Football/Soccer Session (Moderate): When to dribble/pass

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Graham Maclean
Name: Graham Maclean
City: Virginia
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 3 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Warm Up

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Warm Up
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Warm Up (10 mins)

All players have a ball and practice dribbling moves in a tight area.

Coaching Points

Tight control

Change of pace after change of direction

Dribble with head up


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Small sided

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Small sided (15 mins)

10 attackers v 4-6 defenders who can defend against any dribbler, if defender wins the ball they dribble ball to outside goal and leave ball there to score 1pt. Attacker retrieves ball and continues.

If the dribblers can beat a defender in a 1v1 they then dribble to outside goal to score 1pt and continue

Coaching Points/Instructions:

dribble with head up, recognize defenders and beat them (initiate the attack), accelarate after beating defender to score 1pt. Decision making on when to pass to keep possession and whn to initiate dribble?

Add in players on the outside who are now a passing option for players in middle if under pressure. Outside players adjust to provide passing option for players in the middle.

If inside player passes to outside, they switch for remainder of the time

How many points can each player score? Defenders and attackers?


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Small sided

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Small sided (20 mins)

4v3 or 4v4 to goal and 2 counter goals.

Coaching Points/Instructions:

Always start with #10. Dribble in at pace and initiate attack.

Movement of #7,11 and 9 to provide immediate options on the ball. Timing of option runs.

Players must not just pass the ball - "pass responsibility" - they must make a decision to help score goals.

wall pass, overlap, takeover, dribble, dummy runs, 3rd man running - all options for attacking team

Add in additional midfielders to create pressure in midfield

Look for decision making of midfielders and forwards about when to dribble (open space or 1v1 in promising position) and when to pass and then create space through movement or deception


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Expanded Small Sided

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Expanded Small Sided (20 mins)

6v6 or 7v7

2 coned goals on outside and one keeper on each side defending a target goal at each end.

Coaching Points/Instructions:

Teams can score in each others single target goal but can also score in any of the side coned goals by passing to a team mate who makes run to outside

Progression - by adding the rule that players can only score in the side goals by dribbling the ball through.

This is a fast paced game that has teams defending and attacking five goals each

With opportunities and threats coming from all directions, players need to be aware at all times,

the game's open nature means that playing sideways is potentially as productive as moving forward, teaching players to consider all directions of play.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Game

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Game (15 mins)

Game 8v8


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Movement
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