Football/Soccer Session (U8): WESTSIDE CAMP DAY 4 PASSING

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Andrew Mcleod, Adult Member

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Andrew Mcleod
Name: Andrew Mcleod
City: EAST ORANGE
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 6 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer

Description

Focus on Passing


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): PAC-MAN WARM UP

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): PAC-MAN WARM UP
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PAC-MAN WARM UP (25 mins)

Organization: 20X20 GRID 8 PLAYERS

Instructions:

1.The game start of with 2 players (pac man) with a soccer ball and the other players are running around in the square without a ball.

2.If the player without the soccer ball get hit they become a PPAC-MAN and try to hit others.

3.The last player standing is the winner and that player become PAC-MAN in the next game.

Coaching Points:

1. Messi dribble when chasing the players

Passing technique

- plant non kicking foot

- lock ankle

- head up to observe target

- contact foot inside

- contact ball middle

- follow through

Progressions:


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Small-Sided Activity - Passing Through Gates

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Small-Sided Activity - Passing Through Gates (15 mins)

Setup:

Place gates randomly (1 gate per 2 players) around your training area.

Players partner up across from each other passing through the gates.

1st Activity:

2 touch passing through the gates using the inside surface of the foot.

2nd Activity:

1 touch passing through the gates using the inside surface of the foot.

3rd Activity:

Pass outside of the gates and take first touch to the other end - pass across to teammate - repeat. (do not pass through gates - but on the outside of them). Use multiple surfaces (inside/outside).

4th Activity:

Have players see how many gates they can pass through. Moving throughout the grid passing through various gates.

Make each activity a competition to see who can get the post passes in a set-time (30 sec - 1 min, etc)

Coaching Points:

Activity 1: Plant foot next to the ball - pointing to your target. Open your hips. Heel Down, Toe Up when striking and receiving the ball. Keep your ankle locked.

Activity 2: Strike the ball in the middle (not below or above the mid-line) to ensure it stays on the ground. Follow through keeping your knee bent through the process. Have ready feet to receive

Activity 3: Open hips to take your first receiving touch to the other side of the gate.

Make eye contact with partner

Lock ankle, follow through

VARIATIONS: Switch partners after each activity.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Angry Birds - Main Theme

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Angry Birds - Main Theme (25 mins)

Organization: 8 players (4 blues 4 whites). 13 balls. 5 cones.

Instructions: Blue team aims at the balls in the middle. All fire at the same time. They get a point for every ball they knock off its cone. Then other team goes. First team to 3 points win, then rematch.

Coaching Points: Passing technique - Instep, lock ankle, standing foot aiming at target, follow through, eyes on the ball.

Progressions: Pass from further back, add more balls, weaker foot.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Jack in the Box

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Jack in the Box (25 mins)

Organization: 8 players 4 white 4 blue, 2 pugg goals, 2 5x5 boxes, 8 balls

Instructions: Jack in the box

2 teams attempt to pass the ball into pugg net. Player 1 starts and passes the ball into the goal and then the next player can pass the ball into the net. Once all players on team have successfully passed the ball into the goal, the last player can run into box to try and pass the ball into the goal to win the game. Once all players on team free jack in box and he scores, game is over.

Coaching Points: Passing technique

Weight and accuracy of the pass

Inside of the foot

Ball contact, middle of the ball, middle of the foot

Plant foot next to the ball and pointed at target

Ankle locked

Progressions:

P-move passing distance back start 5 yards, move to 10 yards


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): FREE PLAY

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FREE PLAY (25 mins)

Organization: 20X20 GRID 2 PUGG GOALS 3 PLAYERS PER TEAM

Instructions: FREE PLAY REGULAR SOCCER RULES.


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