Football/Soccer Session (Moderate): ASE G03 Emerald - Improve switching play through midfield

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Justin Almquist
Name: Justin Almquist
City: Richland
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 2 points
Membership: Young Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): WU - Up/Back/Thru

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WU - Up/Back/Thru (15 mins)

Setup:

Flags setup as shown.

2 setups (4 to a line)

Activity:

Players work on checking in front of defenders, laying off, flaring out and receiving behind defenders.

Progression:

Same as before, but after layoff play to long player, who lays off to running midfielder.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Switch Play Rondo

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Switch Play Rondo (20 mins)

Intervals:

2 min games + 1 min rest x 5 games = 15 min

Setup:

4 quadrants as shown, each one is 15x15.

2 teams of 8 numbered 1-8

Activity:

Attacking team must complete 5 passes and then can switch to other grid.

1 point for each successful switch (switch plus 1 pass).

Defense scores by winning ball and dribbling/passing to maintain possession outside of grid.

Coaching Points:

~ When to switch (body position, play what you face, don't force it)

~ 1 or 2 touch

~ body shape (face the way you want to play)


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 3v3+2 to corner goals

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3v3+2 to corner goals (20 mins)

Intervals:

3 min work + 1 min rest x 4 games = 16 min

Setup:

40x25 grid with 4 corner areas

2 teams of 3 + 2 neutrals

(setup 2 grids; 8 players per grid)

Activity:

Team in possession scores a point each time they successfully get the ball into and out of a corner. Can dribble or pass into/out of corner.

Progress:

+ Score by getting ball into 2 corners

+ Require a pass out of a corner

+ Directional: White scores in 2 corners, Blue scores in opposite ones.

Coaching Points:

~ #6 sitting deeper

~ #8/10 movement relative to ball position


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 8v8 in midfield

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8v8 in midfield (30 mins)

Intervals:

6 min work + 1 min rest x 3 games = 21 min

Setup:

3/4 field (60x70)

Wide gates setup as shown (nice and wide to play through)

2 teams setup in 1-3-3-1

Activity:

Teams MUST go through a wide gate before going to goal.

Can dribble or pass ball through gate (onside applies though).

Coaching Points:

~ #2/3 providing width

~ #6 plays deeper (position to see ball and goal)

~ #8/10 position when ball is central

~ #8/10 position when ball is wide

~ Cues of when to penetrate (numbers even or up) vs. possess (switch play)

Progression:

~ Playing through a gate (in attacking half) is worth 1 point; Scoring is worth 3 points. No restrictions otherwise.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 8v8

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8v8 (20 mins)

1-3-3-1 vs. 1-3-3-1

Coaching Points:

~ positioning of 6/8/10

~ cues of penetrate vs possess


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