Football/Soccer Session (Beginner): Ball Mastery / 1v1s

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James Kain
Name: James Kain
City: Narraweena
Country: Australia
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Ball Mastery - Lanes

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Ball Mastery - Lanes

Ball Mastery (15 mins)

Field Setup:

Cones placed 10 steps apart.

3 lanes as shown above.

Ball Mastery Components:

1) Sole taps

2) Toe taps

3) Inside-outside cuts

4) Inside-outside cuts, both feet

5) Roll stop

6) Turns: Inside cut

7) Turns: Outside cut

8) Turns: Cruyff 

Competition:

1) Which player can complete the most sole taps before the end of their lane.

2) Turns: Which player can perform 3 reps of the chosen turn the fastest.

Note: You may need to spend a longer or shorter amount of time on each ball mastery variation. If you don't get through all variations, use the second week to complete or add new ones.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 1v1

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1v1

1v1 Attacking & Defending (20 mins)

Field set up: 

22 steps wide.

30 steps long.

2 teams, split according to video.

1) The coach plays the ball to one of the yellow Attackers, the blue defender who is diagonally opposite will defend. 

2) The Yellow attacker has 5 seconds to beat the blue defender and score in the goal.

3) If the Blue defender wins the ball, they have 5 seconds to score.

4) Once a player has scored or the ball goes out, both players return to their lines.

5) The Coach will then play to the other yellow attacker (shown in video).

Switch the attacking team after 5 minutes.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 2v2

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2v2

2v2 Attacking & Defending (25 mins)

Field set up: 

22 steps wide.

30 steps long.

2 teams, split according to video.

1) The coach plays the ball to one of the yellow attackers, the blue defenders will defend. 

2) The yellow attackers must make at least one pass before scoring. (10-15 seconds max to score).

3) If the blue defenders win the ball, they have 10-15 seconds to score in the opposition goal.

4) Once a player has scored or the ball goes out, all players return to the back of their lines.

Switch the attacking team after 5 minutes.

Note: When teams are nearing 10-15 seconds count out loud to create urgency to score.


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