Sunday, September 8, 2013

Fall Soccer Week 1: U9/10/11

Focus Skill:  Dribbling

*Demo the skills and drills!!

Dribbling cues
(with defender):
-ball close, lots of touches, use all parts of foot
-keep body/hip between you and defender(shield so you can see player and the big)
-head up
(fast, break away style dribbling)
-ball still in control but pushed further ahead
-ball pushed forward with laces, toe pointed down
-head up 
for technique tips on dribbling in a fast break situation

Warm up:
Red Light, Green Light with variations
or Dribble Grid

Game:  End Zone Soccer
Create your field with end zones and to score kids have to dribble into end zone and stop ball dead.  Promote attacking the space.  You may need to put stipulations in such as 3 passes before you attempt to score etc...

Skill Developer

Dribble Grid (if you didn't do this in warm up)

Turn & Burn
Divide players into two teams – put one team in pinnies. One team starts on one end of the grid with a ball each. Objective is for players with the ball to dribble towards the players without, who remain stationary. The coach shouts “Turn” and the players with the ball turn and try to dribble back to their starting line before their partner. Move to when coach yells turn, that the defender or player without the ball can try and steal the ball before getting to the "safe line".  Take turns having both teams being attackers/defenders. Do not eliminate players who lose their ball. Let them have another go.  (Coach can keep score for fun if you want and make the winning team sing???)

Cone Goals Game

1v1 Dribbling Attack

Game:  play the beautiful game, two teams, two goals, regular rules!

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