Football/Soccer Session (U8): Killearn - W2 Turning

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Lindsay Taylor
Name: Lindsay Taylor
City: Hoboken
Country: United States of America
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Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Warm up - Treasure Hunt

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Warm up - Treasure Hunt (10 mins)

Organization:

30x30yd grid. 2 teams. Each player has a ball. Set up a line of cones across the practice area. Behind the row of cones place the treasure (extra cones and pennies). Set up two home-bases 10x5yd.

Instructions:

On coach's command, players dribble and grab the treasure to bring back to their home-base.

The players can only pick up one piece of treasure.

Teams compete to see how much they can pick up and bring back to their home-base.

Coaching Points:

Attack space at speed

Awareness of other teammates

Head up to see treasure

Progressions:

Add a defender. When the defender tags a player, they must drop their treasure and return to their home-base before they retrieve more treasure.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Main Theme - Turning - Semi-Opposed

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Main Theme - Turning - Semi-Opposed (20 mins)

Organization:

- 4 teams

- Each player w/ ball in lines as shown

Instructions:

- First player in line dribbles past second line of cones, performs turn, then dribbles to first line of cones, performs turn, then finishes before passing second line of cones (see diagram)

-Players after executing turns will try to score on goal.

- Play games to 10 goals. Play best out of 3, 5, etc. games

- No point if player fails to cross line, shoot from behind line, or player does not follow restrictions of progressions

Coaching Points:

- Controlled Approach

- Check Shoulder to identify space

- Keep body between defender / ball when turning (determines type of turn-inside cut)

- Ball out of feet, Head up, Accelerate Out

Progressions:

- Players cannot perform same turn twice

- Players cannot perform same turn as player in front of them

- Limit players to weak foot

-To score the ball should be on air, will not count if bounces before goal line.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 1v1 Turning

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1v1 Turning (15 mins)

Organization:

- Players split evenly in to two teams

-4 goals (2 Pugg goals, 2 cone gates)

Instructions:

- Defender passes through attackers legs and play begins (Attacker is standing directly in front of defender, facing defender)

- Players play 1v1 to either goal (keep score) Attacker scores on Pugg goals. Defender scores in cone gates.

- Players must turn and attack near goals

- Defender can counter and dribble through cone gate for a point

Coaching Points:

- Body Between Defender / Ball

- Choice of turn

- Execution of Turn

- Accelerate out

-Head up to see goals


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Free play 3v3

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Free play 3v3 (15 mins)

Organization:

30x30yd. 3v3.

Pugg Goals turned around inside the field. Puggs facing away from each other.

Coaching Points:

- Review of session's learning outcomes being translated into the game


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