Football/Soccer Session (U8): u8- u11 Pre-game warmup

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Heath Oberle, Adult Member

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Heath Oberle
Name: Heath Oberle
City: Huntington Beach
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 0 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer

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Pre-game warmup for teams age u8-u11


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Rondos (5-10 mins)

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Rondos (5-10 mins) (10 mins)

Organization: 1 player in the middle of grid defending with the remaining players circled up around the outer edges of the grid

Activity:(5-10 minutes) in 10-15 x 10-15 (depending on size and skill level) yard grid, players pass the ball to each other without allowing the defender to touch the ball

Variations:

1) Start with 1 defender in the middle and the offense gets 2 touch

2) Keep 1 defender in the middle, but now offense only plays 1 touch

3) Add a second defender in the middle, offense gets 2 touches

4) Keep 2 defender in the middle, but now offense only plays 1 touch

Coaching Points:

1) 1st touch with a purpose

2) Good passing technique

3) Constant communication

4) Always on our toes, ready to receive the ball

5) Move to support the player on the ball

6) Body shape/positioning

7) Play as quickly as possible

8) *When there are two defenders*- can we find the "split"?

**Rondos should be started at the beginning. Add more players on offense as they arrive to the game.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Speed and Agility (5-10 mins)

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Speed and Agility (5-10 mins) (10 mins)

Organization: 2 lines: 5 cones with the space of a step in between them. Then another cone or flag 10 yards away.

Activity: (5-10 minutes) Dynamic stretching, Speed and Agility

Variations:

**Beside the cones**

1) Jog to flag and back

2) Straight leg kicks through cones, then jog to flag

3) "Open the gate" through cones, jog to flag

4) "Close the gate" through cones, jog to flag

5) High knees through cones, jog to flag

6) Butt kickers through cones, jog to flag

**Going through the cones**

1) 1 foot between each cone and 75% to flag

2) 2 feet between each cone and 75% to flag

3) Side shuffle between each cone and 75% to flag

4) Side Shuffle and hold between each cone and 75% to flag

5) 2 foot hop (for height) between each cone and 100% to flag

6) Slalom (feet together going side to side) between each cone and 100% to flag

7) Facing toward one of the goals, quick feet in front of and behind the cones and 100% to flag

8) Same as #7, but facing the opposite goal

Coaching Points:

Focus on a slow buildup to game speed. Quick and proper body movements for game situations. On the balls of the foot, knees bent, hips toward target, drive your legs, change of pace out of cones.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Touches (5-10 mins)

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Touches (5-10 mins) (10 mins)

Organization: 16y x 16y grid divided in 1/2 vertically (making 2- 8y x 16y grids)

Activity: Passing and dribbling sequences completed for approximately 2 minutes each variation.

Variations:

1)Pass and Follow

2) Pass "One Touch" Follow

3) Pass "Two Touch" Follow

4) "Give and Go "One Touch"

5) Double "Give and Go"

6) Dribble and Take Over

7) Dribble with Pace

Coaching Points:

First touch with a purpose

Proper dribbling and passing technique

Proper supporting runs and movement

Communication


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 3v3 +2 Possession (10 mins)

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3v3 +2 Possession (10 mins) (10 mins)

Organization: 3v3+2 possession in 20y x 25y grid

Activity: Possession with 2 neutral players (10 minutes)

Variations: 4v4+2

Coaching Points:

Getting players ready for kickoff

Communication

First touch with a purpose

Proper dribbling and passing technique

Movement off the ball

Defending immediately after turnover

Defend in group (1st, 2nd, and 3rd def roles)


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): GK warmup

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GK warmup (20 mins)

Organization: Individualized focus on GK

Activity: After Speed and Agility (if possible) have assistant coach or parent warmup GK.

Variations:

1) From about 10 yards away- slow volleys hit to GK hands. Focus on body positioning (on balls of feet, knees bent, slight forward lean, body behind ball), hand positioning, and distribution.

2) From about 3 yards away- Hands behind back (palms touching) and toss ball to stomach (10 times), then hands behind head (palms touching) and toss ball to face- focus on stretching shoulders and getting hands around quickly to catch ball with proper technique ( thumbs nearly touching, index fingers slightly turned toward each other, elbows in).

3) From about 15 yards away- throwing the ball to the ground so GK has to deal with skipping/bouncing balls.

4) From 18 yards- Driven balls that GK has to work to save, but should be saving approximately 80% of the shots.

5) Crosses and distribution

6) Double saves (shot with immediate toss after 1st save is made)- about 75% pace on shots

7) From outside 18- full on shots with moving ball. FINISH ON A GOOD SAVE

Coaching Points: DO NOT kill GK confidence. Start easy and get progressively more difficult. Always end the GK on a high note (after a big save) to carry confidence into the game. The warmup is not intended for coach/players to score, but to make the GK work.


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