Football/Soccer Session (U8): Rye Brook 8g Empire Introductory Session

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Kelsey Labas, Adult Member

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Kelsey Labas
Name: Kelsey Labas
City: Nyack
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 2 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Warm Up :Pinnie Tag

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Warm Up :Pinnie Tag (10 mins)

Organization:

All Players Need To Have Pinny (Only 4 Of The Same Color Per Color)

All Players Need A Ball

Field 30 x 15

Instructions:

Players place pinnies in shorts and are encouraged to free dribble and wait for verbal instruction

Phase I: On Coach's command players may score points by pulling the pinnie of player out of their shorts and placing the pinnie on the ground

- Player with pinnie pulled simply puts the pinnie back in their shorts and continues playing

- Give the players 60 seconds to pull out as many pinnies as possible (Play 2 - 3 rounds and challenge the group to get at least X amount)

Phase II: On Coaches command players can score by either putting their foot on top of the ball or pulling the pinnie out of their teammates shorts

- Play 2 -3 rounds of 60 seconds each (Encourage a baseline score for the group)

Coaching Points:

- Is my head up to see my teammates?

- Am I finding space for myself?

- Am I protecting the ball with my body?

- Can I attack quickly, score, and then find space?

- Can I focus on two things at once?


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Warm Up: Passing

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Warm Up: Passing (10 mins)

Organization:

All Players Need To Have Pinny (Only 4 Of The Same Color Per Color)

One Ball Per Color Group

Field 30 x 15

Instructions:

Phase I: Players must pass and move freely passing to their color group

- Players cannot pass to the same person they recieved the ball from

Phase II: Players must pass and move as quickly as they can to score the most passes in allotted time

Phase III: Players must pass inbetween another color group (Example: White has to pass between either blue, green or black or a combination of those colors.)

Coaching Points:

- Is my head up?

- Am I finding space for myself?

- How can I support my teammates?

- Can I attack quickly, score, and then find space?

- Do I know where I am going to pass the ball next?

- Am I recieving the ball in the direction that I want to play?

Progressions:


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Technical Rounds

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Technical Rounds (30 mins)

Organization:

4 Cones set up in Diamond Formation

Three players Per Group

One Ball Per Group

Instructions:

Phase I: Players must pass and move with two touch maximum

- Players cannot pass to the same person they recieved the ball from

Phase II: Players must pass and move as quickly as they can to score the most 'two-touch' passes in allotted time

Phase III: Players must say the name of the player they are passing too inorder to count the point.

- Players must pass outside the cone

Coaching Points:

- How can I support my teammates?

- Where does my teammate with the ball need support?

- Do I know where I am going to pass the ball next?


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Keep Away

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Keep Away (20 mins)

Organization

30 x 15

4 Attackers 2 Defenders

Instructions:

- Players must work together in a team of four against two defenders

- Play Two Minute Matches - then rotate defense

Points System:

- One Point for every four passes made consecuatively

- Three Points for splitting the defense

Coaching Points:

- Where is my support? Movement off the ball.

- How can I support the player with the ball?

- Can I play two touch? If not, how can I play the ball quickly away from pressure?

- Head Up


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Tournament

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Tournament (15 mins)

Organization:

30 x 15 Fields

3 v 3 Tournament Style


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