Football/Soccer Session (Moderate): Dribbling & 1v1

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Matt Moore
Name: Matt Moore
City: Hebron
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 2 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer

Description

Session Objectives:

-All players to be able to perform at least one movement when approaching a defender

-Players to become more competent in 1v1 situations


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Ball Manipulation Warm-up

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Ball Manipulation Warm-up
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Ball Manipulation Warm-up (15 mins)

Set-up:

-Two lines of players

-Dribble ball into middle cone and then back out to the side cone

-Dribble back to the start on the outside

Coaching points:

-Ball close

-Use 'toe box' to dribble with inside and outside

-Head up to observe players coming from other side

Progressions:

-Players can only use sole of their foot i.e. toe-taps, roll overs, backwards toe-taps

-Players can only use scissor moves

-Play 1v1 to mini-goals when dribbling back on outside

Note: Mini-goals would go where the 'X' is marked


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Skills mannequin

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Skills mannequin (15 mins)

Set-up:

-Player and ball activity

-On command players dribble to mannequin and perform a quick pullback turn and accelerate back to their cone

-Once and if comfortable with the application of the skill, have players doing the same activity using the cruyff turn with correct technique

Coaching points:

-Technique over speed

-Equal time per foot/side of body

-Maintain body balance throughout the movement

-Exaggerate the fake, correct foot surface and accelerate away

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Progressions:

-Perform a body feint around the mannequin; ensure players drop their shoulders and push off their near to 'fool' the defender (mannequin)

-Perform a designated skill around mannequin to the opposite end (scissor, ronaldo chop etc).


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

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1v1 (15 mins)

Set-up:

-1v1 game in 15x15 yard square

-Coach feeds ball into the middle and player from each team enters

-First player to dribble through gate wins the game

Coaching points:

-Quality and deception in first touch

-Ability to shield and protect the ball in tight spaces

-Use of multiple changes of direction and speed

-Read visual cue of defenders body position

Progressions:

-Vary the service of the entry ball

-Collect two gates to win

-Play 2v2 if players grasp 1v1


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): SSG

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SSG (15 mins)

Set-up:

-Small sided games to finish

-4v4 with no GK's

-Emphasis on beating an oppenent in a 1v1 situation

Coaching points:

-Encourage 1v1

-If a player takes a wrong decision, ask them 'what could you have done instead?' Let them answer, don't give them the answer

Progressions:

-N/A


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