Football/Soccer Session (Difficult): Midfield to Attacking Third

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Ian Sinclair
Name: Ian Sinclair
City: Oakville
Country: Canada
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Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
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Midfield To Attacking Third

Warm-up: Long Distance Passing

- Using groups of 3 or 4 players

1. Players play passes using wall pass - Inside of their foot

2. Players play using wall pass but as they combine in the middle - they use the outside of the foot in middle to lay-off

3. Players now play a Bent ball - they pass and follow thier pass to opposite player

4. Players now play Driven Ball - players are using thier laces to strike through the ball

5. Players now use Outsdie of their foot to play the long pass.

Coaching Points:

- Preperation touch out of feet/body

- Eye on the ball

- Hips lined up to to target

- Non kicking foot beside the ball

- Knee over top of ball

- Head-up to see target/ Head down to strike

- Quick footwork onto ball

- Good snap to the knee (it is not a follow through)

- Strike through center of the ball

- Total control of body.

Outside of Foot:

- Come off the middle of the ball

- Spin it/slice it


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Midfield to Attacking Third

Stage 2: Small Sided Game

Set-up:

- 40x 40 yard grid

6v6 to a target and 2 small counter goals

1 team plays to small goals while the other team finds target before penetrating endline = 1 point

teams set-up in 4:2 vs. 4:2 or 4:2 vs. 3:2:1

Coaching Points:

- Team shape - Width/Depth

- Central combinations

- CPOA - Change point of attack

- Improvisation (dribbling)

- Speed of play - Find target early ( 1st look forward )

- Transition


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Midfield to Attacking Third

Stage 3: Expanded Small sided Game

Objective: Intelligent movement in front and behind to create space to penetrate

Set-up:

- 9v8

- Play Offsides

- Flags positioned on top of the center circle

- Focus on the attacking team

- Teams are set-up is a 2:3:3 vs. 1:4:3:1

- Attacking team attack the big goal while the defending team must dribble over halfway line before they can push a pass thru any of the 3 counter goals = 1 Point

- Award EXTRA Points for splitting passes between FB & CB

Coaching Points:

1. Team Attacking shape (Width/Depth/Support/Mobility)

2. Player combinations (wall passes, dummie movement, take overs, step-ons)

3. Speed of Play (1st look forward)

- 1- 2 touch play

4. Change Point of Attack - Deceptive Passing

5. Strikers look to create chances (dribbling, shooting, heading)

Playing down central channel

- CF can turn and go himself

- CF checks off the front in behind ther mids to receive

- 1-2 combinaton if its on

- Third man play/runs

Flank Play

1. Weakside forward looks to come off the line and make a run to threaten

2. Strong side forward sets full back up short and lays off and receives in behind

3. Ball played into winger - takes touch inside and attacking mid makes overlapping run

4. FB defending tucked in tight - Can winger recieve with a big touch past FB

5. FB cheating toward winger - that's the cue for the winger to make run thru the gap


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Midfield to Attacking Third

Stage 4: Final Game

- 8v8/ 11v11

Coaching Points:

All previous


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