Football/Soccer Session (Difficult): Midfield Support (Start Time: 2015-04-13 18:30:00)

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Steven Hislop
Name: Steven Hislop
City: Edinburgh
Country: United Kingdom
Rank: Elite – 0 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Support 1

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Support 1 (5 mins)

Midfield Support

3 v 1 in a box. The 3 must make a minimum of 4 passes without losing possession. One of the 3 passes the ball into a striker and the other 2 support the pass making it a 3 v 2. Defenders must let striker receive the ball first.

Once play breaks down, the other box aim to do the same keeping possession before feeding the striker and 2 supporting. Maximum of 3 touch in the boxes and then they have 10 seconds to score once pass to striker is made. Offsides count.

Coaching points.

Can the 3 in the box move the ball quickly

Don't run beyond the striker - offer angles

Work one-twos with striker


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Support Progression

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Support Progression (5 mins)

Progress by adding in another striker with a 3 v 3 in the box with a floater playing with the attacking team. The 4 must make a mimimum of 4 passes before finding a striker. Only 2 of the 4 must support the strikers to create a 4 v 2 overload but not the floater. Once attack breaks down the floater works with the other team so that both teams have a shot or if blues win possession from reds they can start a fresh attack with the help of the floater.

Maximum of 3 touch and once pass made to a striker they have 10 seconds to score. Offsides count

Coaching points

Can the attackers make the box big to provide better angles for passing into strikers

Can the attackers move the defenders to create a space for a midfield runner


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Zonal Game

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Zonal Game (10 mins)

Zonal Game

Aim is to get midfielders into attacking zone and score. Goalkeeper starts and must pass to a defender. There is a 3 v 3 in the middle zone with a floater playing with team in possession. Midfielders must make a mimimum of 3 passes before ball goes to the striker. 2 midfielders are then allowed to support to create a 3 v 2 with the intent of scoring.

After 5 minutes, defenders can go direct to the striker and again 2 midfielders can support.


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