Football/Soccer Session (U8): RSA Raiders - U8B - Feint and Double Feint - Session 3

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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. Reinforce feint technique introduced at previous session.

2. Introduce double feint option.

3. Improve players' comfort taking on a defender.

4. Improve players' ability and willingness to drive at/take players on.

5. Continue to develop spatial awareness.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Juggling/Ball mastery

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Juggling/Ball mastery

Organization:

1. Open area.

2. Every player with a ball.

Instructions:

1. Coach demonstrates various pick-up skills (e.g. fish, scoop, roll flick).

2. Following pick-ups, players perform juggling challenge.

a) Bounce, juggle, catch x10,

b) Bounce, juggle, catch, bounce, juggle, bounce, juggle, catch (add one bounce-juggle after each turn)

3. After 3-5 minutes, players dribble in open area.

Coaching Points:

1. Head up.

2. Soft, controlled touches.

3. Use of both feet.

4. Light on toes.

Progressions:

1. Ensure players keep track of their scores. Encourage players to set and break records.


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

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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. Introduce feinting movements.

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

Coaching Points:

1. Head up.

2. Controlled touches.

3. Use of both feet.

Progressions:

1. End with knockout game.


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

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Technical Non/Semi-Opposed

Organization:

1. Players distributed evenly at corners as shown.

2. Every player with a ball.

3. Central square is 5x5.

4. Starting position at corner is 10-15yds from closest cone in middle.

Instructions:

1. First player from each white team runs through square upon making eye contact.

2. As soon as they are out of the square, the first players from blue group do the same.

3. Process repeats for set time (2-3 minutes).

4. Players must perform feint at red cone before running through square.

Coaching Points:

1. Connection with teammate - eye contact.

2. Weight and direction of first touch - positive (into space).

3. Speed of approach - slow down as you get close to target.

4. Technical execution of feint and double feint.

5. Timing of feint/double feint.

6. Accelerate away.

Progressions:

1. Work on both sides (right and left).

2. Competition - place balls on top of cones. Teams lose a point if they knock ball down.


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

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Fully Opposed - 1v1

Organization:

1. 30x20 area with 5x5 square in center.

2. Players distributed evenly as shown.

3. Attackers (shown in white) with balls.

4. Mini goals set up at ends as shown.

Instructions:

1. Attacker starts with the ball.

2. Defender is live on attacker's first touch.

3. Attacker looks to score on either of two goals.

4. Before scoring, attacker must enter center grid.

5. Defender is not allowed to leave grid once inside it.

6. If defender wins the ball, he looks to run across attacker's line.

7. Players return to same lines. Rotate every 2-3 minutes.

Coaching Points:

1. Positive first touch - take space quickly.

2. Head up to assess pressure.

3. Drive at defender at speed.

4. Selection of move, fake, or feint.

5. Timing and execution of selected technique.

6. Accelerate away to lose defender - Ronaldo.

Progressions:

1. Defender starts in center grid.

2. Defender is allowed to enter and exit center grid freely.


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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