Football/Soccer Session (Beginner): Lightning U8 Girls: Attacking: Session 7 (Start Time: 2016-05-09 17:00:00)

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Shane Clark, Adult Member

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Shane Clark
Name: Shane Clark
City: Rye Brook, New York
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 3 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer

Description

Please watch video below for an example and explination of a puch pass.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Shadow Tag

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Shadow Tag (10 mins)

Equipment

Grid 12 x 12 yards (or half of a micro field)

Organization

Game of tag with partners in 12 x 12 yard grid. Players work to tag partner as many times as possible within the given time - 30 seconds or so. Switch partners and encourage them to try and beat the high score.

Key Coaching Points

Tagger

- work to stay close to partner

- good work rate

Tagee

- be quick and elusive

- don't get trapped

- work on jukes and body fakes

Progression

On coaches command players switch roles. No stopping or re-organizing in between - quick transition. Can also swich to knee tag where players can only tag the front of the knee - requiring them to play lower in their stance and more of a athletic position


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Pac-Man

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Pac-Man (10 mins)

Equipment

- 12 x 12 yard grid (or half a micro field)

- at least one ball per player

Organization

One coach or a player starts with a ball and tries to tag each player by passing the ball and hitting them below the waist. Once a player is tagged they must quickly go get a ball and help tag the remaining players. Play until all players are tagged and last one out starts the next game with the ball. Anytime a player misses they must retrieve their own ball.

Key Coaching Points

- Quality weight on pass

- Look for proper technique - push pass not driven ball

- Work to close space with dribble and shorten the pass


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): The Push Pass

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The Push Pass (10 mins)

Equipment

Two lines of cones or marking discs set about 5 to 8 yards apart with a player on each. Each pair has a ball.

Organization

Work on push pass - pass made with instep of foot. Your kicking foot should be almost sideways and plant foot should be pointed directly towards partner. Start with demo in slow-motion to they see it.

Key Coaching Points

- Proper form - might feel odd for young kids. Show and physically move foot so they can feel it.

- Pass to partner making sure plant foot is aiming

- After pass step/ follow through and step on kicking foot.

- NO TOE BALLS!!

PROGRESSION (Step Two) -

Two cones 6 to 7 yards apart. Player to pass ball to opposite cone and follow their pass and get in the end of that line. Constant movement and keep groups small so kids are not standing in lines.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Triangle Trace

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Triangle Trace (10 mins)

Equipment

- Triangle setup with about 6 yards between each cone 

- One ball

- At least four players per triangle.

Organization

Players push pass ball to teammate and follow pass. Can add gates to give them a target and more of a focus.

Key Coaching Points

- good weight on pass

- pass and move - this should always happen in game situations

- start to work on receiving ball when and if applicable 

Progression

Have players pass to one cone and move to opposite cone. Players in a game rarely should follow a pass i.e. move to OPEN/new space. However few U8 players will be able to do this correctly.


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

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Game Time (30 mins)

Equipment

2 teams - 5 per team on the field PLUS one goalie (put goalie in different colored pinnie)

1 ball

Organization

Keep the game moving and flowing as much as possible. Move subs in quickly anytime play is stopped. 

DON'T worry about bad throw-ins or restarts, at this level it is not a priority and creates to many "rules" for the kids.... just let them play.

Key Coaching Points

- Quality passes

- Open body (face teammate) to recieve pass

- Aim plant foot and hips towards teammate


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Pass
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Dribble
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Pitch Line 1
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Pitch Line 2
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