Football/Soccer Session (U13): Passing to retain possession

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Name: Darren Arnott
City: Scarborough
Country: United Kingdom
Rank: Elite – 5 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Keep the ball

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Keep the ball

Team Learning Objectives

- Ball retention

Session Organisation

- 3 teams of 4. 2 teams inside area, 1 outside.

How to Play

- Team on outside plays for team in possession and are restricted to 2 touch

- 1 team on inside looks to retain possession, other team look to win the ball and counter by passing to a teammate making a run outside of the area

-Rotate teams after a specified time or score

Progressions

- Game becomes transitional, so team losing possession immeadiately becomes the defensive team

- Team winning ball must play to a player making a run of the circle and switches with the team on the outside

Tech/Tact Focus

- Opposed passing and receiving

- Quality of technical execution

- Early movement and support

Physical Focus

- Warm up/preparation

Social Focus

- Relationships between players

- Quick understanding/organisation during transition phases

Psychological Focus

- Communication

- Attitude

- Desire to keep the ball

Incorporate FIFA 11+ 


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Transitional exercise

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Transitional exercise

Team Learning Objectives

- Moments to play forwards vs back

Session Organisation

- 6 vs 4 + 2GK

- Pitch size relevant to numbers available

How to Play

- Both teams play in one half of the pitch

- Team of 6 look to retain possession until they are able release a player into the other half

- Every player must now transfer into this half

- The team in possession must look to play into the goalkeeper (hands or feet) and receive the ball back before looking to play in the opposite direction

- If the defenders win the ball they look to counter and score in either goal

Progressions

- Play 4v4 + 2 Neutral players who play for the team in possession

- When a team transfers to the opposite half they must look to get a shot away at goal, play then restarts with the opposite team

Tech/Tact Focus

- Decision making

- Working the ball to find a player who can play forwards

- Timing of support: In front, to the side, behind

Physical Focus

- Short, sharp sprints

- Deceptive movement/agility

- Endurance

Social Focus

- Team work

- Organisation

- Communication

Psychological Focus

- Confidence in ability to keep the ball

- Mentality to retain possession


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Conditioned SSG

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Conditioned SSG

Team Learning Objectives

- Recognising the correct moments and areas to retain possession

- Developing movement and decision making to dominate possession

Session Organisation

- 2 teams organised as shown (2-3-1) restricted to their thirds

How to Play

- As GK distributes ball #4 can drop in to defensive third to create a diamond

- As #4 drops in #9 can drop into middle third

- Ball must travel through middle third

- Players can break a line with a dribble or pass and move to support into the next third

Progressions

- Encourage rotation of positions through thirds to unbalance opposition

- Remove zonal restrictions

Tech/Tact Focus

- Quality of passing and receiving skills, especially in tight areas

- Movement/mobility to create options off the ball

- Awareness of numerical situations and opportunities to play forwards vs back

Physical Focus

- Game realistic pace

- Mobility and support off the ball

- Game realistic movements

Social Focus

- Team work

- Self correction of mistakes

- Reflection of decisions made

Psychological Focus

- Confidence

- Quick decision making


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