Football/Soccer Session (Beginner): U7-U12 Soccerfest

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Am-Club: Newmarket Soccer Club

Paul Smith, Adult Member

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Paul Smith
Name: Paul Smith
City: Newmarket
Country: Canada
Rank: Elite – 1 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Field Layout

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Field Layout

SSG - 30x18

Stations - 12x12 (lower)

Stations - 15x14 (upper)

All the odd numbers are SSG and all the even numbers are activities

Activities will be mirrored on each side of the pitch so there are only 8 activities.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Station 2 & 18

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Station 2 & 18

Tag - everybody is up and are trying to tag as many people on the back as possible within 1 minute.

Each player should keep track of their own score. After each game players try to beat their score.

Progression - everytime a player tags someone, they get a point - everytime they get tagged, they lose a point.

Coaching points: Head up, look for space, know what's around you

Quick changes of direction and speed


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 4 & 20

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4 & 20

Gate dribble - each player with a ball each. Players look to dribble through as many gates as possible within 30-45 seconds.

Progression - introduce defender

Coaching Points:

Head up - look for open gates/spaces

Keep the ball close

use all parts of the foot

Speed


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 6 & 22

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6 & 22

Piggy in the middle - one ball per group, players look to keep the ball away from the defenders. If the player gives the ball away, they switch with the defender.

Coaching points:

Quality of pass - side foot

Weight of pass

awareness

movement - be in a position to receive the ball


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 8 & 24

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8 & 24

Fundamental movements

Each player with a ball dribbling around the area asked to be creative with the ball. On coaches command, players can perform different tasks. Toe taps, scissors, step overs, drag backs etc.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 10 & 26

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10 & 26

1v1 dual. One ball between two, players stand 2 steps away from the ball facing each other. On the command of "ball" from coach, both players attempt to get the ball and keep it away from their partner. At the end the set period (30 seconds) the player with the ball gains one point. Best of 3 and then switch partners.

Coaching points:

Quick reactions

keep body between ball and player

Creativity to keep the ball away


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 12 & 28

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12 & 28

Donkey Tails

Each player has a pinnie in their shorts and try to run around and grab the pinnie from other players. If a player looses a pinnie, they must try to get another. If a players steals a pinnie, they add it to their shorts.

Coaching points:

Awareness

Head up

quick changes of speed and direction


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