Football/Soccer Session (U8): Stop Starts

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Andrew Mcleod, Adult Member

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Andrew Mcleod
Name: Andrew Mcleod
City: EAST ORANGE
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 6 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Technical

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Technical
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Technical (15 mins)

On Arrivial: Juggling - Height challenge: low juggles, bounce, high juggle, bounce, low juggles

Organization:

As above

Instructions:

Dynamic warm up followed by reaction races

Bouncing on toes facing different directions/ on knees / legs crossed / on belly / jump and high ten

First one to touch coaches hand wins

Coaching Points:

- Be on toes

- Listen for coaches signal

- Reaction time

- Speed of movement


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Developmental Repititions

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Developmental Repititions (20 mins)

Organization:

As above

Instructions:

A - Players dribble out to centre line and the perform a 'Stop-Turn'. After turning they return to start line and partner goes. Process repeats. Progress to Dragbacks.

B - Players dribble out and perform a 'Stop Start at the centre line and then accelerate to the endline at which point the next player does the same. Process repeats. Progress to a 'Dragpush'.

Coaching Points:

- Pinky toe to dribble

- Keep ball close, touch on every step

- Correct execution of turn and stop start

- Ball out of feet

- Head up after turn/stop start

- Accelerate out of turn/stop start

Progressions:

- Use weaker foot on every other go


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

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Semi to Fully Opposed (25 mins)

Organization:

As above

Instructions:

Blue team start by passing over to the player in blue. The two go 1v1 with blue able to score in either goal. Keep playing until a goal is scored or the ball goes out and then repeat with the next two players. Players can only shoot once they are betwwen the goal and the orange cones (Shooting zone). Swap over attackers and defenders after two minutes.

Defender is live on blue's first touch.

Coaching Points:

- Quality of first touch (Direction - towards goal, Weight)

- Awareness of defender's position

- Be positive, attack goal if possible

- Decision, Turn or Stop start to lose the defender (Scenarios from warm up)

- Protect the ball with your body at all times

- Finish!

Progressions:

P - Flip Goals to face outwards

R - Defender is only allowed to tackle once in the middle area


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Small Sided Game

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Small Sided Game (30 mins)

Organization:

3v3 game + 2 neutrals - 3 teams - Winners stay on

Coaching Points:

- When to use a turn and when to use a stop-start in a game situation.

Switch the neutrals every other game.

P - Free play


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