Football/Soccer Session (U8): 6 Monroe Soccer PTA U6/7 - May 12 (Start Time: 2014-05-12 17:05:00)

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Nick Adams, Adult Member

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Nick Adams
Name: Nick Adams
City: New Bedford
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 2 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer

Description

As session is an hour long it may br necessary to drop the third part


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 (10 mins)

Organization:

- 10x10 grid

- each player has a ball at their feet

- coach with a ball where all the players can see him demonstrate

Instructions:

- Players will warm-up by getting lots of touches

- 50 touches: Tic Toc, and Toe Taps

- 1 minute doing Pull Push, alternating feet each time

- 1 minute doing the Brush, alternating feet each time

- Introduce a Pull Back (Let them practice for a minute or so until each player has it down)

Coaching Points:

- Proper execution of each of the skills

- If it's too easy: Head up, vision. Go Quicker, Challenge yourself.

- Find your rhythm

Progressions:

- Repeat each of the skill moves a second time through

- Dribble around inside the grid, give the kids commands for what skill to do


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Dribbling/Relays

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Dribbling/Relays (15 mins)

Organization:

- Two lines for the players

- Cones set three yards a part in a straight line, the furthest line is 15-20 yards away from the starting line

- Coach line in the middle for demonstrations

Instructions:

- Players will dribble their ball through the cone sequence, and ultimately finish with a shot on a little goal

- When players reach the last of the three yard cones, the next person may go too

Coaching Points:

- Listening to instructions

- Proper dribbling technique: when to be a Messi v Ronaldo (Girls may get small v. big touches easier)

- Score goals!

Progressions:

- Weave through the cones, finish on goal

- Up two cones, back one. (Try to emphasize the use of a Pull Back to apply the new skill learned), Finish on goal.

- Alternating sides, zig zag fashion using the middle line to do perform the sequence (Example given in the image).


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Keep Away

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Keep Away (10 mins)

Organization:

- 20x20 grid

- 1 Defender, The rest are attackers

- All the balls with the coach

Instructions:

- Attackers will attempt to pass the ball around without the Defender winning possession of the ball

- Change out the defender after they have won the ball 3-5 times (Or sooner if they look tired from chasing the ball)

Coaching Points:

- First touch, keep the ball in front of your body, use your instep of your foot to trap the ball

- Head up, vision, looking for an open player

- Playing quickly, quick decisions

- Passing the ball v. Just kicking it

- Spacing (Let it run for a few minutes to observe the attackers collectively) stop it once after during an exmaple of "poor spacing." Allow them a chance to correct it, if possible find an example of "good spacing" and continue to encourage it.

Progressions:

- 3 touches or 3 second rule with the ball

- Add a second defender

- *** Use a scoring system the whole time*** (ex. 5 passes = 1 point for the attackers)


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Scrimmage

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Scrimmage (15 mins)

Organization:

- Two teams

- Two goals

- No Goalkeepers

- One Ball

Instructions:

- Free play

- Kick-ins for all out of bounds restarts

- No corner kicks

Coaching Points:

- Look for passes

- Spacing

- Teamwork

Progressions:

- One pass before your team can score.


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