Football/Soccer Session (Beginner): PDA session 3 (5+)

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Pat Staunton
Name: Pat Staunton
City: SEATTLE
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 0 points
Membership: Young Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Cuckoo's Nest

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Cuckoo's Nest (15 mins)

Cuckoo's Nest

On coach's call, 1 player per group runs to the middle and dribbles a ball back to their "base". Once they get back, they high 5 their team-mate who runs to the collect a ball. Game continues until all te balls have been collected. Teams then count to see how many soccer balls they have.

- You can then have the players 1 at a time, dribble the balls back to the middle.

Progression:

1. Players must perform a skill move in the middle (pull back). After all balls are gone frm the middle, the player can go to another teams base and steal the ball and take back to thiers...

2. Each team has 1 ball, 1 player per group dribbles the ball to the middle to collect a pinnie and takes it back to their group.

Add in progressions for older players (cones to dribble in and out of / passing etc)


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 1 v 1 receiving w/ back to goal

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1 v 1 receiving w/ back to goal (15 mins)

1 v 1 to receive with back to goal

Player plays ball into attacking player who tries to turn and score in the goal. If they win the ball, defender dribbles across endline for point.

Coaching points:

- Use of body to protect ball

- Can you turn with 1st touch?

- Surface to receive

- Positive 1st touch


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Technical Relays

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Technical Relays (15 mins)

Relay Races

1 player at a time will work through the cones and run to the end point and collect a pinnie and then take it back to their team (no more than 3 per team)

Add hurdles / hops / backwards running etc

1st round without ball

Progressions

Add a ball and have dribbling in ad out of cones / straight sprint

Add variety of different tasks (ball in and out of cones / straight dribble etc)

The team who collects the most pinnies in 90 secs wins.

Coaching points:

- Head Up

- Use of variety of surfaces

- Keep ball close (use of small touches)


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Finishing Station

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Finishing Station (15 mins)

Finishing Station (emphasis on strike for power /instep/)

1. Player performs give and go and then shoots at goal.

2. Player receives the ball from a forward pass by team-mate.

Coaching point:

- Technique of shot

Ankle locked

Toe down / heel up

Non-kicking foot placed next to ball pointing at target

Follow through for power

Approach at angle

- Aim for corners


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 4 v 4 / 3 v 3 scrimmages

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4 v 4 / 3 v 3 scrimmages (15 mins)

Small Sided Scrimmages (3 v 3 / 4 v 4) 4 minute games and switch teams around

Regular scrimmage.

Pass ins insted of throw ins

Coaching points:

- Things that were covered in earlier activities (re-inforce these points)


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Movement
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Pass
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Dribble
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