Football/Soccer Session (U8): UFA SA (2nd Graders) Wk8: Driven Shots

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Ashley Thomas, Adult Member

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Ashley Thomas
Name: Ashley Thomas
City: Lawrenceville
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 6 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer

Description

UFA SA Spring Clinic - 2nd Graders

Wk8: Shooting (Driven  shots)

Surface: Laces


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 in pairs

Each pair has one ball (+ extras)

10 yds apart

Instructions :

1. Players are passing the ball back and forth to each other using the correct technique

2. They are aiming to pass it accurately through the gates to one another

3. Coach demonstrates and allows players to get repetition practicing their low driven shot technique, using the 2nd knuckle of the big toe. Coach points out difference between passing and shooting.

4. Progress activity to competition where players compete to get as many shots through the gates.

Coaching Points

1. Angle of approach

2. Shoulders over the ball

3. Contact with the laces

4. Knee over the ball at contact

5. Placement of non kicking foot

6. Contact 2nd knuckle of big toe

7. Follow through

Progressions:

(P1) - Make gates smaller

(P2) - Increase Distance

(P3) - Make it a tournament style - if you win you move up


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Technical (Unopposed)

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Technical (Unopposed)

Organization:

Half field; One goal

Attackers split into two lines

Each player with a ball

Instructions:

1. First attacker dribbles out around cone then shoots on goal between the orange cones and posts

2. Players then switch lines to work both feet

Coaching Points:

1. Head up to observe position of orange cones and goal

2. Ankle locked, toe down

3. Contact with laces

4. Knee over the ball

5. 2nd knuckle of big toe

6. Non kicking foot placed next to the ball

Progressions:

Have a time limit on start of run towards goal


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Technical (Opposed)

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Technical (Opposed)

Organization:

Half field; Two goals

6 or 8 players

Each player with the ball

Instructions:

1. Yellow player dribbles across the center of the field. After passing the orange cone in the middle he/she takes a driven shot on goal.

2. After the yellow player takes a shot, the blue player may drive across the center of the field to take a shot as well. Yellow player must quickly defend and try to steal the ball away from the blue player to take a shot on the opposite goal.

3. If the ball goes in the goal or crosses the endline of Goal A the player who shot the ball then becomes a defender and tries to score on Goal B.

4. If the ball goes in the goal or crosses the endline of Goal B a new player from the opposite line attacks, and the player who took the shot stays on the field as a defender (for Goal A).

Coaching Points:

1. Angle of approach

2. Body weight over the ball

3. Contact with the laces

4. 2nd knuckle of big toe

5. Observe target

6. Follow through with kicking foot

Progressions:

(P1) - First time shots


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

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Conditioned Game

Organization:

4v4 in grid

Instructions:

1. Players must aim to shoot the ball in between the cones and posts to improve accuracy

2. Players also receive an extra point if they shoot and score before the white line

3. Allow players to play freely

Coaching Points:

1. As mentioned in previous screens


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Dribble
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