Football/Soccer Session (Beginner): Land Park Younger Ages Coaching Education

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Jeremy Williams, Adult Member

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Jeremy Williams
Name: Jeremy Williams
City: Palo Alto, CA
Country: United States of America
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer

Description

Key Learning Outcomes

Recognizing Space

Comfort with the ball

Confidence in Individual possession


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

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Warm-up (30 mins)

Organization:

-20 x 20 yard area

-Each player has a ball

Instructions:

Part 1

Each player has a ball and is introduced to a few different types of dribbling techniques:

Messi, Ronaldo, Xavi and Ineiesta

Players will be asked how they might use each type, after they have been introduced:

-If you have a lot of space which technique might be the best?

-If you are in a very tight space how could you dribble?

Part 2

-Space is the same, now all but two players have a ball.

-The players with out the ball are defenders and hold a pinnie in their hand.

-Defenders are trying to simply touch another players ball with their foot (They are not trying to tackle)

-When a Defender touches a ball they take that ball and give their pinnie to the attacker.

-That attacker then becomes the tagger/defender

-The goal is to get tagged the fewest times and to not be it when time runs out.

Coaching Points:

-Using the proper dribbling technique/surface of the foot

-Looking for/identifiying where the open space.

-Aware of the defenders and other attackers


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Hungry Hippos

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Hungry Hippos (15 mins)

Organization:

- 10 x 20 yard area.

- 4 2x2 squares in each corner.

- Players divided into 4 teams

- Once team in each corner

Instructions:

On coaches command, one player from each team races out to retreive a soccer ball and return it to their corner-the next player can go when the first player gets the ball into their square.

Players should put the ball in their goal before returning to the end of their line

Play until all the soccer balls are returned, most balls wins!

Coaching Points/Guided questions:

1) Quickly out to the middle to retrieve a ball

2) Accelerate towards corner/goal, big touches

3) Close control near

Q1) How can you get back to your goal faster (why type of dribbling)?

Q2) What is the best way to get the ball out of the square inthe middle? Bottom of the foot? side of the foot?

Progressions:

Progression: Specify which foot, surface of the foot players must use

Progression: Players can now steal from other team's goals - play to a certain number of balls instead of time limit


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Jack in the Box

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Jack in the Box

Organization: Players split in 3 teams. 3 goals 15 yards away.

Instructions: One player starts behind the goal (jack). A goal must be scored to release him. Once the first ball goes in the shooter starts a line behind the goal and jack returns to the ahooting line. From that point on all players try to shoot the ball into the goal and join the line behind the goal. The (Jack) is the last shooter and once they score and join the line behind the goal the game is over. Players who form the line behind the goal can help get missed shots back to the shooters.

Coaching Points:

Eye on the ball

Supporting foot next the ball and pointing at target

Angle of approach is off center

Follow through straight to the target

Progressions:

Time limit


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Sharks and Minnnows

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Sharks and Minnnows

Organization:

20 x 20 yd grid - with 2yd end zones

Players line up inside one end zone with a ball (minnows)

Two players hold pinnies and stand inside grid w/o ball (sharks)

Instructions:

• Minnows try to dribble to other side without getting ball touched by the sharks - must stop inside end zone

• If ball is touched/stolen/lost, minnow becomes a shark-

• When a minnow is tagged they must put their ball safetly in

'Davey Jones' Locker"

• Sharks can only move side to side (Progression-allow sharks to move however they want)

Coaching Points/Guided Questions:

1) Dribbling technique-close control or longer touches

2) Eyes up to avoid collisions

Q1) How do we get to other side without being tagged? - avoid/fake out taggers, find space, go fast

Q2) How can we dribble faster? - run fast, longer touches

Q3) How do make sure we can stop ball inside end zone? - slow down/smaller touches


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Jimmy Neutron

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Jimmy Neutron (10 mins)

Organization:

- 40x30 area (adjust size as needed).

- Players in pairs.

- One pinnie per pair.

- All balls in center of area.

Instructions:

• Players hold pinnie between two.

• They must run attached by their pinnie the entire time.

• Player in the middle looks to strike his/her ball at pairs running around the area.

• If a pair is struck, they immediately drop their pinnie and join the blaster in the middle.

• If a pair run apart and drop their pinnie, they join the blaster(s) in the middle.

• Players can only get hit below hip or knee level, depending on group dynamic.

• Last pair remaining wins the round.

Coaching Points:

1. Ankle locked, non-kicking foot next to ball.

2. Look up at the target before striking ball.

3. Weight over the ball to keep it down.

4. Contact ball: mid-line to keep it down.

5. Contact foot: inside (for short push pass), 2nd knuckle (for driven pass).

6. Timing/disguise of pass.

Progressions:

1. Allow blasters to pass amongst themselves (i.e. use give and go, double pass).


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Ghostbusters

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Ghostbusters (10 mins)

Organization:

- 40 x 30 yard area with all the balls in the square in the middle of the area (Size of area depends on age/ability of players and numbers

Instructions:

• Ghosts (players) are running around free inside the haunted house (must stay within red cones)

• The ghostbusters (coach) has to try to chase down the ghosts and get rid of them

• When ghostbuster hits the ghost with his plasma beam (ball) the ghost becomes a ghostbuster to help out the other ghostbusters.

• Ghost then goes to get his a plasma blaster (ball) from the middle

• If ball goes outside of the area, the ghostbuster who shot the ball must retreive it

Coaching Points:

1) Keep your head up to see where all the ghostbusters are

2) Change directions and speeds to get away from the busters

3) Ghostbusters use the inside of their feet to control and hit the ball at the ghosts

Progressions:

P- Add a ball for each player to dribble

P- Start with more ghostbusters

P- Smaller area to play in, more difficult for the ghosts


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 4v4 - Small Sided Games

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4v4 - Small Sided Games (30 mins)

Organization:

4v4 Small-sided tournament games: 4 teams of 4 players each team. 2 fields of 30x40 yards with 2 Pugg Goals on opposite endlines.

Instructions:

4 Teams of 4, play 4v4 tournament style where each team will play one another. 3 points for a win, 1 point for a tie and 0 for a loss. Each game should be approximately 6-8 minutes in duration (play a 3 game tournament).

Coaching Points:

· Review of session's learning outcomes being translated into the game

· 3 lines of attack

· Creating diamond (angles of support)

· Making diamond as big as possible (Creating space)

· Identifying when you have numbers up opportunities

Progressions:

-(Optional) Limit touches

-(Optional) Add a passing quota( must complete X amount of passes before shooting)

-(Optional) Combine 4 teams into 2 and either combine the 2 smaller grids or play half/full field.


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Pass
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Dribble
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Animation Controls (PCs, Macs, Laptops):

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