Football/Soccer Session (U8): Receiving and Turning

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Ross Langworthy, Adult Member

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Ross Langworthy
Name: Ross Langworthy
City: Gloucester
Country: United Kingdom
Rank: Elite – 1 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer

Description

Progressive session aiming to allow players to learn a number of different ways of receiving and 'turning out', from unopposed game with interference from other groups, to opposed 2v1 games.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Unopposed turning/receiving game

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Unopposed turning/receiving game
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Unopposed turning/receiving game (20 mins)

Set Up

Three groups of three - two players on the outside, one player on the inside. One ball between group.

The game

Player receives from one outside team-mate and plays out to the other team-mate. Players on the outside can move anywhere around the outside of the circle.

Key points

Scanning - where is the team-mate that you are looking to play to? Where are the other inside players?

Receiveing - side-on to allow scanning and one/no touch turn

Turns - Multi/One/No touch turns


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Semi-opposed 2v1

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Semi-opposed 2v1
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Semi-opposed 2v1 (15 mins)

Set Up

One floater at each end. One defender with a ball, two passers.

Game

Passers both receive a ball from a floater, turn and play to opposite floater. Defender dribbles around area with football to try and get in the way/pressure the passers.

Aim

Recognise where defender is, recognise weight of pass and whether a one/no touch turn needed.

Receiving technique, open body, scan for defender and availability of floater


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Opposed 2v1

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Opposed 2v1 (15 mins)

Set Up

Two target players, two attackers, one defender.

The Game

Two attackers work together to get the ball from one target player to the other, continuously.

Defender can tackle and intercept, and gets a point each time he/she wins the ball back.

Aim

Firstly, can you turn and play to target player?

If not, can you be creative and link with partner?

Movement to create space.


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