Football/Soccer Session (Beginner): Land Park Session #1 Dribbling

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Jeremy Williams
Name: Jeremy Williams
City: Palo Alto, CA
Country: United States of America
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Scrimmage-Free Play

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Scrimmage-Free Play (20 mins)

Organization:

Players divided into 4 teams.

Instructions:

As players arrive, divide into teams, until you have 3v3, or 2v2 and 3v3 or any combination there of (Max 3v3)

Coaching Points:

-For the first part let players play and allow them to experiment and engage in the game. At the first break introduce the main idea: Dribbling,

Can players identify Space?

IF, so how to they take advamtge of Space?

Progressions:


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Technical Warm-up

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Technical Warm-up (20 mins)

Organization:

20x20 area (size varies based upon numbers)

Every player with a ball

Instructions:

PART 1

Each player has a ball, they will use different surfaces of the foot and different dribbling techiques to reach 50 touches-First player to 50 wins. Lose 1 point if you run into another player. Lose 1 point if your ball goes outside of the area.

--"How can we get to 50 faster"

--"How could you find space that is open"

--"Why is open space good?"

PART 2

Same space and set up as before only now there are 2 defenders, defnders are holding a pinnie, they tag and attacker by throwing their pinnie at the ball, if they hit the ball, the attacker becomes the tagger and the tagger becomes the attaacker The goal is to avoid being tagged.

Optional Scoring system

Each player starts with 10 points, if they get tagged they lose a point, goal is to end with 10 points.

Coaching Points:

1) Identifying gaps in defense to penetrate

2) Identifying defenders position (part 2)

3) Recognize how to protect the ball-(Position the body in between the ball and opponent)

Progressions:

P-Add more taggers/defenders

P-Decrease size of area

R- Take away defenders


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Sharks and Minnnows

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Sharks and Minnnows

Organization:

20 x 20 yd grid - with 2yd end zones

Players line up inside one end zone with a ball (minnows)

Two players hold pinnies and stand inside grid w/o ball (sharks)

Instructions:

• Minnows try to dribble to other side without getting ball touched by the sharks - must stop inside end zone

• If ball is touched/stolen/lost, minnow becomes a shark-

• When a minnow is tagged they must put their ball safetly in

'Davey Jones' Locker"

• Sharks can only move side to side (Progression-allow sharks to move however they want)

Coaching Points/Guided Questions:

1) Dribbling technique-close control or longer touches

2) Eyes up to avoid collisions

Q1) How do we get to other side without being tagged? - avoid/fake out taggers, find space, go fast

Q2) How can we dribble faster? - run fast, longer touches

Q3) How do make sure we can stop ball inside end zone? - slow down/smaller touches


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Red,Green,Yellow Light W/ Police officer

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Red,Green,Yellow Light W/ Police officer (10 mins)

Organization:

25x25 grid

Red Cones on one side to represent starting point (home) and orange cones on the far side is the end zone "

Instructions:

Players must travel from home (yellow cones) to end zone (Orange cones) without being caught by the Police officer (coach)

Players can only move when coaches hold up different stop lights

-Red (stop ball)

-yellow (messi touch-close control tiny touches)-changing direction

-Green (ronaldo touch-running with the ball longer touches)-Straight line

if spotted moving by the Police officer when RED light goes up he/she must go back home (Yellow cones)

Coaching Points:

Improve motor skills and have kids work on stopping their body immediately.

Introduce head up dribbling - kids must keep eyes on coach to know when to freeze, while completing various tasks (picking up pennies, dribbling around candy shops in different directions)

- observe all the space/objectives within Candy Land

Close control with their ball during each time across the grid.

Progressions:

Introduce Candy Land - Coaches lay area with candy (pennies) and players must pick up their favorite candies up on the way to candy land.

- picking up candy (scattered pennies)

- dribbling around candy shops (different colored cones) throughout the area


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Free Play/Scrimmage

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Free Play/Scrimmage (20 mins)

Organization:

3 vs 3 or 4v4 with two fields playing, ensure there is a buffer zone between the two fields

No GK's

Instructions:

• Minimal coaching, applaud ,cheer and recognize moments when players choose the corect dribbling technique-Tight touvhes to protect the ball or longer touches when they recognize spaces

• Free play

• Players organized in a 2-1 or 1-2 to allow ample spaces for running with the ball and penetrating using the dribble.

• Restarts

-All restarts are a dribble in or a pass, restarts count as a direct kick

Coaching Points/Guided Questions:

1) Recognizing moments to penetrate

2) Creating traingle as big as possible (width/length/depth) to help create gaps to penetrate

3) Encourage players who find and exploit gaps in between defenders

Q1) When should you use Ronaldo Touches?

Q2) When should you use Messi touches?

Q3) What and Who should you be looking out for? how do you look our for these things?

Progressions:


Arrow Large Line Straight 2px Arrow Medium Right
Movement
Arrow Large Line Straight 2px Arrow Medium Right
Custom Movement
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Pass
Arrow Large Line Straight 2px Arrow Medium Right
Dribble
Arrow Large Line Straight 2px Arrow Medium Right
Pitch Line 1
Arrow Large Line Straight 2px Arrow Medium Right
Pitch Line 2
Arrow Large Line Straight 2px Arrow Medium Right
Shaded Pitch Area

Animation Controls (PCs, Macs, Laptops):

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