Football/Soccer Session (U8): RSA Raiders - U8B - Scissors - Session 8

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Alejandro Fernandez, Adult Member

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Alejandro Fernandez
Name: Alejandro Fernandez
City: Union
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 3 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer

Description

Learning Outcomes

1. Develop players' ability to perform scissors move deceptively.

2. Improve players' ability to beat defenders in 1v1 situations.

3. Improve players' recognition of space.

4. Improve players' mentality - positive, get forward, drive at defenders.

5. Relate strategy and movement patterns in "Freeze Tag" to soccer.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Warm-Up - Freeze Tag

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Warm-Up - Freeze Tag

Organization:

1. All players inside the penalty area.

2. No balls.

3. Two taggers.

Instructions:

1. Classic game of Freeze Tag.

2. Two taggers (for turnout of 12). Adjust as necessary.

3. Players can get unfrozen with high five from teammate.

4. Multiple rounds, rotate taggers.

Coaching Points:

1. Head up to observe space.

2. Change speeds.

3. Change directions.

4. Communication.

Progressions:

1. Everyone except taggers with a ball.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Ball Mastery - Scissors

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Ball Mastery - Scissors
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Ball Mastery - Scissors

Organization:

1. Cones set up in a diamond as shown.

2. Diamonds - 5x5yds.

3. Every player with a ball.

Instructions:

1. Every player stands at a cone with their ball.

2. On command, players perform a scissors move at their cone and then move to the next cone.

3. Ensure all players work on same foot and move in the same direction.

Coaching Points:

1. Technical execution of moves:

Scissors

* Trace ball with pinky toe

* Foot goes around the front of the ball

* Plant foot next to the ball dropping shoulder

* Outside of opposite foot takes ball away

Double Scissors

* Trace ball with pinky toe

* Foot goes around the front of the ball

* Plant foot next to the ball dropping shoulder

* Repeat process on other side/other foot

* Take ball away with foot that initiated move

Progressions:

1. Work both feet/directions.

2. Progress to double scissors move.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Technical Non/Semi-Opposed

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Technical Non/Semi-Opposed

Organization:

1. 20x20 area.

2. Red square - 5x5 (adjust as necessary).

3. Players distributed evenly at corners as shown.

4. Every player with a ball.

Instructions:

1. First player from each white team dribbles to red cone.

2. Players perform scissors move at cone before running to opposite line.

3. As soon as they are out of the square, the first players from blue group do the same.

4. Process repeats for set time.

5. Progress to double scissors.

Coaching Points:

1. Connection with teammate - eye contact.

2. First touch - big, into space (Ronaldo).

3. Take smaller touches (Messi) on approach to red cone.

5. Technical execution of moves:

Scissors

* Trace ball with pinky toe

* Foot goes around the front of the ball

* Plant foot next to the ball dropping shoulder

* Outside of opposite foot takes ball away

Double Scissors

* Trace ball with pinky toe

* Foot goes around the front of the ball

* Plant foot next to the ball dropping shoulder

* Repeat process on other side/other foot

* Take ball away with foot that initiated move

Progressions:

1. Work on both sides (right and left).

2. If players really excel at double scissors, introduce inside scissors.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Technical Opposed

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Technical Opposed

Organization:

1. 15x15 area.

2. Attackers (in white) with balls.

3. Defender (in blue) without ball.

Instructions:

1. Attackers look to dribble their ball to any of the other three sides of the square.

2. Defender must remain inside the area and attempt to steal the ball/prevent penetration.

3. Attackers get one point for going laterally (left or right) and two points for going forward.

4. Play for set time. Attacker with lowest score becomes defender.

5. Ten bonus points for beating defender with scissors move. Scissors in open space do not count.

Coaching Points:

1. Head up to observe space.

2. Recognition of space in front.

3. Recognition of space behind defender.

4. Aggressiveness - look to attack space quickly.

5. Decision - dribble like Messi or Ronaldo.

6. Selection, timing, and execution of move(s).

Progressions:

1. If defender wins a ball, he becomes an attacker and the dispossessed player defends.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Free Play

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Free Play

Organization:

1. 30x20.

2. Teams set up as shown.

Instructions:

1. Free play: 3v3.

2. Restarts: kick-in or dribble in. No corners.

Coaching Points:

1. Recognition of space.

2. Triangles - support at 10 and 2 o'clock.

3. Movement and angles of support to create space.

4. Positive mentality - get forward.

Progressions:


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