Football/Soccer Session (Moderate): CUFC - Session Structure & Philosophy

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Jose Manuel Figueira
Name: Jose Manuel Figueira
City: Auckland
Country: New Zealand
Rank: Elite – 4 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Warm Up: Rondo Squares

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Warm Up: Rondo Squares

Organization

- Set up multiple 10x10 squares

- 7 Players maximum per square (5v2)

- 1 Ball per square (additional on outside)

Activity

- As players arrive to training they join "Rondo Square" game

- Aim is for attacking players on outside to keep the ball away from defenders (1 touch max)

- The first pass is always free

- The player who gives away possession swaps with one of the defenders

- Each player defends for two plays

- If attackers make 10 consecutive passes defenders repeat in the middle

- If defender gets "nutmegged" without touch that player repeats in the middle

Coaching Points

- Anticipation: read & react to the situation

- Awareness: position of team mates & defenders

- Body Position: feet & body in correct position ready to play

- Pass: type, speed & weight of pass

- Receiving: Be alive & ready to receive the ball

Progressions

- If attackers split the defenders without a touch pass counts as two

- Attacking players on outside must take two touch


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Warm Up: Rondo Square Progression

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Warm Up: Rondo Square Progression

Organization

- 15x15/20x20 area set up as shown (red cones)

- Group A: 7 players (5 Attackers & 2 Defenders)

- Group B: 7 players (3 Team of 2 each with different color & 1 Neutral player)

- 1 Ball per group (additional on outside)

Activity - Group A

- Attacking players (Yellow) set up around the out side of the area with one team mate inside

- Outside players can move anywhere along their line to receive & pass the ball

- Inside Attacker (Yellow) can move freely inside the area & looks for combination opportunities

- Attacking team aim to keep possession of the ball to score points

- (1pts) 8 consecutive passes on the outside (2pts) playing through/across the area using inside Attacker

- Defending players aim to win the ball & keep possession. When this happens 1 Attacker (Yellow) from the outside can enter creating a 2v2.

- If Defenders make 3 consecutive passes they can choose 2 Attackers from the outside to take their place as Defenders

- If Attackers win the ball back they must play to outside team mate & activity repeats with 4 Attackers on the outside

Activity - Group B

- Players work in pairs, with 3 teams each having their own color (see diagram)

- Yellow & Red team are Attackers with Blue team as Defenders

- Attackers must stay on the outside of the area & aim to make 8 consecutive passes

- Attackers can use Neutral player who is free to roam inside area

- Defending pair aim to press & win possession of the ball

- If possession is lost a transition occurs, with the color who gave the ball away turning into Defenders

- (See Diagram) Yellow looses possession to Blue. Yellows are now Defenders while Blue are now Attackers & must keep the ball & move to the outside

Coaching Points

- Pass: Accuracy, Weight, Speed & Type

- Possession: Keep the ball rolling & keep it!!

- Touch: Can you play 1st time?

- Receiving: Be alive & ready to receive the ball. Adjust body & feet to play quickly

- Disguise: Use your body & eyes to deceive the defender

- Creative: play off the cuff, feel the game & situation!

Progression

P - Adjust the size of the area: smaller & tighter to increase speed of play & thinking!

P - Touch Limit. Attackers can only play 1 touch maximum


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Activity I: 3v3+1 / 5v5+1

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Activity I: 3v3+1 / 5v5+1

Organization

- 35 x 35 area marked as shown

- 20 x 20 smaller area marked as shown (circle)

- 10/12 Players (3 attackers, 3 defenders & 4 Target Players)

- 4 Mini Goals set up as shown

- 1 Ball (additional on outside)

Activity

- Team play 3v3/4v4 possession game inside smaller area (circle)

- If odd numbers a Neutral player can supports the team in possession

- Team in possession looks to make 6 consecutive passes before they can then break out to score

- Attacking team can use team mates on outside of circle, who are restricted to 1 touch maximum

- Neutral players supports the team in possession of the ball

- After 6 consecutive passes attacking team break out of circle & look to score in designated goals

- Team can use the whole area to score & team mates on outside now join in the play to create (5v5+1)

- If Defending team wins the ball they must make 6 passes before scoring

- When a goal is scored or ball goes out of play the activity restarts in smaller area & players reset

Coaching Points

- Possession: Quality of pass, possession with a purpose & circulation of the ball

- Support: Aware of space & surroundings. Can you be an option between/behind opposition?

- Transition: Reaction as an individual & team. Break out, make the pitch big & seperate the opposition

- Awareness: Which is the best goal to score in? Look for the cues: out numbered? overloads?

- Finishing: Be positive in front of goal!!

Progression

P - After 6 consecutive passes the "break out" pass must be played outside the circle to run on to (see diagram)

P - Adjust the consecutive pass count

P - Must be a one touch finish into mini goals


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Activity II: 4v4+1 / 1v1 / 4v4+1

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Activity II: 4v4+1 / 1v1 / 4v4+1

Organzation

- 30 x 50 area set up as shown

- 20 x 30 smaller area set up as shown

- 10/12 Players (4 Attackers, 4 Defenders & 2 Target Players)

- Coach acts as server

- 2 Mini Goals set up as shown

- 1 Ball (additional on outside with target players)

Activity

- Players are assigned a number 1 to 5 & play directional possession game inside area

- Attacking team must play into Target Player at one end & then the other to score point

- If odd numbers a Neutral player can supports the team in possession

- Coach acts as a server on the outside of area & at random calls out a number

- Players with those numbers race into smaller area to win ball played in by coach & play 1v1 game

- Players in 1v1 game must score in designated gate by dribbling

- Possession game continues in larger area with remaining players

Coaching Points

- Possession: Quality of pass, possession with a purpose & circulation of the ball

- Support: Aware of space & surroundings. Can you be an option between/behind opposition?

- Transition: Reaction as an individual. Get to the ball quickly in 1v1 game

- Finishing: Be positive in front of goal !!


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Activity III: SSG

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Activity III: SSG

Organization

- 30 x 50 area set up as shown

- 10 Players (4 Attackers, 4 Defenders & 2 Target Players)

- 4 Mini Goals set up as shown

- 1 Ball (additional on outside)

Activity

- Two teams play directional possession game

- Attacking team must play ball into both target players before scoring in mini goals

- Attackers must score in mini goals at opposite end of 2nd target player used

- Target players play 1 touch maximum

Coaching Points

- Awareness: Always check yor surrondings with & without the ball. Whats the picture?

- Connection: Coach your team mates. Help them in painting pictures!

- Possession: Quality of pass, possession with a purpose & circulation of the ball

- Support: Aware of space & surroundings. Can you be an option between/behind opposition?

Progression

- In Possession: First touch must be forward or pass backwards first time

- One touch finishing into mini goals


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