Football/Soccer Session (U8): Ball Mastery - V turns

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Herve Corde, Adult Member

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Herve Corde
Name: Herve Corde
City: North Woodmere
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 14 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Unopposed

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Unopposed
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Unopposed

Organization:

Each player has a ball and cone to work with

Instructions:

Coach demonstrates a ball mastery technique, and the players repeat

Skills taught in this session are:

-the 3 'V's - front, back and switch feet

-the step-over turn (time permitting)

Coaching Points:

Always light on toes

Hop as drag ball back

Turn body/hips/toes to face direction of balls destination

Move ball from one side of cone to the other in a V shape

use upper body to sell fake as you step-over the ball

push off furthest foot and take ball with nearest foot after step-over

Progressions:

-Combine the skills together

-Have the players race to complete x amount of the skill/s

-Have players work together in pairs to perform the move in unison, race to x amount as a pair


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Semi-opposed

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Semi-opposed

Organization:

Players pair up and join another pair

1 pair competes

1 pair act as referees

Instructions:

-1 player is attacker, his partner the defender

-The attacker must look to use ball mastery techniques to stop the ball on either of his cones before defender puts his foot (or ball) on the coresponding cone to score a point.

-If a defender has his foot (or ball) on a cone the attacker cannot score on the corresponding cone and must change direction toward the opposite cone.

-The defender is not allowed to touch either the attacker or the attacker's ball

-The game ends once either a point is scored by the attacker, or the attacker dribbles past the end cones or over to the defenders side, or the attacker places the ball on his cone after the defender places his foot on the corresponding cone.

-The referees are there to judge who made it to the cone first and when the game is over they become the competing pair. After each rotation the attackers become defenders and vice versa.

Coaching Points:

Use the ball mastery techniques to change direction quickly.

'Sell' the skills to fake out the defenders into going into the wrong direction

Try to look at the defenders body position/weight and change direction at correct moments (when defenders hips turned fully commited to 1 direction/cone).

Change of speed

Use a variety of skills

Take the space/use speed if get ahead of defender

Regressions/Progressions:

R - Both players play with a ball to make it more difficult for the defender and easier for the attacker to score

P (Time Permitting) - Defender begins with ball and rolls it to attacking player to begin

Once attacking player has the ball, defender can defend and try to win the ball off of the attacker

Attacking player must now protect the ball, and looks to score by dribbling in between the gate on either end made by the yellow and red cone

If defender wins the ball, they can attempts to score


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): fully opposed

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fully opposed

Organization:

2 pugg goals

As many balls as possible

2x 3 yard gates 1 yard apart

Instructions:

Attacker stands in first gate with legs open

Defender in 2nd gate plays pass throught attacker legs for attacker to collect

Defender cannot defend until attacker touches ball

Attacker can score in either goal, and if defender wins ball he attacks the counter gate and must dribble through to score.

Once 1v1 battle has finished the next players move up the line, and next time that pair is 'up' they switch roles

Coaching Points:

Use ball mastery techniques to evade/fake out defenders

Use defenders own body weight/momentum against themselves

Fake to shoot on goal before using one of the skills to change direction and go to opposite goal

Speed of execution to confuse defender

Progressions:

- Add time limit to contest

- Add point system (score more points if use one of the skills taught in the session)

- Allow defender to pressure the ball immediately after the pass, but must let attacker take the first touch


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Pass
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Dribble
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