Football/Soccer Session (U8): Turning

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Byron Garcia, Adult Member

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Byron Garcia
Name: Byron Garcia
City: Queens
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 2 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

Organization:

Players work in pairs in 20X20 grid or smaller depending on number, one player with a ball

Instructions:

One player has the ball, the other has to try to tag the ball

Coaching Points:

Protect the ball using your body

Turning to escape pressure (inside and outside turns, U turn)

Accelerate and find the space

Progressions:

Same activity with ball and players using feet


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 1 vs 1 Opposed

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1 vs 1 Opposed

Organization: Two teams, 3 players per team, defending players start with the ball.

Instructions: Defending player pass ball through attacking players legs, Defending follows pass and defends both goals. The attacking player takes touch out of feet and can score in either goal. If defender steals the ball then they can score in either goal.

Switch around after 5 mins.

Coaching Points:

-1st touch to attack a goal

-Recognition of defender and space

-Protect ball if pressure is tight

-Head up after every touch

-Inside and outside cut, U turn


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

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

Organization:

Players divided into two teams, Blue and Yellow

Blues divided up between two A goals, Yellows divided up between two B goals

All soccer balls with coach on the side

Instructions:

One player from each goal runs creating a 2v2 in the middle

Yellow team tries to score either of the B goals, Blue tries to score in either of the A goals

If goal is scored or ball goes out, players return to their starting spot

Have one player from each color keep score. Most goals wins!

Coaching Points:

Head and eyes up to see open space/goal

Close control when under pressure

Inside and outside turns, U turn.

Big touch to penetrate open space and attack a goal


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