top of page

Individual Session

Individual Session -  Moves & Turns
by Darren Beesley, (USSF A / UEFA A)

Warm Up - Agility/Ladder Work

 Cones or any kind of markers can be used as an alternative.

  1. x2 Sets - Two feet in the spaces, focus on quick feet.

  2. x2 Sets - Side to Side. 

  3. x2 Sets - Right foot only in the spaces, followed by left foot only in the spaces

  4. x2 Sets - Sprint to the furthest cone/space, backwards side to side through the cones/spaces. Sprint forward. 

Ball Manipulation

#1 Inside U:

(R)Drag/Inside 

(L) Inside Forward/Drag 

#2 Outside U:

(R)Drag/Outside /Inside.

(L) Drag/Outside/Inside.

#3 Sole of the foot Square

(R) Drag Forward, Drag Right

(L) Drag back, Drag Left

Coaching Points - Eyes on the ball, Body Position, Various parts of the foot to keep the ball close and under control.

Square/Turning/Moves

Square 5x5. Player works on various moves inside the square. Trainer/Team mate holds up a cone or points a direction. The player reacts after the move and accelerates through that side of the square. See example.

 #1 - Step Overs

 #2 - Scissors

 #3 - Drag Cruyff Turns

Coaching Point - Keep the Ball close to your feet, shift your body weight to throw off the defender and make the move/skill believable, create space, change of speed.

Progression - Trainer/Team mate can stand behind the player so that he has to look over his shoulder and scan, see whats around him.

Advancement - Square/Turns/Moves

Advancement on the above - Player Dribbles into the square this time. Works on a move/turn inside the square. Trainer/Team mate holds up a cone or points a direction. The player accelerates through that side of the square. See example.

 

 #1 - Step Overs

 #2 - Scissors

 #3 - Drag Cruyff Turns

 #4 - Inside Outside

Coaching Point - Dribble in to the square slower,  Ball close and under control, Quick Movement/Move/Turn, Accelerate out of the square at speed, Ball under control.

Receive and Turn

Receive a pass from the outside, turn (use various turns) Play out the opposite side. (Repeat)

#1 - Cruyff Turn

 #2 - Step Over

 #3 - Drag Cruyff Turn

 #4 - Drag Back

Progression - Have the opposite player sneak up behind the player to ensure that he looks over his shoulder. He then plays a pass back to his team mate as opposed to turning.

Coaching Point - Scan over your shoulder as you receive,  In line with the ball before it arrives, step into the line of the ball, quick turn, weighted pass.

Coaching Points
Use different types of moves/turns. Cruyff Turn, Drag Back, Scissors, Inside Outside. Open body to receive. Look over your shoulder when turning the opposite way to be aware of whats around you. Look to attack open space, change of direction, change of speed.
 

bottom of page