Football/Soccer Session (Beginner): Reaction Game

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Tom Schembri
Name: Tom Schembri
City: Bearsted
Country: United Kingdom
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Reaction Game

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Reaction Game
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Reaction Game (10 mins)


Place a ball on a cone and have players working in pairs. Players take two steps away from ball facing each other.


Coach calls out a body part and players have to touch that body part. When the coach calls 'ball' players have to react quickly and pick up the ball before their partner. Play first to 3 and swap groups.


Have the players facing away from each other

Have players 5 yards away form ball so they have to get to the ball using fundamental movements,

Key Coaching Points

Reaction to calls

Smooth and efficient movement techniques - hopping, skipping, sidestepping, moving backwards etc.

Animation Controls (PCs, Macs, Laptops):

Play animation
Play step-by-step
Repeat (toggle)
Full Screen

Back/Forward: Drag timeline button