Football/Soccer Session (U8): RSA Raiders - U8B - Session 17 - Stop-Go and Drag Back

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Alejandro Fernandez, Adult Member

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Alejandro Fernandez
Name: Alejandro Fernandez
City: Union
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 3 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer

Description

Learning Outcomes

1. Introduce stop-starts (idea of changing speeds).

2. Introduce drag back to change direction.

3. Develop ability to disguise stop-start and turn.

4. Develop ability to exaggerate movements.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Ball Mastery

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Ball Mastery

Organization:

1. Open area.

2. Every player with a ball.

Instructions:

1. Players perform series of juggling challenges.

2. Players dribble around performing series of skills.

3. Play tag game without ball if players are too energetic or too cold.

Coaching Points:

1. Quality and direction of touches.

2. Head up to observe space.

3. Use various surfaces.

4. Play at various speeds.

Progressions:

1. End with knockout game.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): SAQ

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SAQ

Organization:

1. 20x15 channels.

2. Players evenly distributed.

3. Two groups running at once.

Instructions:

1. One attacker and one defender.

2. Attacker looks to cross finish line arm's length ahead of the defender.

3. Defender looks to stay as close as possible to attacker.

4. Players switch roles every time.

Coaching Points:

1. Attack space at speed.

2. Recognition of defender's position.

3. Defender behind you - acclerate forward

4. Alongside you (space ahead) - pretend to turn but keep going forward.

5. Alongside you (space behind) - turn/change direction.

6. Defender ahead of you - turn/change direction.

Progressions:

1. Add time limit.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Technical Semi - Opposed

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Technical Semi - Opposed

Organization:

1. 20x15 channels.

2. Players evenly distributed.

3. Two groups running at once.

Instructions:

1. Attackers dribble with defenders running along side them, perfrom a stop start and continue to end. 2. At end, attacker turns, performs another stop start in the middle (this time with opposite foot).

3. Players switch roles when they get back to the start.

Coaching Points:

1. Head up to observe space/defender.

2. Technical execution of stop-go and drag back.

3. Exaggerate movements to sell defender.

4. Weight and direction of final touch.

5. Acceleration out of stop-start and/or turn

Progressions:


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 1v1 Opposed

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1v1 Opposed

Organization:

1. 30x20 area.

2. Two lines as shown.

3. Two goals at corners as shown.

Instructions:

1. Attacker looks to get across defender's line before finishing on goal.

2. Defender is live on attacker's first touch.

3. Rotate roles after 2-3 minutes.

Coaching Points:

1. Attack space ahead (bigger 1st touch).

2. Head up to see defender's position.

3. Protect ball (put body between defender and ball).

5. Positive shooting mentality.

Progressions:

1. Allow defender to counter after winning ball by crossing attacker's line.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 3v3 Free Play

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3v3 Free Play

Organization:

1. 30x20 area with goals.

Instructions:

1. Free play.

2. Restarts: kick-ins or dribble in.

Coaching Points:

1. Three lines of attack.

2. Angles and distance of support.

3. Decision-making of player on the ball.

Progressions:


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