Football/Soccer Session (U8): RSA Raiders - U8B - RWB & Feints - Session 2

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Alejandro Fernandez, Adult Member

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Alejandro Fernandez
Name: Alejandro Fernandez
City: Union
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 3 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer

Description

Learning Outcomes

1. Introduce feints to beat an opponent.

2. Improve players' ability to recognize space.

3. Improve players' mentality to attack space quickly.

4. Improve players' decision-making with regards to dribbling.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Ball mastery warm-up

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Ball mastery warm-up

Organization:

1. Open area.

2. Every player with a ball.

Instructions:

1. Coach demonstrates various pick-up skills (e.g. fish, scoop, roll flick).

2. Following pick-ups, players perform juggling challenge.

a) Bounce, juggle, catch x10,

b) Bounce, juggle, catch, bounce, juggle, bounce, juggle, catch (add one bounce-juggle after each turn)

3. After 3-5 minutes, players dribble in open area.

Coaching Points:

1. Head up.

2. Soft, controlled touches.

3. Use of both feet.

4. Light on toes.

Progressions:

1. Ensure players keep track of their scores. Encourage players to set and break records.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Technical Unopposed

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Technical Unopposed

Organization:

1. 15x10 area.

2. One ball per player.

Instructions:

1. Player at the beginning of the line dribbles into area.

2. When he gets even with middle cone, he performs a feint and continues forward.

3. When he gets to the end, he performs any turn (i.e. drag back).

4. When he turns, he looks up to the next player and runs back to the start.

5. The next player in line starts dribbling when his teammate makes eye contact.

Coaching Points:

1. Head up to observe space.

2. Connect with teammate - eye contact.

3. Quality of approach - Messi touches.

4. Accelerate away - Ronaldo.

5. Technical execution of feint:

a) Lean to one side dropping your shoulder

b) Plant the same side foot to the side of the ball

c) Take the ball away with the outside of the opposite foot

Progressions:

1. Work on both feet.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Technical Semi-opposed

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Technical Semi-opposed

Organization:

1. 15x15 area with 3yd gates at corners as shown.

2. Players set up as shown.

3. Attackers with balls.

Instructions:

1. Two attackers, with balls, wearing different colors.

2. A defender in the middle wearing a third color.

3. Attackers look to dribble or run with the ball across to the other side.

4. Attackers score a point each time they penetrate successfully and dribble through a gate.

5. At first, attackers can go through any colored gate. See progressions below for other scenarios.

6. Rotate roles every two minutes. Attacker with lower score becomes defender.

Coaching Points:

1. Head up to observe space.

2. No pressure/lots of space - Ronaldo.

3. Pressure/limited space - Messi.

4. Speed of approach - attack space quickly.

5. Selection and timing of move(s).

Progressions:

1. Attackers have to alternate colors each trip (red one way, blue on their way back).

2. Attackers can only attack a specific colored gate (matching pinnie).

3. If defender wins the ball, he can attack the gates belonging to the player he dispossessed.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Technical Fully Opposed

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Technical Fully Opposed

Organization:

1. 30x15 with 5x15 endzone.

2. Cones to mark halfway line.

3. Two goals at corners of endzone.

4. Players distributed evenly.

Instructions:

1. Attacker (shown in white) starts with ball.

2. Defender (shown in blue) is live on attacker's first touch.

3. Attacker looks to penetrate into endzone (shaded area) to score a point.

4. Attacker can score double points if he finishes on goal.

5. Defender gets a point if he wins possession in the attacker's half (orange line).

6. Defender scores double points if he wins possession and runs across attacker's line.

7. Players go back to same line. Rotate roles after 2-3 minutes.

Coaching Points:

1. Head up to observe space.

2. First touch - big, into space.

3. Space ahead - Ronaldo.

4. Close to defender - Messi.

5. Slow down on approach to defender.

6. Use of feints and fakes.

7. Acceleration out of move, change of speed.

Progressions:

1. Allow defender to start from front of endzone rather than behind the endzone.

2. Set time limit to score.


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

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Free Play

Organization:

1. 30x20 (or 40x30 depending on players' ability).

2. Teams set up as shown.

Instructions:

1. Free play: 4v4.

2. Restarts: kick-in or dribble in. No corners.

Coaching Points:

1. Recognition of space.

2. Three lines of attack.

3. Movement and angles of support to create space.

4. Positive mentality - get forward.

Progressions:


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