**Tiburon Peninsula Soccer Club**

**Week 4 Curriculum**

**DRIBBLING and SHOOTING**

**Juggling: **As your players arrive please encourage the players to juggle. Try to keep them juggling the ball for **about 5 minutes** (or more if you feel like the players responds well to it) by giving the players different juggling challenges.

Example of juggling challenge

- Drop the ball to your right foot and try to kick it up in the air using your laces and catch it
- Drop the ball to your left foot and try to kick it up in the air using your laces and catch it

If the players are successful please add 1 juggle to make it 2 in a row and then catch the ball. As the players becomes better you can just increase the number or you can have the players try using their right and left foot before catching the ball.

You can come up with your own challenges as you see a need for it

Coaching Point: Encourage the players to use their laces and and lock their ankle when the ball hits their foot. Make sure the player puts their foot back on the ground after touching the ball to regain balance. __Example __

Challenge the players to get as many successful “juggles” within 30-60 seconds. Give them another chance to beat their #.

**Throw-ins: Example** of how to do a throw-in

**Exercise 1 A – Foundation: Dribble inside a Square (Skills and ball mastery)**

All players with a ball in a 30 x 30 foot square** **

Start dribbling within the square and on coaches command

stop and do 10 seconds of:

**PLEASE NOTE THAT WE WOULD LIKE ALL OF THE PLAYERS TO GET 15 MINUTES**

**OF “BALLWORK” DURING EACH PRACTICE. Feel free to “mix it up” between **

**the different ‘skill and ball mastery’ exercises**

- Scissors (ball stays still, feet scissor around ball)- Example
- Toe taps - Example

Have the players try 2-3 times and challenge them to beat their

previous score

- - Have the players try 2-3 times and challenge them to beat their

previous score Example

- Have the players try 2-3 times and challenge them to beat their

previous score

- Right foot cuts using inside and outside part of the foot - Example

- Have the players try 2-3 times and challenge them to beat their

previous score

- Left foot cuts using the inside and outside part of the foot

- - Have the players try 2-3 times and challenge them to beat their

previous score

- Combination; left and right foot inside/outside cuts - Example

- Have the players try 2-3 times and challenge them to beat their

previous score

Resume dribbling for 10-20 seconds between stops. Challenge the players to go faster each time

**Exercise 1 B – Tag Game**

- Example of a tag game

- Example of a tag game

- Example of tag game

** Exercise 2 – Dribbling through gate (Use the same area as above)**

- Set up several gates/goals inside the square
- Every player with a ball
- On coaches call every player dribble through as many gates/goals as he/she can within a time limit. Repeat 2-3 times and challenge the players do get a higher number. Players can not go through same gate 2 times in a row
- Challenges: Have the players dribble with their weaker foot

**Video of how the game – **__Example__

**Exercise 3 – Dribbling Boxes**

Set Up: Create a square 12 by 12 yards. Put 2 cones in each corner to create a “gate.” Split up the players by each gate. 2-4 players by each gate. Put one cone in the middle of the square and place a ball on top of the cone (target/goal)

Rules: 1^{st} player at each gate dribble with speed in the same direction. Each player has to dribble through each gate (total of 4). When returning to their “home” gate they need to dribble through it and thereafter they try to hit the ball off the cone using their own ball. Team hitting the ball down wins the point.

- Go each direction
- Add a move/fame/feint between each gate

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**Exercise 4 – 1 v 1 Flying Changes and 2 v 2 Flying changes**

- Player next in line should be ready to come out and play

- Create 1 or 2 fields depending on your numbers. No more than 2-3 players in each line
- Each field should be approximately 12 by 15 feet
- Put goals on each end line and split your players into groups of 2-3
- Establish what 2 lines (end and and sideline) each team belongs to
- One player starts with the ball and attacks the goal on the opposite side. The other player comes out to defend and try to win the ball. Each player tries to score.
- Player goes off the field when the ball goes over one of the 2 lines he/she belongs to

**Exercise 5 – Shooting games and techniques**

- Example of a shooting exercise. (If you have younger players the coach can make the pass and you do not need to use goalies. You can use PUGG goals for the players to shoot on)
- Examples of Marbles (Passing/shooting game for younger players)

**Game/Scrimmage**

Finish practice with small sided scrimmages

Depending on numbers split up the players into teams of 2-4 players. If you have 9 players you can create 3 teams of 3 and play a round robin. 1 team sits out 3 minutes then plays 6 minutes.

Remember – all exercises can be tweaked or modified for your team.