Football/Soccer Session (U8): RSA Raiders - U8B - Session 18 - Inside Cut Turn and High Wave

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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. Introduce inside cut turn to change direction.

2. Introduce high wave (stop-start).

3. Improve ability to disguise stop-start and turn.

4. Improve ability to exaggerate movements.

5. Improve mentality to attack space under control.


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

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Technical Unopposed

Organization:

1. Players set up as shown.

2. Every player with a ball.

3. Central cones 12yds from corners.

Instructions:

1. First player from each line dribbles to middle cone.

2. Upon arriving at middle cone, player performs inside cut turn.

3. Player accelerates back to the start.

4. Next player repeats the process.

Coaching Points:

1. Head up to observe space.

2. Weight and direction of first touch.

3. Keep ball close- Messi touches.

4. Slow down on approach to cone.

5. Accelerate out of turn, picking head up.

6. Technical execution of inside cut:

* Step to side of ball with non-kicking foot

* Pivot on that foot

* Use inside of opposite foot to cut ball back

Progressions:

1. Ensure players work on both feet.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): SAQ

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SAQ

Organization:

1. 20x15 channels.

2. Players evenly distributed.

3. Two groups running at once.

Instructions:

1. One attacker and one defender.

2. Attacker looks to cross finish line arm's length ahead of the defender.

3. Defender looks to stay as close as possible to attacker.

4. Players switch roles every time.

Coaching Points:

1. Attack space at speed.

2. Recognition of defender's position.

3. Defender behind you - acclerate forward

4. Alongside you (space ahead) - pretend to turn but keep going forward.

5. Alongside you (space behind) - turn/change direction.

6. Defender ahead of you - turn/change direction.

Progressions:

1. Add time limit.


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

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Technical Semi - Opposed

Organization:

1. 20x15 channels.

2. Players evenly distributed.

3. Two groups running at once.

Instructions:

1. Attackers dribble with defenders running along side them, perfrom a stop start and continue to end. 2. At end, attacker turns, performs another stop start in the middle (this time with opposite foot).

3. Players switch roles when they get back to the start.

Coaching Points:

1. Head up to observe space/defender.

2. Exaggerate movements to sell defender.

3. Weight and direction of final touch.

4. Acceleration out of stop-start and/or turn.

5. Technical execution of high wave:

* Fake to cut ball back with inside of foot

* Allow ball to continue forward

* Push ball forward with laces

Progressions:


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 1v1 Opposed

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1v1 Opposed

Organization:

1. 30x20 area.

2. Two lines as shown.

3. Two goals at corners as shown.

Instructions:

1. Attacker looks to get across defender's line before finishing on goal.

2. Defender is live on attacker's first touch.

3. Rotate roles after 2-3 minutes.

Coaching Points:

1. Attack space ahead (bigger 1st touch).

2. Head up to see defender's position.

3. Protect ball (put body between defender and ball).

5. Positive shooting mentality.

Progressions:

1. Allow defender to counter after winning ball by crossing attacker's line.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 3v3 Free Play

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3v3 Free Play

Organization:

1. 30x20 area with goals.

Instructions:

1. Free play.

2. Restarts: kick-ins or dribble in.

Coaching Points:

1. Three lines of attack.

2. Angles and distance of support.

3. Decision-making of player on the ball.

Progressions:


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