Football/Soccer Session (U6): U6 Arsenal Traffic Lights

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Chris Ferrer, Adult Member

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Chris Ferrer
Name: Chris Ferrer
City: Bethpage
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 2 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Treasure Island

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Treasure Island (15 mins)

Dribbling - Treasure Island

Organisation:

30x40 area with 4 5x5 squares in each corner.

Plenty of balls

Instructions:

At coach command players must run to the middle to retrieve a ball and dribble back to their corner. Upon return, next teammate runs to do the same.

Once all balls are all gone, team with the most in their corner wins.

Progression: Players will dribble the ball to the middle and get the treasure from the island.

Regression: Allow dribbling with either foot.

Competitive: How many can your team retrieve?

Coaching points:

Outside (pinky-toe) for close control.

Laces for fast, longer distance dribbling.

Head up to locate your corner and avoid other players


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Traffic Lights

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Traffic Lights (15 mins)

Organization:

1.20 x 20 yard area set up as shown

2.12 players set up as shown

3.1 ball per player

Story/Description:

1.Before driving a car (ball), all drivers (players) must pass their test. The coach asks the drivers what to do if they see a red light, a yellow light or a green light. Coach then gives each driver their license to put in their sock.

2.When the coach yells “Green light” all drivers drive their car around the parking lot. When the coach yells “yellow light” all the driver have to go slow and when the coach yells “red light” all the drivers have to stop

3.Drivers should always be on the look out for the police (coach) who could come at anytime making a siren sound

4.Any drivers that are caught, get a ticket

Coaching Points:

1.Make sure you stay in control of your car

2.Watch out for other cars on the road

3.Don’t go through any red lights because the police might see you

Developments:

1.P – “Super Green = Super Fast”

2.P – Drivers have to reverse out of the parking spot

3.P – Drivers have to put gas in their car by putting one foot on the ball then the other as fast as they can


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Dribbling Race

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Dribbling Race (5 mins)

Organization: Place 5 cones 3 yards apart in a straight line. Players should already be in teams for pervious drills.

Instructions: Player dribbles around cones as shown.

It is a race but players must keep the ball close and under control

Coaching Points: Changing direction with the ball

Dribbling with head up

Dribbling with both feet and different part of foot

Progressions: Instead of sprinting back change it to dribbling back so it makes players use both feet.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Free Play

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Free Play (15 mins)

Organization: 2 goals on each pitch sperated by a line of cones.

Instructions:

Play 3v3/4v4 using age appropriate goals (no GK's) in a 20x30/25x35 yard area.

Restarts are always made from the coach who has as many balls as possible around him, if the ball goes out a new game ball is immediately played in.

The game is continuous (no stoppages for throw ins, corners etc.) until the players need a water break or the coach runs out of balls.

Coaching Points:

- Are players picking their head up

- Is their ball under control when dribbling

Progressions:


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