Football/Soccer Session (Academy Sessions): Pre Travel - Dora Session

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Daniel Solli, Adult Member

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Daniel Solli
Name: Daniel Solli
City: Port Chester
Country: United States of America
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Dora Goes Exploring

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Dora Goes Exploring

Organization:

20x20 yard area

Players Line Up Behind The Line

The Story:

- Dora the Explorer is excited to go on an adventure and she wants you to join in!

-  Ask players if they are ready to go on an adventure with Dora?!

- Have kids pretend to put on the 'imagination cap' and tell them that they are now in a jungle. Introduce the rules to 'On the River" and 'On the Bank.'

Instructions:

1. All players stand behind line created by Coach and listen for instruction.

2.When the coach calls out ‘In the River’ all players must jump over the line (marked out between the cones) towards the coach into the River

3. When the coach calls out ‘On the Bank’ all the players jump away from the coach back over the line onto the Bank

4. The coach attempts to catch out the players by quick comm ands that sometimes repeat – ‘In the River,on the Bank, in the River, in the River!’

5. If a player jumps in the wrong direction, they join the coach on the boat

Coaching Points/Questions:

1. Feet together when jumping

2. Arms out to balance

3. Eyes and Ears on Coach

Regressions/Progressions:

- Speed of Call Outs


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Boots Banana Tag

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Boots Banana Tag

Organization:

20x30 yard area

Story:

Dora's best friend Boots wants to play a game with you.

Boots loves TAG! Especially freeze tag, but Boots is a Monkey so when he tags you he wants you to turn into his favorite fruit! A Banana! 

Instructions:

2 Taggers (Pretending To Be Boots) have 1 minute to try and tag as many players as possible.

- If tagged players turn into a banana and stand with the their hands in the air palms pressed together, slightly bent to look like a banana.

- Players who haven't been tagged peel the banana (players hands) and now they are back in the game.

Phase I: Have COACHES be TAGGERS so that they can emulate how to play as a tagger.

- 45 second rounds

Phase II: add ball. This time instead of tagging person, you tag their ball by placing your foot ontop of it.

Coaching Points/Questions:

1 - change of direction

2 - head up, where is the space?

3 - change of speed

Regressions/Progressions:

- add cones to avoid


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Swiper Caught Swiping

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Swiper Caught Swiping

Organization:

20x20 yard area

Story Theme:

- Oh No! Swiper saw all the fun you were having with Boots and now wants to steal all your bananas!

- We don't want Swiper to take Boots favorite fruit for him. It's up to us to stop Swiper from Swiping!

Instructions:

- Swiper (Coach) grabs as many (yellow if possible) pinnies that are tucked into the shorts/pocket of the coach. They need to be visible to the players.

- Players will dribble their soccer ball trying to chase coach around the field and when they are close should try to kick it into Swiper's feet to make him drop a banana!

- If Coach gets hit with one of their soccer balls, a Swiper drops a banana on the ground.

- The game ends when all the pinnies have fallen on the ground and the bananas are saved!

Coaching Points/Questions:

1 - head up

2 - change of speed

3 - how hard to kick the ball

Regressions/Progressions:

- Coach Cannot Jump. etc.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Helping Map Explore

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Helping Map Explore

Organization:

20x20 Grid

Story/Theme

- Map needs your help to paint all the beautiful places that are on his map! He needs your special paintbrushes (soccer balls) to paint and explore the area and tell him all you see! 

Instructions:

Phase I: NO CONES ON FIELD

- Each player needs a ball at their feet.

- Players soccer ball turns into their favorite color paintbrush (ask players)

- Players are shown boundaries on the map and are instructed to help paint the entire field their color paint brush.

 - 45 - 60 seconds rounds x 2 -3 times

PHASE II: CONE GATES

- Map LOVES all the painting youve been doing!

- He needs a couple areas to be painted just a bit more so that Map is even bigger and prettier than he was before.

- Coach shows that the areas that need extra painting are marked in coned gates.

- Players are encouraged to dribble through to every gate before time runs out!

- 45 - 60 seconds rounds x 2 -3 times

Coaching Points/Questions:

- head up no collisions

- are there open gates

- are you keeping your paint brush (ball) close so you dont miss the gates (or make mistakes)

Regressions/Progressions:


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Swiper No Snack Swiping

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Organization:

20x20 yard area with four 5x5 yard boxes in each corner

Set Up As Shown

Use Cones, Pinnies and Balls

Instructions:

Story Theme :

- Dora, Boots and Map are having a blast on their adventure day! They have had a great time exploring, playing and now they are hungry! But when they went home to get some snacks to share - everyone realized that they were gone! 

- Tico the Squirrel, who lives in  the trees above their houses said that she saw Swiper steal all the snacks! 

- Dora and her best friends are on a mission to take back all the snacks that Swiper the Fox swiped! So the group of friends are off to the woods to find Swipers House!

Coaching Points/Questions:

1. Move very slowly in the den so as not to wake Swiper The Fox

2. No hands dribbling (only with a ball when dribbling it back to your house)

3. Coach is Swiper The Fox, Coach/Volunteer will lay on field pretending to be asleep.

If the Players are too loud or bump into him, he wakes up and everyone has to leave their food run back to their house to be safe!

Regressions/Progressions:

- Place Blue Pinnies on the field and call them lakes! You cannot swim through a lake.


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