Football/Soccer Session (U8): Woodbridge passing U8-10

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Dimitri Serrano, Adult Member

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Dimitri Serrano
Name: Dimitri Serrano
City: Monroe Township
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 13 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Warm Up 1

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Warm Up 1 (15 mins)

Organization:

1 player will be the tagger, the rest of the team will have a penny tucked at thier shorts.

Instruction:

1 player will be the tagger, the rest of the team will be running around to avoid the tagger. If the tagger does get the penny, the player will run over the coach drop the penny and will help try to get others.

Coaching Point:

-Look over shoulders

-Change direction while running away.

-Field awareness

-Fitness

-Body movement such as drop shoulder, fakes

P- Playing while dribbling ball.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Warm up 2

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Warm up 2 (15 mins)

Organization:

3 cones 2 yards apart

In pairs - Repeat as many as needed

Instructions:

Players play simple pass through the gates

5 lives. Life lost for every gate missed or cone hit

Alternate left and right.

Coaching Points:

Quality of pass

Heel down, toe up

Quality of first touch

First touch to set up pass

Progressions:

1 touch

Smaller gates


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Technical

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Technical (20 mins)

Organization:

1.10 x 30 yard area with 2 x 5 yard area either end, set up as shown

2.Players work in teams

3.One ball per team

Instructions:

Players must look to drive the ball into their partner’s area.Their partner must attempt to control the ball without leaving their area. If the ball lands in the box, the player that hit the driven ball gets a point

If the receiver can control the ball inside the box with 1 touch, they also receive a point

Coaching Points:

Heel down, toe up

Quality of first touch

Ankle locked, foot and knee opened to the ball

Align yourself with the ball

Progressions:

1.P – Increase service distance

2.P – Reduce controlling area

3.R – Reduce service distance


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Recieving Triangles

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Recieving Triangles (15 mins)

Organization:

40x30 area set up as shown (7 triangles set up) 15 players, 8 players with balls. 7 players start inside the triangles without a ball, ready to receive.

Instructions:

Players dribbling around the area try to pass the ball into a player waiting in the triangle, then take their place as the player inside the triangle. Receiving player attempts to receive with the inside of the foot and leave through the other side of the triangle.If a player's pass does not go into the triangle, the player must retrieve the ball and keep playing.

Coaching Points:

Inside fo the foot to pass and receive

Ankle locked, foot and knee opened to the ball

Head up to observe your open teammate

Receiving players must call for the ball

Do not play a pass to a player who is not looking at you (eye contact)

Progressions:

*Points individual for tosses. Points for teams

1. First start with throwing the ball

2. Points for each successful pass

3. Recieving one side play out another side

4. Add semi-opposed pressure when leaving the triangle for recieving player

5. Add fully-opposed pressure following pass if ball is stolen before they leave the triangle the player recieves a point

6. Add defenders (4) 'it' players. If player's ball goes out of bounds or is stolen, that player becomes 'it' player safe inside triangle

Regressions.

Less defenders


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Opposed

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Opposed (20 mins)

Organization:

20x10 yd areas, with 4 yd endzones in front of each goal

4 groups of 3 set up as shown, center line for each activity has a ball each, extra balls in center

Instructions:

- Player with the ball passes to waiting player to begin activity then defends

- Receiving player takes first touch to control, attacking either direction, and tries to score any time after his first touch

- Defending player can not move until the ball has reached the receiving player

1 pt for scoring from central area, 2 pts for scoring in shaded area in front of goal (encourage players to attack the space with their first touch)

Coaching Points:

All previous points

Observe the position of the defender to determine the space to take the touch into

Disguise the direction of the first touch

Use first touch to set up next action, i.e. a pass into the goal

Progressions:

1 - Defender can start to close down the ball as soon as he releases the pass

2 - Add GK's into rotation in each goal

Regressions:

1 - No goals, dribble into endzone to score


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