Football/Soccer Session (Beginner): Nantucket Soccer Club - U8 Week 2

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Philip Taylor
Name: Philip Taylor
City: Nantucket
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 1 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Stuck in the mud

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Stuck in the mud
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Stuck in the mud (10 mins)

Set up

Make a 20x20 area and give each player a ball.

Instructions

Select 2 players to be the chasers and spread the remaining players around the area. The chasers run without the ball and have to tag the other players. Once you get tagged you have to stop, pick your ball up hold it above your head with your legs spread wide apart. To get back into the game another player has to come and pass their ball through your legs.

Rotate through all of the players so that everyone gets a turn of being the chaser.

Coaching Points

Keep the ball close to maintain control.

Get your head up to look for space to run into, to see where the defenders are and where your players are.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Technical Dribbling

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Technical Dribbling (15 mins)

Set Up

Make a 20x20 area and give each player a ball.

Instructions

Each player dribbles around the area using their laces only. Skill moves to include toe taps, foundations, pull back turn and a single scissor.

Progression 1- dribble around going inside,outside

Progression 2- dribble around going laces, inside, outside

Progression 3- dribble around going outside, outside, inside

Progression 4- dribble around inside, inside, outside

Coaching Points

Use the part of the foot being asked for by the coach to improve ball mastery.

Get your head up

Look for space

Keep the ball close


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Fruit Salad

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Fruit Salad (15 mins)

Set Up

Set up a 20x20 area with 2 corner zones, 1 for each team. The coach will have all of the balls on the outside of the area in the middle.

Instructions

Split the players into 2 teams and give each player a fruit. When the coach calls out a fruit the player from each team that is that fruit run out and play 1v1 using the ball that has been kicked into the area by the coach. To start with allow the players to score in either of the goals.

Progression 1- They have to score in the goal furthest away from their team (the opposite end).

Coaching Points

Attack space if you have the ball.

Use changes of direction to try and beat your defender.

Once you get past them accellerate into the new space towards the goal.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Game

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Game (10 mins)

3v3 Game


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