Football/Soccer Session (Beginner): U8 Session 1

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David McCarthy
Name: David McCarthy
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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): U6 Warm-up #3

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U6 Warm-up #3 (10 mins)

Players jog around doing a variety of agility skills:

a) 1 foot hop

b) 2 foot hop

c) Agility around cones

d) Run to a cone and stop

e) Picking Apples

f) 1 hand or two hands touch the grass

g) Log rolls

h) Nate Rolls

i) Backwatds roll


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): U6 Technique #3

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U6 Technique #3 (10 mins)

Players jog around and do a variety of techniques with the ball:

a) Stop (last player to stop does front jumping jack)

b) Go (player goes very quickly for three strides)

c) Turn (change direction)

d) Top taps (10 and then keep dribbling)

e) Windshield wipers (10 touches and then player keeps dribbling)

f) Knee touches


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): King/Queen of the Ring

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King/Queen of the Ring (15 mins)

Activity Organization

15 x 20 yard grid

Instruction & Detail

Players dribble around trying to avoid the King/queen of the ring who is attempting to touch their ball. If they do that player who has had their ball touched must dribble up to coach and do a skill to get back in the game

Progression(s)

Keep going until all players balls have been removed from the grid


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): U6 - Activity- Get OUtta Here

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U6 - Activity- Get OUtta Here (15 mins)

Get Outta Here! - Coach plays a ball in and first two players go in a play 1 v 1 and try to score on goal (directional game) Game continues until a goal is scored or ball goes out of play at which time coach calls out GET OUTTA HERE and those players leave the grid and are replaced by the next two players in line as the coach plays ball in. Sequence continues:

Variations; 2 v 2; 3 v 3; 4 v 4


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): U6 - Activity- Coloured 4 goal game

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U6 - Activity- Coloured 4 goal game (15 mins)

Coloured 4 goal game: Coach calls out two colours and one player from each team and they tries to score on any of the 4 goals. (non-directional)

Variations;

2 v 2; 3 v 3; 4 v 4,

Multiple teams

Players must score on two goals only (directional)

Key factors:

Keep ball close until you can score

Change direction


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): U6 - Game 3v3 New Ball

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U6 - Game 3v3 New Ball (15 mins)

3 v3 Game - Players play a regular game, when the ball goes out of play coach calls out 'NEW BALL' and the players leave that ball and look for the new ball, directional play.


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Movement
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Pass
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Dribble
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