Design, Diagram and Make Sense
When making a lesson plan remember the following points:
- Design your session for no the number of players on the team.
- Make sure your drills and activities are age specific.
- Design activities to flow from simple to complex – add elements of the game as you progress.
- Design session to include:
- Small-sided activity (e.g. 4v2 keep away).
- Expanded small-sided activity, with discretion.
- 6v6 (5v5 plus keepers) to two large goals.
- Use progression for teaching techniques or tactics as a guide for planning session.
- Use the appropriate space on the lesson plan to diagram your activity, describe the organization and list the key coaching points.
- Include the objectives of the game or exercise and the method of scoring.
- If using restrictions, make sure they are applicable to your objective and topic.
- Include the general dimensions for the playing area – you should be prepared to adjust the size during your session if needed.
- Use the area of the field that is most applicable to your topic if possible to provide a clearer reference for your players.
- Make sure your activities are realistic to the game.
When diagramming, remember the following points:
- Keep diagrams simple.
- Use a straight line for a pass – a dotted line for a run – a scribbled line for a dribble.
- Indicate size of the area on lesson plan next to diagram.
- Indicate neutral players with an N.
Make sure your practice makes sense:
- Does it look like soccer?
- Will your players understand where the practice fits in the game?
- Are the objectives you set for the players to achieve realistic?
- Are your instructions clear and to the point?
- Does the activity or practice bring out the actual elements of the game?
Soccer Tip Title:
Making a Soccer Lesson Plan
Soccer Lesson Plan, Soccer Practice, Soccer Plans, Practice Plans
Published by:Chris Johnson