Football/Soccer Session (Moderate): Endurance Dribble & Sprint

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Wayne Moore
Name: Wayne Moore
City: Leeds
Country: United Kingdom
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Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer

Description

This endurance practice develops player’s ability to accelerate, sprint and then recover quickly. Intermittent sprint ability is the difference maker in tight games and this type of practice overloads the energy systems which provide high performance deep into the second half.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Endurance Dribble & Sprint

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Learning Objectives

Technical Technical
Dribbling
Technical Physical
Endurance, Speed

Endurance Dribble & Sprint (15 mins)

Endurance Dribble & Sprint (15 mins)

Organisation

Teams line up on opposite ends of the pitch. Split teams into two equal groups and give the first group a ball each.

The first group dribble to the halfway line, stop the ball and then sprint to the line.

The second group then sprint to the ball, take a good first touch and then dribble to the end.

As soon as the balls are back the first group go again; players on a 1:2 work to rest ratio.

Start with 4 repetitions, stopping if the quality (which means the sprint speed) drops.

Coaching Points

Sprint quality

First touch when running onto the ball

Ball control whilst dribbling

Progressions

1. Increase the number of repetitions week-on-week as player’s fitness develops.

2. Add a competitive element to the practice. For example, for each repetition award a goal to the team that finishes first; carrying the scores into the game that follows.


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Dribble
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