Tag Game

Start Time: 09:30 am
End Time: 09:40 am
Duration: 10 mins

Crab game

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Practice Description

Practice Description Instructions - Set up two sides. These are the beaches. The assistant coach pretends to be a
crab in the middle and the children have to sneak past the crab in the middle and get to the
other beach.

Progressions -You can progress this game by using footballs and getting the children to
dribble the football across.

Tag Game

Start Time: 09:40 am
End Time: 09:55 am
Duration: 15 mins

Hungry Hippos

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Practice Description

Practice Description Set out a 20x30 yd area. Red players start on one end line, each with a ball. 2 Blue players are stationed in the middle with a ball. The 2 Blue players start as ‘Hippos’. All the Red players must Dribble past the ‘Hippos’ to the safety of the opposite end line. If a ‘Hippo’ manages to kick a players ball out of the area, that player then also becomes a ‘Hippo’. Continue until 1 player remains as the Winner.

Unopposed

Start Time: 09:55 am
End Time: 10:05 am
Duration: 10 mins

Monkey buisness

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Practice Description

Practice Description Instruction - Set up the session as demonstrated above. The Coach hides in the Monkey
cage (two goals). The children dribble around when the Monkey is in the cage, but when the
Monkey escapes the children have to run to their hiding spots (Coned boxes). Make an
exaggerated effort to find the children who are hiding on their spots.

Progression - Players must go to the coloured box which matches their bib colour

Matches

Start Time: 10:05 am
End Time: 10:15 am
Duration: 10 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

Turning Gates

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Practice Description

Practice Description With many different coloured gates spread out around the area, each player visits as many gates as they can and practices a specific turn at the gate. Spend 5 minutes practicing one turn then move on to another turn for 5 mins and then a third one for 5 mins. For the remaining time of the practice set challenges and/or competitions and be creative. E.g. you can use a the different colours to stipulate which turns they should do.

Tag Game

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

Team Tag

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Practice Description

Practice Description The game starts with two people holding hands and running together to tag someone with their free hands. When they do eventually tag someone, that third person will join hands with them, as this, the only people capable of tagging someone are the people on the end, as they are the only ones with a free hand. As more people are tagged, the group becomes larger and can surround its victims. The round is over when there is no one left to tag.

Unopposed

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

Shark Attack

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Practice Description

Practice Description Instruction - Mark out a large area with cones or markers and have the group dribble inside.
The coaches will be on the outside and when they call out ‘shark attack’ the coaches will run
inside the area and try to kick the kids’ footballs away from them. The ‘shark attack’ should last
for 20 to 30 seconds at a time and be repeated several times in the game. The kids can avoid
the coaches (sharks) either by dribbling away, shielding the ball or by going into the stop
position depending on what skill the coaches are trying to develop

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

Touch and switch

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Practice Description

Practice Description Instruction - Receiving players now control the ball, turn and pass their ball to the feeder in the grid opposite. Keep working (20 secs) don’t replace quantity for quality. Now receiving players (red) spin-off and run to the line behind, then check back to receive service from the feeder (blue)

Tag Game

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

Team Tag

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Practice Description

Practice Description The game starts with two people holding hands and running together to tag someone with their free hands. When they do eventually tag someone, that third person will join hands with them, as this, the only people capable of tagging someone are the people on the end, as they are the only ones with a free hand. As more people are tagged, the group becomes larger and can surround its victims. The round is over when there is no one left to tag.

Overload

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

Turns Madness

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Practice Description

Practice Description Split the group into 3 teams
2 attacking teams, 1 defending team
the two attacking teams line up in even groups diagonally facing their own team
all 4 corners will attack simultaneously (1 attacker from each corner)
the attackers will dribble to the central red cone
once at the cone the attackers will perform a turn and attack the goal behind them
(the goal they were stood next to before starting)
this will create x2 1v1 meaning a 2v1
the defenders will switch each go as will the attacking team players
swap roles every 7 mins
use goalkeepers if you have any additional numbers

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: 11:00 am
End Time: 11:20 am
Duration: 20 mins

Our Drill with Turns and Shielding

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Practice Description

Practice Description Set up 'Our Drill' where the player in the middle scans, drops off and receives on the half turn and on the back foot before playing to the other side. As they do this they follow their pass and apply passive pressure to the receiving player. The receiving player is in a mini zone and touches the ball towards one side of the zone and turns away, shielding the ball from the passive defender and goes to the side of the zone where they perform a second 'safe turn' before coming out of their end zone and passing to the next player in the middle and the process repeats.

