Football/Soccer Session (Beginner): Shielding: Protecting the Ball 2

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

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

Set-up:

-Players dribble throughout area

-Number of small boxes in area

-Players dribble into these boxes and practice shielding the ball

Coaching points:

-Side on with an open stance

-Knees bent for low centre of gravity

-Arms out and bent at the elbow for balance

Progressions:

-When players leave the box's they must now perform a turn


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Unopposed practice

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Unopposed practice (15 mins)

Set-up:

-Each player has a ball and dribbles around the area

-Coach calls out instructions for players to get into a shielding position

Coaching points:

-Side on with an open stance

-Knees bent for low centre of gravity

-Arm out to keep defenders at arms length

Progressions:

-Coach can use certain buzz words

-Can the players complete footskills inbetween


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Opposed Practice

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

Set-up:

-Players are in two teams seperate by a line of cones down the middle

-Each team has to steal their opponents ball and take it back to their corner base

-If a defending player can sheild their ball for 5 seconds then the attacking player must return to their area

Coaching Points:

-Strong shielding stance

-Keep the ball moving and keep defender at arms length

-Move with ball into space

Progressions:

-Vary the time attackers have to win the ball

-Can stronger players dribble with their right foot


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): SSG

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): SSG
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SSG (15 mins)

Set-up:

-Teams of 3/4 play against each other

-Switch teams every 5 mins or so

Coaching points:

-Reinforce techniques used in practice (Shielding)

-Encourage players to use skill moves to beat opponents


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