Football/Soccer Session (Difficult): Switching Play

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Paul Iannaccone
Name: Paul Iannaccone
City: Bury
Country: United Kingdom
Rank: Elite – 1 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer

Description

Session on switching play effectively.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 3v3+3 Possession

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 3v3+3 Possession
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3v3+3 Possession (20 mins)

SetUp

9 Players, 12x21, 3 zones

Organization

3 teams of 3. 2v1 - lose possession, defend. Players are limited to their areas except for brief instances when they are combining. The objective is for players to switch the ball from one side to the other using the central channel.

Progressions

1) Must play through central zone

2) Central players can only play back - must score from endzone to endzone

3) Must play to a different color teammate

Coaching Points

Speed of play - 1/2 touch

Firm accurate passing

Body shape when showing for and receiving the ball

Play in to runners moving forward

Awareness


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 5v5+2 Switch of Play

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5v5+2 Switch of Play (20 mins)

SetUp

24x40 field with 24x6 wide zones, 1 goal

2 Teams, 1 keeper and 1 neutral player

Organization

2 teams play. Attacking team (white) must score by playing the ball from one wide zone to the other. The defending team (black) must win the ball and score on the goal, following which they become the new attacking team. Outside/wide players cannot be tackled but must stay in the wide zones during the transition to allow a 5v3 situation.

Progressions

1) May not score in the same color gate in a row.

2) Outside players can no interchange with those in the middle

Coaching Points

Encourage patience from the attacking team when the ball is wide, quicker tempo through the middle. Attacking team should be careful and precise in possession.

Keep the ball on one side through short passes before quickly switching play to the other side

Quick and positive transitions from both teams


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Creating Width - 6v5

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Creating Width - 6v5 (20 mins)

SetUp

Game with wide channels. 8v6

Organization

Encourage creative attacking play in central areas but scoring from a cross worth double. Defending team counter attacks to mini goals.

Progressions

Change attacking players every 3-4 minutes

Coaching Points

Quick combination play in the middle

Timing and angle of runs into the box - cross over, attack front & back post, not in same line

Quality cross into the box

Inside to outside movement


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