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U8 COACHING CURRICULUM

U8 SESSION PLANS

8U (1ST/2ND GRADE)



Seasonal session plans can be used regardless of the year listed. 

8U (1st/2nd Grade) Grassroots Session Plans Fall 2020

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Week 6

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Week 8

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Week 12

8U (1st/2nd Grade) Grassroots Session Plans Spring 2019

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Week 7

Week 8

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Week 12

8U (1st/2nd Grade) Grassroots Session Plans Fall 2018

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Week 5

Week 6

Week 7

Week 8

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Week 11

Week 12

 

 

 

8U (1st/2nd Grade) Grassroots Session Plans Spring 2018

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Week 2

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Week 5

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Week 10

Week 11

Week 12

 

 

 

8U (1st/2nd Grade) Grassroots Session Plans Fall 2017

Week 1- Dribbling

Week 2- Passing

Week 3- Defending

Week 4 - Dribbling

Week 5-Shooting

Week 6- Defending

Week 7- Passing

Week 8- Shooting

Week 9- Defending

Week 10 - Passing

 

 



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


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