Football/Soccer Session (U8): Winter session( creative players 1)

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Herve Corde, Adult Member

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Herve Corde
Name: Herve Corde
City: North Woodmere
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 14 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 (15 mins)

Organization:

30x30 yard grid

3 pinnies

2 balls (extras on outside of grid)

Instructions:

3 Players start off as defenders holding the a pinnie each in there hand.

Defenders must look to simply touch a ball or force a ball out of play via a bad pass/touch from an attacker, if they do this the attacker who lost possession takes the pinnie and becomes a defender and the previous defender becomes an attacker.

Attackers must help each other to keep possession of both soccer balls.

Coaching Points:

Communication

Awareness of space/pressure etc.

Try to play to back foot and turn to switch ball in other direction when receive it if possible

Quality/weight of passes.

Angles/distances of support

Constantly re-evaluate your position (can I be in a better position?)

Progressions/Regressions:

Add/remove balls/defenders (pinnies)


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Technical Semi-opposed

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Technical Semi-opposed (15 mins)

Organization: 4 groups of 3 set up as shown, 1 ball per group, 2 players start in outside corner of their area and 1 player waits to receive at the opposite corner

Instructions:

Player with the ball plays a pass to the player at the opposite corner, Passing player does not run to either gate after pass and instead allows the receiving player to choose either direction,

Receiving player takes his 1st touch toward either open gate and dribbles through the gate, then brings the ball back to the starting point for the next player

Passing player becomes the receiving player

Determine the technique being used to control the ball (inside of the foot to open up to the side, inside of the foot across the body, outside of the foot)

Coaching Points:

Get in line with the ball as it travels,

choose the appropriate surface of the foot,

Head up before receiving to observe open space,

Contact with middle of the ball,

First touch into space

Progressions: 1 - Player with the ball plays a pass to the player at the opposite corner then immediately runs to one gate or the other, receiving player observes the movement of the defender and takes a touch toward the open gate

2 - Passing player becomes a defender after the pass and can win the ball after running through one of the gates

3 - Passing player can defend without running through a gate

Regression: Passing player does not run to either gate after pass and instead allows the receiving player to choose either direction


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

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1v1 Conditioned Game (15 mins)

Organization: 4 groups of 3 set up as shown, center line for each activity has a ball each, extra balls in center

Instructions: Player with the ball passes to waiting player to begin activity then defends

Receiving player takes first touch to control, attacking either direction, and tries to score any time after his first touch

Defending player can not move until the ball has reached the receiving player, and cannot run through the center line of cones

1 pt for scoring from central area, 2 pts for scoring in shaded area in front of goal (encourage players to attack the space with their first touch)

Coaching Points:

All previous points

Observe the position of the defender to determine the space to take the touch into

Disguise the direction of the first touch

Use first touch to set up next action, i.e. a pass into the goal

Progressions:

1 - Defender can start to close down the ball as soon as he releases the pass

2 - remove center line of cones


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Free Play

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Free Play (15 mins)

Organization: 4 teams of 3, 2 fields of 3v3

Instructions: 3v3 free play

Coaching Points: limited coaching

encourage players to look for their opportunity to shoot

Progressions:


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Movement
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Dribble
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Pitch Line 1
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