Football/Soccer Session (U13): Movement and Rotation in the middle third

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Ben Adams
Name: Ben Adams
City: London
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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Screen 1

Learning Objectives

4 x ( 5x5) squares. 4 players on the out side with two middle men and one defender.

PLayers play 4 v 1 in one of the squares. After 3 passes one of the outside men only can switch the ball to another square.

The outside players move along the outside to support that square. The two in the middle move to the other square to join in plus the defender. If the defender wins the ball then he swaps with the player that gave it away.

Progressions:

1. Add another defender who positions himself on the cross in the middle. As the ball is transferred to another square, a new defender presses the ball and the other defender acts as cover.

2. The player who switches the ball, joins in and moves inside the square. One of the inside players then moves to the outside. This rotation puts an increased emphasis on decision making and awareness.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Screen 2

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Learning Objectives

Possession game that can be used to coach a variety of topics:

Two teams of 7 play in each half. If reds have possession 3 blues can go in and try to win the ball back. If blues win the ball they have to transfer it into their half of the pitch and go and support. 3 red defenders can then go in and try to win the ball.

Coaching Points:

Receiving skills

Passing skills - type variation, weight, disguise, speed of pass.

Support play - movement off the ball to support ball carrier


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Rotation in midfield

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Rotation in midfield

Learning Objectives

Improve movement of midfield players to get on the ball.

Possession drill where one team plays one way and another team plays the other.

After the initial movement wide of the nearest two players, the thrid play drops into the shaded area to collect the ball. If the pass is not on he rotates out of the area allowing space for another play to drop in.

Key Points:

Do not leave the area on the same path you entered.

Do not stay in the shaded area for too long (2 secs).

Double runs to lose your man. Check your shoulder.

Receive to play forward where possible.


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

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Learning Objectives

Small Sided Game

8 v 8 game with midfield 3. Mark a square / circle in the middle of the pitch and encourage midfielders to rotate in order to gain possession of the ball.


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Movement
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