Unopposed

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

Coloured Gates

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Practice Description

Practice Description 3 players dribble or turn through a number (challenge dependent) of the coloured gates and then pass to one of the players waiting on the outside and then take their space in the 'waiting gate'. The player receiving the ball then dribbles or turns through a number of the coloured gates in the middle.

For more advanced players you can also add some closed gates (pushing the cones together) where the players will have to perform a beat the player skill and dribble past as opposed to dribbling through. Also keep some normal gates that the players should dribble through.

Vary the dribbling techniques and beat a player skills.

Unopposed

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

Coach says

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Practice Description

Practice Description The coach starts the session by saying ‘coach says’ and specifies amove ie coach says dribble around the square, the children would follow instructions. The coach tries to catch children out by shouting a command without ‘coach says’ beforehand. Any children caught out, receive a point. A child with the most points at the end of game loses.

Unopposed

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

Alphabet Challenge - I - Roll and Inside pass

Practice Description

Practice Description Touch it forward with the inside of your right foot then drag it back with the sole of your right foot 10 times. Touch it forward with the inside of your left foot then drag it back with the sole of your left foot 10 times and then repeat.

Unopposed

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

Turning Skill - 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.

Unopposed

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

Beat a Player Skill - Change of Direction (Inside to Outside Foot)

Practice Description

Practice Description Dribble up to the defender using the Inside of the foot at the last minute as you commit the defender use the outside of the same foot to nudge the ball past them, slightly changing direction and accelerating as you do so.

Tag Game

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

Olly the Octopus

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Practice Description

Practice Description Olly octopus- You are Olly – place bibs in
your waist band- these are you octopus legs/ tentacles- the children then chase you and attempt to
steal your legs- when all your legs have gone fall on the floor. Count up how many legs/bibs they got.

Progession - Add a football each for the players

1 v 1

Start Time: 10:00 am
End Time: 10:00 am
Duration: 0 mins

LFS continious circuit

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Practice Description

Practice Description - 3 Teams, 1 team defends (split team in half, half the team defend one goal and the other half defend the other goal, 1 defender, 1 goalkeeper each goal)

- The two remaining teams attack one goal each, dribble to the middle pole/cone do one of the individual skills past the pole/cone trying to avoid the other attacking team, they then attack the goal to their right.

- Once the turn is over they return to the back of their original line
once the attacker reaches the pole the next player in their team begins their dribble

- switch the defending team with an attacking team every 2/3 mins.

encourage the attackers to beat the defender with one of the individual skills learnt in the unopposed and not to shoot from distance.

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

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

Unopposed

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

Tag Game

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

Stealers

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Practice Description

Practice Description Stealers try to invade the middle zone by running through the square and avoid being caught. They get one of the cones or footballs from the middle square and run it back to their base.

1 v 1

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

1V1 - 2V2 Circuit

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Practice Description

Practice Description -Players go through the circuit anticlockwise.
-On the left there is a 1v1 towards goal.
-After the 1v1 players move round to the 2v2.
-From the 2v2 players return to the 1v1.
-Players attack and then defend

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

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 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.