Football/Soccer Session (Difficult): Third man running

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Robbie Hope
Name: Robbie Hope
City: Elgin
Country: United Kingdom
Rank: Elite – 5 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Drill 1.0

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Drill 1.0 (10 mins)

Set Up: 20x30 area. Target man is placed in the centre of the pitch pat half way line with a 'passive defender' OR coach. Two other attackers are placed at each end of the corner opposite each other.

Procedure: Corner player 1 plays to the target player who has come short for the pass. He bounces the ball back to the same player and spins off. The corner player with the ball now plays a diagonal pass to the 2nd corner player making a 'third man run' and plays the target man in to shoot with a 1st finish.

The Drill is then repeated on the opposite side with the origional corner player receiving the bounce pass, now being the target player. Original target player joins the line for making the third man run.

Coaching points:

- Movement and moving the opponent.

- Strength in the pass.

- Timing of runs.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Drill 1.2

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Drill 1.2 (10 mins)

To progress this drill the target man now plays the ball to the opposite corner player for the 1st cornner player to now make the 'third man run'. The target player this time instead of coming short for the pass, checks in and then away to the side to recieve a longer pass and creating space in behind in order for the 1st corner player to make a third man run. Target man must finish with one touch.

The drill is repeated the opposite side with the same rotation as previous.

Coaching points:

- Movement and moving the opponent.

- Strength in the pass.

- Timing of runs.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Game Related Practice 1.0

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Game Related Practice 1.0 (10 mins)

3v1 Defender is placed in the centre of the defensive line (yellow markers). As soon as the attackers (black) play the ball the defender (red) closes the target man straight away. Any attacker can score but must be a one touch finish.

**5 minutes of play then swap over**

Coaching points:

- Move the ball quickly.

- Move opponent to create openings.

- Attack at pace.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Game Related Practice 1.2

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Game Related Practice 1.2 (10 mins)

Progression is to now add a 2nd defender placed in the defensive zone (shadded). Both defenders are active as soon as soon as the ball is played. Attackers can take as many touches to shoot now.

**5 minutes of play then swap over**

Coaching points:

- Defensive principles (close down/support)


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

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Conditioned Game (20 mins)

Same as the GRP but this time IF the defenders manage to win the ball and play back to one of their corner players, the game ends and they now set them selves up as attackers and the previous attackers no become the defending team.

Coaching points:

- Defensive principles (Press and look for a 'quick steal')


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Game

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Game (20 mins)

6v6 game both teams set up 2-3-1 formation.

Coaching observations:

- Are they reading the game and 'see' a third man run developing.

- Movement of the players especially the target man & their oppoenent.


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Pass
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