Football/Soccer Session (Beginner): Dribbling 1v1, 2v1 and 3v2

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Craig Birtwistle Continental F.C
Name: Craig Birtwistle Continental F.C
City: Philadelphia
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 2 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Warm-up

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Warm-up
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Warm-up (10 mins)

Set up

Two 20 X 35 fields with mini-goals/pugs as shown

Organization

As players arrive for practice get them moving into small sided games early. Build up to two games alongside each each other. Players are encouraged to have free play with no one touch soccer. Try to keep teams even for competitive games and rotate opponents every 3-4 minutes.

Progressions

Rotate opponents every 3-4 minutes. Ensure both sets of players experience the 2v2 and 3v3 games.

Coaching Points

Free play warm up with limited coaching. Enforce no one touch rule


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Technical/Coerver

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Technical/Coerver (20 mins)

Set up

Place 3 cones in a wide triangle with a cone approximately 3 yards away. Have 3 players per station each with a ball.

Organization

On the instructor's command, the first player dribbles to the front cone, performs a dribbling move, accelerates to one of the outside cones, and then quickly changes direction to return to the start.

The coach breaks down a variety of moves to perform, such as Side Step, Double Side Step, Scissors Step, Drag and Push, Drag Scisssor Push etc

Progressions

Make it competitive - First team to get through 10 turns. Have players go both left and right for each turn.

Coaching Points

Speed of dribble, change of driection, acceleration after turn, close control, shift weight after turn


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 1v1 dribble to gate

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1v1 dribble to gate (20 mins)

Set Up

15 x 20 yard grid with 2 gates positioned at the end of the grid about 3 yards in width.

Organization

2 players act as defenders and 3 players act as attackers. On the instructor's command, the first defender plays a pass into the first attacker and they go 1v1. If the attacker dribbles through either of the 2 gates, it's worth 1 point and that player remains in the attacking group. If the attacker is dispossessed, the attacker joins the defending group and the defender joings the attacking group. If defender wins the ball they can counter by dribbli g through red gate.

Progressions

Make compeititve - track points with punishments for losing team


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 2v1 to 3v2

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2v1 to 3v2 (20 mins)

Set up

Set up a 30x40 yard grid with two goals as shown

Organization

Black team plays 2v1 against the white team. to try and score on the goal. Upon either scoring or losing possession one black player must then step out of the grid to defend the next 2 white players who attack the opposite goal. Rotation continues. Make the drill competitive. Shaded area is an optional line that can be added where players must dribble into opposition area before shooting

Progressions

Move on to 3v2. Two attackers must stay to defend the next attack

Coaching Points

Recognition of when to dribble and when to pass, dribble at speed, control while dribbling, acceleration after turn, role of second and third attackers - overlaps, give and goes, moveemnt to free up space fro player with ball.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Game

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Game (20 mins)

Set up

Field 40 X 30 with regular goals as shown.

Organization

Teams will play 5 v 5 including Goalkeepers. Regular scrimmage game with emphasis on the topic. Allow game to be free play but enforce coaching points of the day.

Coaching Points

All of points portrayed throughout the session should be enforced in a game situation.


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