Football/Soccer Session (Beginner): Dribbling

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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): Relay races

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Relay races
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Relay races

Relay races (20 mins)

Field set up: 

Cones placed 5 steps apart.

3 teams, split according to video.

1) Coach says "GO"

2) The first player of each line dribbles the ball around the outside of each cone.

3) Once the players have rounded they final cone they sprint back to stop their ball on the line with control.

4) The first player to stop their ball on the line wins.

Progression 1:

 Players will make a circle around each cone with the inside/outside of their foot before proceeding to the next cone.

Progression 2:

 Players will perform different movements at each cone (step-over, V turn, L turn).


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 1v1s dribbling focus

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1v1s dribbling focus

1v1 Attacking & Defending, dribbling focus (20 mins)

Field set up: 

22 steps wide.

30 steps long.

2 teams, split according to video.

1) Choose an attacking & defending team (yellow attack, blue defence).

2) The coach says "GO" Both the yellow attacker and blue defender dribble the ball around their goal and try to pass the ball into the opponents goal.

3) If yellow score first they gain a point, if blue score first they gain a point.

4) The coach will then serve the ball to the yellow attacker.

5) Yellow attacker has 5-10 seconds to beat the player score. If the blue defender wins the ball, they try and score.

Switch the attacking team after 5 minutes.

Note: 

Competition: How many goals can each team score after 5 minutes having both attacked and defended.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 4v4 game dribbling focus

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4v4 game dribbling focus

Small sided game: (20 mins)

Two teams on, one team off/resting (numbers dependant).

Feild set up:

24 steps wide.

36 steps long.

3 different colour teams, split according to video.

Three minute games.

1) Balls will always start from the goal.

2) When a team scores, the player who scored the goal (yellow) must run around the goal before returning to play.

3) As the yellow player runs around the goal, the blue team must quickly get a ball from their goal and try and score down the other end.

Note: This promotes 1v1 & Overload situations.

Attackers need to be driving (dribbling) with the ball at defenders. 



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