Football/Soccer Session (U8): 3 Monroe Soccer U8 Travel UNITY - Apr. '14 (Start Time: 2014-04-08 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

Attacking space at speed, and slowing down to enable change of direction


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Running with the ball warm up

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Running with the ball warm up (20 mins)

Organization:

10 x 10 yard area set up as shown

6 players (3 A ttackers, 3 D efenders) set up

as shown

2 markers at each end of area for teams to

wait behind

1 ball per team (Additional around the

outside)

Instructions:

On coach’s call, first player in each line runs with ball to complete one full lap of the diamond;

Then allow the next team mate in line to take the ball

Ensure that the ball is dribbled all the way to the starting marker, not passed

First team to catch and tag their opponents wins a point

If team is not tagged, team who is leading after 5 repetitions each wins point

Coaching Points:

Positive first touch out of the feet

Head up and see situation

Play with the laces of the foot closet to the ball

Fewest number of touches to cover the distance quickly

Progressions:

Coach can shout “switch” at any time, to change the direction of play to counter clockwise

Tagging opponents awards 1 point, overtaking them awards 3 points

Players may pass the ball into the path of their team mate after rounding the final marker


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Running with the ball  - Technique

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Running with the ball - Technique (20 mins)

Organization:

10x30 yard area set up as shown

8 players set up as shown

Ball per player

Instructions:

4 players in each ‘lane’, 2 at each end

A player from each lane runs w ith the ball 20 yards and then passes to the w aiting player at the opposite end, repeat

Players should observe movement of approaching player.

Competition between the players for how many repetitions can be made in 1 minute. Rest. Repeat

Coaching Points:

Positive first touch out of the feet

Head up and see situation

Head down when playing the ball to ensure good contact

Play with laces of foot closest to the ball

Fewest number of touches to cover the distance quickly

Run in a straight line

Execution of final pass

Progressions:

Players have to stop the ball after 10 yards, emphasizing the positive first touch

Run with the ball the whole way through


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): When to dribble and w hen to run w ith the ball

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When to dribble and w hen to run w ith the ball (20 mins)

Organization:

20 x 20 yard area set up as shown

players set up as shown

1 team on either side of central zone

1 ball per player

Instructions:

Players dribble ball within their own side of the field

A) On coach’s command “change” the players must stop their ball and start dribbling with another ball

within their own side

B) On command “switch” the players must dribble their own ball across the central zone, and continue to dribble on the opposite side

First team to have all players complete the required movement wins a point

First team to 10 points wins

Coaching Points:

Positive first touch out of the feet

Head up and see situation

Head down when playing the ball to ensure good contact

Play with the laces of the foot closet to the ball

Fewest number of touches to cover the distance quickly

Progressions:

On command “tag” players must leave their ball, run across the central zone to tag an opponent’s

ball, before rejoining their own side and dribbling their original ball

Increase area to 30x30 to increase space and reduce traffic


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): End Zone Game

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End Zone Game (25 mins)

Organization:

30/40x20 yard area with two 5 yard wide end zones is organized as shown in the diagram above.

Instructions:

Play regular scrimmage.

Instead of having goals have two end zones set up. Players score by dribbling into end zones. (Adjust size of area to number of players).

Play is continuous for the designated period of time.

Coaching Points:

Head up and see situation;

Start to recognise when to run with the ball and when to pass.

Close Control;

Encourage moves.

Progressions:

Add a neutral player to create numbers up and more success.

Review at end


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