Football/Soccer Session (Beginner): FUN GAMES for Practice Stage - All ages (agility, vision, ball manipulation, dribbling, passing)

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Andrew Ziemer
Name: Andrew Ziemer
City: Sebastopol
Country: United States of America
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Tag Game

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Tag Game
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Tag Game (10 mins)

1. Black Team – score by tagging another coloron the front 

2. Blue Team – score by tagging anothercolor on the back 

3. Red Team – score by tagging another coloron the knee 

4. Score as many in 45 seconds as possibleand then swap challenges around thecolors


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Shadow-Run Without a Ball

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Shadow-Run Without a Ball (10 mins)

Description

-The front playeris the runner and the second player is their shadow.

-The runner tries to shake off their shadow by changing pace and direction.

-The shadow tries to stay 1 to 2 yardsbehind the runner.

-The runner can stop and carry out stretching exercises, or make arm movements or turns while running. Their shadow must imitate all of these movements.

-After 1-2 minutes the two players swap roles.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Cat & Mouse

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Cat & Mouse (10 mins)

Objectives - dribbling, ball control, turning, speed

Use the Center Circle or mark cones with the same size - 10 yards

Teams of 4-6 in line 2 yards from center circle. Each teammate runs around the cones without the ball and trys to get within 2 yards from the other team.

Add a ball and do the same while dribbling. Be sure to rotate directions so they are using both feet.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Funny Turns

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Funny Turns (10 mins)

Objectives - Turning with the ball under close control and coordination (can add it in without ball in U6-8 age groups)

Players start on the outside cone with a ball. Coach nominates a player to show any turn. That player dribbles to the inside cone and turns back and dribbles to his own cone. Everyone practices that turn for 1 minute outside the cirlce. Then coach has each do it 2-4 times before the 1st player nominates another one.

Progression - add 1-2 Defenders in to intercept the ball. Defenders can no enter into the inner circle.

Feel free to do every other one without the ball and have them skip, hop, crawl, crabwalk, sommersault, handstand etc to work on coorindaton.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Tunnel Tag

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Tunnel Tag (10 mins)

OBJECTIVE: Improve the player’s ability to maneuver the ball away from the defender with different surfaces of the foot

PLAYER ACTIONS: Vision, Body position, Ball manipulation

ORGANIZATION: Within a 20W x 20L field. 

Each player has a ball and tries to keep the taggers from tagging them. If tagged the player must hold the ball above their head and create a goal using their legs. Players can be unfrozen when another player plays the ball through their legs. The players should try to use the following 6 surfaces when evading the tagger: Outside of the foot (pinky toe), inside of the foot (big toe), laces, bottom (sole), toe & heel.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Knock Out

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Knock Out (10 mins)

OBJECTIVE: Improve the player’s ability to maneuver the ball away from the defender with different surfaces of the foot

PLAYER ACTIONS: Vision, Body position, Ball manipulation, Shielding, Protecting the ball

ORGANIZATION: Within a 15W x 20L field. 

Each player has a ball and tries to keep the coach from knocking their ball out of the field. The players should try to use the following 6 surfaces Outside of the foot (pinky toe), inside of the foot (big toe), laces, bottom (sole), toe & heel.


Arrow Large Line Straight 2px Arrow Medium Right
Custom Movement

Animation Controls (PCs, Macs, Laptops):

Play animation
Play step-by-step
Repeat (toggle)
Full Screen
Pause
Stop

Back/Forward: Drag timeline button