Football/Soccer Session (Beginner): Technical Session: Dribbling In Tight Areas

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Zubair Amin
Name: Zubair Amin
City: Croydon
Country: United Kingdom
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer

Description

Block 1: Manipulating & Staying on the Ball

Topic 1: Dribbling in Tight Areas (Technical Session)

  • Objective 1: Players should be comfortable with the ball at their feet even under pressure, using different parts of the foot
  • Objective 2: Players should be looking to beat their opposition when faced in a 1v1 situation
  • Objective 3:Players should be able to manipulate the ball to create space for a pass or shot when under pressure

Core Move Focuses for Block 1:
  • 2 Player: Wall Pass
  • 2 Player: Overlap

Skill Move Focuses for Block 1:
  • Step over
  • Drag Back/L Turn
  • Sole Role
  • V Cut

Technical Session:
  • Players should be split into a maximum of two groups of 10 on two separate pitches
  • The same session should be done simultaneously on both pitches

Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Ball Mastery Warm Up

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Ball Mastery Warm Up
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Ball Mastery Warm Up (10 mins)

Ball Mastery Warm Up

Organisation

  • Players dribble in the coned area doing different skills, turns and movements, on
    the coach's call, without losing the control of the ball or bumping into anyone else
  • Focus skills this block: Step Over, Drag Back/L Turn, Sole Role, V Cut

Progressions

  • add defenders trying to tackle the ball and give all the players five lives, every time they get tackled, or the ball goes out of play, they lose a life
Coaching Points
  • Players taking small touches
  • Players keeping their heads up
  • Players playing at high tempo
  • Encourage players to try new skills/turns/movements even if they find it difficult
  • Look out for players who are struggling with the the technique the coach has asked the player to execute


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Practice 1: Dribble Through Gates

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Practice 1: Dribble Through Gates (10 mins)

Practice 1: Dribble Through Gates

Organisation

  • Split the group into defenders and attackers. Defenders must start in between a gate and cannot move from the gate. Attackers are allowed to go anywhere within their pitch
  • Initially without the ball, attackers will look to run through a gate without the defender tagging them. If they are successful they earn a point. Swap roles after a while
  • Add a ball and defenders are looking to tackle their opponent to gain a point

Progressions

  • Defenders are not limited to their gates and can tackle across the whole pitch, attackers are still looking to dribble through the gate
Coaching Points
  • Players taking small touches
  • Players keeping their heads up
  • Players playing at high tempo
  • Encourage players to execute the focus skill moves for this block
  • Defenders encouraged to be brave and stay on their feet


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Practice 2: Pass into 1v1

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Practice 2: Pass into 1v1 (15 mins)

Practice 2: Pass into 1v1

Organisation

  • Split the group into defenders and attackers. Defenders start with the ball between the two mini goals, attackers without it in behind the cone behind the two gates
  • The first defender should start in front of his cone with the ball and the first attacker should start between the two gates
  • Defender passes into attacker and then goes to press/tackle. Attacker must dribble past his opponent before scoring in one of the two goals
  • If the defender wins it back they dribble through one of the two gates
  • Swap attackers and defenders over

Progressions

  • Coach starts with the ball behind the attacker and plays a pass into him. Attacker should receive and turn before completing the practice as before. Defender should start to press when the attacker gets the ball
Coaching Points
  • Players taking small touches
  • Players keeping their heads up
  • Players playing at high tempo
  • Encourage players to execute the focus skill moves for this block (award double points)
  • Defenders encouraged to be brave and stay on their feet, whilst pressing with intent
  • Remind attackers to go past their opponent it will require a change of pace, change of direction or a skill move/decption


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 1v1/2v2/3v3

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1v1/2v2/3v3 (25 mins)

Ball Mastery Warm Up

Organisation

    • Players are split into two teams and each player has a number​

    • When a player’s number is called out, they come onto the pitch and play a 1v1 against their opponent​

    • Games should last 60-90 seconds each​

    • Once their game is done the player should stand behind or to the side of the goal​

    • Multiple games can be played at the same time (max of three games at once) – players will be challenged on awareness in this situation

Progressions

  • This can progress into doing 2v2s and 3v3s by calling out numbers (in total have a maximum of 6 players on the pitch at any time)
Coaching Points
    • Players should try and score as close to the goal as possible in to work on their dribbling. You can add an end zone on each side of the pitch that players must score within​

    • Encourage defenders to try and press/engage as soon as possible to put the attacker under pressure​

    • Challenge players who are dominating by asking them to do a skill to beat their player or score/dribble with their weak foot​

    • Ensure players are playing against those who are similar ability and/or physically similar – this is vital!

  • Use of this block's focus skill moves can be worth extra points
  • For the 2v2/3v3, use of this blocks core moves can be worth extra points or even a game breaker


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