Football/Soccer Session (Beginner): Nantucket Soccer Club - U8 Week 5

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Philip Taylor
Name: Philip Taylor
City: Nantucket
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 1 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Spiderman

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Spiderman
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Spiderman (10 mins)

Set Up

Make a 20x20 area.Select 2 or 3 players to be the spidermen, all of the other players need a ball.

Instructions

The players with the ball spread out in the area. They have to dribble their ball whilst avioding the spidermen. The Spidermen chase and try to throw their webs (pinnies) at the balls. If your ball gets hit by a web then you have to freeze with your foot on top of the ball and shout for help. To get back into the game someone has to come and give you a high 5.

Coaching Points

Keep the ball close to you.

Get your head up so you can dribble towards space and away from the spidermen.

Use different parts of the foot to move the ball around the area.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Technical passing work

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Technical passing work (15 mins)

Set Up

Pair the players up with a ball between them. Have them stand about 12 yards apart with a tall cone in the middle of each pair.

Instructions

The players pass to each other while trying to hit the middle cone. If you hit it then you get a point and have to go and stand it back up for your partner. Start with individual scores.

Progression 1- Use the opposite foot.

Progression 2- Keep score per team. First team to X amount of points wins. Play on their strong foot and weak foot.

Progression 3- Keep individual score. Play for 2 minutes, winners move up and losers move up.

Coaching Points

Standing foot lands next to the ball making a number 10 or 01 depending if they are right or left footed.

Standing foot should point in the direction that you want to pass the ball.

Use the inside of the foot to pass the ball.

Follow through after making contact with the ball.

Control the ball with the inside of the foot.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Through the Gate

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Through the Gate (15 mins)

Set Up

Make a 20x20 area. Set up multiple gates in 2 different colours. Pair all of the players up with a ball per pair.

Instructions

Each pair has to pass to their partner through the gates as they move around the area. Play for 2 minutes. Play again but this time challenge them to beat their previous score.

Progression 1- Have them play again but this time they have to go red, orange, red, orange. play twice to see if they can beat their score.

Progression 2- Split the pairs into 2 teams. Each pair still has its own ball and tries to get as many gates as possible. When the time is up each team gets together and adds together the scores from all of the pairs. Play a best of 3.

Coaching Points

Pass the ball with the inside of the foot.

Control the ball with the inside of the foot.

After receiving the ball get your head up and find a gate that is free.

Standing foot lands next to the ball making a 10 or 01 depending on if you are right or left footed.

Follow through after making contact with the ball.

Standing foot points in the direction you want to pass the ball.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Game

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