Football/Soccer Session (Beginner): u7/8 boys Striking and Accuracy (Start Time: 2015-05-12 17:30:00)

Profile Summary

Matt Moore
Name: Matt Moore
City: Hebron
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 2 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer

Description

Session Objectives:

-Understand basic striking techniques

-Learning where to shoot the ball in the goal

-When should players shoot hard and when should players place the ball accurately?

-Encourage players not to use toe to shoot


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): FUNdamental Corner Tag

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): FUNdamental Corner Tag
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FUNdamental Corner Tag (15 mins)

Set-up:

-An area 25x25yds is organised with four corner boxes marked as shown in the illustration (size of area to be amended according to age and ability of the players in the group)

-3 teams of four players start the practice in the central area

-One team is designated as the ‘tagging’ team (reds)

The tagging team are given 60 seconds to try and tag as many players as possible.

-If a player is tagged, they must go to one of the squares and perform the designated activity. Once completed they can rejoin the practice

-Swap the tagging team over after 60 seconds

-Challenge for the tagging team is to see if they can send every attacker to one of the activity squares in 60 seconds

Coaching Points:

-Twisting, turning and dodging to avoid opponents (low centre of gravity).

-When being chased, can players ‘feint’ and ‘trick’ opponent into thinking they're going to move one

way before accelerating away in the opposite direction

-When defending: react quickly tothe movement of the players you are chasing

-Work as a team to deceive and evade taggers

-Taggers to work as a team to catch the attackers – denying space and isolating attackers

Progressions:

-Attacking and defending team have a ball to dribble


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): RWB and shooting

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RWB and shooting (15 mins)

Set-up:

-Goal at either end

-Every player has a ball; go one at a time and try score

-Add competition between two groups

Coaching points:

-Run with the ball for a harder strike

-Can players shoot hard and low in the corners

-Rebounds

-Body movement before the shot

-Surface of the foot to kick with

Progressions:

-Shoot from a shooting line

-Direct players left or right of goal

-Competition between teams; most goals in 3 minutes


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Waves

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Waves (15 mins)

Set-up:

-3 different teams; 1 team start and two teams stay behind the goal

-Objective is to move the ball to the other side of the field as a team and then try and score past the keeper

-The team behind the goal then does the same to the other end etc.

-Each team keeps going until the balls run out

Coaching points:

-Running with ball to allow for speed

-Movements of the players off the ball

-When to shoot and when to pass

-Rebounds

Progressions:

-Offside line

-Add a time pressure


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Small-sided games

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Small-sided games (15 mins)

Set-up:

-3v3 game

-Rotate teams

Coaching points:

-Implement skills and ideas from the practice

-Head up and obvserve defenders and own players movement

-Use both feet

Progressions:

-N/A


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