Football/Soccer Session (Beginner): GAG Activity 1v1 Dribbling

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Miles O'Connor
Name: Miles O'Connor
City: Milton
Country: Canada
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 1v1 Dribbling & Finishing

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1v1 Dribbling & Finishing

Organization: Two teams of three players in an area 20x10m. Four small goals, 2 at each end as shown in diagram.


1) The action begins when the white attacker takes a touch forward and tries to score on one of the two goals at the opposite end of the playing area by dribbling and taking on the opponent in a 1v1. The blue player tries to prevent the white player from scoring, if possible, takes the ball off of the white player and scores in one of the goals on the other side of the field. Once the goal is scored both players go to the opposite end and switch roles (White players go to line B and the Blue players line up in line A). Keep a total score for each team.

2) Progression: Change the starting position so that the players start at opposite corners. Give 1 point for a goal scored in the goal that is unguarded and 2 points for a goal scored in the guarded goal.

Coaching Points: Take a long touch to start to cover ground quickly (Attack with speed) Attack one of the two goals to draw the defender across and then fake and go to open goal (space). Dribble with your head up to identify the space you want to attack in behind the defender. Use your body and feet for faints to trick your opponent. Accelerate again when you go for goal. Keep body between your opponent and the ball when running side to side.

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