Tag Game

Start Time: 11:20 am
End Time: 11:30 am
Duration: 10 mins

Bib Toss

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Practice Description

Practice Description Eveyone is an individual player
Each player runs around with a bib in their hand running around
Coach shouts commands players have to complete (Jump, Touch the Floor, Swap Bibs)
On The command 'GO' Players throw their bibs in the air
Players catch or pick the bibs up from the floor and take the color bib to the colored square on the pitch
Last player to reuturn the their bib loses a life

Overload

Start Time: 11:30 am
End Time: 11:50 am
Duration: 20 mins

1V0 - 2V1 - 3V2

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Practice Description -There are three balls at a time.
1st Ball - The orange player on the red cone enters the game and attacks
the goal 1v0.
2nd Ball - As soon as the ball becomes dead the orange player on the blue
cone releases a pass to the orange player who just played 1v0. They must
set it back. One red defender enters the game creating a 2v1.
3rd Ball - Same as before however the ball is played in from the orange
player on the orange cone to create a 3v2.
-As soon as all three balls are finished start the process again

Matches

Start Time: 11:50 am
End Time: 12:20 am
Duration: -690 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: 04:30 pm
End Time: 05:00 pm
Duration: 30 mins

Alphabet Challenge - U - Toe Tap & Drag

Practice Description

Practice Description Do an uneven number of Toe Taps then drag the ball back with the sole of the foot and push it behind you, then bring the ball back with the sole of the other foot and go back to doing toe taps. Repeat the process on each side.

Unopposed

Start Time: 04:30 pm
End Time: 05:00 pm
Duration: 30 mins

Beat a Player Skill - Roll & Stepover + Stepover

Practice Description

Practice Description As you dribble, roll the ball across the front of your body stepping over it with the other foot as you do so then step back over the ball with the same foot.

Unopposed

Start Time: 04:30 pm
End Time: 05:00 pm
Duration: 30 mins

Turning Skill - Zidane Roll

Practice Description

Practice Description Place your back foot on the ball using the ball of your foot and roll the ball behind your standing foot and turn your body towards the ball.

1 v 1

Start Time: 05:00 pm
End Time: 05:30 pm
Duration: 30 mins

2V2 Switch of play

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Practice Description

Practice Description -The red and orange players with the ball release a pass across to their team
mate. As soon as they release the pass they enter the game and defend.
-As soon as the other red and orange player receive the ball they enter the
game and start to attack.
-There are two 1v1s at the same time.
-Once a ball becomes dead the two players can help their team mates with
the other ball creating a 2v2.
-Reds shoot up and oranges shoot down

Matches

Start Time: 05:30 pm
End Time: 05:55 pm
Duration: 25 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: 04:30 pm
End Time: 05:00 pm
Duration: 30 mins

Alphabet Challenge - O - Outside Stop Inside Stop

Practice Description

Practice Description Nudge the ball with the outside of your foot and stop the ball with the sole of the same foot then push it back with the inside of the same foot and stop it again with the sole and repeat the process quickly. After a set amount of time practice the same technique with the other foot.

Unopposed

Start Time: 04:30 pm
End Time: 05:00 pm
Duration: 30 mins

Beat a Player Skill - Flip Flap (Outside to Inside Foot)

Practice Description

Practice Description As you dribble up to the defender touch the ball with the outside of your foot as if to nudge the ball past the opponent instead of doing so without your foot losing contact with the ball bring your foot to the other side of the ball so you actually push it with the inside of the foot in the other direction.

Unopposed

Start Time: 04:30 pm
End Time: 05:00 pm
Duration: 30 mins

Turning Skill - Double Cruyff Turn

Practice Description

Practice Description Perform a fake shot or pass, planting your standing foot next to the ball or slightly in-front then use the big toe of the other foot to push the ball behind the standing foot instead of shooting or passing. Repeat immediately to make it a Double Cruyff!