Football/Soccer Session (U8): Passing U8 Shooting Stars

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Henry Watson
Name: Henry Watson
City: Pelham
Country: United States of America
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Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer

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Edgemont clinics: Inside foot passing technique U8/9


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

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Ball Mastery Warmup (15 mins)

Organization:

Grid as above. Grix approximately 30x30. All players in grid with ball as shown

Instructions:

Players dribble in the area after listening to coaches command. Coach will use a variety of touches and different dribbling techniques:

-Inside touches

-Outside touches

-Strong/weak foot touches

-Soll roll touches

-Laces touches

-Sole Roll/Step Over

-drag turn/U turn technique

-See attached Youtube video for more mastery ideas

Coaching Points:

* Qaulity touches on the ball

* Eyes up after every touch to watch out for other players

* Short 'Messi' touches to keep the ball close, big 'Ronaldo' touches to push the ball into space to go faster

Progressions:

1) Knockout in the same area (players must control their ball while trying to knock other players balls out of the area with poke tackles

2) Split game (players must dribble through two players, and then take big touches to the edge of the area for a point

3) Half players with balls, half without. Players pass to open players. After receiving the pass, the play preforms a move to coach's command and finds another open player with a pass.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Diamond Technical Reps passing

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Diamond Technical Reps passing (20 mins)

Organization:

As above. Diamond shape cones 10 yards apart. Add grids as needed. Players (multiple players, no more than 10 per grid) One ball to start the excersize.

Instructions:

Player passes the ball to next player outside of the cones. Other player backs up to recieve the ball with their body open. Players play 2 touch, one to settle and one to pass. Players follow their pass to the next line. Play 3 minutes to the right, 3 to the left each progression.

Coaching Points:

* Open body shape (receive right, pass right, etc)

* Good touch to set up pass

* Backing up to receive ball with open body shape and back foot

* Qaulity of passes and technique with inside of the foot

- Toe up, ankle locked

- Eyes up to see target

- Plant foot to make a '10' with the ball, pointed at target

Progressions:

A1) Have players play both directions (left and right)

A2) Have players make give and go passes (1-2 passes)

B) Get into semi opposed passing pattern to pugg goal (B) to both sides

C) Add defender (as shown above)


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

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Free Play (10 mins)

Organization:

Field 30x30 as above with pugg goals. Players play 3v3 or 4v4.

Instructions:

Soccer rules. Kick in's instead of throw ins.

Coaching Points:

* Receiving the ball with the back foot

* When to use closest foot to receive (defender tight), body shape closed

* Good technique and passes to feet

* Eyes up to find pass (eye contact)

* Move after pass

Progressions:

None


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