Football/Soccer Session (U8): Passing/ Develop technique of push pass and redirecting ball on ground

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Stephen Merriwether, Adult Member

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Stephen Merriwether
Name: Stephen Merriwether
City: Lomita
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 1 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Warm Up

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Warm Up (10 mins)

"Saucers and Lids"

Game rules are players move to each cone and flip from saucer to lid, or lid to saucer.

Variations:

A. Run

B. Side step

C. Jump

Progressions:

1. Run and flip cones

2. Compete against coach

3. Compete against coach and assistants

Objectives:

Agility, Balance, Coordination

Prepare for preactice

Fun!


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Pong

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Pong (15 mins)

Organization:

2 cones, 1 ball per 2 players. Set up cones as close or as far apart (players choice!)

Activity:

Pass between the two players. Never stop the ball from moving. If player passes and hits a cone, opposing player wins a point. 1 or 2 touches. Play 1-2 minute games. Find a pong champion!

Variations:

A. Move distance of cone

B. Move distance of players

Coaching Points:

Redirect touch somewhere new (keep the ball moving)

Push pass technique: heel down, toe out, arms out for balance, inside of foot(or logo), strike through middle of the ball, eye contact


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

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Gates Game (15 mins)

Organization:

25x25, use cones as "gates". Have one more gate than number of pairs.

Activity:

Players work in pairs with one ball, the objective is to pass on the ground through the gates to their partner. You cannot pass through a gate if there is another pair already their

Variations:

A. How many gates can you pass though? Beat your number next time. Play 1 minute games

Coaching Points:

Proper pass technique

Redirect touch to move the ball somewhere new, keep the ball moving, never stop the ball

Have head up

Communication and movement


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Corner Gates

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Corner Gates (15 mins)

Organization:

3v3/4v4. 25x25 yards 4 goals in corners set up diagnally.

Activity:

Score by passing a ball on the ground through the gates. If a goal is scored or ball goes out of bounds, coach starts a new ball. Play the ball in to the team who is most spread out.

Variations:

A. Score on any goal

B. Defend 2 goals, score on 2 goals

Coaching Points:

Guided questions: How can you help your teammate? How can you use your teammate to score a goal?


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