Football/Soccer Session (Mixed age): Glen Rock Summer Camp- Day 1 (Start Time: 2016-07-25 09:05:00)

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Daniel Vitu, Adult Member

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Daniel  Vitu
Name: Daniel Vitu
City: Hawthorne
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 1 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer

Description

Dribbling session- 6 hour camp


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Warm up

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Warm up (20 mins)

Organization: 30 x 30 yd area. 2 players are taggers and start with coach. All other players tuck pinnie into back of shorts so it hangs out like a tail. Coach releases the tagger once all players ready.

Add in soccer balls in P2.

Instructions: tag game. 2 taggers try to steal as many tails as possible. Last player with their pinnie tucked in as their tail wins and gets to choose to be the tagger next round.

Coaching Points:

1. Awareness of taggers

2. Awareness of space

3. Tagger coming fast or slow? Get away fast or slow?

Progressions:

1. No soccer balls. As a tag game.

2. All players except taggers have a ball. Knock out rounds. Last player with their ball wins.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Technical- RWB

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Technical- RWB (20 mins)

Organization: same as warm up. Each player with a ball.

Instructions: freestyle dribbling. Keep the ball in bounds.

IP1- Right foot only.

IP2- Left foot only.

IP3- As many touches as you can in 10 seconds- GO. x 2 rounds.

IP4- When you see space in front of you attack the space... Bigger touch out of feet to penetrate and get beyond other players.

Coaching Points:

1. Head up after every touch.

2. Small touches (Messi). Take a touch with every step. Toe pointed down- pinky toe.

3. Shorten strides to allow for more control of steps.

4. Pinky toe- big toe to weave side to side in tight spaces.

5. Bigger touch out of feet (Ronaldo) when space to attack. Observe space- attack space with head up.

Progressions:

1. Introduce feint and scissors technique depending on level of players.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Gate game- RWB

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Gate game- RWB (25 mins)

Organization:

Add gates to same setup. Approximately as many gates as players with a ball. 2 or 3 defenders depending on numbers.

Instructions:

Players with ball scores 1 point for each gate they successfully dribble through. Defenders cannot steal soccer balls or tag players- only stand in the middle of a gate and that gate becomes closed. Defender can only remain at the same gate for 5 seconds. Attackers cannot revisit same gate consecutively.

Coaching Points:

1. Running out of space? Small touches.

2. Observe open space? Bigger touch and attack with speed.

3. Location of defender- near, far, or approaching?

4. Speed of defender- fast or slow?

Progressions:

1. Gates are closed when defender stands in gate. Must dribble through only open gates to score points. Dribble through a closed gate = lose all points.

2. Go through the back door of the gate to score.

3. Defenders try to steal ball. If defender steals ball they keep it and you become the defender. All points erased if you become defender.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Numbers game to goals

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Numbers game to goals (25 mins)

Organization: setup as shown. Coach divides into 2 teams. Match up players on like ability. Ex: #2 from each team would have similar size, speed. Each player is given a number matching up with a player with opposite team.

Instructions: Coach calls out a number and plays ball out. Blue team attack the further goal from them, white attack the further goal from them.

Coaching Points:

1. Speed and distance of defender.

2. Observe goal- do you have an angle to shoot?

Progressions:

1. 1 v. 1

2. 2 v. 2


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 1 v. 1s - The King's Court

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1 v. 1s - The King's Court (45 mins)

Organization: as many areas as needed. 10 yards wide x 20 long. 2-3 players per area.

Instructions: play 1 v. 1 in each channel. Player with ball passes across. Receive and try to beat player 1 v. 1 across end line. 2 minute rounds. Ball out of channel or restart. Other player passes and other player receives. Player with higher score promoted to next court. Low score demoted.

Coaching Points:

1. Observation of defender's speed of approach.

A. Fast- touch around and go.

B. Slow- keep touches close, and read body shape to judge direction of move.

2. Observation of space.

3. End product.

4. Mentality to attack.

Progressions:

1. Play 1 v. 1 keep track of points scored for successful dribble across. 2 minute rounds. Winner of each court is decided and changes are made to progress or regress to different court.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Copa America

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Copa America

Organization:

Divide up players into even teams to play 3 v. 3 or 4 v. 4 tournament.

Instructions:

7 minute games. Water breaks and score recording between games.

Coach over the top. Make it fun!


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