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Presenting FUNdamental SOCCER ideas for you to consider and assign your players to complete when watching WC games!

Need:  Marking pen and sheets of paper.  Drawing a soccer field on the sheets is helpful.

Assignment:  Observe A Particular Player

Instructions:

Jot down the plus (+) mark for every Pass when possession is Retained.
Jot down the minus (-) mark for every pass when Possession is Lost.

  • Jot (+) for successful –Immediate- One Touch Passes
  • Jot (-) for unsuccessful –Immediate- One Touch Passes
  • Jot (+) for successful –Control & Second Touch Passes
  • Jot (-) for unsuccessful –Control & Second Touch Passes
  • Jot (+) for successful – Three or more Touch Passes
  • Jot (-) for unsuccessful – Three or more Touch Passes

Total the numbers and have a discussion.

OPTIONAL ASSIGNMENTS:

  1. Observe A Particular Player

2. Observe One Team’s -Back Players

3. Observe One Team’s -Midfield Players

4. Observe One Team’s -Forward Players    

Instructions:

  • Jot down (F+) for every successful (Forward Pass)
  • Jot down (F-) for every unsuccessful (Forward Pass)
  • Jot down (S+) for every successful (Square Pass)
  • Jot down (S-) for every unsuccessful (Square Pass)
  • Jot down (B+) for every successful (Back Pass)
  • Jot down (B-) for every unsuccessful (Back Pass)
  • Jot down (L+) for every successful (Long Pass)
  • Jot down (L-) for every unsuccessful (Long Pass)
  • Jot down (Sh+) for every successful (Short Pass)
  • Jot down (Sh-) for every unsuccessful (Short Pass)

Total the Numbers and Have a Discussion.

Assignment:  Observe the Goalkeepers

Instructions:

  • Jot down (B+) for every successful (Bowling Release)
  • Jot down (B-) for every unsuccessful (Bowling Release)
  • Jot down (T+) for every successful (Throwing Release)
  • Jot down (T-) for every unsuccessful (Throwing Release)
  • Jot down (F+) for every successful (Foot Release – Pass, Volley, Punt, Goal-kick)
  • Jot down (F-) for every unsuccessful (Foot Release – Pass, Volley, Punt, Goal-kick)

   Total the Numbers and Have a Discussion.

MORE OPTIONS

  • Chart Throw-ins: Direction Thrown and Results (+ or -)
  • Place Marks from where Shots are Taken and Results (+ or -)

BONUS OPTION

Make this a Family Affair by getting the Parents involved.

Make Bonding Efforts during the “Assignment Results Discussions.”

Be Creative When Coming Up With and Giving Assignments!

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