Football/Soccer Session (Beginner): Pre Jr Week 3 (Start Time: 2014-02-27 14:55:00)

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Brian  Cronin
Name: Brian Cronin
City: Aptos
Country: United States of America
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Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Ouch

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Ouch
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Ouch (20 mins)

Setup

Build a grid 20X30 (may adjust if too large or small). Every player must be in the grid with a ball.

Instructions

The coach jogs around in the grid and players try to kick their balls and hit the coach. The players get a point each time they hit the coach. The coach should yell OUCH eah time they are hit to make the game FUN.

Variations

If the players are struggling to hit the coach, the coach should stop for a couple seconds to give the players a chance.

Use different parts of the foot: Inside, Instep, Right and Left foot.

Coaching Points

Encourage players to get their head up and look for the coaches while dribbling.

Make sure the players are striking the ball with the proper part of the foot.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Circle Passing

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Circle Passing (20 mins)

Setup

Create a circle around two central players where the outside players are about 5-7 yards from each other.

The two central players should have a soccer ball each.

Instructions

The central players begin the drill at the same time by passing to outside players on the opposite sides of the circle.

The outside player returns the pass back to the central player who maintaines his central positioning.

The central player then immediately plays to the player to the left or right of the initial player he passed to.

As this second outside player receives the pass he now switches roles with the central player and looks to continue the same pattern on the opposite side of the grid.

Leave it up to the players to decide whether to play to the left or right side of the outside player based on whether the player is being used by the other central player.

Players must play with their heads up scanning the field and communicating so that two balls do not get played to the same player.

Variations

Change it up and do other passing combinations. Be creative.

Coaching Points

Good crisp passes with good pace on them - not too soft or to strong.

Heads up scanning the field to find the open players

Play with speed. Start slow and once they figure it out, ramp it up.

Make sure central players maintain the central position until switching with the outside player in order to play facing the ball. If they get in too tight there will not be much time to play the ball.

Allow the kids to be creative with their combination play.


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