Football/Soccer Session (U16): Playing in the Final 3rd

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Stephen Merriwether, Adult Member

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Stephen Merriwether
Name: Stephen Merriwether
City: Lomita
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 1 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 3v2 w targets

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3v2 w targets

Organization: 3v2 to big goal, with 3 targets for attackers to use (targets have 1 touch)

Activity: Play 3v2. Attackers to big goal, Defenders try to deny and just clear danger.

Variations: Progress to 6v4 by addinf defenders, then attackers.

Coaching Points:

Shape and functions of forwards

Roles of forwards

Support from forwards in possesion

Creative runs off the ball

First touch, look to finish early

Proper finish tecnique

Head down, Knee over ball, land on shooting foot

spacing, timing, create space, finishing, speed, creativity

1v1 opportunities


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 8v7

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8v7

Organization: 8v7 to big goal and targets 2:3:3 v 4:3

Activity: Play 8 attacker to big goal, 7 defenders plus gk play to targets.

Coaching Points:

Movement from forwards to get themselves space (type of runs and timing of runs)

Look to get forward and finish early. Shoot first option. Shooting attitude.

Create and exploit width in final third

Combination play

Dynamic runs, be creative and vary play

Accuracy of finish


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 11v11

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11v11

Organization: 11v 11, 4:3:3 v 4:3:3

Activity: Game

Coaching Points:

Demand attitude to get forward and shoot

Accuracy of finish

Play ball forward to forwards feet, support

Take on players in final 3rf (aggresive)

Be dangerous everytime you have the ball

All about mentality


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