Football/Soccer Session (Moderate): Retaining Possession

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Gareth Thomson
Name: Gareth Thomson
City: Renfrewshire
Country: United Kingdom
Rank: Elite – 0 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer

Description

Grid Dimensions

24 x 24 Metres

Pitch Dimensions

35 x 40 Metres


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Dynamic Warm Up

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Dynamic Warm Up (10 mins)

-Ball per player

-Dribbling around the grid

-Stop the ball and complete a dynamic stretch on command

Progression

-Cannot be in the same square for more than three seconds

-Remove half the balls, Pass and move, can't hold onto the ball for more than three seconds.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Rondos

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Rondos (10 mins)

4v1 or 5v2

-Challenge yourself to one touch

-Rotate on defenders interception or ball leaving the square


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 9 Zone Possession

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9 Zone Possession (20 mins)

-3 Teams of 4/5

-1 Ball per team

-Area is split into a grid of 9 boxes

Progressions

-Players pass and move inside of one box

-Players can now move freely in three boxes across. They must receive the ball in a different box from the one they passed into.

-Players can now work in two rows

-Players now work within the whole area

Coaching Points

-Don't stand still, help make an impact for your team as much as possible. (Make angles)

-Communication

-Quality of pass

-Receive on half turn, Scan before receiving

-Combinations, Switches of play

-Look for players to problem solve why (if) it breaks down.

-Keep the first touch tight (How can you reduce the time between your first and second touch?)


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 5 v 5 + 5 Possession

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5 v 5 + 5 Possession (20 mins)

-Greens v blues

-Blacks act as wall passers

-Attempt to work ball from B to A or A to B, to score

-Rotate wall team

Coaching Points

-Players to problem solve if there is breakdowns (Communication, Movement)

-Points as previous

-Try to create options L/R/C/F

-Have balance


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