Football/Soccer Session (U8): Harrison Camp Turning

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Byron Garcia, Adult Member

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Byron Garcia
Name: Byron Garcia
City: Queens
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 2 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Warm Up

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

Organization: Freeze Tag

- Everyone has a ball

- The 2 players in blue are the freezers and they are trying to tag the players in white.

Variation

- Ways to freeze a players is by tagging the players or using the inside of the foot to strike the ball and hit the player

- To get unfrozen a player in white can tag you or you can have a player pass the ball through another players legs. this will help with using the inside of the foot.

Coaching Points:

- look for open space

- take small touches and burst into open space

- pick up head when dribbling to locate freezers and open space


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Ball Mastery Act 1

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Ball Mastery Act 1 (25 mins)

Organization:

1. Ball Mastery 15 mins

1. 15 mins Gate Challenge

2.20 x 20 yard area set up as shown

3.12 players set up as shown

4.1 ball per player

Instructions:

1.Players score points by dribbling through a gate, turn and

coming back through the same gate, without touching the markers

2.Each player attempts to score as many times as they can

3.Play for a set time limit

Coaching Points:

1.Look up to observe space and scoring opportunities

2.Controlled approach

3.Bend the knees to create a platform to accelerate

4.Use all parts of the feet when attempting to turn

5.The hips must work hard to ensure correct contact and turning

line

Progressions:

P – Reduce gates

P – Reduce gate size and margin for error

P – Add colored gates for specific tur


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

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Main Theme - Turning - Semi-Opposed (10 mins)

Organization:

- 2 teams

- Each player w/ ball in lines as shown

Instructions:

- First player in line dribbles past second line of cones, performs turn, then dribbles to first line of cones, performs turn, then finishes before passing second line fo cones (see diagram)

- Next player in line may go when player performs his second turn

- Play games to 10 goals. Play best out of 3, 5, etc. games

- No point if player fails to cross line, shoot from behind line, or player does not follow restrictions of progressions

Coaching Points:

- Controlled Approach

- Check Shoulder to identify space

- Keep body between defender / ball when turning (determines type of turn)

- Ball out of feet, Head up, Accelerate Out

Progressions:

- Players cannot perform same turn twice

- Players cannot perform same turn as player in front of them

- Limit players to weak foot


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Turning Skill Challenge

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Turning Skill Challenge (10 mins)

5x5 yard area

1 player to perform challenge

Coach in position to count

Instructions:

- Player dribbles across the square, starting outside the area

- Player crosses opposite side of area, leaving square

- Point is scored when player crosses area and ball crosses line

- Challenge lasts for 30 seconds


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

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1 vs 1 Opposed

Organization: Two teams, 3 players per team, defending players start with the ball.

Instructions: Defending player pass ball through attacking players legs, Defending follows pass and defends both goals. The attacking player takes touch out of feet and can score in either goal. If defender steals the ball then they can score in either goal.

Switch around after 5 mins.

Coaching Points:

-1st touch to attack a goal

-Recognition of defender and space

-Protect ball if pressure is tight

-Head up after every touch


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Pitch Line 1
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