Football/Soccer Session (Moderate): dribbling to penetrate (2)

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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): Dribbling Warm Up

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Dribbling Warm Up
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Dribbling Warm Up (10 mins)

Organization:

Each player with a ball

Small box (7x7) built into the middle of the grid (15x15)

Instructions:

Players dribble around the outside of the grid, looking for open space and using bigger touches - no dribbling in circles!

On coach's command, players then enter the smaller box and continue dribbling, using smaller touches and close control

Players then exit the small box on coach's command.

Introduce skill moves (matthews, side step, scissors) which players must use when:

-entering or exiting one of the boxes

-they come head on with another player in the bigger box

Can split players into 2 teams to accomodate numbers

-one team dribbles in small box, the other in large box

-on command, teams switch boxes

Coaching Points:

Big Box: -Penetrate open space, take bigger touches allowed by more room (Ronaldo)

Small box : -Close control with the ball, more touches to keep possession (Messi)

Head and eyes up at all times to avoid collisions.


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

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Expanded Small Sided (20 mins)

Organization:

20 x 20 yard area set up as shown (adjust size to number of players)

Players get into three teams of 4, 2 play while one rests, (Winner stays on format).

Supply of balls by coach at half-way line

Instructions:

Coach starts game by serving to player who has positioned them self best to make a penetrating dribble.

Teams score by dribbling through either of two wide gates

If ball goes out, coach restarts with a pass to the team who did not concede possession

If goal is scored, conceding team comes gets ball. Play to four goals then rotate teams.

Coaching Points:

Controlled approach

Engage Defender at speed by attacking front foot

Timing of Move – just outside tackling radius

Change of speed and direction

Cut into the space behind defender

Head up, accelerate


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