Football/Soccer Session (Beginner): FC Copa Academy U9 to U12 Winter Session - Teaching correct techniques of dribbling a varying paces (Start Time: 2015-12-19 10:55:00)

Profile Summary

Peter McDonnell
Name: Peter McDonnell
City: Killala
Country: Ireland
Rank: Elite – 1 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer

Description

Make 3-4 players your main focus during your session and itentify difference to develop.

Ensure your coaching position is located somewhere, you can view all players

Demonstrate everything!

Majority of the session is unopposed, so as to introduce correct dribbling and running with the ball techniques - using various speeds and surfaces of the feet


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Warm-Up and Introduction

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Warm-Up and Introduction
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Warm-Up and Introduction (20 mins)

SET-UP

Area is set up with a 30 yard width and length can vary by the number of players you have in your session. (e.g. 15 players = 5 x 10 yard areas - 50 yards)

INDIVIDUAL PLAYER FOCUS

Speed - Dribbling Skills - Running with the ball - Changing Speed

TEAM DEVELOPMENT FOCUS

Recognize when to dribble tight & close and when to RTWB (Run with the ball) - Develop speeds to combine and utilize space

KEY TRAINING POINTS FOCUS

1. Develop changes of speed, as well as the correct and excellent techniques of dribbling with close control and running with the ball - heavier, controlled touches

2. Ensure all players are communicating on and off the ball to each other

3. Identify differences in touches in various situations

PROCESS FOCUS

1 = A Dribble to end player and stop the ball

2 = Run around the player

3 = End player lays the ball off the dribbling player

4 = Run with the ball (teach variability of touches)

5 and 6 = Repeat process at opposite end

**Switch roles after 2 minutes**

KEY FOCUS

Look for quality of technique as players tire or lose focus

PROGRESSION FOCUS

Middle player recieves ball from end player to begin their exercise - Have to use a turn


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 1-2 Combination

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 1-2 Combination
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1-2 Combination (20 mins)

SET-UP FOCUS

Identical

PROCESS FOCUS

1 = Tight dribble towards end player

2 = A 1-2 with the end player

3 = A drible around the end player, using tight touches in a tight space

4 = An acceleration and run with the ball, using heavier controlled touches

5/6 = Repeat of the process at the opposite end

KEY TRAINING POINTS FOCUS

Focus on technical aspects of slowing down and speeding up, lesser and more touches

Change of speed and tempo of dribbling to complete 1-2

Ability to look at the target player, while dribbling


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Takeovers

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

KEY PROCESS FOCUS

All players dribble during this part of the session - Lots of speed and precision of touches and movement

1 = Dribble toward end player who is on the move towards the dribbling player

2 = End player moves off the line and takes the ball over from dribbling player

3 = Player dribbles at pace towards the opposite end zone player who is on the move off the end

4 = A takeover occurs and the process is repeated with 5

KEY TRAINING FOCUS

Dribbling at speed, with heavier controlled touches, until approaching oncoming player

Slow down on appraoch towards oncoming player and take more, smaller touches before takeover

takeover with speed and accelleration

**CREATE A GAME/COMPETITION BETWEEN GROUPS**

- First team to reach the winning zone 10 times

- Feel free to use your own ideas


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 6v2 Game with scoring

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6v2 Game with scoring (15 mins)

6v2 dribbling game with a lot of successful dribble to score opportunities

Rotate players as fit


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 4v4 Games with dribbling scoring zones

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4v4 Games with dribbling scoring zones (15 mins)

Within the 4v4 games - Players must dribble into the scoring zone to score a goal

Encourage a lot of the various points of the technical session - based around the position of the opposition

Encourage a lot of dribbling


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