Football/Soccer Session (Beginner): Passing to a teammate for beginners

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Tyler Krumpe
Name: Tyler Krumpe
City: Manhattan Beach, CA
Country: United States of America
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Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Gates Passing

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Gates Passing (15 mins)

Organization: 30 x 30 area, 2 yard gates around grid, 6 players, 3 balls

Instructions:

Players (in pairs) start passing through gate. Progression Players move around field and try to complete as many passes as possible through the gate. Every pass through gate gets 1 point. Progression-Players are timed and it becomes a race to which group gets most points.

Coaching Points:

Passing Technique

Inside push pass (Outside) Right/Left foot, lock ankle, toe pointed at target, weight and accuracy of pass, head up to observe target, ball contact-middle of the ball, angle of approach


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Angry Birds - Main Theme

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Angry Birds - Main Theme (15 mins)

Organization: 8 players (4 blues 4 whites). 13 balls. 5 cones.

Instructions: Blue team aims at the balls in the middle. All fire at the same time. They get a point for every ball they knock off its cone. Then other team goes. First team to 3 points win, then rematch.

Coaching Points: Passing technique - Instep, lock ankle, standing foot aiming at target, follow through, eyes on the ball.

Progressions: Pass from further back, add more balls, weaker foot.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Jack in the Box

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Jack in the Box (15 mins)

Organization: 8 players 4 white 4 blue, 2 pugg goals, 2 5x5 boxes, 8 balls

Instructions: Jack in the box

2 teams attempt to pass the ball into pugg net. Player 1 starts and passes the ball into the goal and then the next player can pass the ball into the net. Once all players on team have successfully passed the ball into the goal, the last player can run into box to try and pass the ball into the goal to win the game. Once all players on team free jack in box and he scores, game is over.

Coaching Points: Passing technique

Weight and accuracy of the pass

Inside of the foot

Ball contact, middle of the ball, middle of the foot

Plant foot next to the ball and pointed at target

Ankle locked

Progressions:

P-move passing distance back start 5 yards, move to 10 yards


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Crossfire

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Crossfire (15 mins)

Organization: 6-8 Players in pairs line up across from one another in channels. Have some dribblers who try to get across the area.

Instructions: Players try to pass in th gaps and not hit the dribblers, who use various dribbling techniques based on coaches command. If passer hits a player, 2 star jumps or both partners run around grid area.

Coaching Points: Passing technique. Pass to the spaces.

Progressions:

- Bouncing the ball

- Rolling the ball

- Passing the ball (feet)

- Passing the ball - weaker foot


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 4v1 --> 4v4

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4v1 --> 4v4 (15 mins)

Organisation:

Use a playing area approximately 20x30 metres, but this can be amended dependant upon the number of players or their ability.

In this game, I have shown 4 v 4, which is ideal with younger players.

If you have a goalkeeper, this is an added extra. You can do this game with or without a goalkeeper.

Game:

Essentially this is 4 v 1; 4 v 2; 4 v 3 then 4 v 4. The focus of the coaching is on the team in possession of the ball.

One team have all four players ready in their half of the pitch. They are given the ball by a coach. Once they receive the ball, one of the opposition team come out to try and win possession from them. This creates a 4 v 1. Play a normal game for 30 seconds or until either the team of 4 score or lose possession.

After this, it progresses into exactly the same game, but this time two defenders come out to try and win possession from the team of 4.

This continues until it becomes a 4 v 4, then the teams switch over.

Key points / progressions:

- Specify a number of passes must be made before the team of 4 can attempt to score

- Encourage good communication and getting into a position to receive the ball in space

- Accurate passing

- Weight of passing


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 3v3 / 4v4

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3v3 / 4v4 (15 mins)

Organization: Teams play 3v3 or 4v4 in a 25x30 area

Instructions: Free Game

Coaching Points:

- Head up - Pass, Dribble or Finish?

- Movement off ball

- Spatial Awareness

Progressions:


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Custom Movement
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Pass
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