Football/Soccer Session (Academy Sessions): u8 Academy - week of 9/27

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Daryn Patricio, Adult Member

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Daryn Patricio
Name: Daryn Patricio
City: Leesburg
Country: United States of America
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer

Description

GOAL: Prevent build up in the opponent's half


PLAYER ACTIONS: : Protect the Goal, Steal the Ball


KEY QUALITIES: Take initiative, be pro-active


MOMENT: Defending


DURATION: 60 Minutes


AGE GROUP: u8









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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 3v3 Warm Up

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3v3 Warm Up (10 mins)

Objective: Activate and engage players in session. 

To pass or dribble past an opponent then score goals


Duration: 10 minutes

Description (rules, number of players, grid size, etc.):

On your (25Wx35L) game field, set up two 17Wx25L fields with a small goal at each end. When practice is scheduled to start & as soon as 2 players arrive, start playing a game.The game will start as 1v1. As players arrive, the game becomes 2v1 then 2v2 up to 3v3. Once one field is at 3v3, start a second game on the field next to it.

Key Words: go to goal, score goals


Guided Questions: If you see an opening in front of you, where should you go? When should

you pass instead of dribble?

Answers: Play forward to goal whenever possible. If all the openings in front of you are closed, quickly pass to a teammate to see if they can find an opening forward.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 1v1 Attacking Moves

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1v1 Attacking Moves (15 mins)

Objective: Ball manipulation / warm up activity. 

Duration:

  • 10 minutes

Description (rules, number of players, grid size, etc.):

  • Multiple areas to work. 
  • One player per line
    • Progression - two players per line simultaneously


Key Points:

  • First touch forward to drive into space
  • Commit to skill 
    • jab step, step over, scissor
  • Quality of fake
  • Speed out of skill - attack space once skill is completed. Drive into space 
  • Quality of pass - standing foot pointed at target, strike through middle of ball, land on passing foot, follow through

Key Words: Look up, find an opening, fake the defender, go forward.


Guided Questions: What should you do when confronted by a defender? When should you play the

ball further out front of you?

Answers: When a defender is close, take softer touches to keep the ball close. If you see space take a bigger touch


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 1v1 to 4 corner goals

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1v1 to 4 corner goals (20 mins)

Organization: On the same 2 fields set up above (17Wx25L), place a cone goal in each corner of the field. Play a 1v1 game on each field. Each field will also have a team on the side line who switches in after 1 minute. Both teams will defend the 2 goals on one end-line and attack the 2goals on the other end-line. Place several soccer balls around the field for quicker restarts. 

Rules: coach keeps track of time. Once ball goes out of play (over the lines, goal is scored, etc) new game starts

Key Words: Find the open goal, go, help your teammate 


Guided Question: What can you do to make it harder for the opponent? When would you try win the ball?

Answer: Once ball is given away, close the space as quickly as you can. Right after the opponent touches the ball.

Notes: makes fields slightly smaller if the coach chooses. Stop between rounds as need to organize the players but the more the game flows, the better.

Less Challenging: 2v1 to 4 goals

More Challenging: 3v3 to 4 goals

Adjustment: play to big goals with desired numbers




Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 3v3

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3v3 (10 mins)

Objective: to pass or dribble past an opponent then score goals

Organization: In a 25Wx35L field and a small goal on each end line, play a 3v3. Play for 15 minutes – 2 intervals of 7 minutes with a 1 minute rest between intervals. Local rules apply. If the ball leaves the field, the coach should roll another ball onto the field and play continues. No goal keepers allowed.

Key Words: turn, get the ball, score goals


Guided Questions: Who should determine whether to dribble pass or shoot? Why is it

challenging to score goals? So, how can you beat them?

Answers: The players must be allowed to make their own decisions. There is another team on the field who is trying to stop you and score in your goal. Go to goal when you can. If you can’t go to goal, find a teammate who can.



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