Football/Soccer Session (Beginner): Dribbling Session

Profile Summary

Matthew Crowell Centre Manager
Name: Matthew Crowell Centre Manager
City: Soccer5s Tuggerah
Country: Australia
Rank: Elite – 1 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer

Description

Dribbling Grid - used to teach dribble moves to beat a defender while improving ball mastery/control and awareness of surroundings.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Warm Up

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Warm Up
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Warm Up (20 mins)

Organization of Session - Create large grip (20x20 or 15x15) with a small grid in the middle (4x4 or 5x5)

Player in each corner dribbles in diagonally towards nearest corner of small gird and throws a move to go around cone (defender) and then through grid to the other side. Player leaves ball for player on opposite side to dribble through.

Key Points

- Technique related to dribbling move

- Manage change of pace/direction to avoid running into other players

Coaching Points

- Proper surface of foot

- Vision/awareness of surroundings

- Recognition of when to go, stop, cut to maintain possession


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

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Dueling 1v1 (20 mins)

Organization of Session - 20x15 or 15x12 grid. Four small goals, 2 yrds wide, in each corner. Red player starts with ball. Red passes to blue player located diagonally across and steps to defend. Blue player recieves ball and attemps to dibble through either of the two goals located on the opposite side.

Key Points

- Quality entry pass to feet.

- Good first touch

- Use moves, change of pace/direction to beat defender

Coaching Points

- Which moves work best to beat a defender?

- Attack front plant foot of defender

- Cut defender off when penetrating


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 4v4 small sided game

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4v4 small sided game (20 mins)

Organization of Session 20x30 grid. Four, 2 yard goals, in each corner of grip. 4v4. Players score by passing through goals on opporsite side (increase difficulty by forcing players to dribble through goals). Use "new ball" concept to keep play active. Any time a ball goes out, the coach puts in a new ball and play resumes immediately.

Key Points

- First touch

- Taking risk/going at defenders

Coaching Points

- Deception

- Change of pace/speed

- Shape/movement off ball to create space/opportunity for teammate


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Screen 4

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Screen 4
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Screen 4 (20 mins)


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Movement
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Pass
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Dribble
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