Football/Soccer Session (Beginner): mini stars (Start Time: 2014-06-14 09:05:00)

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Paul Burke
Name: Paul Burke
City: Corunna
Country: Canada
Rank: Elite – 3 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Donkey Tails

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Donkey Tails (5 mins)

Focus - Physical Literacy

Activity Name: Donkey Tails

Introduction

Half the players are given a pinni to tuck into the

back of their shorts as a tail. Coach shouts “Go!”

players without a tail attempt to grab a tail from the

players with one. Once players get a tail they must

now avoid having it taken.

Variations

1. Easier (U4): Partner player with his/her

parent and make it a 1 on 1 challenge with

mom/dad!!

Emphasis


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Multi goal game

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Multi goal game (5 mins)

Focus - Ball Literacy

Name of Game: Gates

Organization

The coach places cones throughout the training area in pairs. Make the gates different sizes.

Make sure that there are at least 3-4 more goals than the number of players participating.

The coach then challenges the players (for a set period of time 15-30 seconds) to get as

many goals as possible by moving through the cones in various ways e.g. running forward,

running backwards, ball stuffed up shirt, ball above the head, bouncing the ball, hopping,

skipping, dribbling.

Alternatives

Ask open ended questions as to how they could dribble through more gates. Ask them if they dribbled through more gates after following the advice given. Never ask them how many gates but strive to get more gates.

Try and dribble through consecutive gates, aline some gates.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Moving Goal Game multiple balls

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Moving Goal Game multiple balls (10 mins)

Focus-Ball Familiarity

Activity Name: Moving Goal Game- multiple balls

Organization:

Divide players into pairs. Coaches or parents hold a practice

vest between them forming a goals. The players must then try to kick their ball through the

goal (any side) while the goal is moving around.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Indy 500

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Indy 500 (10 mins)

Focus - Ball Literacy

Name of Game: Indy 500

Organization

Players start from “Pit row” with parents. Player

starts by exiting the pits and dribbling the ball in a

clockwise direction around the track following their

parent. If the ball exits the track they must make 3

toe taps on the ball to restart the engine. Parent and

player can switch roles with child following parents.

Encourage players to make “Vroom! Vroom!” car

sounds while driving!

Alternatives

Easier – run the track first with no balls.

Easier – players carry ball in hands and run around

track

Harder – Have players drive the truck on their own.

Harder – Switch directions and have drivers go

counter-clockwise.

Harder – Change direction before completing circuit

on coaches’ command


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Nuts and squirrels

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Nuts and squirrels (10 mins)

Focus - Ball Literacy

Name of Game: Nuts and Squirrels

Organization

Teams are divided into 4 groups - each group is given a

different colored pinni. All the balls positioned in middle

square. On coaches command 1 player from each group

collects a ball (nut) from the middle. Player dribbles ball

back to their triangle (tree) – next player can go when the

ball is stopped in the triangle. When the coach stops the

game, the team with the most balls (nuts) in their triangle

wins the game.

Alternatives

Easier – Instead of dribbling players use hands.

Harder – One player from each group is allowed to steal a

ball from the other team’s triangle.


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