Football/Soccer Session (U8): turning

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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): warm up turning circle

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warm up turning circle (15 mins)

Organization:

set up a circle with a cone in the middle

players stand on the outside edge of the circle

start with one ball

Instructions:

The players has to dribble and turn round the cone in the middle to get the ball to another player waiting on the edge. make the players shout there name out as they set off so the group can learn the names for the next part.

Coaching Points:

1.head up

2.possitive aproach to turn

3.play at speed

Progressions:

Now the players know everyones name when the player with the ball sets off he should shout out the player he is going to and as soon as that player recives the ball he should shout out the name of the player hes going to on his first touch. this will help them to make quicker decitions and be ready to receive.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): inspire creativity

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inspire creativity (10 mins)

Organization:

- 30x20 yrd rectangle

- lay out cone in spaces

- players may vary

Instructions:

Each player with a ball and encorage them to be creative and try moves they might know,watch others and try there moves also the coach can get involed and start to feed in the basics like scissors and cuts etc.

Coaching Points:

- keep it simple free play

- encourage creativity and to try somthing new

- always praise good effort

- pick players to show the group a move

Progressions:

Players to try there moves against the cones in the area eg. take on into space or turn away from danger.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Turning - 4 Corners

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Turning - 4 Corners (15 mins)

Organization:

- Players evenly spread out among 4 corners

- Each player with ball

Instructions:

- Players dribble towards middle cone

- Perform specific turn and return to their line

- Next player goes

- Inside Chop, Outside Chop, Pull Back, U-Turn, Cryuff

Coaching Points:

- Controlled Approach

- Execution of Turn

- Body Between Defender / Ball

- Accelerate Out

Progressions:

- Relay Race / Keep track of turns as team

- Perform any turn you want

- Take out middle cone, players must turn on person diagonally across from them


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Turning

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Turning

Organization:

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): Conditioned Game

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Conditioned Game (30 mins)

Organization:

1.- 30 x 20 yard area set up as shown

2.- 6 players (3 Attackers, 3 Defenders) set up as shown

3.- 1 ball (Additional around the outside)

Instructions:

1.- Players score by dribbling or passing the ball through one of their two designated goals situated in the corners of the area

2.- One team attempts to score in goals labeled (A) and the other in goals labeled (B), these goals can be different colors so that players can easily visualize where they’re trying to score

3.- If the ball leaves the area the game is restarted with a kick-in

4.- Play for a set time limit

Coaching Points:

1.- Controlled approach

2.- Appropriate turn to protect or change direction

3.- Bend the knees to create a platform to accelerate

4.- Turn into space

5.- Take away with the nearest foot and surface

6.- Head up after turning for next action

Progressions:

P – Reduce the size of the area

R – Reduce numbers of players to 1 vs. 1 or 2 vs. 2


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