Football/Soccer Session (Beginner): U8 Week #1 - Pull Back - LSYS

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Kyle Black
Name: Kyle Black
City: Lancaster
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 7 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Welcome/ Name game

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Welcome/ Name game (10 mins)

Organization:

Use this time to welcome your team and go over their names. The quicker you can learn their names the more welcomed they will feel. Find a simple name game or ice breaker online.

Check out these:

http://www.activityvillage.co.uk/ice-breaker-games

http://www.soccerxpert.com/fun-soccer-drills.aspx

http://youthgroupgames.com.au/top-ten-icebreaker-games/


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Warm-Up - Red Light, Green Light

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Warm-Up - Red Light, Green Light (10 mins)

Equipment:

- All players have a ball, using your half field or 20x20 yard grid.

Organization:

- Start with introducing a pull back - a move performed by using the bottom of your foot to stop the ball and pull it behind you (in one smooth motion), turn around and go the opposite direction.

- "Green light" - Players move around grid randomly dribbling.

- "Yellow light" - They move slowly (super slow motion) around with small touches.

- "Red light" - They use bottom of foot to stop ball (brake).

- "Super green" - Leave ball and sprint as fast as they can. (yelling loudly while doing this makes them faster)

- "Reverse" - Do a pull back (drag back).


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Walk Your Dog

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Walk Your Dog (15 mins)

Equipment:

- Gates set up about 2 feet wide scattered around the grid.

- All players start with a ball.

Organization:

- Players take their dog (ball) for a walk and try to get as many treats as they can by dribbling their ball through gates.

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Key Coaching Points:

- Keep ball close as possible, don't let your dog get away.

- Encourage them to dribble with multiple parts of their feet, inside, outside, laces (toe down), bottom (pull back).

- Have them count the number of gates they go through and challenge them to beat previous total.

- Can repeat 2 - 4 times with different focus - part of the foot used to dribble or progress to adding one or two defenders (could be the coach playing defense applying light pressure).


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Fox and Farmers

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Fox and Farmers (15 mins)

Equipment:

- Start with no ball and then progress to everyone has a ball.

- Half of players have a pinnie tucked into back of shorts making the foxes tail (Other half with no tail are the farmers). 

Organization:

- Foxes run around trying to keep away from farmers

- Farmers try to take foxes tails by pulling pinnies out

- Once pinnie is pulled fox in now a farmer and game is played until there are no foxes left. Play again and make sure everyone gets to be in both groups. 

- PROGRESSION #1 - play same rules but now everyone has a ball (shown above).

Key Coaching Points:

- Move quickly and change direction to avoid getting caught.

- Keep ball under contol at all times.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 1 vs 1

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1 vs 1 (15 mins)

Equipment:

- Field split up into grids side ways across field 10 yds x width of field.

- Players split up into pairs with each group having 1 ball.

Organization:

- Players work in 1 vs 1 situations with the goal of dribbling the ball over the line at each end.

- Once they cross the goal line they leave the ball for the other person and turn to play defense.

- If defender wins the ball they instantly try to cross their line.

- Play for 1 minute and switch pairings up by either random switching or ladder where player who scored most move right and player with less points moves left.

Key Coaching Points:

- Remind them to use the moves and skills we've been working on.

- Play with the ball in front of you working to move forward.

- Smaller controlled touches trying to keep ball close to your feet.


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