Football/Soccer Session (Beginner): Social Corner Session

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Joanne Williams
Name: Joanne Williams
City: Hemel Hempstead
Country: United Kingdom
Rank: Elite – 0 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer

Description

This session is aimed at developing players working in the social corner of the 4 corner model.

All the practices are focussed on developing social skills (communication, teamwork, fair play, creating games and sharing ideas, etc)


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Arrival Game - Arm Tennis

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Arrival Game - Arm Tennis

(15-20 mins)

Players in pairs (3s are ok too)

They create a net with their arm and start with 1 ball, playing a game of arm tennis

Progressions:

- Use other body parts to play the ball over the net

- introduce another ball

- let players change the rules to create their own version of the game

- rotate partners

- try and play in groups of 4 - they develop their own version of the game


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): End-Zone

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End-Zone

15-20 mins

Organisation:

- 4x4 or 3x3

- Start with ball in hands

- score by receiving in the end zone

Progressions:

- Ball on the floor

- If one team scores in one end they immediately turn and attack the opposite goal (transition)

- Communication not allowed

- Only non-verbal communication allowed

- let players create their own rules to allow extra points to be scored


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Screen 3

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Screen 3

4v4 unrestricted play (5 mins)

After 5 mins allow players to change the rules, add conditions to challenge the game.

Encourage breaks in the game to discuss tactics as a team etc

Give individual players extra challenges to score points (e.g.):

- Touches to score

- Run with the ball when they receive

- Playing with the weaker foot


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