Football/Soccer Session (U8): U8 - NSCAA Level 1 - Poughkeepsie, NY

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Alejandro Fernandez
Name: Alejandro Fernandez
City: Union
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 3 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Ball mastery warm-up

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Ball mastery warm-up

Organization:

1. Open area.

2. Every player with a ball.

Instructions:

1. Juggling challenges (with or without bounce).

2. After 3-5 minutes, players dribble in open area.

3. Dribble like Messi and Ronaldo in area.

Coaching Points:

1. Head up.

2. Soft, controlled touches.

3. Use of both feet.

Progressions:

1. End with knockout game. Players that get knocked out can re-enter game after performing 10 toe taps, 10 scissors, etc.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Technical Non/Semi-Opposed - Option 1

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Technical Non/Semi-Opposed - Option 1

Organization:

1. 15x10 area.

2. 3 groups of 4 players (set up 3 areas).

3. One ball per player.

Instructions:

1. Player at the beginning of the line dribbles into area.

2. When he gets even with middle cone, he performs a feint and continues forward.

3. When he gets to the end, he rolls ball to turn.

4. When he turns, he looks up to the next player and runs back to the start.

5. The next player in line starts dribbling when his teammate makes eye contact.

Coaching Points:

1. Head up to observe space.

2. Connect with teammate - eye contact.

3. Quality of approach - Messi touches.

4. Accelerate away - Ronaldo.

5. Technical execution of feint and drag back.

Progressions:

1. Work on both feet.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Technical Non/Semi-Opposed - Option 2

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Technical Non/Semi-Opposed - Option 2

Organization:

1. Players distributed evenly at corners as shown

2. Every player with a ball

3. Central square is 5x5 (adjust as necessary).

4. Starting position at corner is 10-15yds from closest cone in middle.

Instructions:

1. First player from each white team runs through square upon making eye contact.

2. As soon as they are out of the square, the first players from blue group do the same.

3. Process repeats for set time (2-3 minutes).

4. Players perform a move at nearest cone before continuing to the opposite side.

3. Moves to perform: feint and double feint.

Coaching Points:

1. Speed of approach.

2. Technical execution of moves:

Feint

a) Lean to one side dropping your shoulder

b) Plant the same side foot to the side of the ball

c) Take the ball away with the outside of the opposite foot

Double Feint

a) Lean to one side dropping your shoulder

b) Lean to the opposite side taking the opposite foot past the back of the ball

c) Take the ball away using the outside of foot that started the movement

Progressions:

1. Work on both sides (right and left).

2. Competition - place balls on top of cones. Teams lose a point if they knock ball down.


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

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Technical Fully Opposed

Organization:

1. 30x20 area.

2. Two goals as shown.

3. 2yd gates on ends as shown.

4. Players distributed evenly.

Instructions:

1. Defender is live on attacker's first touch.

2. Attacker scores on either of two mini goals; defender scores by running through gate with ball.

3. Play is over after a goal or balls goes out

4. Players return to back of original line.

5. Rotate roles after 2-3 minutes.

Coaching Points:

1. Positive first touch.

2. Head up to observe space.

3. Look to cut into space behind defender.

4. Selection of move.

5. Timing and execution of move.

Progressions:

1. Add time limit to score.

2. Reduce/increase distance as necessary.


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

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3v3

Organization:

1. 40x30 area.

Instructions:

1. Teams play 3v3.

2. Simultaneous games running.

3. No corners. Can restart with kick-in or dribble in.

Coaching Points:

1. Three lines of attack.

2. Creation of width and depth.

3. Angles and distance of support.

4. Timing of support.

5. Role of 1st attacker - penetrate.

Progressions:

1. Ensure all teams play each other.


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