Football/Soccer Session (Moderate): Improving teams ability to Build Possession

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Am-Club: Colorado Storm

Nathan Fleming, Adult Member

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Nathan Fleming
Name: Nathan Fleming
City: Fort Collins
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 2 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer

Description

This sesson will improve your teams ability to build through the midfield through passing combinations and dynamic runs. Look for your teams ability to switch the point of attack through the #6 and #6, into wide areas (#7 and #11). Ultimately we are looking to build possession, break lines, and create scoring opportunities on goal.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Warm up - Numerical Pass and Move

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Warm up - Numerical Pass and Move (15 mins)

This warm up will help your team pass and move. While also helping them "FIND THE NEXT PASS" as they are challenged to move the ball throughout their specific team.

- Create 2 teams and number each player between #1 - #5.

- #1 will start with the ball and must pass to the next number on their team (#2).

- As each player receives the ball, they must dribble 3-5 times before passing to their next teammate.

**Encourage all players to be moving in "game like fashion" when they are not on the ball**

Coaching Points:

1) Mobility off the ball is key to make it easy for the player infront of you to make a successful pass.

2) All passes should be driven and hit with the proper weight

3) Communication by the entire team will improve speed of play


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Passing Combinations - Building

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Passing Combinations - Building (20 mins)

This exercise will help your team improve their ability to create passing combinations in the middle 1/3 of the field. Switching the point of attack by quick/sharp passing combinations.

Who?: #5, #6, #7, #9 (X2)

Size?: 15 yds between cones and poles. 5 yds between the poles

- Ball starts with #5, who will play ball into #6 (player next to the pole)

- #6 will receive the ball and play the ball wide to the #7

- #7 will receive the ball into space and switch the point of attack to the #9 (next person in line)

** Both balls will be going simultaneously**

Coaching Points:

1) Play the appropriate foot (back foot, which will open players hip up to the next pass)

2) Communicate early, which will improve speed of play and help teammate find the next pass

3) Mobility off the ball (check in and out of space, create space off of cone or pole, etc)


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Passing Combinations Progression #2 - Building

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Passing Combinations Progression #2 - Building (20 mins)

This progression will continue to improve your teams ability to combine in the midfield. Adding overlaps and bounce passes in order to switch the point of attack.

Who?: #5, #6, #7, #9 (X2)

Size?: 15 yards between cones and poles, 5 yds between poles

- Ball will start with #5, who plays the ball into #6

- #6 will "BOUNCE" it back to the #5, #6 will tell them to "HOLD", then overlap the #5

- #5 will play the ball wide to the #7, who will bounce it into open space

- #6 will follow the ball into space and switch the point of attack to the #9.

** Both balls can be played simultaneously**

** Same rotations as previous exercise (#5 to the pole, #6 goes wide, #7 goes far)

Coaching Points:

1) Early communication will improve speed of play and teammates ability to "FIND THE NEXT PASS"

2) Weight of each pass should be appropriate (firm ball in, soft lay off, firm ball to switch point of play)

3) Find the appropriate foot during passing combinations to increase speed of play, and encourage receiving player to turn hips quickly to find next pass.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 5v3 + GK - Building to Goal

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5v3 + GK - Building to Goal (20 mins)

This exercise will encorporate a full size goal and your attacking 5 players. Looking to build possession to create opportunities on goal.

Who?: Attacking team (#6, #8, #11, #9, #7 )and Defensive team (#2, #5, #3)

Size?: 50 yds wide X 40 yds long

- Ball is played into the attacking team (red), who is looking to score on the full size goal

- Defensive team (Blue) is looking to win the ball and dribble through the attacking goals

** Ball starts from the coach for all restarts**

Coaching Points:

1) #7 and #11 should create width, while #6/#8 and #9 create the depth

2) Mobility off the ball will help create the combinations in order to create scoring chances

3) Encourage dynamic runs in order to "BREAK LINES"


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Movement
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Pass
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