Football/Soccer Session (Beginner): KLM Tykes U4-U6 + U7 Session Plan #1

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Jordano Pinto
Name: Jordano Pinto
City: Vancouver
Country: Canada
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer

Description

Use the first activities for U4-U6 players, with high energy and quick transitions ending with the game.

Use only the designated warmup activity for the U7s before progressing into playing games for the majority of the session (30-35 mins of games with breaks).


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Warmup

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Warmup

Warmup - Physical Literacy (5-10 mins)

 

Haveplayers start on one line and run to other side of the grid performing different actions. Keep the energy high, and demonstrate all movements.

 

Run, Backpedal 

Side-to-Side shuffle 

Bunny hops, sideways bunny hops, backward bunny hops

Single leg hops

High knees, Butt kicks

Karaoke

Bear walk (on all fours)

Sprint/race!

 

The goal of this warmup is to expose the kids to different types of movement, and help them learn how to move their body. 


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Cat and Mouse

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Cat and Mouse

Cat and Mouse (10 mins)

 

Thecat has no ball and starts in the middle of the field. The cat’s goal is tokick the mice’s soccer ball out of bounds. The coach can start as the cat. Themice all have a ball and start on one end line. When the cat says “go” theirgoal is to dribble from one side of the field to the other side

 

If themice’s ball is kicked out or player runs out of bounds, they become a cat forthe next round. Last mouse left is the winner!

 

Start with no ball, and just tagging before moving onto the ball. Start withthe coach as the cat, then progress into the players starting as the cat

Focus: keep ball close, under control, don’tkick away when dribbling


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Freeze Tag

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Freeze Tag

Freeze Tag (10 mins)

 

Playersstart with no ball. The coach starts as the “it” player, who tries to tagplayers around the grid. If someone is tagged, they must stay frozen untilanother player gives them a high five to unfreeze them. After1-2 rounds, give each player a ball (except the "it" player) and now the “it” player tags your ball (must tagthe ball with their feet), you then become frozen

 

Frozenplayers hold the ball above their head and spread their legs. Other playersmust play a pass through their legs to unfreeze them

 

Thecoach should be playing this game and trying to unfreeze as many players asthey can to keep the game going

 

Focuson dribbling with small touches and protecting the ball


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Ladders

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Ladders

Ladders (5-10 mins)

 

Workon agility, different patterns, physical literacy


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): GAME

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GAME

GAME (10-15 mins)

 

Your game should be no larger than 4v4 for players U6 and below. 5v5 MAX for U7s. 

 

The coach should have a ball in their hands at all times. When the ball on-field goes out of bounds, the coach can play a new ball into the game and say "new ball" to keep the game flowing and prevent players from going off the field.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): U7 Warmup Activity

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U7 Warmup Activity

U7s Warmup - Gates Dribbling (10-15 mins) + ladders if needed (5 mins) + game (30-40 mins)

 

Focus:dribbling/ball control

A gateis just two cones. Have enough gates set up so there is one for each player. Each player has a ball and dribbles through the gate. Have the players dribble for a certain amount of time (ie. 1 min) and count how many gates they can dribble through. Use the following progressions:

 

- Right foot only

- Left foot only

- Perform a turn/change of direction at each gate, rather than dribbling through

- Dribble in a circle around the gate

- Dribble in a figure-8 around the gate

- 5 toe taps at each gate, then dribble through

- Race! Who can get the most gates in one minute? Do it twice, and encourage each player to try to beat their own individual score from the last round.

 

Coach focus: players take small touches while dribbling, head up to find the open gate


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