Football/Soccer Session (Mixed age): Level 2 - Forward Runs With & Without The Ball

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Tony Mee
Name: Tony Mee
City: Doncaster
Country: United Kingdom
Rank: Elite – 26 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer

Description

A Level 2 type practice to develop forward runs.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Technique

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Technique (5 mins)

Players pass the ball and move amongst themselves in their areas. On the coach's whistle or after a set number of passes, the next player in possession runs the ball to the diagonally opposite group.

The reason for this particular organisation is to create a little bit of chaos in the middle of the area without too much disruption.

Pass the ball to the remaining 2 players at an appropriate distance from the square.

Coaching Points

Positive first touch

Run at pace

Play it with the front foot (every 3 or 4 paces)

Head up after every touch (assess the situation)


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Runs without the ball

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Runs without the ball (5 mins)

Again, play off a signal or preset number of passes.

This time, one of the players out of possession must make a forward run, in the direction of the opposite group and receive the pass.

Coaching Points

Good communication

Timing of the run

Timing of the pass


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Skill Practice

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Skill Practice (10 mins)

Set up as shown with a 3v1 situation in one corner. After a set number of passes the team in possession has to break out with a forward run with the ball or without. When the ball leaves the area the defender can make a recovery run (change this player regularly).

Coaching Points

Maintain good possession in the corners

Don't force the issue

Try to keep your body between the ball and the recovering defender.


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

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Game Related Practice (15 mins)

Set up 4 v 4 plus 2 targets and 2 floaters (play for the team in possession). Floaters on 2 touch.

Teams can score by running the ball into the end zone or passing to a team mate who makes a run into the end zone.

The Target Player can be used to play into, allowing forward runners to receive a set back (example shown above).


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