Football/Soccer Session (Academy Sessions): U8 - Dribbling / attacking 1v1's

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Michael Nelson
Name: Michael Nelson
City: Bronx
Country: United States of America
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Warm up: Hand ball in groups

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Warm up: Hand ball in groups
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Warm up: Hand ball in groups

Organization: x3 teams of 4players in a grid.

Instructions: Pass and move using hands only to start with. Pass to teamates of same colour.

Coaching Points:

- Look for space, make good runds

- get open to recieve the ball

- Pass through a gap between other colour pinnie team, interchange etc.

- Always active and looking for the ball

- Anticitpation of where the ball may go (3rd man run)

Progressions:

- Only pass to teamates

- Pass to other colours

- Kick pass to a player or thigh pass (use different parts of body)


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Skills Corridor

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Skills Corridor

Organization: Red middle channel and two outside channels. x4 groups of 3 players. Ball Each

Instructions: Dribble down the corridor (red), touching both sides. Players all dribble at the same time, once at the end - choose the left or right channel to move the ball back down to the starting area.

Coaching Points:

- Head up when dribbling, plus awareness of other players

- Close control

- At speed and change direction quickly

Progressions:

- Groups at opposite ends of the corridor (2 groups go at same time towards each other). Do a skill at an oncoming player.

- A different skills on the way back each time down the orange chanel (toe taps, ball juggling, inside touches, messi touches, ronaldo touches etc.).


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Skills Corridor Plus

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Skills Corridor Plus

Organization: Similar organisation to the skills corridor. Now there are mini goals for 1v1 areas and a goalkeeper in the main goal. At start - three teams in the starting area, one team are Gk plus two defenders defending the mini goals.

Instructions: Three players go at a time. One dribbbles up to shoot on the main goals, the other two choose a channel to dribble down and take on a defeneder to try and score in the mini goal. As soon as all plays are dead - next group of 3 then goes. Rotate defenders and GK (if applicable).

Coaching Points:

- Beat the defender by dribbling at them and changing direction quickly

- Use a dribbling move or skill

- Place the ball when shooting or power?

Progressions:

- Points for skills used in the 1v1s

- Points system for teams, competions between 4 teams (1point in main goal, 2points in mini goals)


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

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Free Play

Organization:

x4 teams, small sided games (3v3s, 4v4s).


Arrow Large Line Straight 2px Arrow Medium Right
Pass
Arrow Large Line Straight 2px Arrow Medium Right
Dribble

Animation Controls (PCs, Macs, Laptops):

Play animation
Play step-by-step
Repeat (toggle)
Full Screen
Pause
Stop

Back/Forward: Drag timeline button