Football/Soccer Session (U9): Riverbank Day 1 (Dribbling)

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Matt Kane, Adult Member

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Matt Kane
Name: Matt Kane
City: New York
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 2 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Messi/Xavi/Ronaldo

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Messi/Xavi/Ronaldo
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Messi/Xavi/Ronaldo

Every player with a ball.

Players are asked to dribble ball inside of area avoiding other players using correct dribbling technique showed by coach:

-Use pinky toe to push ball

-On toes/lift heels/knee over ball

-Head up tp observe other players/space

-When space is tight, take a touch with every step like Messi

-When see space to drive into, take bigger touches and accelerate into the space like Ronaldo

-If area crowed with players can you turn into a new space like Xavi

Once players grasping technical aspects shown by coach a competition is introduced:

-players must compete to see who can reach 'X' amount of dribble touches (pinky toe pushs) first, however if they leave the area or hit another player/ball they lose 'X' amount of counts i.e.if have taken 30 dribble touches then hit another player they are back down to a 20 count and may be racing to a 50 count.

-Make sure to at least play twice ensuring 1 game is left foot only and the 2nd is right foot only to train both feet equally.

Progression:

Add defenders. Every player has a ball apart from the defenders who are holding pinnies. The attacking players start on 10 points each, and the defenders on 9. If a defender touches your ball, the attacker gives them the ball and takes the pinnie to become the new defender along with losing a point. The player with the most amount of points left after 'X' amount of time is the winner.

-Keep head up and check shoulders regualry to identify where the defenders are/where the space is

-Smaller Messi touches in tighter areas, bigger Ronaldo touches if see pockets of space to drive into

-If challenged by a defender, can you shield ball (put body in between defender and the ball) and eventually turn away/beat the player like Xavi without defender getting touch on the ball.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Main Theme (1)

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Main Theme (1)

Organization:

20x30 yard grid

Every player starts with ball at 1 end line

Coach in middle of field

Instructions:

-On coaches command players must try to dribble past coach to opposite end line without having ball stolen from them or dribbling outside of area.

-If coach steals ball or player dribbles outside of area that player becomes a defender with coach when players try to come back the other way.

-last player/s left are the winners

Coaching Points:

-Head up as dribble to observe space/defenders

-Ball close when defenders trying to steal ball, bigger touches when find space to go into

-Use body to protect ball as dribble

-Correct technique (knee over ball, pinky toes touches etc.)

-Accelerate into the space behind defender when possible.

Progressions:

Change field dimentions so players have less/more space making activity harder/easier


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 1v1's

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1v1's (15 mins)

Organization:

-3 areas of 20x10 set up as shown

-5 yard scoring zone where defenders cannot go into

-3 groups of players

-3 Pugg goals

Instructions:

-Players placed in groups depending upon skill level

-Individual competition between players of each group

-Player at front of line tries to beat defender staying within zone and score to gain a point for him/herself.

-If goal is scored/ball goes out of play/ball is won by defender that 1v1 game is over, the attacker becomes the defender, and the next attacker comes into field to try and score.

-If player uses a moves successfully and scores, they gain 3 points.

-Player from each group with most amount of points wins.

Coaching Points:

-Good positive first touch

-Controlled approach

-Observe defenders position

-Attackers defenders front foot

-Execution of move

-Take touch back across the defender and accelerate away

P - 1 v. 1 tournament - winner moves up, loser stays

R - crabby defender


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 3 v 3 Free Play

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3 v 3 Free Play (25 mins)

Organization:

1. Area size 30 x 25.

2. 3 v 3 (include GK if available).

Instructions:

1. Players split up into 4 teams and play a round robin tournament where all teams play.

Coaching Points:

1. 3 lines of attack, 1 defender, 1 midfielder, 1 forward.

2. Create as much space for player in possession.

3. Try to create a triangle at all times to give good angle of support.

4. Team mates create gaps, can player in possession look to Messi into them.

Progressions:


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