Football/Soccer Session (Beginner): U8 Week 2

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Brian Seifert
Name: Brian Seifert
City: Sacramento
Country: United States of America
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer

Description

Training for U8 players focusing on ball mastery and agility/coordination. Three stations 10 minutes each. Do 2 stations, give a water break, 1 stations water break, then scrimmage. If a player wants water, let them get it. Don't stop for water too often unless there is excessive heat. Stop the last station with 20 minutes left regardless of the time into 3rd station. Always end each session with a cheer. Do this training for both of your practice days in the same week. i.e do this same training Monday and Wednesday. 


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 1v1 w/facing goals

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1v1 w/facing goals

ORGANIZATION (Physical Environment /Equipment / Players)

Cones to mark attacking player, defender, and coach, small goals 5-6 yards apart facing each other. Defender starts 3 yards from goal, attacker 7 yards from goal. 1 ball per two players

COACHING POINTS / KEY CONCEPTS

Coach players ball to attacker (purple cone) who can score on either goal. Defender (green cone) brings the ball back to the coach. They do not score on the goals. 

Coaching points, switch directions using cut moves, attack the open goal.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 2v2 Games

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2v2 Games

ORGANIZATION (Physical Environment / Equipment / Players)

Cones in 10x15 grids. 1 ball per game. Bibs.

COACHING POINTS / KEY CONCEPTS

Players play 2v2 games. Coach plays the ball to a player or a player may dribble to start. Game if over when someone scores or the ball goes out of bounds.

Encourage players to not take the ball from a teammate. Defenders should not run into their goal when they lose the ball.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 2v1

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2v1

ORGANIZATION (Physical Environment / Equipment / Players)

12v10. 3 goals.

COACHING POINTS / KEY CONCEPTS

Coach plays the ball or player dribbles onto the playing surface to start. Attacking players go to goal on the opponents half. Defender may win the ball and go to either counter goal. Keep the games moving to limit standing.

Coaching Point: focus on the player without the ball. Make sure they stay out of the way and not take the ball from a teammate.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Around the Cone

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Around the Cone

ORGANIZATION (Physical Environment / Equipment / Players)

Cones 2 yards apart with cones 8 yards across, 1 ball per player, Maximum 3 players per line.

COACHING POINTS / KEY CONCEPTS

Do each activity 3 times.

Non ball progression: Run, skip, gallop, side shuffle, run backward.

With ball progression: Players dribble with outside of toe toward the cone. Right foot only/inside cut around cone, Left foot only/inside cut around cone. Right foot only/outside cut around cone/ Left foot only, outside cut around cone, either foot, pull back at cone.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 4v4 Games as a station

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4v4 Games as a station

ORGANIZATION (Physical Environment / Equipment /Players)

Cones to mark the field 20x30 cones to mark the goal or pugg goals. All extra balls.


COACHING POINTS / KEY CONCEPTS

Players play in a diamond shape (defender, left and right midfielder, forward). Coaching points: if players bunch up, yell shape!, have players get back into their position. Let the player that had the ball keep it and restart play. Encourage players to keep the ball. Do not tell them to pass. Always coach from the middle of the field and try to let them play the last 5 minutes without any instruction.


Animation Controls (PCs, Macs, Laptops):

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

Back/Forward: Drag timeline button