Football/Soccer Session (Difficult): Switching the Play

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Shane Coyne Continental FC
Name: Shane Coyne Continental FC
City: Philadelphia
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 6 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 5v5+2 Switch of Play

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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 of 5v5, 1 keeper and 1 neutral player

Organization

2 teams play 5v5. 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): Switch of Play Pattern

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Switch of Play Pattern (15 mins)

SetUp

Half Field, Two Defenders

Organization

Working down both sides

A) Ball starts with 6, who plays a wall pass with 10

B) 6 then combines with 11

C) 6 then quickly plays a long ball out to player 7

Players 9 & 10 attacking the box, player 6 makes a late run

Progressions

1) Defender can 'cheat' and look to intercept pass to 7, 6 can now play to another option

2) Create an overlap with 7 and 11 coming inside

Coaching Points

Change in tempo, slow combos to quick switch & attacking play

Timing of movement of wide players, receiving the ball in front where possible

Movement of the 9 and 10, support wide players vs forward runs into the box to attack a cross

Wide player options:

1) Beat the defender 1v1 down the line to set up cross

2) Combine inside with 9 or 10 to create an overload

3) Drive inside to set up combination or shot


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