Football/Soccer Session (U8): Intro to speed of play

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Daniel Solli, Adult Member

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Daniel Solli
Name: Daniel Solli
City: Port Chester
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 3 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer

Description

Intro to speed of play/thought for youth players. Technical skills of dribbling, turning, passing and shooting. Main theme is to play quick via the dribble into space incorporating other players and finding them.

Key coaching points:

Speed of play

Speed of thought (decision making)

Head Up


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Warm Up-Receive and Dribble

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Warm Up-Receive and Dribble
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Warm Up-Receive and Dribble

Warm Up

Pass and Dribble

Organization:

20 x 20 yard grid

8x8 smaller square in middle of grid

8 players (4 blue, 4 red)

4 balls (additional outside area)

Instructions:

Players on outside start with ball. Players inside start in small square. Players move to receive ball from outside and dribble it to open player. Players must dribble through central square before finding player. Players must find as many passes and dribbles as possible. Place time limit to increase speed of play/Make point system to get a winner and increase competition.

Coaching Points:

Intro to speed of play (how quick can you move balls to outside players)

Intro to passing (outside player)

Dribbling (Messi/Ronaldo touches)

Head Up

Progressions:

Make game Add points

Make them perform move/ball mastery in square

5 seconds once receiving the ball to get it to next player


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Main Theme-Dribble and Finish

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Main Theme-Dribble and Finish

Main Activity

Dribble and Finish

Organization:

20 x 20 area

1 cone central to dribble around

2 pugg goals

8 players (4 red, 4 blue)

8 balls (additional outside area)

Instructions:

Players must dribble out around cone, turn and finish a strike on goal. First team to 5 goals wins. Play for set # of rounds.

Coaching Points:

Continue speed of play (dribble at speed, quick turn, head up and strike)

Proper Striking technique (laces, toe down, body over ball)

Progressions:

Make game to 2-3 goals to increase speed of play/competition

Add move to perform at hurdle to increase difficulty


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Dribble
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