Football/Soccer Session (Moderate): Academy W6S2 - U10 Decision: Dribble or Pass

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David Knapp, Adult Member

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David Knapp
Name: David Knapp
City: Asheville
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 1 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer

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Decision to Pass or Dribble


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

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Freeze Tag (10 mins)

There are “Dribblers” and “Taggers”. In a group of 12-13 kids, you’ll have about 9 dribblers and 4 taggers. On the coach’s signal the taggers are released to try and tag dribblers who obviously try to stay away from the taggers. Taggers do NOT have a ball, Dribblers do have a ball at their feet and must always keep it within touching distance. If a dribbler’s ball goes out of bounds, they lose control of their ball, or a tagger tags them the dribbler becomes FROZEN. A Frozen dribbler stays where they were tagged, holds the ball above their head, and keeps their feet shoulder width apart. A fellow dribbler can UN-Freeze players who are frozen by pushing their ball between the frozen player’s legs. If the taggers get everyone frozen they win. If the dribblers can go for two minutes (or coach’s allowed time) without everyone getting frozen the dribblers win. Rotate the taggers for the next game. Play several rounds

•When is it a good time to pass and unfreeze?

•When is it a better time to dribble?

Coaching Points:

•Vison while dribbling


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Center Zone Dribble & Pass

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Center Zone Dribble & Pass (20 mins)

On a square, have the players in partners spread around the outside of the square. The first player in each group dribbles to the central zone, performs the turning skill demonstrated, and passes the ball back to their partner. The Partner now using the receiving technique to collect the ball controls the ball and then repeats the sequence. Make sure you use each of the different turning moves. Dribbling Possible Skills to review: (Patterns: zig-zag, roll, two-foot inside-outside. Turns: pull-back turn, ½ Zico Turn, Full Zico, chops)

Coaching Points:

•Vison while dribbling

-Decrease the time between your turn and your pass


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 2v1 Attacking Decisions

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2v1 Attacking Decisions (25 mins)

Create a small sided grid and put gates at each end. Split the kids into two teams (or three groups) and have each team on opposite ends of the field. The game is initiated by one team passing the ball into the second team. The team receiving the ball will send two players and the defending team will only send one player. At this point the three kids on the field will play 2v1. They can pass or dribble through the gate to score. Be sure to switch sides so that both teams get a chance to attack and defend.

•How can you eliminate the defender?

•Is this a good time to dribble or pass?

•Do you have space or are you under pressure?

Coaching Points:

•Vison while dribbling

•Which player can be more dangerous?

•Which choice will eliminate a defender?

 

 


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 3v3 Outta Here

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3v3 Outta Here (20 mins)

Play 3v3 (four gates) on approximately 25 x 30 yard field, but when the ball goes out, a goal is scored, or time goes to long – three new players for each team enter the field. Have the players initiate the game with a pass across to the other team.

Coaching Points:

•Vison while dribbling

•Which player can be more dangerous

•Which choice will eliminate a defender

 


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