Football/Soccer Session (U8): VSSC Barcelona - 4/3 (Start Time: 2014-04-03 19:00:00)

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Alex Dawson
Name: Alex Dawson
City: Brooklyn
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 0 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer

Description

Goal for session is to get as many touches on the ball, while re-introducing our points of emphasis on dribbling from the Fall


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Tons of Touches game

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Tons of Touches game (10 mins)

Be the first to 50/100 touches

Add finding # groups of players, different surface of foot, skills

Organization:

30x30 area

Every player with a ball

Instructions:

First to 50/100 touches

If players dribble out of bounds or hit another player, pentaly of -10 touches

Coach specifies what surfaces to use (pinky toe, laces, inside, sole, etc) and which foot

Coach says 3, players must get in groups of 3 etc...

Coaching Points:

Body Shape-Low center of gravity

Messi-Ronaldo

Pinky toe dribbling

Head up to view other players and space

Change of Speed and Direction

Head Up-Accelerate Away

Progressions:

Add moves to do or ball mastery variations to complicate activity


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Nest Game

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Learning Objectives

Technical Technical
Execution of skills (inside scissors/inside outside) worked on this session.
Technical Tactical
Queues to attack: See 1v1, attack, use move to attempt to beat defender.

Nest Game (15 mins)

Organization:

2 Players in each corner. Additional groups can stand on one of the large cones

All soccer balls in the middle - odd number of balls ideal

Instructions:

Player A is playing, Player B has feet together in "V" shape acting as a nest.

Goal is to retrieve and maintain a certain number of soccer balls, determined before the game

If all the balls from the middle have been retrieved with no winner, players may go to opponent's nest and steal their soccer balls to win.

Player A and Player B switch roles

Coaching Points:

Understand when close control is beneficial vs penetrating open space

Pinky toe (Messi) and Laces (Ronaldo) dribbling

Head and eyes up

Awareness of opponents - where should you steal soccer balls from?

Communication - Player B can help Player A

Progressions:

Fewer soccer balls - encourages robbing other nests

Make space bigger - emphasize big touches

Make space smaller - emphasize close control


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

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Dribbling zones (15 mins)

Organization:

1.20 x 20 yard area set up as shown

Players divided into 2 teams

Each player with a ball

Instructions:

1.Players dribble ball within their own side of the field

2.On coach’s command “change” the players must stop their ball and start dribbling with another ball within their own side (see A)

3.On coach’s command “switch” the players must dribble their own ball across the central zone, and continue to dribble on the opposite side (see B)

4.First team to have all players complete the required movement wins a point

5.First team to 10 points win

Coaching Points:

1.Positive first touch out of the feet

2.Head up and observe situation

3.Head down when playing the ball to ensure good contact

4.Play with the laces of the foot closet to the ball

5.Fewest number of touches to cover the distance quickly

Progressions:

P – On coach’s command “tag” players must leave their ball, run across the central zone to tag/coerver skills on an opponent’s ball, before rejoining their own side and dribbling their original ball

R – Increase area to 30 x 30 to increase space and reduce traffic


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 3v3 game-free play

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Learning Objectives

Technical Technical
Execution of skills (inside scissors/inside outside) worked on this session.
Technical Tactical
Queues to attack: See 1v1, attack, use move to attempt to beat defender.

3v3 game-free play (15 mins)

Organization:

30x30 area

2 mini goals

6 players (3v3) 3 white, 3 blue

1 ball-additional balls on outside

Instructions:

3v3 game to goal

Coaching Points:

Lots of touches

Emphasize head up, spatial awareness from earlier activities

Progressions:


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