Football/Soccer Session (Moderate): ASE G03 Emerald - In possession in middle third - improving center midfielders

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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): Center midfield rotation

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Center midfield rotation

Setup:

4x4 grid with 15x15 boxes

3 center midfielders on the inside

4 support players on the outside

Activity:

Move ball from side to side by playing through the midfielders.

Only 1 player per central box.

Once ball goes wide, play to other target before playing back into middle.

Coaching Points:

~ Move away from the ball after passing (create space)

~ Try to leave square nearest the ball open.

~ Create the proper distance and angles (body position open to field, should be able to see ball and who you're passing to next)

Progression:

+ Add a 2nd team working north and south (no defense, but extra traffic in middle)

+ Play with 1 ball. 3v3 in the middle. One team scores east/west and other team scores north/south.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 5v5+3

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5v5+3

Setup:

40x60 grid in middle of field using full width

2 teams of 5 plus 3 neutrals

Team in possession sets up as shown with the important part being to setup the midfield 3 triangle.

Activity:

Team in possession tries to complete 10 passes for a goal.

Coaching Points:

~ Maximum width and depth by 2, 3, 4 and 9 to create space for midfielders

~ CM triangle giving each other space and trying to replicate the spacing from the first exercise.

Progression:

+ Add gates on the wings to score in to make the game directional. Require 10 passes you can score.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 7v7 Zone Game

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7v7 Zone Game

Setup:

60x40 field with big goals and lines to create 3 zones

2 teams of 7 setup in 1-2-3-1 formation

Activity:

Build play up through the lines and score in big goal.

Defenders must stay in their zone. Attackers can move 1 zone forward or backward.

Coaching Points:

~ 2 CBs split wide to build out. Use GK to keep possession and switch play.

~ 3 CMs create rotation as we did in 1st exercise (leave box open nearest ball).

~ #9 drop into midfield to create overload


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 7v7 Game

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7v7 Game

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