Football/Soccer Session (Moderate): U8 Junior Academy Activities

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Colin  Herriot
Name: Colin Herriot
City: la plata
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 1 points
Membership: Young Member
Sport: Football/Soccer

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Juggling

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Juggling (10 mins)

Juggling:

Everyone has a ball. Hold hands out with ball inbetween. Drop the ball directly down and kick back up to hands, repeat. Players will use their laces and thighs to practice keeping the ball in the air. How many times can players touch the ball before it hits the ground? Ask the players to set juggling records.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Knockout

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Knockout

Knockout:

Each player has a ball. All the kids dribble around the area freely. On the coaches command "knockout", players try and knock each others ball outside the grid. When someones ball is knocked outside the grid, they mut retrieve their ball and stand next to a cone. The last player standing wins the game.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Skills Box

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Skills Box

Players dribble to the first cone and execute a change of direction skill (outside chop, inside chop, cruyff, step-over) and dribble back to the line.

Progression: Players now dribble to the first cone and excecute an attacking skill to move forward. When they reach the second cone they perform another change of direction move and dribble back to the line.

Coaching Points:

- Encourage Speed Dribbling (laces, toe down, heel up)

- scissors (single/double)

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Attacking Skills

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Attacking Skills

Attacking Skills:

Player "A" passes the bal to Player "B". Player "B" receives the ball and attempts to score in either of the goals. If Player "A" wins the ball at anytime the game stops immediately. Rotate the groups after 3-5 minutes.

Coaching Points:

- encourage the players to attack the defenders

- quick movements and awareness

- creativity on the ball

Progression:

- Reward the players for each goal that's scored.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Tag

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Tag

Tag:

The group is split into two teams. Half the players have soccer balls and are the attacking dribblers. The other half are defenders. The objective is for the dribbling players to keep posession of their ball and avoid being tagged. If a defender tags an attacker they then switch roles.

Coaching Points:

- headup when dribbling

- quick movements and decisions

- attack the open space


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Attacking Skills

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Attacking Skills

1v1 Attacking Exercise

Organization

- Ball is served into the area for two players to react

- Players dribble through the gates in-front of the goal before shooting.

Progression

- Mulitple balls can be served into the area

- 2v2


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Pressured Gate Dribbling

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Pressured Gate Dribbling

Pressured Gate Dribbling:

Set up as many gates (cones) as possible in the grid. Ask the attacking players to dribble through as many gates as possible inside 60 seconds. If the defenders win the ball the attacking players are frozen for five seconds before they attempt to steal another ball. Ask the kids to beat their scores on the second and third attempts. Progression - players can only dribble using their left foot, right foot, etc.


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