Football/Soccer Session (Difficult): Ayr United u19s - Midfielders Receiving 'Between the Lines' (Start Time: 2013-08-09 19:30:00)

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Graham Rennie
Name: Graham Rennie
City: Falkirk
Country: United Kingdom
Rank: Elite – 2 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer

Description

I CAN receive the ball 'between the lines' of the opponents defence and midfield


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 (15 mins)

WARM UP - Passing and Receiving (30 x 30yd box)

Organisation

Two groups of 8 players . Each group has 2 balls each. Passing and moving in the area. Stop at relevant points for dynamic stretching.

Variations

1) 3 touch pass and move to a player of same colour

2) Must pass into a different square

3) 2 touch pass and move

4) 2 touch and sprint into a different square

- Move to 1 ball each group

5) 1 touch and sprint into a different square

6) 2 ball possession game

7) 1 ball possession game

Coaching Points

- Gradually build up tempo, dynamic stretches at relevant times

- Accuracy and weight of passing

- Awareness - body position so aware where both balls are

- Play with your head up


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Technical practise

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Technical practise (15 mins)

Technical Passing Drill (12 x 12 yd box - 2 balls)

Variation 1 - Pass Set Pass

- Player A passes into player B, Player B sets the ball for player A to pass through to player C. Player A replaces B in the middle, player B follows pass and goes behind player C.

- Player A turns to face D.Player D passes into player A who sets and D passes into player E. Player A follows the ball and D remains in the centre. The sequence continues.

Variation 2 - Pass, Turn and Pass

Player A passes into player B, Player B receives on the half turn and passes to player C. Player A moves into the middle and player B goes behind player C.

- Player A turns to face D.Player D passes into player A who receives on the half turn and passes to player E. D moves into the middle and A moves behind E. The practise continues.

Variation 3 - Passers Choice

- The drill is performed the same as variation 1 and 2. The difference is that the passer must shout 'set' or 'turn' to direct the player in the middle.

Coaching Points

- Check shoulder before receiving the ball

- Check off the cone

- In variation 2 always receive with an open body

- Outside players move away from the cone to force central players to raise their head


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Directional Possession

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Directional Possession (15 mins)

Directional Possession (40 x 40yd square with 6 yd extra each end)

Organisation

Players try to pass from one target player to the target player at the opposite end. Players that pass to target players swap places with them.3 touch max moving to two touch max.

Progression

End players change. Team in possession's player goes to extra end line and player who's team in not in possession stays on original end line. This is to encourage 'screening' from front target player and movement behind him to get on the ball from target player.

Coaching Points

- Use full area

- Play simple passes where appropriate

- Check shoulder and receive on the half turn to play forward


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Phase of Play - option 1

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Phase of Play - option 1 (10 mins)

Phase of Play - Option 1 (4-2-3-1 formation)

Fullback passes into right sided CM. He plays it square to LCM. ( This pass is designed to attract opposition CMs towards the ball). The no.10 drifts behind white CM into shaded area 'in between the lines' No 10 receives on the half turn in this srea and;

Option 1 - shoots for goal

Alternative - slips a ball between Central defenders for CF (making blindside run) to go in 1 v1 on the GK.

Coaching Points

- Striker must stay long to occupy Central defenders

- CMs must move the ball quickly and try to attract opposing midfielders towards the ball

- Number 10 must check shoulder, receive on the half turn and burst forward.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Phase of Play - Option 2

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Phase of Play - Option 2 (10 mins)

Option 2

Fullback into CM. CM looks to play penetration pass ' in between the lines'. No 10 is tightly marked so runs into CF position. CF drops back into space to receive on the half turn. He turns and;

Option 1 - slips a pass in behind fullback for RM to run in.

Option 2 - passes between central defenders for no 10 to run in on goal.

Coaching Points

- disguise on pass from CM

- timing and communication of movement from CF and no 10

- CF receiving on the half turn

- timing of runs in behind from either of the 2 options


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Game

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Game (15 mins)

8 V 8 freeplay. Teams lined up in a 2-3-2 formation. Limited coach involvement.


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