Football/Soccer Session (Academy Sessions): U10s Dribbing Session 1

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James Taylor, Adult Member

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James Taylor
Name: James Taylor
City: PENARTH
Country: United Kingdom
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer

Description

Dribbling Session including skill, technique and SSG.


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

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Warm-up (5 mins)

Key Factors

  • Ball familiarisation
  • Dribbling and touch familiarisation
  • Dribbling through cones
  • Avoiding contact

Organisation

  • 4 squares, 2 with no cones, 2 with cones
  • Split players into two groups
  • Start off with getting familiar with touch and dribbling
  • After 2-3 mins each group moves clockwise into area with cones
  • Ask players to dribble through cones and avoid contact and collision with others 

Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Technical Practice

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Technical Practice (10 mins)

Key Factors


Build confidence with the ball, focus on mechanics of dribbling

  • Keep ball close
  • Vary surface of the ball
  • Keep head up but scan position of the ball
  • Look to change pace
  • Look to change direction

Organisation

  • Dependent on numbers of players available make separate rectangular areas across the pitch.
  • Pair two players at each end of the rectangular area.
  • One player at each end of the rectangle/shaded area should dribble the ball from one end to the other.
  • One player at each side of the area dribbles so that their paths should cross making sure not to collide.
  • When each player reaches the opposite end then their partners repeat the procedure.
Progression:
  • Use inside, outside and laces to dribble the ball
  • Use weaker foot to dribble the ball
  • Add cones to dribble round

Challenge - make it a race between the pairs

Regression:
  • Slow the players down and concentrate on touch and control
  • Make only one player at a time dribble increasing the area.

Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Skill Practice 1

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Skill Practice 1 (15 mins)

Key Factors

  • Add pressure to the previous technique
  • Concentrate on the mechanics in a more realistic opposed environment
  • Pair similar level players together to maximise effort and compatibility.

Organisation

  • Moving on from Skill session where the areas have previously been defined.
  • Reds now become attackers during the initial drill and blues become defenders.
  • Building on the technique session now a defender is introduced to put pressure on the dribbling player.
  • The dribbling player should look to beat the defender using the dribbling techniques previously used.
  • Successful dribble past player and pass to the opposite end score 1 point for the red team. 
  • Successful interception score 1 point for blue team.
  • Half-way through period, swap the red and blue (or whatever colours are being used) such that the previous attackers become defenders and the previous defenders become attackers.
  • Same scoring exists.
  • Add up scores within individual areas and then as a whole.

Progression:

  • Weaker foot for strong dribblers
  • Narrow area or lengthen area for strong dribblers
Regression:
  • Widen the area or shorten the length
  • Delay the defender or as defender to use weaker foot
Key to progression and regression is pairing similar level players together.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Small Sided Game

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Small Sided Game (20 mins)

Key Factors

  • Encourage dribbling by removing goals
  • Can be completed with or without goalkeepers (goalkeepers could be used to guard the end zone

Organisation

  • SSG with gates and end zones
  • Dribbling through gates gets points
  • 1 point for yellow
  • 2 points for red
  • 3 points for dribbling and stopping the ball in the end zone

Progression - introduce goals either end

Challenge - which team can get the most points in a set time


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Penalty Shoot-out

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Penalty Shoot-out (10 mins)

Key Factors

  • Fun
  • Opportunity to level up scoring between teams throughout session

Organisation

  • Teams have previously been split
  • Penalty shoot-out to end on a bit of fun

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Movement
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Custom Movement
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Dribble
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Pitch Line 2
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Shaded Pitch Area

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