This session contains a variety of exercises. Some of you may have less time for your session so just remove the drill of your choice. We have included tag, shooting, passing and 1 vs 1 activities. The skill of the week which the players should practice at home is the inside hook.
WARM UP – 8 minutes
Various Ball Skills
Intersperse various different dynamic movements into the warm up. If your group is very young and the turns are too difficult change them for some of the turns you have already practiced
PART 1 – 7 minutes
PART 2 – 8 minutes
Passing and receiving
Heel down and toe up a little for the control
Technique of the side foot foot pass
PART 3 – 12 minutes
Unopposed shooting practice
Use 2 goals simultaneously
Toe down and try to strike with the laces
PART 4- 12 minutes
2 vs 1 to goal
Part 5 – 5 Minutes
Skill of the week
Play 4 vs 4 with small goals and no goalkeepers. Play 3 vs 3 if you have less numbers. If you have a larger group set 2 small games up. Smaller games give the players many more touches of the ball and result in more dribbles, shots and goals.
We would avoid and corners or throw ins. Instead the coach should have a supply of balls ready and play one in whenever the ball goes out. There are numerous good reasons for this:
The ball will be in play more of the time
The coach can choose to play the ball to a player in space and explain what they are doing. This will encourage the players to move to space and make for a better quality game.
It allows the coach to give some ball possession and touches to some of the players who may not be getting many touches of the ball
Practice the Turns practiced in the warm up
The juggling progression:
1/ Drop the ball let it bounce kick it and catch it. When you can do 10 with each foot move on.
2/ Drop the ball, kick it up before it hits the ground and catch it. When you can do 10 with each foot move on.
3/ Drop the ball juggle twice before it hits the ground and catch it. When you can do 10 with each foot move on.
4/ Progress to normal dribbling