Football/Soccer Session (Beginner): Dribbling with ball Close to Feet

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Matthew Reeves
Name: Matthew Reeves
City: Hoboken
Country: United States of America
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Screen 1

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Screen 1
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1. 20 x 20 yard area set up as show n

2. 12 players set up as show n

3. 1 ball per player


1. All players dribble around the area

2. On coach’s call “switch”, players stop their ball from moving, and start dribbling with a new ball (see A )

3. One ball is removed every 30 seconds, leaving one more player without a ball each time

4. Play for set time period

Coaching Points

1. Change of speed and direction

2. Head up, accelerate away


1. P – Coach can restrict the surfaces players m ay use to control the ball, e.g. inside only, outside only, soles only

2. P – Players without a ball must try to steal one from another player. If a ball is stolen, that player must steal one from a different person

3. R – Add in more balls than players

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