Football/Soccer Session (Mixed age): Teach team to create and exploit numerical advantages

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Dino Hamzic, Adult Member

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Dino Hamzic
Name: Dino Hamzic
City: New York
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 1 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer

Description

To develop possession, support play, forward passes and exploiting a 1 man advantage in attacking situations.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Rondo 5v2

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Rondo 5v2 (10 mins)

Description

Players play a possession game (5v2) in 12 yrd x 12 yrd box. White needs to complete 8 passes for 1 point. If red wins the ball, they must dribble out of the box for 2 points.

Different Rules

1. All players have 3 touch limit

2. All players have 2 touch limit

3. All players have 1 touch limit

Coaching Points

1. Correct passing technique

2. Movement off the ball

3. Correct body shape and positioning

4. Combination play


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): End to End 3v3 (+3) Possession Game

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End to End 3v3 (+3) Possession Game (20 mins)

Description

In an area 12 yrd x 12 yrd we have a 3v3 (+1 neutral player) situation and we also have 1 neutral player at each end zone. If one team completes 8 passes they get 1 point. If they work the ball from one end zone to the other and return it back again they get 2 points.

Different rules

1. The neutral players have 1 touch and the other players have 2 touches

2. All players are limited to 1 touch

Coaching Points

1. Players need to protect the ball in 1v1 situations

2. Players should check away before moving to receive the ball

3. Correct body shape and positioning is important to view where the options for where the next pass is going


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): End to End 5v5 (+1) Possession Game

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End to End 5v5 (+1) Possession Game (20 mins)

Description

In this progression we still have 3v3 (+1 neutral player) in the middle zone, but now we have a 1v1 situation in both of the end zones. The neutral players play with the team in possession and help move the ball from one end zone to the other.

If one team completes 8 passes they get 1 point. If they work the ball from one end zone to the other and return it back again they get 2 points.

Different rules

1. The neutral players have 2 touches, the inside players have 3 and the outside players have unlimited touches.

2. The neutral players have 1 touch, the inside players have 2 and the outside players have unlimited touches.

Coaching Points

1. Encourage quick, sharp, one combination play to move the ball from end to end quickly

2. The correct angle and distance of support, as welll as the quality of the passing is the key here


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Build Up and Suport Play in a 9 Zone Dynamic 7v7 Game

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Build Up and Suport Play in a 9 Zone Dynamic 7v7 Game (20 mins)

Description

Now we use a full pitch and create 9 zones (3 per third) like in the diagram above. Each team plays in 1-3-3 formation. In every grid we have an equal number of players for both teams (1v1).

In the attacking phase, players can change zones to support each other and create 2v1 numerical advantages.

In the defending phase, Only 1 player is allowed per zone, players may move up or down  to a different zone.

Different Rules

1. All the players are limited to 3 touches

2. All the players have unlimited touches

Coaching Points

1. The correct angles and distance of supporting players from the man in possession are key to provide options

2. The timing of the pass and the run need to be coordinated (communication), as well as quality finishing


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 7v7 Game

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7v7 Game (20 mins)

Description

In this progression, we still have 7v7, but without zones.


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