Football/Soccer Session (Moderate): IDA Session 2- Running With The Ball

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Name: Continental FC
City: Philadelphia
Country: United States of America
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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 3v3 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

Coaching Points

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


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Running With The Ball Technique

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Running With The Ball Technique (15 mins)

SetUp

30x40 field with 4x4 center box

Organization

Players on the ball must dribble through the box in the middle and change with playes a player on the outside. Outside player accelerates away. Exchange ball using a takeover or pull back. Use 3-4 balls.

Progressions

1) Must do a skill or take X number of small touches in the box before dribbling accelerating to the outside.

2) Player on the ball passes to outside player once through the box

Coaching Points

High tempo at all times. Accelerating with the ball using a big first touch. Dribbling using laces.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Dribbling Boxes Game

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Dribbling Boxes Game (15 mins)

SetUp

25x25 Area - 5 Boxes 3x3

Organization

Starting with 4 corners boxes, players must get from box (planet) to box to score a point. 3 Players start as defenders. Attackers are safe in each box. (*Must be moving taking little touches in the boxes not standing still). As soon as they see an opening they must dribble at speed to a new box.

Progressions

1) Can only score a point from two boxes of the same color - eg, blue to blue.

2) Add red box in the middle and a 4th defender in the box. Players can now score an extra point if dribble through red box.

Coaching Points

- Dribble with head up - awareness.

- Look to attack space off the dribble.

- Accelerating with the ball using a big first touch.

- Dribbling using laces.

- Knowing when to shield and keep the ball close under pressure.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Dribbling Team Gate Game

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Dribbling Team Gate Game (15 mins)

SetUp

30x40 field with 3/4 gate goals

2 Teams

Organization

Game is played 2v2 in the middle with additional players on the outside as shown. To score players must dribble through one of the gate goals in the middle. 2 players in the middle stay for set period.

Progressions

1) May not score in the same color gate in a row.

2) Outside players can no interchange with those in the middle

Coaching Points

Look to attack space/goal off the dribble. Accelerating with the ball using a big first touch. Dribbling using laces. Knowing when to shield and keep the ball close under pressure.


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

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Functional Game (25 mins)

SetUp

40 x 60 Area - 2 teams 6v6

40 x 10 Central Zone

Organization

Teams play 3v2 plus GKs in each half of the field. In order to play the ball into the other half an attacking player must dribble through the neutral zone to make 3v3. Must return when breaks down.

Progressions

1) One player from defending team can enter the neutral zone before the dribble.

2) Remove restrictions.

Coaching Points

Look to attack space off the dribble. Accelerating with the ball using a big first touch. Dribbling using laces.


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