Football/Soccer Session (Beginner): SFSC Academy U9 03/16/2016

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John Higgins
Name: John Higgins
City: Indianapolis
Country: United States of America
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Free Play

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Free Play (10 mins)

Free Play: 10 Minutes

3v3, 4v4: Let players play with no coaching intervention. Only step in if players need directions, suggestions, or help solving a problem.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Warm - up

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Warm - up (10 mins)

Warm Up: 10 Minutes

Have players dribble freely around with their ball. Give instructions to perform various coerver moves: Foundations (in all directions); Rollovers; Scissors; Step overs; Cruyff turn; Pull Back; Add in turns around cones before performing skill moves.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Technical

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Technical (15 mins)

Technical- Relay Races

Set-Up:

Place pairs of cones approximately 30 ft apart. Have players in groups of two or three stand behind the cones. One ball needed per line.

Progression:

When coach says 'go', players will dribble to the opposite cone, perform a change of direction move, and dribble back and leave the ball for the next player. When ten reps are completed, team will put foot on ball and raise their hand so coach will know they have finished. Make sure players do not dribble until their teammate has crossed the returning cone line. Play continues usuing the same change of direction move until one team has 10 points.

Optional Turns:

PULL BACK

INSIDE CUT

OUTSIDE CUT

HEEL TURN

Coaching Points:

Explode with speed after the change of direction.

First touch should be towards cone (not stopping the ball).

Change directions of the ball with ONE TOUCH - cutting foot will need to be in front of the ball for this.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): SSG

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SSG (15 mins)

Small Sided Game- 1v1 and 2v2 Outward facing goals. 15 Minutes

SET-UP:

In a large playing grid, place two goals facing outward about 40 feet apart. Place two cones apart from each other between the goals. Players with balls will stand behind one cone, players without balls will stand behind the other cone.

ACTIVITY:

Player with ball will pass it across to the other waiting player. They will then play 1v1 with the ability to score on any goal. Changes of direction will be encouraged here and will need to be performed to be the most successful. If defending player wins the ball, they will then have the opportunity to score on any goal too! If ball goes out, players switch lines and the next players will play.

Keep the game moving fast - if no one scores within 30 seconds, say 'TIME!' to end the match and let the next players start. Players keep track of their goals.

Coaching Points:

Change directions as soon as defender has closed you down.

Explode to an open goal quickly before defender recovers.

Try to perform various change moves.

Sheild the ball.

Keep the ball underneath you and NOT exposed to the defender.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): ESSG

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ESSG (15 mins)

ESSG: 15 Minutes

SET-UP:

Create two wide opposing goals for teams to score on.

Players will play 3v3, 4v4, 5v5, etc and can score on any of the wide goals by dribbling through them (NO SHOOTING). One team can sit out replacing the scoring team when a goal is scored.

COACHING POINTS:

Change directions to find an open goal if a defender closes you down.

Change directions to pass to an open teammate


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Scrimmage

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Scrimmage (20 mins)

Scrimmage: 20 minutes

6v6- Make freezes when necessary and make coaching points on ball mastery technique, positioning and spacing. Encouragement of trial and error.


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Pass
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Dribble

Animation Controls (PCs, Macs, Laptops):

Play animation
Play step-by-step
Repeat (toggle)
Full Screen
Pause
Stop

Back/Forward: Drag timeline button