Football/Soccer Session (Moderate): Running with the ball Sample Session

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Am-Club: Oakville Soccer Club

Gareth Davies, Adult Member

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Gareth Davies
Name: Gareth Davies
City: Oakville
Country: Canada
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Warm Up

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Warm Up
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Warm Up (15 mins)

Organization

- 20 x 20 square

- Each player has a ball each

Activity

- The players have two minutes to dribble and get a feel for the ball getting as many touches as possible on the ball. The ball must stay on the ground.

- Players continue to dribble through the area but now react to the call of Messi or Ronaldo. When Messi is called the players must keep the ball tight when Ronaldo is called players must drive out in to the space with bigger touches.

- Continue to add players with different ways of running with the ball

- Hazard - lots of small then a big to drive away

- Iniesta - small touches then plays a 1-2 with open player

- Robben - change direction with lots of little fakes running across horizontal

Progression

- Add defenders, encourage players to play to the situation, e.g big space Ronaldo touch, little space Messi Touch

Coaching Emphasis

- Different ways of running with the ball

- Head up

- Touches with different parts of the foot

- Changes of speed and Direction


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Global 3v3 Line Ball

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Global 3v3 Line Ball (15 mins)

Organization

- 20 x 30 Field

- 4 v4 SSG

- A cone on each of the 4 corners of the field

Activity

- Small sided game with an emphasis on running with the ball and being positive in possession.

- To score the teams must dribble over the oppositions line between the two cones

Progression

- The scoring team must now stop the ball on the oppositions goal line

Coaching Emphasis

- Create width and depth through dispersal

- First look forwards when receiving the ball

- Positive on the ball look to drive forwards

- Think about the kind of player you need to be in each situation


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Analytical

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Analytical (15 mins)

Organization

- Area = Half of a 7v7

- Three sets of different coloured cones in a zig zag crossing over eachother

- Players lined up behind the starter cone for each colour

Activity

- Players run with the ball between the three cones of their colour changing direction at the first cone and driving out to the third cone

- Continue to add different skills to the second cone that the players will perform before driving out to the thrird cone

- Make it competitive, first group to go three times and back to the start

Coaching Emphasis

- Change of speed and direction

- Different ball differences small on the way in and big on the way out

- Head up throughout


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Global 5v5

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Global 5v5 (15 mins)

Organization

- 5v5 ot 7v7 dependant on the age of the group

Activity

- SSG with Running with the ball emphasis and good decision making

- Coach over to limit stoppages

- Set shape of the team

Coaching Emphasis

- Promote confidence to run with the ball when option is available

- Good decision making

- First Look forwards

- Open body shape

- Change of speed and direction


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