Football/Soccer Session (U8): RSA Raiders - U8B - Scissors - Session 9

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Alejandro Fernandez, Adult Member

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Alejandro Fernandez
Name: Alejandro Fernandez
City: Union
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 3 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer

Description

Learning Outcomes

1. Improve players' ability to perform scissors and double scissors.

2. Improve players' decision-making regarding Messi/Ronaldo dribbling.

3. Improve players' recognition of space in 1v1 situations.

4. Reinforce positive mentality in 1v1 situations (take players on).

5. Develop spatial awareness, movement away from the ball to create individual and team space.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Dribbling Warm-up

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Dribbling Warm-up

Organization:

1. Open area.

2. Every player with a ball.

Instructions:

1. Players dribble in open area.

2. Dribble like Messi and Ronaldo.

3. Reinforce moves from previous sessions.

4. Players perform series of movements on command (toe taps and so on).

Coaching Points:

1. Head up.

2. Controlled touches.

3. Use both feet.

Progressions:

1. End with knockout game.


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

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Technical Semi/Non-Opposed

Organization:

1. 20x20 area.

2. Markers at halfway.

3. Every player with a ball.

Instructions:

1. First player on each line attacks middle marker, performs move and continues to other side.

2. Next two players repeat process.

3. Ensure players work on both feet.

Coaching Points:

1. Attack space with speed.

2. Keep ball under control.

3. Technical execution of moves:

Scissors

* Trace ball with pinky toe

* Foot goes around the front of the ball

* Plant foot next to the ball dropping shoulder

* Outside of opposite foot takes ball away

Double Scissors

* Trace ball with pinky toe

* Foot goes around the front of the ball

* Plant foot next to the ball dropping shoulder

* Repeat process on other side/other foot

* Take ball away with foot that initiated move

Progressions:

1. Ensure to work left and right feet.

2. Add time limit/competition (which group can finish first).


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 2yds.

4. Plenty of balls.

Instructions:

1. Attacking player (in white) looks to penetrate into endzone before finishing on goal.

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; cannot challenge attacker inside endzone.

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.

6. Attack the defender's front foot.

Progressions:

1. Allow defender to challenge inside the endzone.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Conditioned Game

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Conditioned Game

Organization:

1. 30x20 with 5yd wide channels.

2. Two goals.

3. Equal teams.

Instructions:

1. Teams play 3v3 to goal.

2. Players cannot get challenged/tackled inside the wide channels.

3. Players are allowed to dribble into the channel or pass to a teammate already in there.

Coaching Points:

1. Decision-making.

2. Ability to recognize teammates in space.

3. Attack space quickly.

4. Use of 1v1 situations.

5. Movement to create space - spatial awareness.

Progressions:

1. Remove wide channels and finish with free play.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Free Play

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Free Play

Organization:

1. 30x20.

2. Teams set up as shown.

Instructions:

1. Free play: 3v3.

2. Restarts: kick-in or dribble in. No corners.

Coaching Points:

1. Recognition of space.

2. Triangles - support at 10 and 2 o'clock.

3. Movement and angles of support to create space.

4. Positive mentality - get forward.

Progressions:


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Movement
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Dribble
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