PRE- ACADEMY WINTER SESSION 2

WARM UP - CHANGE OF DIRECTION MOVES (5 MINS)

U6, U7 & U8s - INSIDE & OUTSIDE CUTS

COACHING POINTERS: REACH FOR THE BALL, KNEES SLIGHTLY BENT, CUT WITH THE ANKLE - CORRECT PLAYERS THAT ARE STRUGGLING WITH THEIR TECHNIQUE

U8s - TWIST OFFS

BALL MASTERY - (10 MINS)

LOOKING FOR EXPLOSIVE MOVEMENT & CHANGE OF DIRECTION

COACHING DETAIL: Think about encouraging the players to be on the balls of the feet when changing direction and to use body feints. Look to explode and slow down, scan for space.

COMBOS: 

  • Outside Cut, then Inside Cut, 
  • Step Over, then Cryuff turn
  • Give players ownership on other combos

TECHNICAL SESSION - CHANGE OF DIRECTION (10 MINS)

COACHING NOTES : AMEND FOR U6 & U7 THE PLAYER DRIBBLES TO THEIR PARTENER WHO TAKES THE BALL FROM HIM TO THE BOX, MAKE THE BOX IN THE MIDDLE QUITE BIG.

U8 - PER THE VIDEO - ENCOURAGE TO CREATE PASSING ANGLES AND SCANNING.

CONDITIONED GAMES - 3v3 LINE GAME (15 MINS)

COACHING NOTES : PLAY ACROSS THE PITCH (2 GAMES) US 3v2 or 4v3 DEPENDING ON THE PITCHES, PLAYERS NEED TO STOP THE BALL ON THE LINE TO SCORE, ROTATE THE TEAMS EVERY 5 MINS

FREE PLAY GAME (15 MINS)

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