OK soccer people of FTF....

Discussion in 'The Club House' started by cpttango30, Mar 20, 2011.

  1. cpttango30

    cpttango30 New Member

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    I need some dribbling drills.

    First practice tomorrow and I am starting with dribbling.

    I have dribbling through gates 1v1

    I need one or two more 1v1 or 1+1

    And some small sided games.


    Any help would be great.
     
  2. spittinfire

    spittinfire New Member Supporter

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    What age group? How skilled are the kids?

    This will sound stupid but you can never hurt them buy having them juggle for 5-10 minutes. It teaches them to have a good first touch which is required if you ever want to move the ball around the way good soccer should be played.

    Another thing you might think about incorporating is how using different areas of your feet will affect how the ball travels. The inside of the first allows the most control and is the easiest to learn but doesn't offer much in the way of power and distance.
     
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  3. cpttango30

    cpttango30 New Member

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    U14 girls we have first time players to very skilled players.
     
  4. dog2000tj

    dog2000tj New Member

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    Here's a few drills I used,
    1. Laps - dribble/pass ball while jogging
    2. Circle - approx 10-12yrds in diameter, quick passing, 1 touch
    3. Lines - opposing lines, quick pass, 1 touch
    4. Lines - trap and go, quick pass, trap, dribble and pass

    At all times the focus should be on control. Soccer is a game of control not booming kicks up and down the field.

    One of the best things to teach them is to dribble a ball at all times. Another good technique to teach is to use their weak foot, this helps them balance their footwork.
     
  5. Daoust_Nat

    Daoust_Nat Well-Known Member Supporter

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    You can intorduce dribbling allowing only the inside, outside of sole of the foot. Outside is a good tactic for sprint dribbling up the field, inside and sole of the foot are more controlled movements to set up passing, shooting or control in a small area.

    Circle tag is a good dribbling game 1 v 1. Set up a circle or two, start one player going around the circle dribbleing the ball, wait about a quarter to a half the circle and send another player after her to take the ball. Gives the player with the ball a skill of dribbling in a turn while under pressure.

    Cones set up in a row, preferably several rows. Keep players dribbling through the cones, touching the ball and sending it to themselves between two cones. At the end of the row of cones, turn and sprint back with the ball under control. Just keep having them go through the cones for several cycles. While waiting their turn they can work on juggling, or just quickley putting the ball back and forth between their own feet.

    For a scrimmage, a small sided game with the goals being the width of whatever pitch you are using. To score the player with the ball has to touch it on both sides of the goal line before a defender can touch it.

    Good luck and lines are death!
     
  6. cpttango30

    cpttango30 New Member

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  7. spittinfire

    spittinfire New Member Supporter

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    Looks good to me, tango.

    I would make one alteration. Change your 3 touch rule from you must make 3 touches before passing to they can only touch the ball 3 times before passing. If the 3rd touch is not a pass they cannot touch it and if they do the other team gets the ball. They can use their body to shield the ball from the opposing team so their teammate can try to come and get it but they cannot touch it.

    That change will do a couple of things.
    1. It forces them to keep their heads up and know where their teammates are. (This is extremely hard to teach, it seems like some players just have it and others don't)
    2. they have to think about their actions in advance, plan their attack so to speak.
    3. It should force movement around the ball. IE...other players making runs to and away from the ball which will open up passing lanes and such.
    4. If they do touch it 3 times and have to shield the ball they can learn how to do so correctly without drawing a foul. You don't want to teach obstruction(which is rarely called) but shielding is a good skill. You can later show them or ad in how to control the ball while shielding.


    Just my $.02.
     
  8. cpttango30

    cpttango30 New Member

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    Thanks for that spitty makes sense to me.
     
  9. Jpyle

    Jpyle New Member

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    Tango...I coached at U10, U12 and U14 several years ago when my kids were younger. Your biggest enemy is boredom and frustration...mix it up and always have them learning without failing. It sinks in better when they enjoy it. Good luck and have fun...

    Coaching Soccer 101- Soccer Drills

    Just remember the Golden Rule:

    THEGOLDENCOACHING RULE
    AVOID THE 3 L'S
    LINES, LAPS, AND LECTURES :D
     
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  10. cpttango30

    cpttango30 New Member

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    My daughters coach last year did everything in lines and none of the girls behind the 1 one would pay attention. That is why I try to keep the lines out of it. No laps just one to warm up before the dynamic stretching and a small one at cool down.
     
  11. cpttango30

    cpttango30 New Member

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    First practice down. It went really well. I fumbled a little but nothing the girls were that worried about.

    The parents are all good and we know most of them from last season. My assistant coach has played for 14 years so she knows quite a bit thank god.

    Now on to planning for Thursdays practice I think we are going to work on passing.
     
  12. Daoust_Nat

    Daoust_Nat Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Tango, after you have assessed your kids level in passing there are a few things you can do. If they are new, two parallel lines, about 8 yards across from each other, and just inside the foot back and forth. If they can do it well, challenge them with two touch. One touch to set the pass up, and the second to pass it back. If they can do that, one touch back and forth.

    If they can long pass (done with the toe of the passing foot pointed down and in so the ball is struck on the laces of the boot) take groups of three, and have them execute two long passes and a short pass over and over. Besides the skill, the players have to think about moving around so the third and short pass is possible, A little conditioning thrown in here also. You can breatk the entire team up into groups of three and all work on it at once.

    For a scrimmage, you have the two teams, and randomly put several pairs of cones wit each pair about one yard apart on your practice area. One ball, or two to get them thinking. To score a player from team A has to pass through a pair of cones to a teammate. They can pass to get to the cone or dribble. Again two balls will make them think tactically, and not let a lot of them stand around and watch.

    If they can do these well, a great game is two teams of five players each in a two boxes about 20 to 25 yards apart. Box A kicks the ball to the players in Box B. Box B has to receive the ball and make 5 passes before Box A takes it away or kicks it away. to be successful the first girl will have to use some part of her body to take the initial kick and play it to a teammate. That teammate will have to be ready to one touch it to another. They probably won't be successful, if they are shorten the distance. If it is two easy for A, lengthen the distance between the boxes. Make the receiving box about 15 yards square. Again that can vary to change the game around a little.

    Good luck.
     
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  13. dog2000tj

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    This is where you blow your whistle, then randomly select 3 of the girls not paying attention and have them run 2 laps while dribbling and passing a ball. :cool:

    Pretty soon everyone will pay attention or they will end up running twice as much as a normal practice. The girls will figure it out. ;)
     
  14. Davyboy

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    My advice every drill you do is make sure they have a ball at their feet. When you play a game in training do not allow them to touch the ball more than twice before they pass it. Two touch football is one of the best ways to encourage pass and run which is the basis of the modern game.