Football/Soccer Session (U8): Running with the ball 2

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Ramsey Freeman
Name: Ramsey Freeman
City: Brooklyn
Country: United States of America
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Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer

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Edgemont Clinics: U8 Running with the ball


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Pressure From Side Tag Warmup

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Pressure From Side Tag Warmup (15 mins)

Organization:

Multiple grids as above. Grids approximately 15x30. One ball per player

Instructions:

A) Every player has a ball and preforms a juggling challenge after coach command.

-Levels

-Specific juggling challenges

B) Player on left tries to tag the player on the right for a point. The player on the right tries to get through either left gate for a point, right gate for two points. Players switch lines after they go.

Coaching Points:

* Heads up play to know where defender is

* Using defenders momentum against them to change directions, can you beat them with speed

* Use of hips to fake turn and stop defender's momentum to beat them with speed

Progressions:

B) Add balls for a 1v1 activity (after technical reps)


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Gate Explorers Game

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Gate Explorers Game (15 mins)

Organization:

Field approxmiately 30x40 above. Adjust feild as needed based on numbers. Multiple cone gates laid out randomly in grid as above. All players in the grid with a ball.

Instructions:

Ball is the players space ship exploring the galaxy. Players must pass their spaceship through the gate and then run around their gate to get their ball. Player who explored the most gates wins. Play for 2 minutes.

Progression:

Coach can call out a variety of different turns and dribbles to use. Gates are now planets that must be explored in order to be the winner.

Coaching Points:

* Eyes up to know where the other space explorers are in the galaxy

* Close control of the ball (Space ship) to avoid crashing

* 10 toe touches if players go outside the galaxy (grid area)

* Quick change of pace after players play their ball through the gate in order to keep control

* Big touch into space to get to speed (running with ball between gates, smaller touches by gates)

* When to have big touch/small touch

Progressions:

1) See above

2) Coach now becomes the space cop and attempts to stop players from exploring the gates. If a coach gets your spaceship (ball) the player becomes a space cop too. Last player with a ball is the next games space cop


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Pac Man Race

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Pac Man Race (15 mins)

Organization:

Two grids laid out side by side as above, each grid is 30x15. Two defenders on each cone line, two lines facing each grid.

Instructions:

Players have soccer ball at their feet. Defenders are on line (like a foseball player) trying to steal the ball to go back to attacking line. Attackers try to get by the defender without losing their ball. If attacker loses their ball, then they become the defender.

Coaching Points:

* Have kids go fast to beat a defender(big touch into space, smaller touches when close to defender)

* Use of moves to run with the ball (any move)

* Eyes up to know where defender is

* Timing of the move to beat the defender

Progressions:

1) 1v1 to gates or defender can move anywhere inside is box

2) must do a move to get past a defender


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

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Free Play (15 mins)

Organization:

Field as above. Feild approximatley 30x40. Two pugg goals on each end.

Instructions:

4v4 Festival rules. Kick ins, defending team behind the white line on goal kicks

Coaching Points:

* Defender in front with opposite momentum? Cue for Sole Roll

* Using body to protect ball

* Attacking 1v1s with speed

* Help players understand the rules of the game


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