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8U Curriculum Week 6 Session 1 and 2

8U Week 6 Session 1

Warm Up – 10 minutes
Ouch! Line up half of the players on each side of the field. Give all players on one side a ball. The coach runs through the middle of the field and the players try to hit the coach with the ball below the knee. When balls go to the other side, that side shoots. Get parents involved in the middle also.
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
Space Travel. 
Set up a portable goal centered on each of the 4 sides of the field. Set up a circle “Earth” just outside the field. All players have a ball start on earth. On command of “Go,” players are to travel to each “planet” (goal) and score at each planet in any order. Have parents at each planet removing the balls from the goal as each player scores. As a player finishes scoring in all goals, they are to dribble back to earth and wait for all players to finish, Repeat.

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

8U Week 6 Session 2

Warm Up / Activity– 15 minutes
Power and Finesse
Separate into two teams about 10 yards from the goal. Coach plays a ball to the first player on one team for a one touch shot. The player continues to run toward the goal and receives a short ball which they finish with a one touch shot. Coach alternates playing balls to the first player in line for each team, playing a long ball followed by a short ball for each player. Progress game by letting players stay in if they make one shot, then having to make both shots. Team with the last player in wins.
Coaching Points
Same as above

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

Download 8U Training Session - Week 6

8U Technical Focus

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

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

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


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