Football/Soccer Session (Beginner): QS Ulster - In House - Week 4

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Stephen Fells
Name: Stephen Fells
City: Wappingers Falls
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 0 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer

Description

Quickstrike FC is a premier soccer program that competes at the Regional and National levels.

Our primary focus is the development of player values; including commitment to excellence, sportsmanship, as well as technical, tactical and team skills required to fulfill potential and progress to the highest level of play. The program provides high standard of excellence as it relates to a professional coaching and training.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Activity 1

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Activity 1 (5 mins)

Organization:

Every player with soccer ball. Area based on number of players.

Instructions:

Players juggle ball.

Initially they start with ball in hands, drop to foot and catch it.

Player then drops ball onto ground, kicks it up and catches it.

Finally player trys to kick the ball more than once before catching it/it hitting ground.

Coaching Points:

Find space

Use flat part of foot - laces

Don't kick too hard - try to keep under head height

Keep eye on ball

Progressions/Regressions:

R - Allow ball to bounce once between kicks

R - Allow player to start with ball in hands

P - Player starts with ball on ground

P - Player keeps count and trys to beat their record

P - Right foot only

P - Left foot only

P - Left foot, right foot alternate

P - Thighs only

P - Left foot, right foot, thighs

P - Add competition - who can juggle the longest

P - Get into groups of 2,3,4,5 players and juggle as a team.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Activity 2

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Activity 2 (10 mins)

Organization:

Use any Highland micro field - consider adding cones to edge/lines to clearly identify playing area.

Every player with soccer ball.

Four cones in center creating square.

Instructions:

It's almost Halloween and what does that mean? Candy! Players are on Candy Mountain and have to pick their top four favorite candies. Each side of the playing area (A, B, C, D) is named after one of them e.g. A="Snickers", B="M&M's" etc. When the coach calls out the name of the candy they have to shout "I need candy!" and run to the correct side. Add candy bag (ball) so players have to dribble to various sides.

Coaching Points:

Try to remember which side of the mountain is which.

Keep candy bag/ball close to you.

Use big toe, little toe, laces to dribble.

Lift head when dribbling.

Change of direction.

Progressions/Regressions:

P - Players have to run through the kitchen (the cones/square) before getting to the candy.

P - Use left foot only.

P - Use right foot only.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Activity 3

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Activity 3 (10 mins)

Organization:

Use any Highland micro field - consider adding cones to edge/lines to clearly identify playing area.

Every player with soccer ball.

Cones in pairs spread around playing area.

Instructions:

Now we have collected all the candy it's time to get it home as quickly as possible! Each player drives/dribbles through the area with their candy bag/ball as coach tells them what color the traffic lights are: Red = stop/freeze, Yellow = dribble/jog, Green = go/sprint.

Coaching Points:

Keep candy bag/ball close to you.

Use big toe, little toe, laces to dribble.

Lift head when dribbling.

Change of pace.

Use space.

Change of direction.

Progressions/Regressions:

R - Remove ball.

P - Use left foot only.

P - Use right foot only.

P - Add a trick/skill as you drive/dribble.

P - Add skill (toes taps, foot triangles, foundations, alt foot drag backs, combinations)

P - Add competition - see who can drive/dribble through the most tunnels/gates in 30/45/60 seconds. Players must shout out the number of tunnels they drive/dribble through as they play.

P - Repeat competition - can every player drive through more tunnels than last time?


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Activity 4

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Activity 4 (10 mins)

Organization:

Use any Highland micro field - consider adding cones to edge/lines to clearly identify playing area.

Breakout players - 1 'tagger' per 5 -10 players.

Instructions:

Tunnel tag! Players run in the zone until they are tagged - when tagged they have to freeze and stand with their feet apart. To unfreeze a player their team mates have to crawl between their legs.

Coaching Points:

Keep your head up to see where the taggers are.

Use changes of speed and direction to get away from the taggers.

Use big toe, little toe, laces to dribble.

Lift head when dribbling.

Use space.

Change of direction.

Progressions/Regressions:

P - Add ball - to unfreeze player pass the ball between their legs.

P/R - Change (increase/decrease) number of taggers.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Game

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Game (40 mins)

Organization:

Soccer field as shown.

3 v 3 or adapt based on number of available players.

4 x 6 minutes with 5 minute breaks.

'Reffed' by QS assistant.

Instructions:

Play soccer! Have fun!


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