Football/Soccer Session (Moderate): Playing Forward Quickly

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Keith Cappo
Name: Keith Cappo
City: Drexel Hill, PA
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 8 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer

Description

A session to work on playing the ball forward quickly and playing in tight spaces.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Passing Triangles

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Passing Triangles (20 mins)

Set Up: Triangles should be between 6 - 12 yards on all sides, can start smaller and make bigger as you go, having a max of 6 players in any triangle to maximize repetition [balls, cones]

Organization: Players pass the ball around the triangle, staying on the outside of the triangle, letting the ball come across their body and then taking a directional first touch around cone. Do not stand still, check away from the cone to create space. Players follow their passes.

Progressions: [a] Backpedal to Create Space - A plays to B, B lays the ball off and backpedals to create space, and receives the ball across their body and then plays to C; One Two - B plays to C, C drops ball back and makes bending run around cone, and gets the ball back from B (can also add a skip pass); [c] Front Foot - D plays to E, E plays a first touch front foot pass to F, who lays it off for a one two; [d] Cut Pass - G dribbles at H, H initially checks for ball, then moves around cone, G plays a disguised pass to I, who lays off to H and gets the one two back

Coaching Points: create space, check your shoulders, proper technique in receiving the ball, speed of technique, movement off the ball, timing of runs, pace of passes


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 3 v 2 + 1

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3 v 2 + 1 (20 mins)

Set Up: Grid should be roughly 10 yards wide by 12 - 15 yards long, with a 4 yard goal in the middle of each side. Can play 3 v 3, or higher, depending upon numbers, etc. [Balls, pinnies, cones, coaching sticks]

Organization: Players play 3 v 3, the defending team needs to put a player on the goal line to be GK and the attacking team attacks with all 3 players and the attacking teams GK must touch the ball before their team can score.

Progressions: [a] restrict touches; take away GK option and play 3 v 3

Coaching Points: angles of support, quick decisive passes and movements, cominations, decision making, speed of play, body shape for defending, checking shoulders on offense and defense, reckognize moments to press [bad pass, bad touch, back to goal, bouncing ball]


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 3 v 3 + 3

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3 v 3 + 3 (20 mins)

Set Up: Field is roughly 25 yards wide by 20 yards long, with 2, 4 yard goals, approximately 3 yards from the corner. Can play 3 v 3 + 3 or 4 v 4 + 4 depending upon numbers.

Organization: One team is neutral, with 1 player playing in between the goals on each side, and 1 neutral in the middle.

Progressions: [a] must play target quickly to score; limit touches; [c] remove neutral in the middle; [d] remove neutrals on end line and allow 1 player from a team to play in end zone at a time

Coaching Points: triangle combinations, playing forward quickly, accuracy of passes, angles of support, movement off the ball, communication, speed of play, speed of thought.


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