Football/Soccer Session (U8): stop/start 2

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Robert Garcia
Name: Robert Garcia
City: duarte
Country: United States of America
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Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Messi & Xavi

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Messi & Xavi
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Messi & Xavi (15 mins)

Organization:

Each player with a ball

Instructions:

- Players dribble throughout the area working on Messi touches (small touches, pinky toe, head up).

- Players dribble throughout the area working on Xavi turns (ball out of feet to pick head up quickly).

Coaching Points:

- Small touches always under control

- Head up to analyze picture

- Quick decisions

Progressions:


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): activity 1

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activity 1 (15 mins)

Organization:

10x12 yard grid

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Instructions:

- Attacker must try to lose his shadow (Defender).

- Game starts when Attacker takes first positive touch into the space.

- Attacker scores by crossing either endline first; if Defender crosses at the same time (tie) point goes to the Defender.

Coaching Points:

- Attack space at speed

- Recognition of defender's position

- Read movement of the defender (In front, next to or behind)

- On toes to pivot

- Open hips/close hips to fake defender

- Head up to see where space is available

- Accelerate into space

Progressions:


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): activity 2

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activity 2 (20 mins)

Organization:

As above

Instructions:

A - Players dribble out to centre line and the perform a 'Stop-Turn'. After turning they return to start line and partner goes. Process repeats. Progress to Dragbacks.

B - Players dribble out and perform a 'Stop Start at the centre line and then accelerate to the endline at which point the next player does the same. Process repeats. Progress to a 'Dragpush'.

Coaching Points:

- Pinky toe to dribble

- Keep ball close, touch on every step

- Correct execution of turn and stop start

- Ball out of feet

- Head up after turn/stop start

- Accelerate out of turn/stop start

Progressions:

- Use weaker foot on every other go


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): activity 3

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activity 3 (20 mins)

Organization:

10x15 yard area

2 groups running at the same time. 3 Players on each side (Attackers & Defenders)

Instructions:

- Defender plays ball square to Attacker.

- Defender cannot go to defend until Attacker takes 1st touch.

- Attacker must try to score in either goal.

- If Defender wins the ball, they can score in either goal.

- Next Defender in line must count down from 10 seconds (each game is 10 seconds long).

Coaching Points:

- Space ahead so attacker is at speed

- Recognition of defender's posistion

- Behind you - accelerate forward

- Alongside you (Space ahead) - Pretend to turn keep going forward

- Alongside you (Space behind) - Turn

- Defender ahead of you - Turn

- Once you get a yard of space then look to cut across defender

Progressions:


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Movement
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Custom Movement
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Pass
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Dribble
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