Football/Soccer Session (Beginner): 2019 Summer SKILLS #3

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Logan Murphy, Adult Member

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Logan Murphy
Name: Logan Murphy
City: Evergreen
Country: United States of America
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Up to 3v3 Game

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Up to 3v3 Game
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Up to 3v3 Game (15 mins)

Objective: To dribble or pass past opponents, move the ball forward and score goals.

Organization: Set up two 10W yd x 15L yd fields with a goal at each end. As soon as players start to arrive, divide them up and get them playing. Free play for up to 15 minutes with a half time to switch up teams on fields.

Key Words: Dribble, look up, pass, shoot (Can the players use these words and not the coaches?)

Guided Questions: 1) What are your options when you have the ball? 2) When is it a good time to dribble? 3) When is it a good time to pass? 4) What can you do to find where the defenders are?

Answers: 1) Dribble, pass or shoot. 2) When there is space and no defenders around me. 3) When a teammate is open and a defender is near me. 4) Look up

Notes: During first break: coach ask guided questions to players, allow players to continue to play to find answers

During second break: Players give coach and teammates answers from questions during first break


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Moves 2 Cones

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Moves 2 Cones (15 mins)

Objective: Learning how to perform the shoulder fake with light pressure, while performing the move to cones and then COP then go to goal.

Organization: Set up two 10W yd x 15L yd fields with a goal at each end just off the middle of the field. Every player has a ball at their feet and are split into groups of 2-4. When dribbling and performing the move to the left; right shoulder is dipped/dropped and the player will use the outside of their left foot to touch around the cones. If performing move to the other way, opposite directions. After the move, COP and then go to goal to score. 

Key Words: dribble, look up, shoulder fake left/right, shoot, COP (Can the players use these words and not the coaches?)

Guided Questions: 1) When would be a good time to perform this move? 2) How can you find where the other player is when performing the move? 3) What can you do to get away from a defender after the move?

Answers: 1) When dribbling at a defender trying to go to goal. 2) Look up. 3) COP (speed dribble) 

Notes: After players dribble and shoot, have them join the other group closest to the goal they just shot on, rather than dribbling back around the field. 


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Dribble-Move-Score

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Dribble-Move-Score (15 mins)

Objective: Improve dribbling ability and close control by dribbling through cones, using all parts of the feet, and then going to goal or end-zone. Should see a change of pace when dribbling to goal or end-zone. 

Organization: Split the 20W yd x 30L yd field in half and split the team into 2-4 groups. One half will dribble through cones and then dribble/shoot on goal. Other half will dribble through cones and then COP dribble to the end-zone. Rotate groups after a couple 1 minute rounds. Maximize touches.

Key Words: Dribble, look up, close control, COP, and shoot.

Guided Questions: 1) What parts of the foot can we use to dribble through the cones? 2) Should you keep the ball close to your feet or play the ball farther out in front of you? 3) How can you dribble to the end-zone or dribble to goal quickly?

Answers: 1) Inside, Outside, Sole, Laces and using BOTH feet. 2) Keep the ball close to your feet and under control. 3) Once you dribble past the last cone, change of pace to go to goal or to end-zone. Imagine a defender is chasing you to steal the ball back. 


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 4v4 Game

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4v4 Game (15 mins)

Objective: To dribble or pass past opponents, move the ball forward and score goals. 

Organization: Set up regular 4v4 game with two mini goals. Divide teams up into teams of four. Free play for up to 15 minutes with a half time to switch up teams on fields if necessary. If not possible, switch halves at half time.

Guided Questions: 1) What are your options when you have the ball? 2) When is it a good time to dribble? 3) When is it a good time to pass? 4) What can you do to find where the defenders are?

Answers: 1) Dribble, pass or shoot. 2) When there is space and no defenders around me. 3) When a teammate is open and a defender is near me. 4) Look up.


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