Football/Soccer Session (Beginner): Pre-Academy: First Touch Work

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Craig Stead, Adult Member

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Craig Stead
Name: Craig Stead
City: Ottawa
Country: Canada
Rank: Elite – 2 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Touch Diamonds

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Touch Diamonds
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Touch Diamonds (15 mins)

Players each get their own triangle or diamond

- work basic touches in and out of the shape adding progressions such as rolling the ball, working turns etc.

- the smaller the shape, the more difficult the exercise becomes, players are encouaged to get as many touches as possible, in short work periods


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Attack the Gates

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Attack the Gates (25 mins)

Attack the Gates

Pre-Academy Progression: start without the ball

Key Factors:

- ready position (treading the grapes)

- positive first touch

- first touch to a side

- turns and tricks to switch direction

- positive attacking attitude


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): British Bulldog

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British Bulldog (20 mins)

British Bulldog

Players attempt to dribble across the zone without getting their ball stolen, if it is by a Bulldog, they become another Bulldog

Key Factors:

- positive first touch

- big touches and little touches

- change of speed

- change of direction

- decision making


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