Football/Soccer Session (Moderate): u7 - u12 Coach Education at WMSC

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Am-Club: Waterloo Minor Soccer Club

Carl Horton, Adult Member

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Carl Horton
Name: Carl Horton
City: Waterloo
Country: Canada
Rank: Elite – 1 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Candy Store

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Candy Store

Candy Shop

Organization:

Set up a 20m x 20m grid. Each player has a Soccer Ball.

Procedure:

All players dribble within the candy store. The players explore the candy store by shouting out their favourite candies. The coach will ask players their favourite candies and name each side of the candy store. As the players dribble around the candy store the coach will call out a candy and the players have to run to that side of the candy store and perform a specific challenge I.E Toe Taps, Bells.

Emphasis:

FUN, Listening, Dribbling, Changing Direction, Balance, Agility, Coordination, Imagination


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Body Breaks

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Body Breaks

Body Breaks - Dribbling.

Organization:

Each player with a ball inside the 20 x 20 area.

Procedure:

Coach allows players to express themselves, while encouraging lots of touches. Remind the players to stay within the grid. The coaches call out a different body part every few seconds and the players have to place that body part on the ball and strike a pose until the coach shouts go. For example the coach may shout out nose and the players have to stop the ball and place their nose on the ball. As the players progress you can shout out more body parts at a faster speed. This works on the player’s coordination:

Emphasis: Close control, lots of touches, change of pace, change of direction. FUN. ABC's


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Catch a Tail

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Catch a Tail

Physical Literacy

Organization:

Players spread out inside the 20 x 16 yard area.

Procedure:

First have all the childrens parents surround the grid.

Bring the children in and have them choose an animal to be that has a tail.

Tell the children the pinnie will act as their "tail."

Tuck the "tail" into the back of their shorts.

Have the children run around the grid and have the facilitators attempt to pull out their "tails."

Progression: Volunteer coaches can be "it"; Parents can be "it";One player can be selected to be "it; All players can be "it"

Emphasis: Heads ups, keep running, have FUN!

Additional Notes: Be creative with the children. Encourage them by being loud and spirited! Ask your volunteer coaches to help the children out be giving them coaching tips such as running away from the facilitator and moving their hips.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Shark Attack

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Shark Attack

Shark Attack

Organization:

Players are paired inside a 20m x 20m grid with 1 ball per pair.

Instructions:

When coach calls out "Attack" the player with the ball attempts to dribble through the gates. The player without the ball becomes the defender. If the defender wins the ball he/she then becomes the attacker and vice versa. Players play for 1 minute and score a point every time they go through a gate. Players cannot go straight back through the same gates. After 1 minute players change partners.

Emphasis:

1v1, competition, FUN


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Dont get Caught

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Dont get Caught

Dont get caught!

Organziation:

Set up a 20m x 20m grid, 12 players, 3 with the a ball at their feet, 7 players with no ball and 2 players outside the grid as catchers.

Procedure:

On Coaches call the catchers try to tag the players without the ball only. Players with the ball will pass the ball to players without without the ball to assist them not to be tagged. Ensure all players become the tagger.

Coaching Points:

Accuracy of pass

Part of ball/Part of foot

Communication

Movement off the ball

GAME CAN BE PLAYED WITH HANDS OR WITH FEET.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Avoid the dribblers - Station C

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Avoid the dribblers - Station C

Organization:

6 players in red are placed inside the the 30 x 30 area with 3 soccer balls and 6 white players are also placed inside the area with a ball each.

Procedure:

The 6 Red players pass and move within the area playing passes to only players in red while the 6 white players dribble around and change direction every 3 or 4 touches at game speed. The focus should be on the 6 players passing and moving. After 2 minutes rotate the players.

Progression:

Make it a competition between the red and white teams. The red team have to make as many complete passes as possible while the white team can try to intercept the passes as they dribble. The whites must still keep control of their ball. If they do intercept a pass they just stop the ball and the red players retrieve the ball and continue. Play for 2 minutes and tally the points. Rotate the players and play again.

Coaching Points.

Accuracy of pass

Weight of pass

Part of foot, part of ball

Decision making?

Constantly scan the field

Communication


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 3v3/4v4

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3v3/4v4

Small Sided Game: 3v3 or 4v4 depending on number of players

Organisation:

Set up two fields35 x 25 yds. Depending on numbers have 3v3 or 4v4 with retreat line.

Emphasis:

Having fun


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