Football/Soccer Session (Beginner): U7 - ATS: Session One

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Alexis Nieves-Richards
Name: Alexis Nieves-Richards
City: Highlands Ranch
Country: United States of America
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 (10 mins)

Organization:

1. 10x10 area set up as shown

2. One ball per player

Instructions:

1. Players juggle the ball using different surfaces dictated by the coach

2. Rotation

a. Thighs Only

b. Feet only

c. Right Foot, Left Foot, Bounce

d. Combination, cant use the same surface twice

3. Each round is 2 mins long

Coaching Points:

1. Body positioning

2. Correct body/foot surface

3. Drop the ball, do not throw it in the air

4. Can you keep the ball at eye level

Progression/Regression:

1. Competition - the most is allotted time with specific surface


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Main Theme 1

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Main Theme 1 (10 mins)

Organization:

1. 20x20 field, 10x10 grid per team

2. Four teams, 3 players per team

3. One ball per player

Instructions:

1. Player 1 from each group takes "Messi" touches with their right foot to the line in front of them.

2. Player 1 will stop the ball, turn around, make eye contact with Player 2 and dribbles back to starting position.

3. Upon making eye contact with Player 1, Player 2 will begin Messi touches. Player 2 makes eye contact with Player 3. Player 3 makes eye contact with Player 1.

4. Rotation continues until time has expired.

Coaching Points:

1. Positive first touch out of the feet

2. Play with the laces of the foot closet to the ball

3. Fewest number of touches to cover the distance quickly

4. Run in a straight line

5. Smaller touches as the space becomes less

Progression/Regression:

1. Players switch to left foot/Messi Touches

2. Players switch to right foot/Ronaldo Touches

3. Players switch to left foot/Ronaldo Touches


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Main Theme 2

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Main Theme 2 (10 mins)

Organization:

1.10x10 yard area set up as shown

2.12 players set up as shown

3.1 ball per player

Instructions:

1. Coach calls out a color

2. Players with the corresponding color run with the ball to the opposite side, turn and head back to their side.

3. Players continue to listen for their color and avoid running into anyone else while dribbling.

Coaching Points:

1. Dribble at speed, keeping the ball close

2. Head up and observe situation

3. Avoid collisions by looking around and observing positions of other players

4. When resuming with a positive touch, use laces to push ball away with toe down

Progression/Regression:

1. Players switch to right foot/Messi Touches

2. Players switch to left foot/Messi Touches

3. Players switch to right foot/Ronaldo Touches

4. Players switch to left foot/Ronaldo Touches


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Conditioned Game

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Conditioned Game (10 mins)

Organization:

1. 20x20 field

2. Two teams

3. One team with balls, one team without

4. Handful of cones

Instructions:

1. Separate players into two teams, attacking team and defending team

2. Each defending player picks an area to stand on the field and places their cone down.

3. Each attacking player needs a ball

4. The attacking team tries to dribble from one side of the field to the other without getting tagged by the defending team.

5. Each defending player is allowed to move two steps in each direction of their cone to try to tag an attacking player.

6. If an attacking player is tagged, they join the defending team.

7. Play continues until all attacking players have joined the defending team.

8. Teams switch

Coaching Points:

1. Positive first touch out of the feet

2. Play with the laces of the foot closet to the ball

3. Fewest number of touches to cover the distance quickly

4. Smaller touches as the space becomes less

5. Pick up eyes to find an open path

Progression/Regression:

1. P - Allow one defending player to roam free throughout the field of play

2. R - Do not allow defending players to move off of cone


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Scrimmage

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Scrimmage (10 mins)

Organization:

1. 30x20 area set up as shown

2. Two even teams

3. One ball

Instructions:

1. Two teams play, trying to score a goal

Coaching Points:

1. Body positioning

2. Field positioning

3. Making eye contact

4. When to pass vs when to dribble

Progression/Regression:

R - Take a player off the field, play 2v2


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