Football/Soccer Session (U8): UFA SA (2nd-3rd) Wk1: Assessment; Messi and Ronaldo Review

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Ashley Thomas, Adult Member

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Ashley Thomas
Name: Ashley Thomas
City: Lawrenceville
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 6 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer

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UFA Spring Clinic Wk1: Assessment (Messi / Ronaldo)

Focus - Messi vs. Ronaldo touches (Small vs. Big)

Surface - Pinky toes + Laces


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Juggling / Pop challenge

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Juggling / Pop challenge
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Juggling / Pop challenge

Instructions:

1. Allow players to practice juggling.

2. Coach demonstrates which surface he/she would like the players to use (laces) and allows players to practice by bouncing the ball on the ground first and trying to pop the ball back up to his/her hands.

3. If this becomes to easy for the players then ask them to pop the ball before it touches the ground.

Progression:

(P1) - Pop Challenge: Players must pop the ball back up to their hands using their laces, and have to control the ball so that it doesn't go higher than their heads.

1. For the challenge the players must pop the ball up to their hands with his/her right foot, then catch it, afterwards pop the ball with their left foot and catch it (level 1).

2. After completing level 1, players must then pop the ball twice on each leg, catching it, and then finish by alternating the legs, so that the ball pops on the right and then the left.

3. If the ball is dropped, player starts back at level zero.

4. Players try to beat their latest level, or his/her peer's level.

Example: (Level 1) Right foot - pop - catch, Left foot - pop - catch; (Level 2) Right foot - 2x pop - catch, Left foot - 2x pop - catch, Right + Left foot - 1 pop in between each - catch; etc.


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

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Free Movement

Organization:

20 x 15

Every player with a ball

Instructions:

1. In the 20 x 15 grid allow the players to dribble around using Messi / Ronaldo touches.

2. (Coach) Introduces and reviews Messi and Ronaldo touches and addresses when and where to use each touch.

3. Allow the players to practice.

Coaching Points:

1. Keep you head up - Look out for other players who may bump into you. Look for open space.

2. Recognize when to use Messi vs. Ronaldo touches while performing the move. (Before/After?)

3. Maintain a low center of gravity

4.Touch after recognizing there's space - needs to be explosive but controlled into space away from players reach.

Progressions:

(P1) - 5 lives; Each players has 5 lives to start of with, if they dribble out of bounds or by accidentally bumps into another player he/she loses a life. If a player gets down to zero lives left he/she must see a coach for a technical challenge that will give them an additional 5 lives. After 2 minutes see who many lives each player has left.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): GAME: 4v4

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GAME: 4v4


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