Unopposed

Start Time: 09:30 am
End Time: 09:50 am
Duration: 20 mins

Castle game

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Practice Description

Practice Description Instructions - The children are asked to go into the Castle, the ONLY way they can get into the castle is through the Big gates. Once inside, they can take a piece of treasure and return it to the correct treasure chest (orange marker)

Progression - Introduce a football so they must dribble into the castle and out.

Tag Game

Start Time: 09:50 am
End Time: 10:00 am
Duration: 10 mins

Capture The Flag

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Practice Description

Practice Description Aim of the game is to capture the flag (bib/cone) from the opposite goal, once you cross the halfway line you can be tagged by the other team. If you are tagged you go to (walk the plank/jail). To be freed, a member of you team must come and get you. However, the jail is in the opposition's half so you could be at risk of being tagged while freeing your team mate. To capture the flag you must enter the goal (coach to mark out area next to goal) in which no defenders are allowed to enter, once you have the flag/cone/bib you must run it back to your own goal. Coach to make up rules such as if the flag can be passed to another team member or you win just by entering the goal zone to capture your flag rather than run it back to your goal to win.

Overload

Start Time: 10:00 am
End Time: 10:20 am
Duration: 20 mins

Dribble 2v1

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Practice Description

Practice Description In teams of 3 (x2 teams of attackers and x1 team of defender/goalkeeper)
Two attacking teams line up facing the goal
one defender and goalkeeper in front of one goal and another goalkeeper and defender in front of the other
The attackers will simultaneously dribble through the cones and attack the goal
once complete the attackers will continue to the second dribbling sequence and again dribble through the cones and attack the second goal
change the defending team around every 3 minutes

Matches

Start Time: 10:20 am
End Time: 10:35 am
Duration: 15 mins

Numbers game - 2 Goals

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Practice Description

Practice Description Teams are separated into two teams
teams line up in opposite goals facing one another
the teams are numbered 1-how ever many players are in each team
The coach will shout a number and the corresponding number from each team run, touch the opposite post
once they have touched the post they can begin a 1v1 to try and score in the opposition's goal

Progression - call multiple numbers at a time

Matches

Start Time: 10:35 am
End Time: 10:50 am
Duration: 15 mins

Conditioned Matches

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Practice Description

Practice Description 3 teams of maximum 4 players (Groups 1-3) and maximum 5 players(Groups 4-7). Short, high intensity games. Switch the Goalkeepers!

Matches are competitive. Focus of games should be that all players are included, every player is getting touches and contributing. On Technical Topic week, condition the matches to encourage more use of the technique they have just been practicing.

The team that is off should be doing 1v1’s or playing a 2v2 game on the min pitch, using Target goals.

Unopposed

Start Time: 08:30 am
End Time: 08:50 am
Duration: 20 mins

Dribbling - Relay

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Practice Description

Practice Description In pairs or groups of three, the players alternate dribbling in and out of cones, with lots of touches and repetition.

To make the practice engaging change the dribbling techniques you ask them to do. Eg; outside only, inside only, outside and inside touches, one foot only. You can also add an element of competition to make it more fun and engaging.

Tag Game

Start Time: 09:50 am
End Time: 10:00 am
Duration: 10 mins

Capture The Flag

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Practice Description

Practice Description Aim of the game is to capture the flag (bib/cone) from the opposite goal, once you cross the halfway line you can be tagged by the other team. If you are tagged you go to (walk the plank/jail). To be freed, a member of you team must come and get you. However, the jail is in the opposition's half so you could be at risk of being tagged while freeing your team mate. To capture the flag you must enter the goal (coach to mark out area next to goal) in which no defenders are allowed to enter, once you have the flag/cone/bib you must run it back to your own goal. Coach to make up rules such as if the flag can be passed to another team member or you win just by entering the goal zone to capture your flag rather than run it back to your goal to win.

Overload

Start Time: 10:00 am
End Time: 10:20 am
Duration: 20 mins

Individual Dribbling & Running with the Ball Overload

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Practice Description

Practice Description In teams of 4, have two or three teams of dribbling attackers and one defending team. Have the attacking team set up at opposite ends of the pitch. Have two players from the defending team in a middle channel and the other two as GK's. On the coaches command, one attacking team all dribble with a ball each through the channel where the defenders are and try and score in the goal on the other side. Alternate goes of the different attacking teams for 3 minutes before changing the defending team. The winning team is the team that scores the most goals.

Progression: Remove the defender's restriction zone so they can tackle the defenders anywhere on the pitch.

Matches

Start Time: 10:20 am
End Time: 10:50 am
Duration: 30 mins

Conditioned Matches

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Practice Description

Practice Description 3 teams of maximum 4 players (Groups 1-3) and maximum 5 players(Groups 4-7). Short, high intensity games. Switch the Goalkeepers!

Matches are competitive. Focus of games should be that all players are included, every player is getting touches and contributing. On Technical Topic week, condition the matches to encourage more use of the technique they have just been practicing.

The team that is off should be doing 1v1’s or playing a 2v2 game on the min pitch, using Target goals.

Unopposed

Start Time: 09:30 am
End Time: 09:50 am
Duration: 20 mins

Alphabet Challenge - C - Toe Taps

Practice Description

Practice Description Tap the ball from side to side using the inside of both feet.

Unopposed

Start Time: 09:30 am
End Time: 09:50 am
Duration: 20 mins

Turning Skills - Outside Cut

Practice Description

Practice Description Change direction using the outside of the foot by bringing it past the ball and cutting it back in the other direction.

