Football/Soccer Session (Beginner): Dutch Camp Day 2 WE Secure zone, 2010, 2011 Premier

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Andy Farrant, Adult Member

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Andy Farrant
Name: Andy Farrant
City: Santa Rosa
Country: United States of America
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Warm up Tag (movement awareness)

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Warm up Tag (movement awareness) (20 mins)

Aim:

- To get players mentally/physically warmed up

- Start the players thinkig of looking up as they are moving / aware of surroundings

Organisation:

- Square set up for players inside it

- 3 (or different number) taggers begin holding a bib

- They try to tag the other players and give them the bib, they become new taggers

Coaching points:

- Awareness of surroundings (vision)

- Are you looking around you?

- Do you see where the other players are?

Progressions:

- Split the players into 2, or 3 etc groups each wearing different colour bibs - now you can only be tagged by a certain colour

- Add in a ball - can only tag players with or without a ball


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Minesweeper

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Minesweeper (15 mins)

Aim:

- Get players mentally and physically ready for training

- Get players dribbling while looking up / vision

- Improving dribbling technique (cuts, turns, etc)

Organisation:

- 9 squares set up, players split into 2 or 3 different coloured bibs

- Players get a point each time they dribble into a new square, are not allowed to be in the same square as anyone with their colour

- Go for 30 seconds/1 minute, then see who won

Coaching points:

- Dribbling technique (close touches, use both feet, keep ball under control)

- Look up, vision, timing of movement

Progression:

- Players going into the same grid get disqualified

- Can have max 2 players in one square (including all colours), last team standing wins

- Players with and without a ball, can only have one ball in a square, etc


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Warm up Dribbling / Vision WE Secure zone

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Warm up Dribbling / Vision WE Secure zone (15 mins)

Aim:

- Improving Dribbling out from the back in the Secure zone

- Warming up to improving dribbling technique and vision

Organisation:

- 18 wide by 28 long (split into 4 zones)

- Players dribble across to other side, doing a move at each "line" (coach can say which move or skill to do between zones)

Coaching Points:

- Lots of touches

- Specific moves

- Use both feet

- Look up while dribbling

- Dribble to where there is space

- Change of speed/use of moves to beat defender

Progressions:

- Add one defender on the mid line who can defend on the line as players dribble across

- If they tackle someone they either join the defender or swap with them

- Allow defender to defend in the middle two zones

- Add two defenders (one in each zone)

- If player gets tackled they swap into zone


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 1v1 Dribbling to go forward

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1v1 Dribbling to go forward (15 mins)

Aim:

- Improving 1v1 dribbling forward to beat a defender

Organisation:

- Each channel approximately 10 wide by 25 long

- 3 players per channel, start with one on each side, and one in the middle

- Player in blue tries to dribble across and beat the defender 1v1, if he succeeds, the white player now tries to go across and back.

- If defender wins the ball, they have to dribble out of the opposite end, and then the player who lost it becomes new defender

Coaching Points:

- How can you beat the defender?

- Change of speed, change of direction

- Moves, disguise intent

- Dribble where there is space

- Protect the ball

Progressions:

- Have 2 players on side ball begins from so each player only has to go from one side to the other


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): WE Secure zone SSG Bi directional 2v1 Dribble to go forward

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WE Secure zone SSG Bi directional 2v1 Dribble to go forward (25 mins)

Aim:

- Improving Dribbling to progress forward from the back in the Secure zone

- Recognising when to dribble forward, and when to pass to player in space

Organisation:

- 18 wide by 28 long (split into 4 zones)

- 4 players, 3 attacking, 1 defending with one ball

- Players on the end have to get the ball over to the over side for a point, if defender wins the ball then a new player goes in

- Once the ball is dribbled or passed across the first zone the defender can defend

Coaching Points:

- Look up while dribbling

- Dribble fast when there is space

- Change of speed/use of moves to beat defender

- When can you pass to teammate or dribble across? (how do you know?)

- How can you move to receive the ball

- What kind of pass do you want to give your teammate?

Progressions:

- 2 defenders in the middle, 2 players on each side

- If defender wins it, tries to score on goals at either end, player who lost it tries to defend him


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 3v2 build up WE Secure zone

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3v2 build up WE Secure zone (25 mins)

Aim:

- Improving Dribbling or passing to progress forward from the back in the Secure zone

- Recognising when to dribble or pass forward

Organisation:

- 20 wide by 30 long

- 3 (1, 2, 3) v 2 (9, 10)

- Team of 3 has to dribble over the endline, team of 2 if they win it has to score on the goal

- First team to 10

- Rotate defenders each time, and potentially attackers

Coaching Points:

- Look up while dribbling

- Dribble to where there is space

- Change of speed/use of moves to beat defender

- When can you pass or dribble forward? (how do you know?)

- How can you move to receive the ball?

- How can you make it big?

Progressions:

- Defenders get double points if they win the ball in half closest to the goal and then score


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 6v6 Game

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6v6 Game (30 mins)

Aim:

- Improving Dribbling or passing to progress forward from the back in the Secure zone

- Recognising when to dribble or pass forward

Organisation:

- Game size field, 6v6 (or whatever numbers allow)

- If you can dribble out from the back over the halfway line (from keeper without losing possession), your team gets a point, if you score you also get a point

Coaching Points:

- Look up while dribbling

- Dribble to where there is space

- Change of speed/use of moves to beat defender

- When can you pass or dribble forward? (how do you know?)

- How can you move to receive the ball?

- How can you make it big?

Progressions:


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Dribble
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Shaded Pitch Area

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