Football/Soccer Session (Beginner): 2019 Summer SKILLS #4

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Logan Murphy, Adult Member

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Logan Murphy
Name: Logan Murphy
City: Evergreen
Country: United States of America
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Up to 3v3 Game

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Up to 3v3 Game
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Up to 3v3 Game (15 mins)

Objective: To dribble or pass past opponents, move the ball forward and score goals.

Organization: Set up two 10W yd x 15L yd fields with a goal at each end. As soon as players start to arrive, divide them up and get them playing. Free play for up to 15 minutes with a half time to switch up teams on fields.

Key Words: Dribble, look up, pass, shoot (Can the players use these words and not the coaches?)

Guided Questions: 1) What are your options when you have the ball? 2) When is it a good time to dribble? 3) When is it a good time to pass? 4) What can you do to find where the defenders are?

Answers: 1) Dribble, pass or shoot. 2) When there is space and no defenders around me. 3) When a teammate is open and a defender is near me. 4) Look up

Notes: During first break: coach ask guided questions to players, allow players to continue to play to find answers

During second break: Players give coach and teammates answers from questions during first break


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Dribble in a Box then find a Goal

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Dribble in a Box then find a Goal (10 mins)

Objective: To get maximum touches on the ball using all parts of the foot, practicing COD moves from last weeks session and allowing players to try new creative moves.

Organization: 20yd W x 30yd L field. Every player has a ball at their feet. 1 minute rounds of players keeping track of their touches. Switch up rounds where they have to use one foot only, both feet, certain parts of the feet only and then end the round with players finding a goal to score on or a gate to dribble through with pace.

Key Words: Dribble, look up, shoot, COD (change of direction), COP (change of pace), shoot

Guided Questions: 1) How can you get more touches on the ball in a minute? 2) How can you see where other players are and where space is?

Answers: 1) Close and more controlled touches when around players. 2) Look up.

Notes: After each round challenge the players to beat their best. If they were able to beat it in the last round, what can we do differently this next round and show me.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Dribble-Move-Score

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Dribble-Move-Score (10 mins)

Objective: Improve dribbling ability and close control by dribbling through cones, using all parts of the feet, and then going to goal or end-zone. Should see a change of pace when dribbling to goal or end-zone. 

Organization: Split the 20W yd x 30L yd field in half and split the team into 2-4 groups. One half will dribble through cones and then dribble/shoot on goal. Other half will dribble through cones and then COP dribble to the end-zone. Rotate groups after a couple 1 minute rounds. Maximize touches.

Key Words: Dribble, look up, close control, COP, and shoot.

Guided Questions: 1) What parts of the foot can we use to dribble through the cones? 2) Should you keep the ball close to your feet or play the ball farther out in front of you? 3) How can you dribble to the end-zone or dribble to goal quickly?

Answers: 1) Inside, Outside, Sole, Laces and using BOTH feet. 2) Keep the ball close to your feet and under control. 3) Once you dribble past the last cone, change of pace to go to goal or to end-zone. Imagine a defender is chasing you to steal the ball back. 


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 1v1 to Goal

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1v1 to Goal (10 mins)

Objective: Improve players individual attacking and defensive abilities while playing 1v1 and going to goal.

Organization: 10W yd x 15L yd field. Use both halves of the field if more players at practice. Try to keep lines short as possible to promote more playing time. Have ball start with attacker or have coach pass to attacker to work on receiving and going to goal as well. First to score wins their team a point. First to 5 points wins and then switch groups or sides.

Key Words: Dribble, shoot, look up, COP, COD

Guided Questions: 1) What are your options when you have the ball? 2) If you dribble past a defender, what can you do after? 3) What can you do to find where the defender is?

Answers: 1) Dribble or shoot. 2) Dribble with COP or shoot. 3) Look up

Notes: Encourage the attacker to try and take on the defender face to face w/o turning their back to the defender. Encourage the players to try moves and be creative. If they make a mistake and lose the ball, try again until they find success.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 4v4 Game

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4v4 Game (15 mins)

Objective: To dribble or pass past opponents, move the ball forward and score goals. 

Organization: Set up regular 4v4 game with two mini goals. Divide teams up into teams of four. Free play for up to 15 minutes with a half time to switch up teams on fields if necessary. If not possible, switch halves at half time.

Guided Questions: 1) What are your options when you have the ball? 2) When is it a good time to dribble? 3) When is it a good time to pass? 4) What can you do to find where the defenders are?

Answers: 1) Dribble, pass or shoot. 2) When there is space and no defenders around me. 3) When a teammate is open and a defender is near me. 4) Look up.


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