Unopposed

Start Time: 09:30 am
End Time: 09:50 am
Duration: 20 mins

Beat a Player Skill - Ronaldo Chop

Practice Description

Practice Description As you're running with the ball chop the ball with the inside of your foot behind the other foot to change direction and get away from a defender.

Tag Game

Start Time: 09:50 am
End Time: 10:00 am
Duration: 10 mins

Traffic lights

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Practice Description Instructions - The coach explains that colours respond to a certain movement. Relate the
movements directly to traffic lights initially. Hold up a colour and ask the children to respond
with whatever movement is dictated by the colour held up at any given time (i.e. Green is Run).

1 v 1

Start Time: 10:00 am
End Time: 10:20 am
Duration: 20 mins

1V1 Parallel goals

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Practice Description -The red player is attacking the orange player. The red player can score in
any goal they like.
-As soon as the ball becomes dead an orange player enters the game and
starts attacking the red player who just attacked.
-Each player attacks and then defends.
-If the defender regains possession they must try and release a pass to their
team, who can then attack the goal with no defenders

Matches

Start Time: 10:20 am
End Time: 10:35 am
Duration: 15 mins

Numbers game - 1 Goal

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Practice Description

Practice Description Players line up either side of a goal in two teams. The players are numbers 1-however many players are in each team
The coach will shout a number and the corresponding number from each team will run, touch the opposite goal post
once they have touched the goal post the player can begin trying to score in the goal from where both teams start

Matches

Start Time: 10:35 am
End Time: 10:50 am
Duration: 15 mins

Conditioned Matches

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Practice Description

Practice Description 3 teams of maximum 4 players (Groups 1-3) and maximum 5 players(Groups 4-7). Short, high intensity games. Switch the Goalkeepers!

Matches are competitive. Focus of games should be that all players are included, every player is getting touches and contributing. On Technical Topic week, condition the matches to encourage more use of the technique they have just been practicing.

The team that is off should be doing 1v1’s or playing a 2v2 game on the min pitch, using Target goals.

Unopposed

Start Time: 09:30 am
End Time: 09:50 am
Duration: 20 mins

Alphabet Challenge - E - Sticky Toe Taps

Practice Description

Practice Description Push the ball from side to side using the inside of your feet. The ball should stick to the foot briefly before pushing it back to the other foot.

Unopposed

Start Time: 09:30 am
End Time: 09:50 am
Duration: 20 mins

Turning Skills - L Turn

Practice Description

Practice Description To do the L turn the ball must be next to the inside of your standing foot, drag the ball back with the sole of the foot and then perform a Cruyff turn with the same foot.

Unopposed

Start Time: 09:30 am
End Time: 09:50 am
Duration: 20 mins

Beat a Player Skill - Ronaldo Chop + Stepover

Practice Description

Practice Description As you're running with the ball, use the inside of your foot to chop the ball behind your other foot to change direction and get away from a defender. Following this do an in-to-out stepover with the other foot.

Tag Game

Start Time: 09:50 am
End Time: 10:00 am
Duration: 10 mins

Space Invaders

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Practice Description

Practice Description Two groups in a half each of the area. Each player on each team wears a bib as a tail and has a number from 1-6 etc. When the coach calls out two numbers, those players run to the other teams half and try to grab as many tails as they can.

1 v 1

Start Time: 10:00 am
End Time: 10:20 am
Duration: 20 mins

1v1 Circuit (3 teams)

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Practice Description 3 teams of 4 or more. 1 team are defenders (NOT GOALKEEPERS) they can not go in to the goal area, they rotate after every go. The two attacking teams keep going round in a circuit doing 1v1's trying to score. Attackers must be inside the area to score. Once the attackers have had their go they go around thee back of the goal and join the other line. Have a practice round where each team defends for 1 min and then make it into a competition.

If you have less than 9 players then make it 2 teams, choose 2 defenders (1 from each team) and rotate the defenders every couple of minutes

Matches

Start Time: 10:20 am
End Time: 10:50 am
Duration: 30 mins

Conditioned Matches

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Practice Description

Practice Description 3 teams of maximum 4 players (Groups 1-3) and maximum 5 players(Groups 4-7). Short, high intensity games. Switch the Goalkeepers!

Matches are competitive. Focus of games should be that all players are included, every player is getting touches and contributing. On Technical Topic week, condition the matches to encourage more use of the technique they have just been practicing.

The team that is off should be doing 1v1’s or playing a 2v2 game on the min pitch, using Target goals.

Unopposed

Start Time: 09:30 am
End Time: 09:50 am
Duration: 20 mins

Box and Servers

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Practice Description Half the group are servers on the outside of a square. The other half are receivers who jog in to the mini
square and change direction and sprint out to meet a different server each time. Each time they visit a server
they do four controls before jogging back into the middle.

Rotate Servers and Receivers every 90 seconds.

Progressions:

Serve for a; cushioned inside foot volley back, an areal inside first touch and second touch inside foot volley
back, Thigh and volley, Chest and volley.

Tag Game

Start Time: 09:50 am
End Time: 10:00 am
Duration: 10 mins

Team Chase

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Practice Description Divide group into 3 teams. One team catchs the other two. By grabbing their tail. On the coaches command, the team catching can change. If any player is caught, the forfeit can be 10 star jumps on the side of the pitch while the catcher gives the bib to the coach.

Overload

Start Time: 10:00 am
End Time: 10:20 am
Duration: 20 mins

First Touch 2v1 Pressure from Behind

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Practice Description Two groups go at the same time, one Attacker has their back to goal with a defender behind them. The player on the attacking team serves the ball and he/she must control it before attacking 2v1 using the server into the goal behind him/her.

Alternate teams so the defending team gets to attack.

Set it up with two practices running simultaneously using both goals.