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8U Curriculum Week 3 Session 1 and 2




Warm Up – 10 minutes
Bowling
Groups of 3 players - Set up a group of 3-4 cones as “bowling pins” and have players take turns shooting to knock over pins. Have parents set up “pins' after each shot so players get lots of practice shooting
Coaching Points:
Players should avoid using the toe to kick
Ankle locked, toe down so they kick the ball with laces
Follow Through in the direction of the shot
Plant foot (non-shooting foot) should be even or just behind the ball

Activity – 10 minutes
Easter Egg Hunt
Put all balls in the middle of the field and players on the outside. On coach's signal, players run to a ball and shoot it into any goal. Repeat until all balls are in a goal. Coach times how long it takes for all balls to get in a goal. Repeat, encouraging players to beat the previous time.
Coaching Points:
Players should avoid using the toe to kick
Ankle locked, toe down so they kick the ball with laces
Follow Through in the direction of the shot
Plant foot (non-shooting foot) should be even or just behind the ball

Scrimmage – 10 minutes
Split players evenly into teams and let them play

8U Week 3 Session 2
Shooting

Warm up/Activity – 15 minutes
Turn and Shoot
Players form 2 teams in a single file line on either side of the goal. The coach is in front of the goals and plays a ball forward. The first player in each line runs to get to the ball and whoever gets to the ball first turns and shoots the ball into the goal. Keep score – team with the most goals wins.
See shooting coaching points above

Scrimmage – 15 minutes
Split players evenly into teams and let them play

Download 8U Training Session - Week 3

8U Technical Video -
Instep Kick


8U Technical Focus

  • Dribbling
  • Passing / Receiving
  •  Shooting (Instep Kick)


Objectives:
Attacking --> SCORE !
                       Maintain Possession
Defending --> Prevent Scoring
                       Regain Possession

Principles of Play (used to achieve Objectives)
 AttackingDefending 
 Penetration Pressure
 Support Cover
 Mobility Balance


 

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