Football/Soccer Session (U8): Week 2 - dribbling/RWB.2

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Andres Lafebre
Name: Andres Lafebre
City: West New York
Country: United States of America
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Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Dynamic Warm-up

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Dynamic Warm-up
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Dynamic Warm-up (10 mins)

Organization:

10x20 yard area (grid)

Groups of 6 players

Cones / Flags / Markers / Poles (4 different objects matched on each corner)

Instructions:

- First Player in the groups move around the three cones; on coaches command, it's a race to one of the four corners (which ever coach calls out).

- Point to the team of the quicker player.

Coaching Points:

- Head Up

- Quick feet

- Low center of gravity

- Explosive movement to flag or cone that is called

- Quick thinking/decision making

Progressions:

- Opposite of what coach calls (if flag, go to cone and vice versa)

- Vary the movement around the three cones

- Add a pass from the next person in line waiting, and person whose turn it is has to dribble while executing sequence


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Warm Up/Main Theme 1

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Warm Up/Main Theme 1 (15 mins)

Organization:

35*25 Field marked off as above

12 players

Each player with a ball

Instructions:

Dribble throughout the red area

Intro to moves inside the blue area

Dribble out to red cones and dribble back in to the move area

Coaching Points:

-Use pinky toe to dribble the ball

-Keep ball close to your feet (Each step should be a touch on the ball)

-Keep your head up

-Execute move quickly and leave the blue box

-Chose a good opportunity to dribble into the blue box

-If you have space in front of you take a slightly larger touch to speed into/out of area

Progressions:

Include Ball mastery, Toe taps, foundations, scissors, (days topic)


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Main Theme III

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Main Theme III (10 mins)

Organization:

30x40 yard area

Instructions:

- Each player with their own ball.

- Coach shouts green light to go, Red light to stop (Foot on Ball) and Purple light for high speed running with the ball.

Progressions:

- Add a policeman (player in blue pinnie). If he sees your ball to far away from you he will "impound it" (kick it out of area). Only the best dribblers become policemen.

- Drive up the hill = using the sole of the shoe to push the ball forward.

- Drive down the hill = using the sole of the shoe to pull the ball backward.

- U-turn = pullback turn.

- Add pugg goals around perimeter = when coach shouts go park, players shoot on the nearest goal.

Coaching Points:

- Outside (pinky-toe) for close control. If your ball is moving on the red light you get a ticket.

- Eyes up looking for space.

- Slow down and turn when you get near the edge.

- Head up to locate goal.

Progressions:

- How many times/games (in a row) can you avoid getting tagged?

- How many goals do you score when you shoot?

- As a cop, how many balls can you kick away?


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 1 vs 1 Conditioned Game

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1 vs 1 Conditioned Game (15 mins)

Organization:

Players split in half, 2 cones where teams start and 1 end zone.

Instructions:

- Teams take it in turns to try and score (dribbling through end zone) as soon as ball goes out or player scores, next pair goes.

- 10 second countdown per "match".

Coaching Points:

- Get in line to receive the ball and Head up to locate goal

- Recognition of defender (speed of approach)

- Choice of which goal to attack based on defender's pressure

- Quick decision to perform move

- Head up to find goal, seal off defender after move and accelerate to goal

Progressions:

- Finish with Small-sided Match (3v3, 4v4 or 5v5)


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

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3v3 Free Play (10 mins)

Organization:

2 fields, 3v3

Instructions:

Players split up into 4 teams and play a round robin tournament where all teams play.

Coaching Points:

- 3 Lines of attack, Defender, Midfield, Striker (rotate players

-Create as much space for player in possession

-Try to create a triangle at all to give good angle of support.

-Look to gaps to attack using Messi touches

-First thought is to go forward then if nothing is on, play back to start again.


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