Football/Soccer Session (U16): possession through midfield

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Daniel Webb
Name: Daniel Webb
City: canvey island
Country: United Kingdom
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Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Screen 1

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Session with sports scientist focusing on agility, core strength, balance, speed endurance and fitness.


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An area set up as shown, probably 20x20.

3 teams of 4 players, 1 team around outside , 2 teams in the middle.

Coach in middle zone serving balls.

Outside men on 1 touch only, two teams in the middle playing an opposed possession practise.

Points-

Outside men to have a picture well before they receive

All players think about movements in a tight area to receive

Passes and weight of passes to outside men

Bodyshape when receiving

Switching play without passing through 'coach zone'

Press decisions when out of possession - it becomes an 8v4!

Reactions to turnover

Reactions to coach's serve

A high tempo possession session ideal for the start of any training practise!


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Screen 3

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Drill set up as shown with 2 players per mannequinn.

1 ball in each corner, all balls are played at the same time to start the practise.

A drill that looks at techniques of passing, communication, movement off the ball, 1 touch play.

Players must be switched on and alert for drill to be successful.

Ideal for 16 players.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Recognising & Exploiting Space in Midfield

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Recognising & Exploiting Space in Midfield

Practice Organisation:

- Area 60x40yds, marked in 10x10 grids, with appropriate size goals at each end, as illustrated.

- 16 players (incl. 2GK's), 1 ball.

- SSG 8v8.

- Practice starts with the ball being rolled out by GK to a team mate in defensive third.

- Objective of game is to score goals by passing through oppostion , whilst keeping ball below head-height.

Progressions:

- Divide area into equal thirds (retaining the 24 grids) & define challenges for players, as follows;

- In defending third: team in possession may stand in a square to receive ball.

- In mid third: team in possession may stand in a free square to receive a pass or move into a new square to receive.

- In attacking third: players must stand in a free square to receive a pass or move to another square within attacking third to receive.

Learning Objectives:

- Players to look for spaces to exploit.

- Create space for team mate to exploit

- Place changing to unbalance opposition.

- Deal with opponents entering into grid.

Technical/Tactical:

- Passing

-Movement/Space

- Support

- Decisions

- Receiving/Control

Physical:

- Speed

- Agility

- Strength

- Stamina

Psychological/Social:

- Communication

- Commitment

- Confindence

- Work well within a Team

- Good Learner


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