Football/Soccer Session (Beginner): U8 Ball Control

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Mikaela Meechan, Adult Member

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Mikaela Meechan
Name: Mikaela Meechan
City: south windsor
Country: United States of America
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): The Octopus

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The Octopus (10 mins)

Make a playing area with cones.  Each player has a ball.  The coach holds two vests or pool noodles in each hand.  Instruct the players that they have to dribble the ball but don't let "The Octopus" touch their ball.  If their ball gets touched they have three toe taps and then can continue playing.  Variation:  Have them go in a direction.  See if they can go from end to end without getting their ball touched by the "Octopus".

COACHING POINTSDribbling with the head up.  "Where should your eyes be"?Dribbling to turn the ball.  "How do you turn the ball with your feet"?


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Chase

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Chase (15 mins)

Make small squares (5x5 to 8x8).  Each player has a ball.  One player starts at one cone outside the square while the other player starts at a cone directly opposite. The coach designates who will be the Chaser. When coach says Chase, one of the players starts chasing the other.  If the Chaser tags the other player before they go around and back to their starting cone, they get a point.  If the player being chased gets back to their starting cone, then they get a point.  Variations:  A) Start the game without the ball, then add a ball for the next interval.  B)  Players go around two times instead of only once.  C) Put the starting points closer to challenge players.  D)  Go in different directions.   COACHING POINTSDribbling and turning the ball. What part of the foot can you use?  Dribbling and running with the ball.  


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): end zone

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end zone (15 mins)

Create a rectangular shaped field with an end zone on both ends.  Place a ball in each end zone.  Start with a game ball.  When a team dribbles the ball into the other team's end zone, they then get a ball from their defensive end zone and try again.  The first team to get all three balls into one end zone wins.  Note:  Only one ball is in play at a time.  COACHING POINTSDribbling to beat an opponent.Dribbling to turn the ball away from an opponent to keep possession.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Scrimmage

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Scrimmage (15 mins)

Let them playsplit players into even teams 2v2, 3v3 or 4v4. Use 2 field if needed.Coaching Points:Players will develop a natural understanding of the game playingin a small sided controlled environment.


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