Football/Soccer Session (Beginner): 3 year old foundation session

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Tom Hatton, Adult Member

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Tom  Hatton
Name: Tom Hatton
City: New York
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 1 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer

Description

Lays the basic framework for a 3 year old session. To be reinforced weekly for 4 weeks.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Ladders/ZigZag/Score

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Ladders/ZigZag/Score (5 mins)

Game:

Players run through ladders, 1 foot in each space round the end cone, then zig zag.

Coaching Points:

Look for specific foot and body movement: avoid touching ladders and cones.

Progressions:

Introduce high knees on the ladders, running jump, sharp Zig Zags

Introduce a ball to score. Coach resets the ball

Introduce a jump between the ladders and the zig zag

Increase speed


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 20 Goals

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20 Goals (10 mins)

Game:

Players see who can score 20 goals the fastest in alternate goals.

Coaching points:

Keep the ball close, keep looking up to avoid collisions

No hands when retrieving ball from the net

Shoot hard

Progressions:

1 foot only

Shoot from halfway to score

Stop the ball on the goal line to score


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Fruit Corners

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Fruit Corners (10 mins)

Game:

Ask players what color is in each corner, then ask which fruit is each color

Without balls, players run to the fruit corner called by the coach

 Coaching Points:

Keep ball close

Keep looking up now and then to avoid collisions

When fruit called, look up first, then head off in direction

Highlight turns when players execute them successfully

Progression:

Introduce balls, players must stand next to the correct fruit with their foot ontop of the ball

Coach increases frequency of fruit called e.g. halfway through aiming for one fruit, another is called

On command of 'Coach Fruit', players attempt to hit moving coach target


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Beach Ball

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Beach Ball (10 mins)

Game:

Players must stop the ball from going from the beach into the ocean (past the cones).

The coach roles the ball out towards the ocean. When the ball is retrieved, they turn and score

Coaching Points:

No hands

Try to get to the ball as fast as possible

Keep the ball close


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Beach Ball 1 v 1

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Beach Ball 1 v 1 (10 mins)

Game:

 Divide players into 2 teams. Number or name each player on one team. and the same names/numbers on opposite team. Call out the name (eg: Tigers) or number. Players battle for the ball, turn and score.

Coaching Points:

Listen for the coaches call

Run fast

Shield ball & turn

Quickly exit field after turn is over


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