Football/Soccer Session (U8): RSA Rec Grades 1/2, 3/4th 9/13

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Patrick Fuentes, Adult Member

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Patrick  Fuentes
Name: Patrick Fuentes
City: Bayville
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 2 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

Organization: 2 lines groups of 3-4 setup as shown

Instructions:

Defending player goes on the cue of the attacking player, and immediately presses the attacking player looking to pull the pinnie away from the attacking player as the attacking player looks to beat the defender to a gate.

Coaching Points:

Go directly at the defender

Smaller steps once accelerating into space larger strides

Head up to see what gate we must attack in

Change in levels- Body shape taller to lower on the feint to provide

Progressions:


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

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

Organization:

1. 30x20 area.

2. Players set up evenly as shown.

3. 5x5 box in center of area.

4. Every player with a ball.

Instructions:

1. Players set up evenly at four corners.

2. First player in each of the white lines goes first upon making eye contact.

3. When they finish the first player in each of the blue lines goes.

4. Process repeats with turns alternating between teams.

5. Objective: run through central box to get to other side of the grid.

OPTION 2:

1. One white player and one blue player go at the same time.

Session 1: Running with Ball

Session 2: Shoulder Feint

Coaching Points:

1. Head up to observe space.

2. Visual cue/connection - eye contact.

3. Play ball out of feet with instep - Ronaldo touches.

4. Slow down on approach (arriving towards player/ball/cone) - Messi touches.

5. Acceleration once obstacles cleared.

6. Ability to run in a straight line.

Progressions:

1. Increase/decrease size of central box as needed.

2. Place ball on top of cones to emphasize control (knocking down a ball results in loss of a point).

3. Competition - which team can get all players across first? (Blue and white player start together).


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

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1v1 Fully Opposed

Organization:

1. 30x20 area with 5x20 endzone.

2. Players set up as shown.

3. Blue gates are 3yds.

4. Plenty of balls.

Instructions:

1. Attacking player (in white) looks to penetrate into endzone with ball under control.

2. Defender (in dark blue) looks to win the ball and score by running through either of blue gates.

3. Defender is live upon attacker's first touch.

4. Players go back to same line when done.

5. Rotate roles after two minutes.

Coaching Points:

1. Weight/direction of first touch.

2. Head up to observe space/defender.

3. Pick head up when ball out of feet.

4. Ability to change speed(s) if necessary.

5. Speed of play.

Progressions:

1. Start activity with defender passing ball into attacker.

2. Move defender's starting position to front of endzone.


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