Football/Soccer Session (Beginner): King of the Ring

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PDSA Soccer
Name: PDSA Soccer
City: Ohio
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 4 points
Membership: Young Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): King of the Ring

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): King of the Ring
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King of the Ring (15 mins)


- One (1) soccer ball per player

- Lined center circle or 8 cones to create a circle

- Two (2) pennies



The players are in the circle. One player does not have a ball and is wearing the pennie. This player is the defender. The other players have a ball and they are the attackers.



The attackers are dribbling around in the ring. The defender is chasing the attackers and tries to steal the ball from an attacker. If the defender steals the ball he will pass the ball outside the ring. The attacker who lost the ball will get his ball and starts a technical skill (Toe Taps, Boxing Touches, Rolls, etc) outside of the ring. The defender will go chase another attacker and try to steal the next ball. The player who will be the last attacker is the "KING OF THE RING". This player will start the next round as the defender.


Coaching remarks attackers

- Dribble around inside the circle, keep the ball close so you can keep it away from the defender

- When the defender attacks you, try to shield the ball and dribble away from the defender

- If you know a move, use this move to keep the ball away from the defender


Coaching remarks defenders

- When you chase down an attacker, do not stop until you steal the ball from him


Methodical steps easier

- Make the circle bigger. This will make it easier for the attackers to dribble around and away from the defender


Methodical steps harder

- Make the circle smaller, which will force the attackers to keep more control over their soccer ball when dribbling around and away from the defender

- There are two (2) defenders who are trying to steal the balls from the attackers



- After an attacker loses the ball and the defender passes the ball outside of the ring, this player will help the defender to steal the balls from the other attackers.

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