Football/Soccer Session (Beginner): GU9 Winter Gym Session 1

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Am-Club: Oakville Soccer Club

Mohamed Nosarka, Adult Member

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Mohamed Nosarka
Name: Mohamed Nosarka
City: Oakville
Country: Canada
Rank: Elite – 0 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer

Description

Key Learning Outcome:

Players will improve ball handling, dribbling, passing and receiving.


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

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Technical Warm-Up (15 mins)

Organization:

One ball per player.

16 cones

3 to 4 players in each group

Corner boxes are 5x5 or slightly larger to accommodate more players in each group

Instructions:

Groups of players are sent to each box at the corners of the playing grid.

Players are told to do specific skills while in boxes.

First start with dribbling in tight spaces, then on coach's command, dribble to next box.

Then do other skills in boxes e.g. tip-taps, bells, scissors, sole rolls, etc.

After each 30 second box activity, players dribble their ball into the next box.

Coaching Points:

Dribbling - head up, close ball control, touch-step dribbling, good body posture - slightly bent knees, slightly bent back, arms bent, low gravity centre

Footwork - head up, close control

Progressions:

Use less dominant foot when dribbling to box, and use word like "switch" to go in opposite direction and "next" for forward dribbling. They can also dribble across with word use "across" or "opposite" to add dribbling into pressure.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Passing through Gates

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Passing through Gates (10 mins)

Organization: Full gym. 16 cones set up in pairs as gates, at different angles. Players set up in pairs with one ball to each pair.

Instructions: Players work in pairs, dribbling to a gate, and then passing through gate to supporting player. Players must pass through all gates in 2 minutes and count how many gates they've passed through successfully. Then players repeat the drill for another 2 minutes and count successfull passes.

Coaching Points:

Head up

Close ball control, touch-step dribbling

Good body posture - slightly bent knees, slightly bent back, arms bent, low gravity centre

Good turns with ball using inside and outside of foot.

Ball under control at all times and try not to stop ball before making passes.

Support players should receive ball with body opened up in direction of run.

Quick turns to another gate if other team is closer to a gate.

Supporting players should call for ball and use visual cues to ask for ball.

Progressions:

Defenders to block gate so pass can't be made forcing teams to use other gates.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Activity - Passing Accuracy

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Activity - Passing Accuracy (10 mins)

Organization: Players in pairs with one ball per pair

Instructions: Players work in pairs, standing across from one another. Players will pass to receiving player. Receiving player will stop ball and get it under control before making pass back to team mate. Players will stand 5 meters apart, then increase distance every 2 minutes.

Coaching Points:

Pass with inside of foot.

Good weighted pass.

Supporting players should call for ball and use visual cues to ask for ball.

Receiving players always on balls of feet.

Progressions:

One touch passing

Passing with less dominant foot


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

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Small Sided Games (15 mins)

Free play, small sided games.

Use neutral wingers on each side. Wingers can only play a 4 touch maximum including a pass in. Neutral players work with both teams and always attacking.

Change neutral players and goalies often.

Give players maximum number of touches if too much dribbling is happening.

Play retreat line at half.


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