Football/Soccer Session (U8): Carmel United (Shooting) (Start Time: 2015-06-17 17:30:00)

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Greg Primavera, Adult Member

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Greg Primavera
Name: Greg Primavera
City: White Plains
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 0 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 (10 mins)

Organization:

-Every Player with ball in 20x30 grid

Instructions:

PART I:

-Players are introduced to Messi and Ronaldo touches, choosing the correct time for each, ie close spaces use messi touches, open space use ronaldo touches.

-After a few minutes, challenge is introduced. Players now race to 50+ touches using Messi, Ronaldo, or a combination of the two.

PART II:

-Players dribble throughout area using any part of foot and wait for different commands

1) Change-When coach shouts change players must leave their ball and find a new one

2) Outside- When coach yells outside all players must dribble out of the boundary stop the ball and come back in.

3)Incorporate static ball-mastery such as toe taps, stationary scissors, etc

4) Can end with game where after every switch, a ball is taken out of the field, continually decreasing to where there is only one ball left and winner is the one who gets to it first.

Coaching Points:

-Head up to see available space

-Keep ball close when in crowded area (can you take a touch every step you take)

-If see good area of space take bigger touch/accelerate into it

-Use correct dribbling technique (pinky toe touches, knee over ball)

Progressions:

-If lose ball outside of area, or hit another player/ball you lose 10 counts in race to 50.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Aliens and Astronauts

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Aliens and Astronauts (10 mins)

Organization:

30 x 30

One ball per alien.

Instructions:

-Aliens and Astronauts. Aliens (blue) will "shoot" the ball at the Astronauts (white) using correct shooting technique.

-If an astronaut is hit below the knees with a ball, he quickly gets a ball and becomes an alien.

-Last astronaut standing wins.

Coaching Points:

Shoot with laces

Plant foot next to ball and aiming towards target (partner)

Land on shooting foot

Arm out for balance

Progressions:

Make the area smaller


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Shooting Gate

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Shooting Gate (10 mins)

Organization: 2 yd gate in the middle with a cone 10 yds from gate on each side, players are in pairs, 1 ball per pair, extra soccer balls around the sides.

Instructions:

1. One partner begins with the ball and attempts to shoot the ball through the gate

2. A successful attempt is awarded 1 point

3. After the first partner attempts their shot, it becomes the second partners turn

4. Shots must be taken with their laces in order for it to count

5. Play to a set score, then rotate opponent

Coaching Points:

- Head up to observe target

- Angeld approach

- Head down at point of contact

- Body weight forward, chest down

- Ankle locked, toe down

- Follow through, land on shooting foot

Progressions:

- Use weaker foot only

- If the partner misses, can the second partner earn 2 points for a successful one time shot


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

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Free Play (30 mins)

Organization: 3v3

Instructions: Free Play

Coaching Points:

Every shot on goal= 1 point

Progressions:


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