Football/Soccer Session (U8): Switching Play

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Michael Fox, Adult Member

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Michael Fox
Name: Michael Fox
City: Peterborough
Country: United Kingdom
Rank: Elite – 17 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Receiving on back foot

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Receiving on back foot (15 mins)

Receiving techniques- Get the boys ready for later in the session.

Split the group half on the outsdie and half inside the circle. Players in the middle will work on receiving the ball from the servers. Once receive from one transfer the ball to another.

- Create angle to receive on back foot

- First touch into the space

- Take pictures

P = Can you play in the midddle on 2 touches


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Switching play

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Switching play (10 mins)

Organization:

1. Set up as shown

2. Three Groups of 4 players per grid.

3. Player 3 yds from blue cone.

Instructions:

1. Base plays the ball to LD

2. LD takes 1st touch forward,dribbles to flag,performs turn and

passes ball to Base

3. Base shows behind the ball ( Comes under the ball ) and receives pass from LD

4. Base takes 1st touch towards RD.

5. Continue pattern. (waiting player changes roles after two switches)

Coaching Points:

Technique

- Accuracy & Pace of pass

- Pass to the back foot to improve speed of play

Movement

- Create Depth (Behind the ball at an angle - Sideways on)

- Create Witdh ( Feet on line - Sideways on)

Decision

- Check over shoulder before receiving to create habit of taking pictures.

- Triggers of movement. What happens if moves to quickly ?


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

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Switching Play (10 mins)

Organization:

1. Set up as shown (20x20)

2. Two Groups of 3-4 players. (6-8 players per grid)

Instructions:

1. Base plays the ball to LD

2. LD takes 1st touch forward,dribbles to flag,performs turn and

passes ball to Base

3. Base shows behind the ball and receives pass from LD

4. Base takes 1st touch towards RD.

5. After 2-3 turns, Top of Diamond show in passing lane (Blue). Base passes ball to top of diamond.

6. Continue pattern on opposite side.

Coaching Points:

Technique

- Accuracy & Pace of pass

- Pass to the far foot to improve speed of play

Movement

- Create Depth (Behind the ball at an angle - Sideways on)

- Create Witdh ( Feet on line - Sideways on)

Decision

- Check over shoulder before receiving to create habit of taking pictures.

Progression:

- Add second ball ( Can they work it out ? )


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): SSG

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SSG (25 mins)

Organization:

Pitch split into 3 thirds.

Visiting all 3 thirds will result in the goal being worth 3 goals.

Individual

- Can you recognise when to switch the ball to a team mate?

- Can you recognise when to make a run into the space on the far side to be an option to receive a switched pass ?

Team

- Can you drag the other team accross and then switch the ball from that side to the other side and then score ?

Discussion point -

- Is a switched pass better to be in to feet on infront of the receiver ? why ? Support your answer.


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