Football/Soccer Session (U8): Fall 2016 Rye Brook Fire Session 3 (Start Time: 2016-09-17 10:15:00)

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Greg Primavera, Adult Member

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Greg Primavera
Name: Greg Primavera
City: White Plains
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 0 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Tail Tag

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Tail Tag (10 mins)

Organization:

25 x 25 grid

Agility Ladder on Side of Your Choice

All Players with Pinnie tucked into pants

Instructions:

Have Players determine what animal with a tail that they want to be

Phase I: Players are without a ball. 3x60 seconds. Players are trying to steal eachother's 'tails' or pinnie for 1 PT.

- If Player steals pinnie, they are to put it on the floor and then keep playing.

- No holding pinnies to prevent them from being pulled.

- Emphasize turning away from pressure

Phase II: Players are with a ball. 3x60 seconds. They can score by either placing foot on top of their opponents ball or stealing their pinnie. Each is worth 1 PT each.

Coaching Points:

- Am I taking big touches in big space?

- Am I dribbling and turning away from pressure?

- Can I shield my pinnie/ball from the attacker?

- Am I taking smaller touches when my space runs out?


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Warm Up

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Warm Up (10 mins)

Organization:

-Large grid 30x30 yard

- 8 players, 2 in each corner

- 7 cones (4 red, 3 blue)

-Small boxes in each corner 5x5 yards

-2 players per square

-All the balls in the middle(Eventually)

Instructions:

- On "go" one player from each corner will leave their corner to get a cone from the middle, turn and run back to their corner.

- Once cones are gone from the middle, the players may steal cones from other team's corner.

- Players may only take one cone at a time

- Players cannot block another team from getting a cone from the corners.

- First team to get 5 points in their corner wins, you must get 5 points so that means 2 red cones one blu

Coaching Points:

- Controlled approach

- Proper technique on turn

- Bend the knees to create a platform to accelerate

- Turn into space

- Encourage to think and how to get 5 points.

Progressions:

Switch the balls for cones, 7 balls in the middle, same game now players win by getting 3 balls to their corner.


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

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Technical Turns (Unopposed) (10 mins)

Organization:

- 4 cones in the middle of the area, 4 groups

- Each player has a ball

Instructions:

- On Coaches command, players dribble out to the cone, perform turn and return to their starting point.

- When they reach starting point the next person in line goes.

- Perform drag back, inside turn and outside turn.

Coaching Points:

- Close Control

- Head Up (check over shoulder to assess space and pressure)

- Accelerate after the turn

- Lower your body to give a better platform to accelerate

-Distance of touch (helps next action)

-Protecting the ball while dribbling

Progressions:

- Make into a race

-Perfrom the correct technique for the Outside Cut turn:

Attacking the space forward on the field (looking to penetrate)

Identification of the space

Decision whether to keep going forward or turn based on pressure and space

Use of body, arms etc to fake

Direction of touch (based on next action)

Protecting the ball while dribbling

Use of arms to feel the defender

Push ball with kicking foot through legs


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Turning To Goals

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Turning To Goals (10 mins)

Organization:

players split into teams of 3 or 4

ball per player

cone set up 10 yards from players

pugg net per team

Instructions:

first player in line dribbles up to cone and performs turn (inside cut, outsidie cut, pull back, etc)

defender is released as soon as forward turns around the cone

Coaching Points:

dribble up to cone quickly using bigger touches, small touches near cone

head up to see where the cone is and know when to turn

when turning, control the ball and keep it close

look up as soon as you turn to find the goal

accelerate away from defender and score goal

Progressions:


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Main Theme - 1v1 Turning

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Main Theme - 1v1 Turning (10 mins)

Organization:

- Players split evenly in to two teams

Instructions:

- On coach's call, first player in each line dribbles around respective cone and look to score a goal

- First player to score the goal wins the game

Coaching Points:

- Speed of play

- Choice of turn

- Execution of Turn

- Accelerate out

- Finish with the goal


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): World Cup

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World Cup (15 mins)

Organization:

4 teams each player numbered 1,2,3

4 teans of which each team has to stand behind when they are not active

Coach has as many balls next to him as possible.

Instructions:

Each team given a team name

coach throws out a ball and calls a number 1-3

that number player becomes active and has to try and score in another teams goal

every team has 3 lives and every time they concede a goal they lose a life

when all 3 lives gone, they mus flip there pugg goal over as they are out the competition (however they still play when their number is called to hep score against other teams)

the last team in wins the world cup.

Coaching Points:

Dribbling/turning away from defenders to a goal of less pressure

spacial awareness

decision making

Progressions:


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Tournament 3v3

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Tournament 3v3 (25 mins)

Organization:

3v3 Small-sided tournament games: 4 teams of 3 players eachteam. 2 fields of 20x30 yards with 2 Pugg Goals on opposite endlines. Play small sided to larger goals if possible since the kids got striking repitiions during the session.

Instructions:

4 Teams of 3, play 3v3 tournament style format where each team will play one another. 3 points for a win, 1 point for a tie and 0 for a loss. Each game should be approximately 6-8 minutes in duration (obviously play a 3 game tournament).

Coaching Points:

· Review of session's learning outcomes being translated into the game

· 3 lines of attack

· Creating triangle (gives angles of support)

· Making triangle as big as possible (Creating space)


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