Football/Soccer Session (Academy Sessions): Fusion Futures Winter Academy

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Ian Dawson

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Ian Dawson
Name: Ian Dawson
City: Pennsburg
Country: United States of America
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Arrival Activity

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Arrival Activity (10 mins)

Set Up

2 nets

Balls in a pile

U6/U7 Instructions

As players arrive they are greeted by the coach and given a ball. As soon as there are two players they are put into a 1v1 game. As more players arrive they join into the game.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Gates - Skill Phase

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Gates - Skill Phase (15 mins)

Set-Up

2 yard gates is set up 

Instructions

The players run/dribble through the gates

The players accelerate/decelerate when they arrive at a gate

The players are allowed to only use a portion of their foot

The players preform a skill move at a gate

The players are given their own hoop and dribble around in a figure 8

Challenges

The players are put into pairs with 1 ball

The player without the ball is the leader and stands in between a gate

The player with the ball follows them and makes a good pass

The player receives the ball and follows the new leader to a gate

Which group can make the most passes?


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): RWB - Skill Phase

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RWB - Skill Phase (15 mins)

Organization:

Split players into two teams where each player has a ball and will run with the ball in the center zone. 

How to Play:

Coach is to clearly define where each team is to score in. 

When the coach calls out a team's colour, e.g. "BLUE!", the blue team will dribble their balls as quickly as possible into the end-zone and take a shot at goal. 

The team that wasn't called leave their balls and attempt to stop players of the other team from scoring. 

Repeat sequence and switch up roles. 


Coaching Tips:

"Can we keep our head up while dribbling?"

"Can we try to get past the defenders by changing speed and direction?"

Coach can get involved, praising and encouraging desired actions. 

CHANGEIT / Progressions:

Make scoring zone closer or further away. 

To make it harder for defenders, the attacking team can score in any goal. 


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

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End-Zone Game (15 mins)

Organization

This match will be played with all the normal rules, however the goals will be replaced by end-zones as marked out by the yellow cones. The end-zone is any space between the marked out line and the goal-line at the end of the pitch.  

How to Play:

The game is played as usual, however teams score by having a player dribble the ball into the end-zone. 

Towards the end of the match, you can introduce the pop-up goals and player a normal match with with the end-zone becoming the shooting zone so that the game is still promoting running with the ball and preventing long shots.  

Coaching Tips: 

Where is the space? How can you help you work as a team to get into the end-zone?

Help players to spread out and use the wide areas. 

This is a good opportunity to show the benefits of the diamond formation. 

Can you keep your head up and dribble as fast as you can when you have space to take? 


CHANGEIT / Progressions:

Add a bit of difficulty where players have to place one foot on the ball (airplane) to score inside the end-zone. 

Make the space bigger or smaller to make it easier or harder.  


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Game

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Game (15 mins)

Organization: 

 30m x 20m field size.  

How to Play: 

Have the end game look as much like the game on the weekend as possible, this means normal game rules.  

Coaching Tips:

Encourage dribbling and running with the ball, also look to focus more on individual coaching and coaching within the flow.

CHANGE IT / Progressions:

Want to see more goals? Play with 4 goals rather than 2. This can also help players spread out.   


Animation Controls (PCs, Macs, Laptops):

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

Back/Forward: Drag timeline button