Football/Soccer Session (Beginner): 2009 #3 Skills Corridor

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Sarah Fawcett, Young Member

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Sarah  Fawcett
Name: Sarah Fawcett
City: Leeds
Country: United Kingdom
Rank: Elite – 6 points
Membership: Young Member
Sport: Football/Soccer

Description

Aim:

- To develop individual foot skills and turns, applying them effectively in a 1 v 1 situation.

Arrival Activities (0-5 minutes):

Juggling - can you reach 5 juggles


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Skills Corridor

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Skills Corridor (25 mins)

INTENSITY: Moderate-high ACTIVITY: 1 min REST: 30 secs INTERVALS (REPS): 20

Activity

- See diagram for set-up and equipment

- Players dribble through the middle zone performing different change of direction moves, then turn out to one of the side zones.. In there, they can perform different ball mastery techniques or jungles and finally finish by passing the ball in the net.

- Players are aiming for around 1000 touches.

- Mutiple players can go at a time to create chaos :)

- Players complete 2 rounds of each footskill

Examples of Footskills:

1. Inside / outside both feet

2. Soccer boxes

3. Toe taps

4. Drags

5. Zig-zag dribbling

Progression:

- Place a defender in the side channel. Ones the players reach the side channel they go 1 v 1 to goal.

Coaching Points:

1. Close dribbling in tight areas

2. Accelerate / running with the ball into open spaces

3. Use of both feet and all surfaces of feet

4. Accurate finish into the goal

5. Attack the defender at speed - utilize attacking moves.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 1 v 1 (3) goal game

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1 v 1 (3) goal game (20 mins)

INTENSITY: Moderate-high ACTIVITY: 30 secs REST: 30 secs INTERVALS: 24

Activity:

- 1 v 1 (3) goal game

- The coach plays the ball out and the two players sprint out to the ball.

- The players must attempt to win the ball and then dribble through one of the three goals.

players can score extra points for making a dummy run and turn away from a goal.

Coaching Points:

1. Reinforce previous points on technical skills.

2. High Tempo - keep up with opponent.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Dribbling SSG

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Dribbling SSG (25 mins)

INTENSITY: Moderate-high ACTIVITY: 4 min REST: 1 min INTERVALS: 4

Activity:

- 4v4/5v5 SSG (4) goals - add a retreat line, to allow players move time/spacee to build up play

Possible variations/progressions:

1. Man to man marking

2. All players must be across half in order for goal to count

3. Take out retreat line

Coaching Points:

1. Close dribbling in tight areas

2. Accelerate/ Running with the ball into open spaces

3. Get head up to scan for space, goal, defender

4. Quick decision-making - use speed or 1v1 skill

5. Accurate finishing - inside of foot.


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