Football/Soccer Session (Academy Sessions): u8 Academy - Ball Striking - week of 11/1

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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: Ball Striking - pass completion of 15+ yards (adjust space depending on level of group)


PLAYER ACTIONS: Dribble forward, Score, Play forward when possible


KEY QUALITIES: Read and understand the game, Take initiative, Be proactive


MOMENT: Attacking


DURATION: 60 Minutes


AGE GROUP: u8


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

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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): Tech. Passing Progression

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Tech. Passing Progression (15 mins)

Tech. Passing warm-up Patten Play (25 mins)

Set Up - As above. (4 groups) -- Extra players at the top and bottom of the diamond

Organization

#5 starts with the ball and passes to #2. Player #2 checks off the cone to recieve and passes to the #8 -- 8 plays #3 -- #3 plays back to #5. Players follow their pass.

Progressions

Rotate direction of the pattern

Add a second ball

Coaching Points

Timing of movement, create seperation (check away and show for the ball) at the right moment

Body shape when showing for and receiving the ball -- recieve ball across your body w/ the far foot.

Accuracy & detail of pass, reading teammates movement, playing to correct foot, weight

Dynamic Stretching --


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Guard the Goals

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Guard the Goals (15 mins)

Organization: In a 20Wx30L grid, with several 3 yard triangle shaped goals. Select enoughdefenders so there is 1 less defender than goals. The rest of the players have a partner and asoccer ball to share. The players with a soccer ball try to dribble or pass into or through as manygoals as they can in 1 minute. The defenders must guard all the goals and tackle the ball away if ateam tries to score. 

Rules: Defenders cannot enter the triangles so if an attacking player can stopthe ball in a triangle they can rest.

Key Words: win the ball, pressure the ball, tackle the ball. 

GuidedQuestions: How do you know where the attackers are? What can you do if no one is

attacking the goal you are closest to?

Answers: Keep your head up and always look around to see if they are close. Move to help oneof your teammates to protect a different goal.

Notes: Don't worry if an attacking team stops to rest in a goal. The emphasis is on the playerswithout the ball. If a team is stopped in a goal, they cannot continue to score. The Coach can startas a defender if needed.

Less Challenging: guard the goal - tag game

More Challenging: guard the goal - 3v3


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 4v4

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4v4 (15 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 4v4. Play for 24minutes – 2 intervals of 10 minutes with a 2 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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Movement
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Pass
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Dribble
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Animation Controls (PCs, Macs, Laptops):

Play animation
Play step-by-step
Repeat (toggle)
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Back/Forward: Drag timeline button