Football/Soccer Session (U8): Valley Stream U8 Terminators Week 5

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Duane Pena, Adult Member

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Duane Pena
Name: Duane Pena
City: New York
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 6 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Ghostbusters

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Ghostbusters
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Ghostbusters (10 mins)

Organization:

All Players inside the grid with a soccer ball

Coaches with soccer ball in their hands

Instructions:

-Coaches are Ghostbusters trying to catch all the Ghosts (Players)

-Ghosts must try to dribble away from the Ghostbusters, who look to throw their soccer ball and hit the Ghost's ball

-If a Ghost is caught by a Ghostbuster, they must perform touches (toe touches, happy feet, etc) before they can play again

Coaching Points:

-Ghosts must keep their ball safe from the Ghostbusters

-Head up to see where the Ghostbuster is

-Turn away from pressure to protect the ball and accelerate into open space

-Dribble into open space where there are no Ghostbusters

Progressions:

Half the kids are Ghosts, half are Ghostbusters

-If a ghost is hit by a ghostbuster, the two switch roles


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Main Theme1

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Main Theme1 (15 mins)

Organization:

-4 cones in the middle of the area, 4 groups

-Each player has a ball

Instructions:

-On Coaches command, players dribble out to the cone, perform turn and return to their starting point, when they reach starting point the next person in line goes.

-Perform pull back, inside turn and outside turn. Dependign on ability of group, can focus on one or more based on how they are able to grasp and perform the moves.

Coaching Points:

-Close Control

-Head Up (check over shoulder to assess space and pressure)

-Accelerate after the turn

-Lower your body to give a better platform to accelerate

Progressions:

-Make into a race

-Remove 4 cones in middle and place down just 1 cone

-Now players are forced to turn with more traffic, pressure

Regression:

-Have all balls in center players race to perform turn and return as many balls as possible to their group.

-Reasons for need to turn - into space & away from danger

-Inside cut

-Outside cut

-Pullback/Dragback


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

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1v1 Turns (15 mins)

Organization:

- 20x25 area

- four small goals

Instructions:

- defender passes through attackers feet, and play begins

- 1v1, attacker must (turn) and attack near goals

- defender may counter

Coaching Points:

- can we use a feint to create space

- (check our shoulder) turn if unopposed when reaching ball

Progressions:

- Add a neutral on opposite side player can use to play off of and bring into play

- Add a 2nd defender thats delayed 4 seconds (to encourage positive/quick play)


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

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Free Play (15 mins)

Organization:

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Coaching Points:

Progressions:


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