Football/Soccer Session (U8): Pressure in Front - Push and Run

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Konrad Madej, Adult Member

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Konrad Madej
Name: Konrad Madej
City: Garfield
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 2 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Warmup

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Warmup
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Warmup (15 mins)

Organization: 2

2 groups or 4-6 players

Instructions:

Defending player goes on the cue of the attacking player, and immediately presses the attacking player looking to pull the pinnie away from the attacking player as the attacking player looks to beat the defender to a gate.

Coaching Points:

Go directly at the defender

Smaller steps once accelerating into space larger strides

Head up to see what gate we must attack in

Change in levels- Body shape taller to lower on the feint to provide


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Technical

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Technical (15 mins)

Organization:

Groups of 4, each player with the ball setup as shown

Instructions:

1 player at a time,dribbles at the cones performs move, as they make eye contact with next line the first player in the next line now goes

Coaching Points:

-Drive at speed using Messi Touches

-Head up to the assess the space

-Scissor Technique- Toe pointed towards the ground, close as possible to the ball, getaway touch out feet and into space

Progressions:


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Semi Opposed

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Semi Opposed (20 mins)

Organization:

Groups of 3 to 4, Attacking player shown in Blue, 2 5 yard gates set up as shown.

Instructions:

Defending player plays into the attacking player, and immediately applies passive pressure while stadning in the gate in the center of the grid. Attacking player performs move and accelerates into the gate.

Coaching Points:

Attacking player head up to assess where the space/ is. If we don't have our head up we will not know where the space to attack.

-Drive at the defending player to commit them, if we drive directly at them they don't know where we intend on attacking.

-Scissor Technique: Foot pointed towards ground, scissor as close to ball as possible to increase speed of the move. Drive with the foot that you intend to do the first scissor with. Getaway touch is out of the tackling radius and into space.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Fully Opposed 1v1

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Fully Opposed 1v1 (20 mins)

Organization:

Groups of 3 to 4, Attacking player shown in Blue, 2 5 yard gates set up as shown.

Instructions:

Defending player plays into the attacking player, and immediately presses the attacking player on their first touch. Attacking player looks to score by dribbling through a gate. If defender wins ball they get a point for dribbling it past the opposite end line.

Coaching Points:

Attacking player head up to assess where the open gate is. If we don't have our head up we will not know where the space to attack.

-Drive at the defending player to commit them, if we drive directly at them they don't know where we intend on attacking.

-Scissor Technique: Foot pointed towards ground, scissor as close to ball as possible to increase speed of the move. Drive with the foot that you intend to do the first scissor with. Getaway touch is out of the tackling radius and into space.


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

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Free Play (20 mins)

Organization:

3v3 or 4v4 Small-sided tournament games: 4 teams of 3 players eachteam. 2 fields of 30x40 yards with 2 Pugg Goals on opposite endlines.

Instructions:

4 Teams of 3, play 3v3 tournament style format where each team will play one another.

Coaching Points:

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

Progressions:


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Movement
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Custom Movement
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Pass
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Dribble
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