Football/Soccer Session (U11): NSCAA Level 4 Diploma - Dribbling

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Marguerite Ferrell, Adult Member

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Marguerite  Ferrell
Name: Marguerite Ferrell
City: Weehawken
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 10 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer

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Lawrence Township NJ


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Warm Up I

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Warm Up I
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Warm Up I (10 mins)

Organization:

40x30 yard area

Each player with a ball

Players dribble their ball like 'Messi' anywhere inside the area

Coach can instruct the players to 'switch' their ball with another player

After switching, dribble the ball into space like 'Ronaldo'

Dribble for 30 seconds then rest

Coaching Points:

Toe is down

Use the outside or instep of the foot

Head Up

Look for spaces between players

Try to touch the ball with every step - Messi

Take bigger touches into space - Ronaldo

Positive 1st touch after switching


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Main Theme 1

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Main Theme 1 (10 mins)

Organization:

40x30 yard area divided into 4 channels

2 players in each channel

1 ball per pair

Instructions:

Player with the ball Messi dribbles to half way

After passing half way, Ronaldo dribble past cone

Dribbling Player passes off to teammate who replicates the above action to the other side

Coaching Points:

Drive forward with positive touches

Touch the ball as often as you can

Take bigger touches when driving past the cone (defender)

Accelerate past cones

Use both feet


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Main Theme II

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Main Theme II (10 mins)

Organization:

40x30 yard area divided into 4 channels

2 players in each channel

1 ball per team

Instructions:

Player with the ball Messi dribbles to half way

After passing half way, Ronaldo dribble past defender

Defending player shadows their movement backwards - do not attempt to steal the ball

Coaching Points:

Drive forward with positive touches

Keep the ball just in front of the defender's front foot

Touch the ball as often as you can

Take bigger touch when Ronaldo dribbling

Accelerate past defender

Use both feet


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Main Theme III

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Main Theme III (25 mins)

Organization:

30x10 yard area

Minimum 2 players

2 cones placed 5 yards apart

1 ball with spares nearby

Instructions:

A

- Players pass the ball between them using only 1 touch

- Player 1 moves to touch either cone

- Player 2 immediately pushes the ball forward into space past Player 1 (Ronaldo Dribble)

- Player scores if they can get the ball into the shaded end zone before defender can recover

- Players switch roles after each attempt

B

- As scenario A but Player 2 now tries to score in the goal after passing defender (Use GK, if available)

Coaching Points:

- Quality of pass

- Head up to observe defenders position

- Bigger touch out of feet into open side of cones

- Get into end zone in as few touches as possible


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Conditioned Game

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Conditioned Game (35 mins)

Organization:

30x20 yard area

2 teams of 3 (Plus GK, if available)

Instructions:

- Regular scrimmage game

- If ball goes out of play, defending team must 'check' the ball into attacking (as shown)

- Gives attacking player opportunity to beat defender with 1st touch

Coaching Points:

- Use condition to gain 3v2 advantage (A)

- Movement of team mates to create space to drive into (B)

- Third man run to support play (C)


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