Football/Soccer Session (Beginner): Academy Camp Monday--Short Distance Passing & Receiving

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Hasani McKenzie, Adult Member

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Hasani McKenzie
Name: Hasani McKenzie
City: Asheville
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 1 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Juggling

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Juggling (15 mins)

Juggling: 1 player 1 ball – As a large group while players are arriving begin with Juggling challenges and patterns mainly focusing on using the feet.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Individual Footskills

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Individual Footskills (15 mins)

Footskills: Once most everyone has arrived and moving get started with Footskills. The skills for the week are – Patterns: zig-zag, roll, inside-outside w/ two feet; Turning inside/outside chop, pullback; Forward – stab-push, scissors, 1-Foot V-Pull, 2-Foot V-Pull.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Freeze Tag

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Freeze Tag (10 mins)

Freeze tag: There are “Dribblers” and “Taggers”. In a group of 12-13 kids, you’ll have about 9 dribblers and 4 taggers. On the coach’s signal the taggers are released to try and tag dribblers who obviously try to stay away from the taggers. Taggers do NOT have a ball, Dribblers do have a ball at their feet and must always keep it within touching distance. If a dribbler’s ball goes out of bounds, they lose control of their ball, or a tagger tags them the dribbler becomes FROZEN. A Frozen dribbler stays where they were tagged, holds the ball above their head, and keeps their feet shoulder width apart. A fellow dribbler can UN-Freeze players who are frozen by pushing their ball between the frozen player’s legs. If the taggers get everyone frozen they win. If the dribblers can go for two minutes (or coach’s allowed time) without everyone getting frozen the dribblers win. Rotate the taggers for the next game. Play several rounds

•When is it a good time to pass and unfreeze?

•When is it a better time to dribble?

Coaching Points:

•Vison while dribbling


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Chain dribbling/passing

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Chain dribbling/passing (25 mins)

Chain dribbling/passing: Two cones 15 yards apart, two players at each cone, only use one ball (have extras around). Dribble to the cone across from you performing the dribbling technique designated by the coach. When player reaches the cone, next player then collects the ball and passes in opposite direction following their pass. Continue the chain until the coach calls “time”. The players should focus on doing the Push-Pass technique demonstrated by the coach.

•Progress to a passing only chain where both directions are passing and following their pass.

Passing Techniques: Receive with inside of foot & pass with inside of same foot, Receive with inside of one foot and pass with inside of opposite foot, two touch any way they choose.

•What’s the best part of your foot to use for a good pass?


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Center Zone Dribble & Pass

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Center Zone Dribble & Pass (20 mins)

Center zone dribble and pass: On a 25x25 square, have the players in partners spread around the outside of the square. The first player in each group dribbles to the central zone, performs the turning skill demonstrated, and passes the ball back. The Partner now using the receiving technique to collect the ball controls the ball and then repeats the sequence. Make sure you use different turning moves. *Review the passing techniques and receiving techniques.

Dribbling Skills to review: (zig-zag, roll, inside chop turn, outside chop turn, pull-back turn.)

•What does a good pass look like?

•What should your foot look like when receiving a pass?


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 2v2 Outta Here

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2v2 Outta Here (25 mins)

2v2 Outta here: Just set up one field about 20 x 25 and separate the kids into two teams (just split the partners from the previous activity for easy transition). Each team sets up at one end of the field in two lines (off the field). Team A plays a ball in to team B and the first two players from each line play making a 2v2 game to small goals. Any time a goal is scored, the ball goes out of bounds, or the game lasts longer than 30 seconds the players on the field go off to the outside and new players begin a new game. The transition should be quick. After 10-12 games, make sure you switch so that both teams receive the ball to attack.

•Encourage and Praise good passes

•Praise good ball control or use of skills

•Why is your receiving 1st touch so important?

•What can you do to make that pass more successful?


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 4v4 Small Sided

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4v4 Small Sided (25 mins)

4v4 Small Sided Games:


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Movement
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Pass
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Dribble
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