Football/Soccer Session (U8): RSA Raiders - U8B - Session 16 - L-Turn

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Alejandro Fernandez, Adult Member

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Alejandro Fernandez
Name: Alejandro Fernandez
City: Union
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 3 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer

Description

Learning Outcomes

1. Introduce L-Turn to beat an opponent.

2. Develop recognition of diagonal/lateral pressure.

3. Imprve ability to slow down as space decreases.

4. Improve use of both feet to perform moves/skills.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Warm-up

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Warm-up

Organization:

1. Open area.

2. Every player with a ball.

Instructions:

1. Players perform series of juggling challenges.

2. Players dribble around performing series of skills.

3. Play tag game without ball if players are too energetic or too cold.

Coaching Points:

1. Quality and direction of touches.

2. Head up to observe space.

3. Use various surfaces.

4. Play at various speeds.

Progressions:

1. End with knockout game.


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

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Technical Unopposed

Organization:

1. 20x15 area.

2. Players set up as shown.

3. Every player with a ball.

Instructions:

1. First player from each line dribbles to middle cone.

2. Players perform L-Turn at middle cone and accelerate forward.

3. Players repeat process going back (using opposite foot).

4. Next two players do same thing as soon as first two players are done.

Coaching Points:

1. Technical execution of L-Turn:

* Use sole of foot to drag ball back

* Ball goes behind standing foot

* Use inside of foot to push ball across

* Ball travels across standing foot

* Take ball away in opposite direction

Progressions:

1. Ensure players work on both sides.


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

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Technical Semi-Opposed

Organization:

1. 20x15 area.

2. Players set up as shown.

3. One ball per pair.

Instructions:

1. Players work in pairs.

2. Attacker with ball dribbles forward to nearest cone.

3. Defender looks to beat attacker to cone but does not attempt to win ball.

4. Attacker performs L-turn at cone/to beat passive defender.

5. Players rotate roles on way back.

6. Next pair repeats process when first two players finish an entire rotation.

Coaching Points:

1. Head up to observe space.

2. Direction and weight of first touch.

3. Slow down as space becomes smaller.

4. Accelerate out of move.

5. Technical execution of L-Turn:

* Use sole of foot to drag ball back

* Ball goes behind standing foot

* Use inside of foot to push ball across

* Ball travels across standing foot

* Take ball away in opposite direction

Progressions:

1. If possible, start with a square pass from passive defender.

2. Ensure players work from both sides.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Fully Opposed - 1v1

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Fully Opposed - 1v1

Organization:

1. 15x10 area.

2. Players set up as shown.

3. Two goals as shown.

Instructions:

1. Defender is live on attacker's first touch.

2. Attacker can score on either of two goals.

3. Defender can look to score on either of two goals after winning possession.

4. Play for 2-3 minutes then switch lines.

Coaching Points:

1. Head up to observe space and defender.

2. Exaggerate movements to deceive defender.

3. Look to keep body between ball and defender.

4. Accelerate into space.

Progressions:

1. Attacker must get beyond red cone before scoring.


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

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Free Play

Organization:

1. 30x20 area.

2. Play on two fields.

Instructions:

1. 3v3 free play.

2. Throw-ins. No corners.

3. Corners: start with ball at own goal.

Coaching Points:

1. Shape - width and depth.

2. Movement to create/maintain triangles.

3. Recognition of 1v1 scenarios.

4. Recognition of how/when to attack space.

Progressions:


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Movement
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Custom Movement
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Pass
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Dribble
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