Football/Soccer Session (U8): Attacking 1v1

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Andrew Illiano , Adult Member

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Andrew  Illiano
Name: Andrew Illiano
City: Valley Stream, NY
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 0 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer

Description

Session helps to introduce and/or reinforce 1v1 moves to beat defenders. Any move can be substituted into this session (feint, scissors, double scissors, step overs, etc..)


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

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Warm up (15 mins)

Organization: 30 x 20 yd grid. Every player with a ball. 15 mins.

Instructions: Each player is dribbling in the box.

On coach's command players stop and perform "toe-taps" until coach says dribble.

On coach's command players perform a feint move and cont. dribbling. (Introduce feint if necessary)

On coach's command players stop their ball and switch to find another person's ball.

On coach's command players perform a double feint move and cont. dribbling. (Introduce double feint if necessary)

Coaching Points:

Look up to see where other teammates are. Find the space to dribble into.

Use the getaway touch to move into space.

Progressions:

P1: Coach can walk around the grid or stay in one location. Players must look at the coaches hands. When 1 finger is raised players must perform toe-taps. When 5 fingers are held up players must switch balls.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Main Act 1 (fundamental)

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Main Act 1 (fundamental) (20 mins)

Organization: Create a square (2yd wide) in the center of the 30x20yd field. 2 teams, yellow and red pinnies. Players line up at each corner of the perimiter field. 20 mins.

Instructions: Players from opposite corners dribble towards center square and must perform a feint to get around the cones and sprint to end of the opposite line. Once red performs their move, yellow can start the dribble.Alternate performing the move (feint left, take away touch right/ feint right, take away touch left)

Coaching Points: Head up to observe your distance from the center cones (the defender).

Try and "sell" the feint and time it properly (about 1 yard away from the cones).

Explode into the space created by your getaway touch to get past the cones (the defender)

Progressions:

P1: Perform a double feint

P2: Remove center cones and coach stand in the middle for players to play around


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Main Act 2 (match related)

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Main Act 2 (match related) (20 mins)

Organization:

Create 3 20x10 yd channels

Red players start with the ball

Instructions:

Red passes the ball to yellow and, on yellow's touch, jogs towards yellow. Yellow dribbles towards red and performs a feint move around red. Red only shadow defends and runs to the back of yellow line. Yellow dribbles towards the back of red's line.

Coaching Points:

Receiver: take a medium touch forward when receiving the ball, to cover ground quickly.

Keep head up to notice the distance of approaching defender.

When approx 1 yd away from defender perform your feint (sell the move).

After getting open with your getaway touch, explode into the space behind the defender.

Progressions:

P1: Perform a double feint.

P2: Have defenders close down attackers quicker.

P3: Defenders can now take the ball away from attackers. The players score by dribbling the ball to the endline.


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

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Conditioned Game (20 mins)

Organization:

30x20yd grid. 2 teams. Coach has the balls

Instructions:

Yellow and Red player line up behind their end zones. Coach starts by passing the ball to Yellow. On Yellow's touch Red can come in to defend. Players score by dribbling the ball into the endzone.

Coaching Points:

Receiver: take a medium touch forward when receiving the ball, to cover ground quickly.

Keep head up to notice the distance of approaching defender.

Perform a move to get around the defender.

After getting open with your getaway touch, explode into the space behind the defender.

Progressions:

P1: Play 2v2

P3: Remove endzones and add PUGG goals to score on


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

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Free Play (15 mins)

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