Football/Soccer Session (U8): Lightning U8 Girls: Dribbling: Session 3.1 (Start Time: 2016-04-16 10:15:00)

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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): Warmup

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Warmup
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Warmup (15 mins)

On Arrivial: Juggling - Height challenge: low juggles, bounce, high juggle, bounce, low juggles

Organization:

As above

Instructions:

Dynamic warm up followed by reaction races

Bouncing on toes facing different directions/ on knees / legs crossed / on belly / jump and high ten

First one to touch coaches hand wins

Coaching Points:

- Be on toes

- Listen for coaches signal

- Reaction time

- Speed of movement


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Developmental Repititions

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Developmental Repititions (15 mins)

Organization:

As above

Instructions:

A - Players dribble out to centre line and the perform a 'Stop-Turn'. After turning they return to start line and partner goes. Process repeats.

B - Players dribble out and perform a Stop Start (swivel-hips) at the centre line and then accelerate to the endline at which point the next player does the same. Process repeats.

Coaching Points:

- Pinky toe to dribble

- Keep ball close, touch on every step

- Correct execution of turn and stop start

- Open the hips to sell the move

- Ball out of feet

- Head up after turn/stop start

- Accelerate out of turn/stop start

Progressions:

- Use weaker foot on every other go

- For (A) can also do dragback turn, then progress in (B) to drag-push start-stop.


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

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Semi to Fully Opposed (15 mins)

Organization:

As above

Instructions:

Red attacks, blue defends. The first two from each team go 1v1 with red able to score in either goal. Keep playing until a goal is scored or the ball goes out and then repeat with the next two players. Switch attackers and defenders each round. Closer goal is worth 1 point, further goal worth 2. Keep total team score.

Coaching Points:

- Quality of first touch (Direction - towards goal, Weight)

- Awareness of defender's position

- Be positive, attack goal if possible

- Decision, Turn or Stop start to lose the defender (Scenarios from warm up)

- Protect the ball with your body at all times

- Finish!

Progressions:

- Switch goals to other side (as in the right half, above) so as to work both feet.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Conditioned Game

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Conditioned Game (30 mins)

Organization:

3v3 game with four goals to encourage quick changes of direction.

Coaching Points:

- When to use a turn and when to use a stop-start in a game situation.

Progressions

- Switch which goals teams are shooting at (i.e. two opposite goals or two contiguous goals)

- Remove two goals after 10 minutes for free play


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