Football/Soccer Session (U8): U8 Academy Week 4

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Am-Club: Real Colorado

Ian Richards, Adult Member

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Ian  Richards
Name: Ian Richards
City: Littleton, CO
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 1 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer

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

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Juggling/Ball Mastery
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Juggling/Ball Mastery (20 mins)

Organization:

 30x20 yard area

1 ball per player

Instructions:

 Copy coach instructions for juggling touches

Bounce, kick, catch

Bounce, kick, bounce, kick, catch

Coaching Points:

 Laces

Lock ankle - make a fist with your foot

In line with the ball

 


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): U-Turn/Xavi Turn

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U-Turn/Xavi Turn (30 mins)

Organization:

 30x20 yard area

1 ball per player

Instructions:

 Players work in paris

1st player dribbles forward to half way

Stops their ball and turns to make eye contact with partner

2nd player can now dribble forward

1st player dribbles back to start

2nd player stops their ball and makes eye contact with 1st player

Process repeats

Coaching Points:

Messi touches - small, pinky toe, head up after each touch

Bottom of foot stops the ball

Head up to make eye contact

Big touch away from body to dribble back

Progressions:

Xavi/U-turn

Player gets to halfway and puts foot on top of ball

Instead of the ball stopping, player rolls the ball 180' back towards where they came from

Ball must stay in front of body

 


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

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1v1 (20 mins)

Organization:

 30x20 yard area

2 teams

2 goals

Multiple soccer balls

Instructions:

 Blue player (defender) passes the ball to white player (attacker)

On attackers touch, the defender can steal the ball

Attacker cannot be in the middle blue zone when they shoot

If defender steals the ball, they can score in either goal

Rotate roles after each

Coaching Points:

 Use 1st touch to keep ball moving

Head up to recognize where defender is

Can you score quickly?

If defender covers 1 goal, can you turn to get to the other?

 


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Dribble
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