Football/Soccer Session (Beginner): Four Country Dribbling

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Michael Saperstein
Name: Michael Saperstein
City: New York
Country: United States of America
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Membership: Young Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Four Country Dribbling

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Four Country Dribbling

Setup

--Mark out 5x5 yd squares at each corner of a grid sized 1/4 to 1/2 of a full field, and add squares as needed.

--Place one tall cone in center of grid. Alternatively. Create a center square or country w/tall cones.

--Designate each corner as a (soccer-playing) country or soccer team.

--Station one or two players in each "country."


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Four Country Dribbling p. 1

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Procedure

-- To begin, players leave their home countries to dribble freely in the square and at coaches command explode to "home country" or the name of country of the coaches choosing.


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Progression

--Players dribble one by one on coach's command, perform a ball mastery move (toe tap, little-toe 360 etc ) at center cone and return to home base.

Progression

--Players one by one perform 180 degree turn of coach's choosing (drag back, step on, step over etc) at the center cone, and explode back to home base and line up behind the last queued player.

Variation

--Coach designates color of the home base cones to return to.

Progression

--Players from diagonal corners both dribble, turn and explode home.

--Four players go simultaneously, followed immediately by the next queued player.


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Progression

--One by one, players dribble to center, perform a ball mastery move of coach's choosing, and then explode to a cone at a different home base on coach's command. For instance: "Explode to a green cone to your right."


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Progression

--Players from each country dribble simultaneously to center and return different home cone.

--Queued player dribbles as soon as first player returns.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Cross Country Traffic

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Cross Country Traffic

Dribblers from all four corners dribble diagonally.

Variations

--All players, including queued players, dribble diagonally.

Variation: defender or defenders challenge dribblers.


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