. 1) Solid technique and 2) Using surfaces / techniques that are challenging. Some children will struggle with toe-taps, others may excel at sole roles. It is our job as coaches to make sure each child is challenged accordingly. It might be unrealistic to expect that all (if any) of the children actually get a thousand touches, but we should be pushing them to get as close to it as possible. We will do this through competition.

First we will introduce the skill, letting the kids practice it for 30 seconds and then we will have them perform as many as possible in 30 seconds.

- Outside foot circles (right)

- Outside foot circles (left)

- Inside foot circles (right)

- Inside foot circles (left)

- Lace push and stop (alternate)

- Sole roles (right)

- Sole roles (left)

- Toe taps

- Foundations

- Pull and push (alternate)

Coaching Points

On your toes

Knees slightly bent / low center of gravity

Correct technique


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Activity 2: Around the Zoo

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Activity 2: Around the Zoo (10 mins)

Description

Every player with a ball. Coach assigns an animal to each side of the field. The players must dribble to each animal as directed by coach. Speed is secondary to technique, we don't want players kicking the ball hard once and then sprinting after it. The aim should be "who can get to the Penguin first taking 15 touches" etc. Each animal represents a different footskill.

Kangaroo: Hops - Ball between feet jumping up and down.

Penguin: Foundations / Box touches

Snake: Inside, Outside, Outside, Inside.

Elephant: Toe-Taps (tip-toe-ing around mice)


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