Football/Soccer Session (Difficult): Combination Play

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Matt Moore
Name: Matt Moore
City: Hebron
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 2 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): SAQ's

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): SAQ's
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SAQ's (15 mins)

Set-up:

-Two equal teams, 2 ladders and 4 cones all in a symetrical position

-First person in each team performs designated movement (by coach) through the ladder, then they explode right and run around the cone and down to a serving player

-The serving playing passes the ball to the oncoming player who then passes it back with one touch (instep)

-The server then stops and leaves the ball to the next player (the one who completed the pass) and runs to the furthest ladder

-Players repeat drill until they have been once on both the left and right ladders; the coach then changes the movement i.e. lateral movement, hopping, juming etc

Coaching points:

-Use of correct running mechanics

-Drive foot through the ground for maximum force

-Explode off end ladder and cone to gain speed

-Eye on ball when approaching and passing to server

Progressions:

-Server has ball in hands for oncoming player to volley/half volley

-Perform multiple volleys/half volleys on both feet

-Player waits at cones and demands the ball from server (longer pass) and then passes back


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Close Control

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Close Control (15 mins)

Set-up:

Each player should:

-Attempt to stop the ball using the sole of the foot, then drag it backwards and so set off in a different direction

-Pick up the ball, throw it in the air, then control it with either foot or thigh, before setting off towards a target - again with a quick movement

-Run with the ball using the inside and outside of both left foot and right foot

Coaching points:

-Keep head up to observe other players movement

-Be aware of where the space is

-Use both feet

-Contact with different foot surfaces; sole, laces, instep, outstep etc

Progressions:

Players dribble (keeping good control) around the area, and the coach will shout out commands

Commands such as:

-‘Dragback’ - Then each player will stop, and then drag the ball backwards using the sole of the foot

-‘3 to Target’ – so the player numbered 3 will race (at pace) with their ball to the target area, avoiding all the other players

-‘4 to Cones’ - so player 4 will race off towards the cones, upon on reaching them will dribble in and out of the cones 3 times until returning back to the group

-‘Change’ - all players must leave their ball and go and get another one from one of the other players


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Combination Play

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Combination Play (15 mins)

Set-up:

-18x18 yard grid with 2/3 players on each cone and 2 wall players in the middle

-Corner player passes to wall passer who combines with the other wall passer. The 2nd wall passer lays the ball off for the perimeter player to run on to and pass into the next corner first time

-Perimeter player follows pass to opposite corner

-Remember three short passes and then a longer pass

-Demanding on middle players so change after 45s/1min

Coaching points:

-Short, crisp passing with a long accurate pass to complete the combination

-Remember to switch middle players after each corner who need to get into a suitable position to recieve

-Quick combinations so communication is vital

-Middle players need to find balance with distance; don't go too near but don't go too far

Progressions:

-N/A


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Pass Under Pressure

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Pass Under Pressure (15 mins)

Set-up:

-Two 20x18 yard grids (adjust depending on amount of players)

-5 players in one grid as a team and 5 players in opposite grid as a team

-When coach signals 'GO' they pass the ball in & the red team send two players into blue team grid

-Blue team must pass and move under pressure, red team only need to touch the ball to win

-Once red team has done this, the red players run back to join their team and the two blue defenders run into red square and the process continues as reds try keep the ball from blues

Coaching points:

-Can team in possession pass under pressure

-Defenders hunt as a pack; can they win the ball back within 3 seconds (Barcelona FC)

-Quick movement and passing; pass, move, pass, move

-Correct angles

Progressions:

-Make area smaller if success is apparent, likewise make area bigger if players are finding it hard

-Different numbers e.g. 5v3, 6v3


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Positive attacking

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Positive attacking (30 mins)

Set-up:

-4v4 game to small goals or 5v5 game with GK's in main goals

-Score point for a dribble through gate in positive direction

Coaching points:

-Team shape in attack to create 1v1 opportunities

-Positive dribbling attitude in 1v1 situations

-When/where to dribble

-Transition A-D and D-A

Progressions:

-Play to main goal with GK's


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