I have been given the topic of Dribbling for my final level 2 assessment and I would be interested to hear your feedback on the session I have been planning. Pitch size is 40yds long x 30yds wide.
- Keep the ball close
- Dribble with your head up
- Speed/Change of pace
- Change of direction
- Positive attitude
Technical: (Time approx 7 minutes)
Group of players with a ball dribble to their partners. When they reach their partner they perform a “take” and the partner dribbles to the opposite line and back, keeping the ball close to their feet and their head up. Progress the session by asking the players to add a change of pace when they get half way across the area (yellow cones). Then introduce feints and change of direction moves to the players, like Stepovers or Matthews
Skill: (Time approx 7 mins)
Playing in the same area as the technical session and still in their pairs one player attacks one player defends. The attacker then has dribble and the defender and beat them with a skill. If the attacker beats the defender they keep the ball and start again. If the defender gets the ball then they become the attacker.
Small Sided Game: (Time approx 15 mins)
Play 4v4 + Gks in a 40×30 grid. The players should be encouraged to dribble with realism to produce an end product. Either a shot at goal, pass or cross.
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NB: This session was revised on 08/11/14 following the feedback I received.