Football/Soccer Session (Beginner): Building A Style Of Play U6-U8 (Start Time: 2014-08-30 09:30:00)

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David Williams, Adult Member

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David Williams
Name: David Williams
City: Welwyn Garden City
Country: United Kingdom
Rank: Elite – 0 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer

Description

Working on players ability to run with the ball and become exciting players, whilst developing a possession based style of play. Keeping the ball safe is crucial.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): SMALL GROUP WORK

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SMALL GROUP WORK (15 mins)

Small Group Work - Individualism

Players with a ball each run inbetween each other keeping the ball close to their feet. At all times players should look to keep the ball on their safe side.

CHALLENGES

PLAY QUICKLY - DONT LOSE THE BALL - USE BOTH FEET - DONT RUN IN STRAIGHT LINES -

GET IN BETWEEN PLAYERS WITHOUT LOSING THE BALL - RUN FAST INTO SPACES -

LOOK FOR GAPS TO RUN INTO - SHIELD THE BALL AND TURN AWAY FROM PLAYERS.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 6 Balls

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6 Balls (15 mins)

Get players into a good habits from a young age. Working off the ball is just as important as with the ball. Players not coached to work off the ball from a young age develop poor time and space awareness.

In this practice players RWB, perform a trick or run through a gate before passing, they then move into a space to receive the ball in a half turned position.

Take a look at the picture and see 5 different things going on.

1) Receives the ball on the half turn in a great position to see the pitch.

2) Has passed the ball to a player who was not looking at him.

3) Received the ball with his back to the pitch.

4) Taking the ball past the other player with the ball on his wrong foot. Should swap feet to keep the ball away from opposition.

5) Is using the safe area to receive the ball, this replicates the wide areas on the pitch.

Communication.

Players off the ball shout "shoulders" when they are in a half turned position and in good space.

Players on the ball shout "running in" when they see space to run into.

Key Coaching Points.

Play quickly using both feet.

Screening the ball at all times.

Soft passing to the correct foot/space.

Check Shoulder to see where space is.

Eyes up scanning the pitch.

Communicate developing our football language.

Quick turns.

1st touch into space.

Make it harder by walking through pitch and kicking any balls that come too close away.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Defender

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Learning Objectives

Technical Technical
RWB - Passing - Receiving - Dribbling - Shielding
Technical Tactical
Finding Space
Technical Physical
Running
Technical Social
Talking -

Defender (15 mins)

Split pitch in half and have 2 games of keep ball. Children can now use the safe areas and home bases. The defender can only run in the normal area. The defender holds a bib and if he wins the ball he drops the bib for the new defender to pick up before he can tackle anyone else.

Once a player receives the ball they must try and run through a gate before they pass it, younger players can have gates in the safe areas where they can not get tackled.

Encourage players to use the safe areas and home base, once in their they must play quickly or they become the defender.

6 yr olds will need time to adapt to the session, but after a few weeks they will start to get it.

What to look out for.

Dont let it become a passing exercise. Challenge players to stay on the ball.

The reds are crowding the ball, where as the yellows have learnt to spread out.


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Dribble
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