Football/Soccer Session (Mixed age): Running/dribbling gauntlet

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Matt  Eagle
Name: Matt Eagle
City: Crawley
Country: United Kingdom
Rank: Elite – 3 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Gauntlet

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


20x30 yard area

3 different sections - with defender standing in each area


1. Players must try to run through the "Gauntlet" and through all three levels before defender pulls pennie

2. Next player in line can begin their run as soon as the player before them passes the first defender

3. If Attacking Player makes it to the end, that is a point for their team

4. If Defending Player pulls the pennie out from Attacking Player, Attacking Player must return to the line and it is a point for the defending team

5. Play for 1-2 minutes then switch defenders

Coaching Points:

1. Attack defenders with speed/pace

2. If contained by the defender, use appropriate move/feint to get to next level

3. Don't wait for the defender, try to be unpredicatble


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