Football/Soccer Session (U8): U8 Girls: Lightning: Dribbling: Week 2 (Start Time: 2015-09-11 05:05:00)

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Shane Clark, Adult Member

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Shane Clark
Name: Shane Clark
City: Rye Brook, New York
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 3 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Warm-Up - Freeze Tag

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Warm-Up - Freeze Tag (10 mins)

Warm-Up: Freeze Tag

Setup:

Inside of your grid, players will dribble ther ball around trying to avoid taggers (1-2 players without a ball). Players who get 'tagged' are 'FROZEN' and are required to hold the ball above their head and spread their legs wide apart. A teammate can 'UNFREEZE' frozen player by passing a ball through their legs.

Play about four to five 1 minute games changing taggers each game. If the tagger(s) freeze all of the players - they win.

Coaching Points:

Encourage players to use the inside of their foot to gain accuracy

Heel down - Toe up, knee bent.

Plant foot should be placed next to the ball and pointing towards their target.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Juggling Warm Up

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Juggling Warm Up (10 mins)

Organization:

20 x 30 yrd grid

Instructions:

Juggle Then Catch

10 Right Foot

10 Left Foot

10 Double Right

10 Double Left

10 Right Left

10 Left Right

-Only counts if the player catches the ball

Coaching Points:

Make contact with the ball near the ground

Use your laces or knuckle of foot

Progressions:


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

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Free Dribble (10 mins)

Organization: 20 x 30

Instructions: Players dribble in the 15 x 30 yard grid.

Coaching Points: Keep Ball Close, Head Up For Space Recognition Small Touches In Tight Spaces, Big Touch Into Open Space,

Progressions:

1. Free Dribble

2. Outside of foot only

3. Free Dribble (must turn with the outside of the foot)


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Dribbling/Relays

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Dribbling/Relays (20 mins)

Organization:

- Two lines for the players

- Cones set three yards a part in a straight line, the furthest line is 15-20 yards away from the starting line

- Coach line in the middle for demonstrations

Instructions:

- Players will dribble their ball through the cone sequence, and ultimately finish with a shot on a little goal

- When players reach the last of the three yard cones, the next person may go too

Coaching Points:

- Listening to instructions

- Proper dribbling technique: when to be a Messi v Ronaldo (Girls may get small v. big touches easier)

- Score goals!

Progressions:

- Weave through the cones, finish on goal

- Up two cones, back one. (Try to emphasize the use of a Pull Back to apply the new skill learned), Finish on goal.

- Alternating sides, zig zag fashion using the middle line to do perform the sequence (Example given in the image).


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Attacking End Zone

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Attacking End Zone (25 mins)

Organization:

20 x 20 grid

Instructions:

- Players attack end zone

- once successful next opposing 3 players counter attack

Coaching Points:

- Dribble at speed

- Move to recieve the ball

Progressions:

- Players can only dribble forward (no passing forward)

- Touch Restriction


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