Football/Soccer Session (U14): switching play

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Mark Litherland, Adult Member

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Mark Litherland
Name: Mark Litherland
City: Great Harwood
Country: United Kingdom
Rank: Elite – 2 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Turning to switch the play (skill)

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Turning to switch the play (skill) (45 mins)

Description

Session working on turning and switching the play in midfield areas.

Turning exercise aimed at improving awarensss, receiving, turning skills to switch the play.

Detail

2 equal teams fight in the middle for possession and use corner targets (green) to keep possession.

2 touches for corner targets

Players cannot go back to same corner they received from.

Rotate resting team every 2-3mins.

CP's/Challenges

Create space - individual and team.

Receive to face target.

Awareness.

Passing - through, over, around?

Try to receive to play diagonally opposite rather than just bouncing play back and to the side targets you can see - too easy?

Without possession, hunt with intensity.

Progressions

1. Targets can go corner to corner

2. Add central target area/ all central areas.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): SSG (switching the play under pressure)

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SSG (switching the play under pressure) (45 mins)

Description

Progression from previous exercise now with added pressure and transitional elements.

Detail

3 teams of 4 with one team acting as 2xGK's and 2 wide players(targets). The aim is for team in possession (reds) to switch the play from target to target (can use GK's) v the blues who look to win the ball and CA to goal within 6-8secs.

Teams rotate roles every 2-3mins.

CP's/Challenges

Create space - individual and team.

Receive to face target.

Awareness.

Passing - through, over, around?

Without possession, hunt with intensity.

Attacking transition - speed of attack.

Progression

1. Can't use the GK's to keep possession.

2. Can't go back to targets once received - must go forward.

3. Touch restrictions.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): SSG - Valencia

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SSG - Valencia (30 mins)

Description

SSG aimed at getting turned and playing off the strikers.

Detail

Middle team in possession look to play into either striker who sets for a goal.

Winner stays on.

Targets are one touch.

One touch finish.

CP's/Challenges

Create space - individual and team.

Receive to face target.

Awareness.

Passing - through, over, around?

Support play.

Without possession, close down passing lines.


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