Football/Soccer Session (Beginner): Shielding to Dribble

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Paul Gregory
Name: Paul Gregory
City: Coconut Creek
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 2 points
Membership: Young Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Activity I

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Activity I
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Activity I

ORGANIZATION:

12 players - Groups of 3 players (four stations)

Distance of red cones - 15 yards; Yellow cones - 5 yards behind

1 ball per group

INSTRUCTIONS:

Player A1 will start with the ball. A1 will pass ball into feet of A2, then jog around to other side of area. A2 will receive the pass and dribble to the other end of area using the foot that is furthest from D1. Once A2 receives the ball, player D1 will apply pressure on either side of and try to step in front of A2 (DO NOT steal ball). Once D1 steps in font, player A2 will perform a turn and look to pass ball to A1 (players will now be on other end of area). Reset and repeat activity.

COACHING POINTS:

1. Get body between the ball and the defender

2. Ball must be on the foot furthest from defender

3. Use inside/laces/outside of foot to dribble

***Bait defender into trying to win ball; if defender tries to step in front to steal the ball, turn & spin away to beat into space


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Activity II

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Activity II

3-way King of the Ring

ORGANIZATION:

12 players - groups of 4 players (3 teams)

30x30 yard area (4 sections)

1 ball/section

INSTRUCTIONS:

Three players in each section will play keep-away from each other, working on their shielding skills. Player with possession of the ball after time is up will be the winner. Play 1 minute games, then rotate teams in each section.

COACHING POINTS:

1. Get body between the ball and the defender

2. Ball must be on the foot furthest from defender

3. Use inside/laces/outside of foot to dribble

***Bait defender into trying to win ball; if defender tries to step in front to steal the ball, turn & spin away to beat into space


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Match

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Match

4v4 with a touch restriction of at least 3 before making a pass/shot on goal

3v3 with a touch restriction of at least 4 before making a pass/shot on goal

Formation (4v4): 1-3 --- 1-2-1 --- 2-2

Formation (3v3): 1-2 --- 2-1


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Activity III

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Activity III

ORGANIZATION:

ALL players - Two lines of 6 players

Cone - 25 yards from goal

INSTRUCTIONS:

The attacking player will start with the ball. Player A1 will play a pass through the legs of D1. After pass, both players will try to win the ball. Whoever gets possession will put ball on their far foot and look to take a shot on goal.

***Progression: Throw ball over the shoulder of D1 who is facing the goal; Throw ball over the shoulder of D1 who is facing A1

Make activity into competition!

COACHING POINTS

1. Get body between the ball and the defender; use arms for extra support

2. Ball on furthest foot from the defender

3. Continue to move forward with pace

4. Once attacker beats defender into space, step in front (only way for defender to get ball is to foul attacker)


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