Football/Soccer Session (Moderate): U7/U8 Spring Beating a defender Week 5/6

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Ian Wilson, Adult Member

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Ian Wilson
Name: Ian Wilson
City: Hackettstown, NJ
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 5 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer

Description

In this session players will learn how to perform a chop move against a defender and learn how changing their speed and direction is key to beating the opponent. 

Coaching points: Use of skill, change of direction, change of speed, awareness (where is the space) regain control after exiting the skill. 

 


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

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Stage 1 (10 mins)

In stage 1 have the players dribblig round the areas looking for space using different surfaces of their feet (inside, outside, laces) Once players are comfortale and moving the ball around correctly introduce this weeks skill move, The Chop.

 

Everytime they're encountering another player encourage the players to perform the Chop to get past.

 

Progression: Have two defenders in the square without a ball, if they win possession the attacker then becomes the defender. The aim is to not be the defender after 1 minute.

- If a player performs a chop move then the defender must look to win possession from someone else.

 


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

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Stage 2 (15 mins)

In stage 2 have the players going up against pressure, the aim of the game is for the players to dribble the ball onto the opponents end line. If they successfully get the ball on or over the line while under control the player scores a point and then they rotate. As the defender you can also score a point by stealing the ball and getting onto their opponents line

 

Progression: Rank the squares 1-4 if they win after 2 minutes the winner moves up while the loser moves down

 


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Stage 3

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Stage 3 (15 mins)

Stage 3 we're now heading towards goal, the game has conditions. Defendes must remain in their zone and cannot chase once beaten, the attacker needs to beat the two defenders before shooting on goal. If they beat both defenders and successfully score they get 5 points. (most points gets to be captain for the game)

 

Progression 1: Increase the size of the defenders zones so they can recover slightly is beaten

Progression 2: Have the players go 2v1 towards goal (giving them choices)

 


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Stage 4

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Stage 4 (20 mins)

In the final stage have the players put into small sided games (no more than 3v3) Encourage players to attack in 1v1 situations however once changing their speed to beat the first player lets see if they can retain control of the ball before the next defender steps and wins the ball.

 

See in the diagram how the second defender steps forward but the attack is able to dribble past this player too.

 

Praise players for using footskills (bonus goals can be rewarded for using the Chop skill)

 


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