Football/Soccer Session (Beginner): Nantucket Soccer Club - U8 Week 3

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Philip Taylor
Name: Philip Taylor
City: Nantucket
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 1 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Sharks and Minnows

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Sharks and Minnows
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Sharks and Minnows (10 mins)

Set Up

Make a 20x20 area. Have all of the players line up on one side of the area with a ball each. The coach starts as the shark.

Instructions

On the coaches command the fish dribble across the area to the other side whilst avoiding the shark. The shark has to try and tag the players to catch them. Once a player gets tagged they become a shark as well.

Progression 1- The shark has to steal the ball from the fish and dribbl it out of the area to make them into a shark.

Coaching Points

If there is space run with the ball using bigger touches.

If you are pressured by the shark use smaller touches to keep it close and under control.

Get your head up and look for space to run into, also look for the shark.


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

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Technical Dribbling (15 mins)

Set Up

Make a 20x20 area and give each player a ball.

Instructions

Each player dribbles around the area using their laces only. Skill moves to include toe taps, foundations, pull back turn, single scissor and a single step over.

Progression 1- dribble around going inside,outside

Progression 2- dribble around going laces, inside, outside

Progression 3- dribble around going outside, outside, inside

Progression 4- dribble around inside, inside, outside

Coaching Points

Use the part of the foot being asked for by the coach to improve ball mastery.

Get your head up

Look for space

Keep the ball close


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

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Colour Game (15 mins)

Set Up

Make a 20x20 area and split the players into 2 groups. Put a goal at either end and 3 cones infront of each line. The cones must be 3 different colours and spread out like the image above.

Instructions

The coach shouts a colour and the first player from each line has to touch the coloureed cone that has shouted. They then run and touch the goal that they have to defend before playing 1v1 against the player from the other team. The ball will be kicked in by the coach.

Progression 1- Make combinations so that the players have to react and touch multiple cones.

Coaching Points

Run at space

After beating the defender accelerate into new space and/or cut in.

Use quick changes of direction to beat the defender.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Game

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Game (10 mins)

3v3 Game


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