Football/Soccer Session (U8): Shooting Clinic

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Daniel Solli, Adult Member

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Daniel Solli
Name: Daniel Solli
City: Port Chester
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 3 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer

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

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Warm Up (10 mins)

Organization: 2 yd gate in the middle with a cone 10 yds from gate on each side, players are in pairs, 1 ball per pair, extra soccer balls around the sides.

Instructions:

1. One partner begins with the ball and attempts to shoot the ball through the gate

2. A successful attempt is awarded 1 point

3. After the first partner attempts their shot, it becomes the second partners turn

4. Shots must be taken with their laces in order for it to count

5. Play to a set score, then rotate opponent

Coaching Points:

- Head up to observe target

- Angeld approach

- Head down at point of contact

- Body weight forward, chest down

- Ankle locked, toe down

- Follow through, land on shooting foot

Progressions:

- Use weaker foot only

- If the partner misses, can the second partner earn 2 points for a successful one time shot


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

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Warm Up (30 mins)

Organization: 30x40 split in half. 2 goals. 6-12 players.

Instructions: Both lines work at the same time. A.) Player dribbles out and takes a shot on goal. After shot he retrieves the ball and moves to the next grid repeating the same action. B.) Player with ball passes out to side player who has two touches to return the ball for a 1 time shot. Side player gets ball and moves to next grid, shooting player becomes side player.

Coaching Points: Controlled approach; Prep touch; Contact surface; Follow through; Awareness; technique

Progressions: Side player applies pressure after return pass


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Main Theme - Golden Goal

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Main Theme - Golden Goal

Organization:

30x40 yard area.

Players, Coach, goal and balls on one end; cone/marker placed 25--30 yards away.

Instruction:

Players divided into two teams.

On Coach's command, first two players race to run around cone/marker.

As players run to the other end, Coach feeds a ball into the space.

As players round the cone, first to the ball is the attacker, other player becomes the defender and they play 1v1 to goal or the ball goes out of the area.

Progression: Add 2v1 or 2v2.

Regression: Make space bigger.

Competitive:

How many goals can your team score?

How many goals in a row can your team score?

Coaching points:

Outside (pinky-toe) for close control.

Laces to cover more space and get to goal quickly.

Head up to locate ball as rounding cone/marker.

Head up to locate goal.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Main Theme -Red Bull Shootot

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Main Theme -Red Bull Shootot

Organization:

1.20 x 20 yard area set up as shown

2.12 players set up as shown

3.Supply of balls by the coach

4.Pinnies tied to each goal to mark them

Story/Description:

1.The coach splits the group into two teams and asks them to come up with their team name for the MLS Cup Shoot Out

2.Each team makes a line ready for their turn

3.The coach then calls out the number of players that go out and play from each team (1=first player in line 2=first and second player in line)

4.The game is over when a goal is scored or the ball leaves the area

5.Players then return to their team and the coach calls out a new number

Coaching Points:

1.Be quick to the ball

2.If you don’t get there first, defend the goal by getting your body between the player and the goal

3.When your player has the ball move away from them into space

Developments:

1.P – Players now run around a corner marker before they are allowed to enter the game

2.R – Call numbers in order so that players understand when to enter the game, feed a new ball inside the area for players to continue playing if the ball goes out a lot in the early stages


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