Football/Soccer Session (U8): turning

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Robert Garcia
Name: Robert Garcia
City: duarte
Country: United States of America
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Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): marble kings

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marble kings

Organization:

1.20 x 20 yard area set up as shown

2.White players with ball at their feet, blue players holding soccer ball

Story/Description:

1.Marble Kings (defenders) start with their marble (ball) in their hands

2.Marble Kings then have to run around and hit another players marble with theirs

3.The two players then change roles

4.The game lasts for 30 seconds

Coaching Points:

1.Protect your marble by getting your body between it and the Marble King

2.Keep looking around for the Marble Kings so you can run the other way

Developments:

1.P – Add more Marble Kings


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): turning gates

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turning gates

Organization: 20x30

Instructions: Players are given instructions on how to perform turns.

-drag back

-u-turn

-players must dribble through gate and perform turn back out the same gate.

-then competition is introduced. Players must try and get as many turns through the gates within 1 minute.

-players with most turns performed through gates wins

Coaching Points:

head up (awareness) for open gates

execution of turns

acceleration after turn is performed into open space

Progressions:

Add a defender


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): setting up to turn

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setting up to turn

Turning - 4 Corners (15 mins)

Organization:

- Players evenly spread out among 4 corners

- Each player with ball

Instructions:

- Players dribble towards middle cone

- Perform specific turn and return to their line

- Next player goes

- Inside Chop, Outside Chop, Pull Back, U-Turn, Cryuff

Coaching Points:

- Controlled Approach

- Execution of Turn

- Body Between Defender / Ball

- Accelerate Out

Progressions:

- Relay Race / Keep track of turns as team

- Perform any turn you want

- Take out middle cone, players must turn on person diagonally

across from them


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 1v1 turn to goal

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1v1 turn to goal

1v1 Turns (25 mins) Save Image: Save Img Color

Organization:

Players divided into teams

2 goals set up as shown

All the balls with coach

Instructions:

Coach begins the game by playing the ball out into the field

First players from each team sprint after the ball and try to score in either goal

Game ends with goal or ball out of bounds

Play for set time or first to certain amount of goals

Coaching Points:

Change of direction with the ball to lose opponent

Head up to see defender and open goal

Changes of speed after turn

Progressions:

Rotate goals 90 degrees so they are facing the players

Move goals farther away

Reg - Rotate goals to face away from players


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 4 goal world cup

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4 goal world cup

Organization:

1.30 x 30 yard area set up as shown

2.12 players split into four teams

3.Multiple balls with the coach

Instructions:

1.Players are divided into four teams and given a team name

2.Each player is given a number 1, 2 or 3

3.Each team has 3 lives

4.The coach plays a ball into the area and calls out a number

5.The player with the corresponding number enter the game

6.Objective is to score in one of the other three teams goal

7.When a goal is scored that team loses a life

8.When all lives are lost that team must turn their goal over – however they are not out of the game, they just cannot win the world cup

9.When a goal is scored or the ball leaves the area the game is over and the next round restarted by the coach passing in another ball and calling the next number

10.Last team remaining is the winner of the world cup

Coaching Points:

1.Close control

2.Use of different surfaces to dribble

3.Head up and observe the space

4.Attack defenders front foot

5.Execution of moves

6.Accelerate away

Progression:

1.P- Coach can call multiple numbers at the same time


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