Football/Soccer Session (Beginner): Juniors - Week 1 - Dribbling to beat a defender

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Brad Mauzerall
Name: Brad Mauzerall
City: Boise
Country: United States of America
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Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer

Description

The guantlet allows players to practice 1v1 situations, focusing in dribble moves and change of pace/directions to beat defenders


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Dribbling Warm up

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Dribbling Warm up (15 mins)

Organization of Session

- Three cones are set up in a line with 10-12 yards beteen each cone

- 2-3 players (each with a ball) at each outside cone

- Players dribble to cone and throw a penetration move (such as scissors), player dribbles to opposite vonce after throwing the move (B).

Coaching Points

- Executing the move properly is more important than going fast. Make sure players use proper technique for each move - slow them down if needed.

- Be specific as to which foot the players uses to execute the move. Get reps with both feet.

- Recommend that no more than 2-3 moves be taught in a single session.

- Players should "explode out" of the move, dribbling as fast as possible(using outside of foot)

- Players should alwasy keep ball tight and under control.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Guantlet

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Guantlet (15 mins)

Organization of Session

- create three 10x10 boxes, stacked on top of one another

- place a cone at the top middle of each box

- place a defender at each cone

Key Points

Version A

- Attacking player (1) dribbles forward and attemps to beat first dender (2) on dribble. If 1 is able to beat 2, then 1 enters second squate and attempts to beat second defender (3). The goal of the attacker is to beat all three defenders w/o loosing the ball.

- If defender wins it, defender looks to dribble out of the square they won it in. Attack and win ball back and keep going.

- Defender may not leave cone until attacker enters his/her square.

- Rotation - If attacker dribbles out of bounds or defenders steals ball and dribbles out of bounds, then the attacker (1) becomes first defender and the other defenders slide back. The last defender rotates to back and becomes an attacker.

- If attackers dribble all the way through, defenders must stay (no rotation)

- Rotation is the same no matter where ball is lost. Attacker always becomes first defender and others slide back.

 Version B

- Same as A, except third defender is replaced with two small goals and attacker has only one touch in the last square to shoot/pass the ball through one of the small goals.

Coaching Points

- Dribble at an angle (not straight at defender) towards corner of the box.

- Use moves (scissors, in/out ect) to beat defender

- Dribbler should change speed/direction when throwing a move.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 4v4

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4v4 (15 mins)

Organization of Session

- set up field 20x30

Key Points

- no more than 4v4 on field. Rotate players or set up additional fields as needed.

Coaching Points

- Use moves to beat defenders on dribble

- If teammate has ball, other players should spread out (get out of the way)

- Encourage players to dribble forward at an angle when possible


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