Football/Soccer Session (U8): Crossing and Finishing

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Brad Wolchansky , Adult Member

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Brad Wolchansky
Name: Brad Wolchansky
City: Brooklyn
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 1 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Warmup

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Warmup
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Warmup (10 mins)

Organization:

3 players with two balls, as above.

Instructions:

Player in centre works back and forth with two outside players on different technical skills.

- Two touch passing,

- One touch passing,

- Outside foot flick pass,

- Volleys,

- Aerial control etc.

Switch middle player every 45 seconds.

Coaching Points:

- Timing of movement to ball,

- Communication (hands, voice),

- Angle of support,

- Body shape when receiving,

- Footwork,

- Quality of touch/pass,

- Speed of play.

Progressions:

- Competion between the groups.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Finishing skill development

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Finishing skill development (15 mins)

Organization:

As Above

Instructions:

Feeder passes to shooter who strikes first time on goal. After shot players switch lines. Play for 90 seconds then switch to other side of goal.

Coaching Points:

- Quality of set

- Communication - Hands and voice

- Observe GK, then pick spot, then eyes on ball

- Decision - Power vs Accurcay?


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Crossing skill development

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Crossing skill development (15 mins)

Organization:

Players line up at red cones. One ball.

Instructions:

Player with the ball runs hard at the blue cone and strikes a cross on the ground to the player waiting at the red cone. Repeat.

Coaching Points:

- Big touches down the line to take the space

- Head check before crossing to see target

Progressions:

- Switch directions

- Add a cone at location (A), player now must scissor inside then win the line before crossing at the blue cone.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Cross and finish

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Cross and finish (15 mins)

Organization: 4 lines setup as shown, with the balls at A

Instructions: A plays ball who B, B sets the ball back for A to play a ball into the path of C on the wing. Immediately after the pass A&B make runs into the box C takes a touch and plays a cross into the path of A/B. Sequence is now repeated with D now being played in down the wing.

Rotation is A-B-C/D-A

Coaching Points:

Timing of the runs- How must we delay our runs to be able to provide us with an angle to attack the flighted ball? Communication amongst the 2 runners

Delivery quality and placement- crosser must recognize where the ball must be played to allow the runners to be able to make a a play on the ball while eliminating the keeper's ability to make a save on the ball

Communication- Verbal and Visual communication amongst the players off the ball and the crosser.

Progressions:

Progression- Have a trailing player at C/D provide passive pressure

Progression- Have C/D dribble towards the endline and play a cutback cross into path of the 2 runners

Progression- Add in a central defender

Regression: Have B receive ball from A and play C into space on the wing


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Small Sided Game

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Small Sided Game (20 mins)

Organization:

4 v 4 game


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