Football/Soccer Session (Mixed age): Ball Mastey/Moves

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Name: James Ballin
City: Flushing
Country: United States of America
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Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Ball Mastery to Music

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Ball Mastery to Music
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Ball Mastery to Music

Organization:

Players in a circle all facing coach

Each player has a ball and cone to work with

Instructions:

Coach demonstrates a ball mastery technique, and the players repeat

Techniques taught to music and to the beat of 4.

Coaching Points:

Always light on toes

Hop as drag ball back

Turn body/hips/toes to face direction of balls destination

Progressions:

Players show the group their own made up ball mastery technbique they have made in their free time, and the group tries to repaeat and master


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Unopposed

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Unopposed
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Unopposed (30 mins)

Organization:

Players work in groups of 4's in 20x25 yard grids

2x 2 yard gates on each end line 10 yards apart

2 x Big (Tall) cones in center of opposite gates

1 Ball per player

Instructions:

Players must start in blue gates and finish through red gates after completing move past big/tall cone.

Players then rotate around to next blue start gate in their grid and repeat using other foot to dribble and execute move.

Coaching Points:

Shorter and sharper touches on approach to cone.

Look at cone or even beyond it into space behind on approach.

Speed/timing of move execution

Increase speed once past cone

Cut in behind the cone once past it and go quickly through red gate.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Semi-Opposed

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Semi-Opposed
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Semi-Opposed (15 mins)

Organization:

Same as previous but big/tall cone removed

Instructions:

A passes to B and applies slow partial pressure once B takes his 1st touch by walking/jogging straight towards him.

B then dribbles at A and performs a move to beat him at the correct moment then accelerates through the opposite gate/away from defender.

A and B then both turn to face each other again now in opposite gates and the rotation is repeated.

Coaching Points:

Head up looking at defenders pressure on attacking defender

short/sharp touches on ball

Timing of move execution

Cut in behind defender and accelerate away

Vary your moves to be unpredictable

Progressions:


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

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 1v1's
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1v1's (15 mins)

Organization:

-3 areas of 20x10 set up as shown

-5 yard scoring zone where defenders cannot go into

-3 groups of players

-3 Pugg goals

Instructions:

-Players placed in groups depending upon skill level

-Individual competition between players of each group

-Player at front of line tries to beat defender staying within zone and score to gain a point for him/herself.

-If goal is scored/ball goes out of play/ball is won by defender that 1v1 game is over, the attacker becomes the defender, and the next attacker comes into field to try and score.

-If player uses a moves successfully and scores, they gain 3 points.

-Player from each group with most amount of points wins.

Coaching Points:

-Good positive first touch

-Controlled approach

-Observe defenders position

-Attackers defenders front foot

-Execution of move

-Take touch back across the defender and accelerate away


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 3 v 3 Free Play

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3 v 3 Free Play (25 mins)

Organization:

1. Area size 30 x 25.

2. 3 v 3.

Instructions:

1. Players split up into 3 teams and play a round robin tournament where all teams play.

Coaching Points:

1. 3 lines of attack, 1 defender, 1 midfielder, 1 forward.

2. Create as much space for player in possession.

3. Try to create a triangle at all times to give good angle of support.

4. Team mates create gaps, can player in possession look to Messi into them.

Progressions:


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Movement
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Pass
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Dribble
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