Football/Soccer Session (U8): VUSC U8 Boys Travel Teams (Start Time: 2015-09-11 15:30:00)

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Daniel Vitu, Adult Member

Profile Summary

Daniel  Vitu
Name: Daniel Vitu
City: Hawthorne
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 1 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer

Description

-Keep encouraging small touches and ball control

-Teach technique of scissors/double scissors

- 1. v. 1 channels to allow player opportunity to practice scissors and build confidence for 1 v. 1 situation (pressure in front).

-1 v. 1 channels introduce some pressure and move into full pressure.

- Repetitions should bring about good results through session.


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

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

Organization: Bounrdaries= half field to the 6 yd box, near sideline to midle of the 6 extended to kickoff spot. 1 ball per player. Adjust space based on numbers.

Instructions: Dribbling- continue dribbling with ball close- laces and pinky toe/big toe techniques. Teach players scissors/double scissors A. Do not let ball go out of bounds. B. Do not let your ball hit another player or another ball. C. Dribble freely and get creative D. Dribble laces and inside-outside E. Scissors

Coaching Points: 1. Reinforce keeping ball close. 2. "Try to get head up and don't run into any other players or soccer balls". 3. Start slow and get lots of touches. 4. Scissors technique- move foot around front of ball. 5. Take away with other foot.

Progressions: 1. Players dribble around following coaches to explore boundaries. 2. Players use different dribbling techniques (laces, pinky toe/big toe). 3. Players use scissors when coach says "scissors". Emphasis on close touches, foot coming around front of ball and taking away with other foot.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Main Activity

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Learning Objectives

Technical Technical
Ball control and scissors technique
Technical Tactical
Allow space between ball and defender
Technical Physical
Repetitions building endurance and developing coordination.
Technical Psychological
1 ball per player allows repetitions for confidence building . Less space and need to be aware of other around.
Technical Social
Fun for players and challenge to do something new for some

Main Activity (25 mins)

Organization: 30x40 yd area. 12 red cones. 8 blue cones spaced randomly in area. 1 ball per player.

Instructions: Players are to avoid blue cones and other players. Blue cones are reference point to attack and use scissors.

Coaching Points: 1. Small touches approaching blue cone or defenders near. 2. Foot goes in front of the ball "inside to out" and lands on other side of ball. 3. Take ball away with other foot. 4. Small hop from one side ball to other to shift body weight. 5. Take away dribble with speed.

Progressions: 1. Try not to run into anybody or any blue cones while dribbling- small touches. 2. Introduce using scissors- players use move when coach says "Scissors". 3. Players to dribble at blue cone, use scissors to avoid cone, and take away with opposite foot. 4. Players to get head up to see blue cone, attack blue cone, and accelerate after scissors. 5. Double scissors.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 1 v. 1 channels

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Learning Objectives

Technical Technical
Scissors technique
Technical Tactical
Timing of move
Technical Physical
work to rest ratio lets players recover, but not cool down
Technical Psychological
players build confidence through repetitions
Technical Social
fun and competitive

1 v. 1 channels (20 mins)

Organization: 10x15 yd area. 20 cones= 1 v. 1 channels. Balls start on one side. 2 even lines per channel. More players on side where ball starts if uneven numbers.

Instructions: Pass to player across (this player then becomes the defender). Player receives and attacks to dribble across opposing end line. Players are to try and use scissors.

Coaching Points: 1. Firm pass to feet. 2. Reinforce scissors technique. 3. Players to get head up. 4. Reinforce aggressive 1 v. 1 habits. 5. Players get head up and see defender/ see space.

Progressions: (1.) Defender can not tackle (shadow defending) Attacker dribble across and players switch lines. (2). Score points by successfully completing scissors move. (3) Full pressure- Score points by dribbling across opposing end line with control. (4).Rotate red teams to opposite field.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 3 v. 3 Game

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Learning Objectives

Technical Technical
implement technique of scissors
Technical Tactical
take ball away into space with speed
Technical Physical
endurance
Technical Psychological
players build confidence using scissors in game
Technical Social
fun and interactive

3 v. 3 Game (15 mins)

Organization:

-2 mini goals

-3 Teams of 3

-1 Balls- restarts from coach at half field- first team to get organized gets ball.

Instructions:

-Score in opposing team's goal

-Have fun

Coaching Points:

- Try to use scissors

-Small touches

- Take away into space with speed

Progressions:

None


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