Football/Soccer Session (U8): VSSC U7/8 Week 4 (Start Time: 2015-04-28 18:00:00)

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Greg Primavera, Adult Member

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Greg Primavera
Name: Greg Primavera
City: White Plains
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 0 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Turning Unopposed AJ

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Turning Unopposed AJ (5 mins)

Turning Session

20y by 20y area, within the area I scatter tall cones, approximately 1 for each person, 1 ball for each player.

Players start by dribbling around the square avoiding hitting the tall cones with the ball, this is just to get them used to manipulating the ball. Get them to use different parts of their foot as well as using both feet.

The aim of the session is to give players an opportunity to practice their turns in an unopposed environment so they get the technique of the turn.

I get the players to practice three basic turns, this is all dependent on the quality of players you have at your disposal, the three I use are the Inside Turn (inside of the foot), Outside Turn (outside of the foot) and Cryuff Turn (inside of the foot again, but making sure the players fake to shoot and then drag the ball behind their back leg and accelerate away).

I start the players off dribbling and then when I say Cryuff/Inside/Outside I want them to accelerate away and keep their head up.

This is a very simple drill to get the players working on their technique, you can challenge the players further by:

- Adding a defender

- Making the area smaller

- Getting the players to perform the drag back turn, scissors, stepover, maradona

This is quite a tiring exercise so get the players to have plenty of water breaks and chances to rest. The drill should last around 15/20 minutes.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Inside Cut turn

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Inside Cut turn (15 mins)

Organization:

20x20

Four lines: Two white, two Blue

3 players per line

All Players with ball

Instructions:

1. On the coach’s instruction all players set off towards the center cone

2. As players come together in the middle of the area they must make an inside/outside turn or Step Over and return to the side that they started from

3. The object of the activity is to beat other teamates back to the start line.

4. Once White team is done, thats the cue for blue to work together

Coaching Points:

-Timing of turn crucial

- Use Outside of foot to turn

- Use Inside of foot to cut in

-Use Step over to turn

Progressions:

-Add relay race to increase player speed


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Turning: Inside Cut

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Learning Objectives

Technical Technical
One or more touches on the ball with the purpose of changing direction efficiently.
Technical Tactical
A change of direction of the ball with the foot can be performed with the purpose of making a second action such as dribbling, passing and shooting.
Technical Physical
Perception and awarness
Technical Psychological
Cooperation

Turning: Inside Cut (15 mins)

Organization:

1.- 20 x 30 yard area set up as shown

2.- 12 players (ball per player)

3.- Cones of different color

Instructions:

 

1.- Players have to dribble the ball through the gates, and then perform a turning movement to come back throught the same gate

2.- Players have to find different gates all the time, they can not go through the same gate twice in a row

3.- When time runs out, players must get back to the cave (center circle) as quick as possible .

4.- After some exercises, players must dribble the ball and perform the turning movement through as many gates as possible.

Coaching Points:

1.- Step to the side of the ball with the non kicking foot

2.- Pivot on that foot

3.- Cut the ball back with the inside of the opposite foot

Progressions:

1.- Perform turning movement with different foot

2.- Perform a different turn


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Numbers Game

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Numbers Game (10 mins)

1v1, 2v2. 3v3 Etc.

- Each player has a number

- The Coach shouts out a number and feeds the ball onto the pitch

- The number shouted try to score past the opposition GK

Key Points:

- Fast, direct, positive play

- Encourage forward moves


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Free Play- Shot-Stopping Challenge

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Free Play- Shot-Stopping Challenge (15 mins)

Organization: Free Play

Instructions: Shot-Stopping Challenge

Players will rotate as goalkeeper after each goal

GK must roll out the ball to teammate for restart play

How many saves can you make while being a goalkeeper?

Coaching Points:

GK Eye on ball

Ready Stance

Hand positioning

Progressions:


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