Football/Soccer Session (Moderate): U13/14 Dribbling to Hide Ball (Week 5 Session 2)

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David Knapp, Adult Member

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David Knapp
Name: David Knapp
City: Asheville
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 1 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Dribbling/Footskills

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Dribbling/Footskills (10 mins)

Warm Up:

Use dribbling skills to get the players moving and within their skill work incorporate 1v1 attacking footskills. Focus on moves that allows the attacker to turn while hiding the ball: inside/outside chop, pullback.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 1v1 Hiding ball to gates

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1v1 Hiding ball to gates (20 mins)

25x10 grid with a midline. On one end place a gate that attacker must dribble through to score. On the farside endline place another gate that they must pass through to score. Divide players into two groups, each group is on a corner of the grid with the goal that the attacker must dribble through. Coach plays ball in for line that is attacking. Attacker can dribble through the first gate at any time but must cross midline to pass through second gate. After a few minutes switch team gets to attack.

Main Points:

- Hide ball from defender whenever you are turning. Turn with body between defender and ball

- Moves here will likely include inside/outside chop, pullback

- Dribble with foot furthest away from defender

- After turning while hiding ball must accelerate to get away from defender


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 2v2 to 3 gates

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2v2 to 3 gates (20 mins)

20x30 grid. Divide players into two teams and play 2v2 to three gates. Attacking team has three different gates to dribble through, must dribble through gate to score. If defending team wins ball they get a point by dribbling across opposite endline. Initiate game by having defending team play ball into attacking team. Make sure teams switch sides so that both teams get a chance to attack.

Main Points:

- How to turn? with body between defender and ball

- Dribble with foot furthest away from defender

- Good vision, recognize which gate is open

- Must accelerate after turn to get away from defender


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 5v5 +1 to gates

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5v5 +1 to gates (25 mins)

50x35 grid play 5v5 plus 1 neutral player to two gates, either pass or dribble through gate to score.

Main Points:

- How to turn? with body between defender and ball

- Dribble with foot furthest away from defender

- Good vision, recognize open teammates or space

- Must accelerate after turn to get away from defender

- Do not dribble into defenders, hide ball and go away from pressure, even if that means playing backwards


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Scrimmage

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Scrimmage (15 mins)

Facilitate the game and help with positions, positioning, and game format. Facilitate a basic scrimmage with a goalkeeper. Allow the kids to “PLAY” but give guidance when necessary. Use a “coaching in the game” approach to emphasize the topics from this week’s training.


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