Football/Soccer Session (U8): Syosset U7 - U8 Weekend 1 4/5

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Alex Dawson
Name: Alex Dawson
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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Warm  Up (1)

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Warm  Up (1)
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Warm Up (1) (10 mins)

Organization:

Every Player with ball in 20x30 grid

Instructions:

50 touch game - players asked to compete/race to 50 touches of ball

-coach gives conditions like must use pinky toe, use different surfaces, use both feet etc. to move ball

Reaffirm Messi and Ronaldo style touches

Coaching Points:

-Head up to see available space

-Keep ball close when in crowded area (can you take a touch every step you take)

-If see good area of space take bigger touch/accelerate into it

-Use correct dribbling technique (pinky toe touches, knee over ball)

Progressions:

-If lose ball outsode of area, or hit another player/ball you lose 10 counts in race to 50.

-Race to 100 touches, calling out different commands during race

-Timed race, who gets the most touches?


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Dribbling opposed/Knockout Game

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Dribbling opposed/Knockout Game (15 mins)

Organization:

-20x30 yard grid

-3 defenders with pinnies in hand (shown as blue players)

-Every other player is attacker and has ball

Instructions:

-Attackers start with 10 points, defenders with 9.

-If defender touches an attackers ball or they force them to dribble

outside of grid, they switch roles (attacker takes pinnie, defender

takes ball) and the original attacker loses a point.

-No 'tag backs'

-Winner is player with most points after certain time period.

Coaching Points:

-Head up as dribble to observe space/defenders

-Ball close when defenders trying to steal ball, bigger touches when find space to go into

-Use body to protect ball as dribble

-Correct technique (knee over ball, pinky toes touches etc.)

-Mess vs Ronaldo touches

Progressions:

Add or remove number of defenders depending on players skill level

Knockout - all players with a ball, must protect yours while kicking other players out of the grid. Last one standing wins

- add a box to the side where knocked out players can perform 50 specific touches to re-enter game. But once you're knocked out 3 times, you are OUT for good


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

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RWB Opposed (15 mins)

Organization:

20x30 yard grid

Every player starts with ball at 1 end line

Coach in middle of field

Instructions:

-On coaches command players must try to dribble past coach to opposite end line without having ball stolen from them or dribbling outside of area.

-If coach steals ball or player dribbles outside of area that player becomes a defender with coach when players try to come back the other way.

-last player/s left are the winners

Coaching Points:

-Head up as dribble to observe space/defenders

-Ball close when defenders trying to steal ball, bigger touches when find space to go into

-Use body to protect ball as dribble

-Correct technique (knee over ball, pinky toes touches etc.)

-Accelerate into the space behind defender when possible.

-When to Messi vs Ronaldo dribble?

Progressions:

Change field dimentions so players have less/more space making activity harder/easier

Increase defenders to start


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