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Instructional Coaching Sessions

Week 6 - Movement With and Without the Ball

Warm Up - 10 mins

Freeze Tag - Individual or Team Game of Freeze Tag. Two Teams with one team trying tag the opposing team. Once a player is tagged or frozen they stand still with their legs apart. Their teammate has to crawl under their teammates legs to unfreeze them.

Coaching Point - Change of Direction, Change of Speed, Various Movements.

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The Gauntlet - 10 mins

Gauntlet - Set up as many channels as required to allow 1v1 or 2v2 with each player rotating. Each player has to try and spring past his opponent/teammate without being tagged and try to get to the opposing side. Rotate who defends and who attacks. This game can start without a ball and then add in a ball.


Coaching Point Encourage each various movements, change of direction, feints.

Make it FunCompetition to see who wins, have the players rotate with each other so that they go against various opponents. Add in the Ball.

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 Gauntlet with Goals - 10 mins

Add in small goals. 1v1 or 2v2. Each player has to try and dribble past his opponent/teammate with the ball. Try and score.


Coaching Point - Encourage each various movements, change of direction with the ball, feints with the ball, off balance the defender..

Make it fun - Once again rotate who plays who, winner stops on the top field etc.

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Torpedo - 10 mins

Two Teams. One team gathered on the outside of the channel with a ball each, the other team on the inside of the channel trying to make it across the playing area without being hit with the ball below the knee. Emphasize that the ball must remain below knee.

Coaching Point - Various movements, change of speed, change of direction, feints. Passing using the inside of the foot from the players on the outside


Make it Fun - Players who are hit withe ball join the team on the outside.

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4v4 Game 20 mins

4v4/5v5 Game. Try to encourage them to touch the ball as many times as possible.


Coaching Point - Diamond or Triangle Shapes, No GK. As the coach have a handful of balls ready to feed in once the ball goes out of play. Try to say to the players "whoever is in the biggest space I will roll the ball to". Also ensure when rolling the balls in that its not the same players receiving the ball. Players that may not be as involved receive the ball to ensure maximum touches.

Encourage all aspects of the session and have fun.

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