Football/Soccer Session (U8): HOBOKEN CAMP 2015 DAY 2 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

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Warm Up

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Warm Up

Organization: Freeze Tag

- Everyone has a ball

- The 2 players in blue are the freezers and they are trying to tag the players in white.

Variation

- Ways to freeze a players is by tagging the players or using the inside of the foot to strike the ball and hit the player

- To get unfrozen a player in white can tag you or you can have a player pass the ball through another players legs. this will help with using the inside of the foot.

Coaching Points:

- look for open space

- take small touches and burst into open space

- pick up head when dribbling to locate freezers and open space


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Main Activity

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Main Activity

Organization:

1.20 x 20 yard area set up as shown

2.12 players set up as shown

3.1 ball per player

Instructions:

1.Players score points by dribbling through a gate, turn and

coming back through the same gate, without touching the markers

2.Each player attempts to score as many times as they can

3.Play for a set time limit

Coaching Points:

1.Look up to observe space and scoring opportunities

2.Controlled approach

3.Bend the knees to create a platform to accelerate

4.Use all parts of the feet when attempting to turn

5.The hips must work hard to ensure correct contact and turning

line

Progressions:

P – Reduce gates

P – Reduce gate size and margin for error

P – Add colored gates for specific tur


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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): Main Activity

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Main Activity (100 mins)

Organization:

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

2.- 6 players set up as shown

3.- 2 balls (Additional at starting position)

Instructions:

1.- Two players from opposite sides of the area dribble to the right

of the middle marker, turn and then shoot

2.- As soon as the shot is taken players from the other two corners

set off for the marker

3.- The players that have taken their shot move to fill the open

corner and wait for their next turn

4.- Coach can change the direction of the dribble and turning

technique to challenge players further

5.- Play for a set time limit

Coaching Points:

1.- Controlled approach

2.- Quick turning action

3.- Use nearest foot and surface to go into attacking space quickly

4.- Change of speed after turn to get onto the ball quickly

5.- Head up after turn to observe the goal

Progressions:

P – Add goalkeepers

P – Change central marker so that players dribble behind each other and then turn to shoot at goal

P – Central marker is changed for a passive defender

R – Reduce the size of area

R – Players go one at a time and work in groups of four


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Numbers Game

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Organization:

- have players on each endline of the field

- give players the same number for each team ( if uneven in players. give a player 2 numbers )

- try to match up players facing each other evenly in skill

- when a number is called out. player runs to the middle and competes for the ball.

Coaching Points:

- here is a good time to let players just figure out the game for themselves but depending on the skill level talk about looking

- attacking open space

- keeping the ball close / small touches

- player without the ball needs to look for the open space to receive a pass.

Progressions:

- call multiple numbers to creatve a 2v2 3v3 4v4 etc

- can open the options of making both goals available

- add more goals and place in each corner


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Organization:

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

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

3.- Play for a set time limit

4- any goal is available to score

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:

- you can designate which goals players can only score on

- add the number of players being called out.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Skills Challenge

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Skills Challenge

Turning Skills Challenge

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


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