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U8

Fall 2015 Session Plans


Dribbling (Individual Sessions) Passing (Partner Sessions)
Week 1 (PDF) Week 6 (PDF)
Week 2 (PDF) Week 7 (PDF)
Week 3 (PDF) Week 8 (PDF)
Week 4 (PDF) Week 9 (PDF)
Week 5 (PDF) Week 10 (PDF)

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In order to make practices run smoothly and be fun, it is important to have a basic understanding of the intellectual, emotional, and physical developmental stage of the players we are coaching. Here are some typical characteristics of the Under 8 player:

  • Enjoy playing in pairs
  • Are now able to take another’s perspective.
  • Still unable to think abstractly – be patient.
  • Cooling system still less efficient than adults – still make sure to give frequent water breaks.
  • Still prefer playing to watching – keep everyone active during practice.
  • Limited attention span
  • Have an understanding of time and sequence – “if I do this, then that happens”.
  • Some now have a third or fourth speed in addition to stopped and as fast as possible.
  • Very aware of adult reactions – be very aware of your reactions.
  • Seek out adult approval and need reassurance – be supportive.
  • Begin to become aware of peer perception – a social order is beginning to develop.
  • Wide range of abilities between children at this age
  • Beginning to develop motor memories
  • Some become more competitive
  • Less active imaginations than U6 players

 

Please use the Document search below to download our U8 plans from previous years. 

Document Description Post Date
U8 Fall 2015 - Week 10 - Soccer Festival .PDF Document U8 4v4 Team Ouch Dec 03, 2015
U8 Fall 2015 - Week 9 .PDF Document U8 Passing Passing Gates Shooting Receiving 2v2 4v4 Dec 03, 2015
U8 Fall 2015 - Week 8 .PDF Document U8 Passing Receiving Paint the Field Bandits 2v1 3v2 4v4 Dec 03, 2015
U8 Fall 2015 - Week 7 .PDF Document U8 Passing Dribbling Capture the Balls 2v1 to Goal 4 Corner Dribbling Dec 03, 2015
U8 Fall 2015 - Week 5 .PDF Document U8 Dribbling Turning Shielding 2v1 2v2 4v4 Dec 03, 2015
U8 Fall 2015 - Week 6 .PDF Document U8 Passing Pairs Passing Soccer Dodgeball 2v2 Get Outta There 4v4 Dec 03, 2015
U8 Fall 2015 - Week 4 .PDF Document U8 Dribbling Passing Freeze Tag Combat 2v1 2v2 to 4 Goals 4v4 Dec 03, 2015
U8 Fall 2015 - Week 3 .PDF Document U8 Dribbling Passing Bandits 1v1 Get Outta There 4v4 Dec 03, 2015
U8 Fall 2015 - Week 2 .PDF Document U8 Dribbling Gate Dribbling Passing Gate Passing Shooting 4 Corner Shooting 2v2 4v4 Dec 03, 2015
U8 Fall 2015 - Week 1 - Let's learn the Rules and Play .PDF Document U8 4v4 Dribbling Patterns Dec 03, 2015
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