Football/Soccer Session (Beginner): Olympiad Prep

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Name: antony wildey
City: Pleasantville
Country: United States of America
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Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Warm Up: Red Light, Green Light

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Warm Up: Red Light, Green Light
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Warm Up: Red Light, Green Light (10 mins)

Equipment

Need about half the field, set up 2 end zones about 5 yards in width, with coned line in the middle. Balls for each player on one half of field.

Activity

Players on the ball in one half, dribble on "green", stop on "red" commands. Coach introduces "Fast Lane" command in which players dribble as fast as possible with positive first touch across half line and into far endzone, where they will stop the ball. There are endzones at each end, so players will come out again but on the near half and repeat steps / commands.

Progressions:

- Coach introduces "Yellow Light" command, in which players will toe tap the ball either in place or moving forward, if possible.

- Coach can act as defender on "Fast Lane" command applying as much or as little pressure as needed

- Coach introduces "Blue Light" in which coach will act as the police and capture all the missing soccer balls that the kids have. Players will have to perform pull back move (simple drag back is fine as long as coach demonstrates it) and then have the ability to dribble anywhere in the space with the end zones being "safe".

Key Coaching Points

- Dribble with head up

- Use both feet

- Keep ball close.

- Speed dribbling should be done with laces - NOT instep

- Control ball when entering end zone to control stop and not run out of the back of end zone


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): SpeedDribble

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SpeedDribble

Olympiad Prep :

Use cones instead of poles but get the kids used to going in and out and going fast !

Use shaving foam to show path !


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Shoting Accuracy

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Shoting Accuracy (20 mins)

Olympiad Prep

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2 Goals

5 attempts per player to shoot on goal

start from about 10 yards move closer or further if its too hard/easy

1 coach returning balls and resetting cones, 1 setting balls for striking player

5 points for scoring if you hit cones , 20 points if you score by shooting over the cones !


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

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Passing Accuracy (20 mins)

Olympiad Practice

Place a ball on each of 4 disc cones

players have 5 attempts to knock off each ball , scoring more points for further away cones


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Scrimmage

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Scrimmage (20 mins)

Scrimmage - Game should be played on a large enough space comparable to weekend game play. Line field w. cones and place goals (if using Puggs you will need at least 2 connected) at each end line. Please look to play against another team of the same sex if possible! We want to mimic actual game play, so look to have 4 vs. 4 with a goalie. Sub players as needed every 2 mins. Start with actual kick-offs and include throw ins, goal kicks & corners. 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, but will be needed.


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