Football/Soccer Session (Beginner): U6 Passing & Receiving - Week 2

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Adam Scott
Name: Adam Scott
City: CSU
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 1 points
Membership: Young Member
Sport: Football/Soccer

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Gates Passing

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Gates Passing (5 mins)

Warm Up - Typical Warm Up space needed. Set up multiple gates w/ tall cones about a yard apart throughout the play space.

Pair up your players. If odd number exists, have coach pair up with remaining child. Start with players running in tandem, one behind the other (train style) avoiding the cones. On coach whistle / command, players find a gate and run through together. Progress to having the players run through multiple ("on "GO" run through 3 gates")

Progreesion #1

Introduce one ball per pair. Same idea as before, but have player leading with the ball and player trailing / following without. Pairs are dribbling / following around playspace, avoiding gates. On coach command players are to find a gate and position themselves on either side. Player with ball then passes to partner through the gate who receives turns (can add drag back) and dribbles into space with partner now following. On next whistle, same action takes place! Players should be encouraged to pass through every gate, but avoid passing through the same gate as another pair.

Progression #2

Make 3 passes at gate. Remember that an odd # of passes will always see the ball exchanged to the other partner!

Coaching Points

- follow your partner

- communicate!

- find open gate & position yourself a few steps off gate

- passes made with the inside of the foot to partners feet, strike middle of ball, non kicking foot pointing to target, etc...

- receive ball with the inside of foot and take touch to space in order to allow for dribble


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Pugg Bridge, Tunnel, Ramp Pass

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Pugg Bridge, Tunnel, Ramp Pass (10 mins)

Skill Building #1 - Play space should have goals at each end if possible. Two teams are created and can easily be done by splitting pairs from Warm up. In the middle, coaches will use Pugg goals for Bridges, Tunnels and Ramps. *The session planner does not allow for a Pugg goal to be displayed* but the activity should start with 3-4 upside down Pugg goals (Bridges) in a row, connected with velcro, if possible. All the balls should be placed in one of the goals at the end.

On coach command players at end w/ balls (in red) are to run to a ball, perform a drag back bringing the ball into play (step #1). Players should then dribble ball to bridges and look to pass through bridge to an awaiting player on the other team, using the inside of their feet (step #2 in red). Once a completed pass has been made, player will return to goal to repeat action with another ball (step #3 in red).

Receiving players (in blue) are to find an open bridge and look to call the name of an oncoming red player who can pass to them (step #1 in blue). Once ball is passed through bridge, player should receive ball with the inside of the foot (step #2 in blue). Receiving player must then turn and attack goal to score (step #3 in blue).

Once all balls find their way to the opposite end / goal, repeat activity with blue players now passing and red receiving.

Progression #1

Include defensive coach pressure on each half, including a coach goalie in the goal that is being used to shoot and score on

Progression #2

Invert Pugg goals to create Tunnels and Ramps. If this action is new to you, please ask a coach who is capable of inverting a goal properly. Forcing Pugg goals can result in permanently breaking them. Tunnels provide a smaller space in which to pass through and the Ramps require a firmer pass in order to have the ball travel up and over the goal to the receiving player.

Progression #3

Have all players shoot with the inside of their feet to the corners of the net

Coaching Points

- drag back ball into play

- controlled dribbling to half line, ball should not run into Puggs! pass with inside of foot, striking through the middle of the ball to keep ball on turf

- receive with soft touch to control, to allow for turn / dribble and ultimately controlled shot on goal


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Soccer Bowling

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Soccer Bowling (10 mins)

Skill Building #2 - Same play space but eliminate Pugg goals and create half line. Same two teams on either half with 5+ tall cones about 5 yards off the half line spread out. Ample balls needed!

Each team will try and pass the ball with accuracy across the half line in order to knock down the oppositions bowling pins (tall cones). Once pin is down, it stays down. Game goes until all cones are knocked down.

This is a passing activity, so avoid players guarding the cones and playing defense / goalie

Progression #1

Remove cones and add in 2 Pugg goals in each half (see diagram) about 10 yards off the half line. Players are now asked to pass into open goals.

Progression #2

Allow players to cross half line on 2 coach whistles or command. 20 seconds maximum allowed on other team's side to score goals!

Progression #3

Kids vs. coaches

Coaching Points

- shoulders / hips of passing players should face target

- strike through middle of the ball with inside of foot

- keep ball on surface

- non kicking foot pointed at target next to ball

- attack space, find pentrating passes when able


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Small Sided Games

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Small Sided Games (15 mins)

Small Sided Game -split your play space into 2 fields. Cone sidelines if needed and have goals at each end of field (4 total).

2 vs. 2 on each field (if you have odd numbers, you can play 3 vs. 2 or if you have 10 players you can play 2 vs.2 on one field and 3 vs. 3 on the other) with no goalies. Use spots to mark off goal crease where players cannot enter. Goals must be scored from outside the crease. Teams can be rotated as needed.

Progression #1

Award points for players who successfully pass to teammates

Progression #2

Include throw ins when ball goes over touch line

Progression #3

Goals are scored IF players pass to post or to a designated cone(s) inside goal to maximize accuracy

Coaching Points

- pass to teammates when "open" not "closed"

- pass to score on smaller target

- freeze when ball leaves playing space

- Stop play when you need to set up a coaching point from today's skill objective


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Scrimmage

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Scrimmage (20 mins)

Scrimmage - Same set up as previous weeks! Coaches MUST support the kids with their comprehension and possible task completion. We want our players to successfully complete these new game elements, so look to back opposing players off the ball until on the ball players perform task (kick-off, throw in, etc...) successfully.

No Progressions - Let the kids play!

Coaching Points

- support understanding and completion of restarts

- support goalies w/ understanding their goalie area --> understanding when / where to use hands, what goal kicks are, distributing the ball with throws and punts. Rotate goalies and do not force players to play goal!

- any time the goalie has the ball (in hands, or w/ goal kick) have opposition retreat to the half way line. We want out players to learn how to get the ball out of their own end, so have goalie distribute wide and then play out. Allow opposing players to cross half line on a 5-10 second countdown, AFTER goalie plays the ball wide

- conversations regarding shape / positioning will be difficult... gentle / supportive reminders needed.


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