Football/Soccer Session (Advanced): Unit 1: Week 2: Session 2: Playing into the Mid 1/3

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Benjamin Nicholson
Name: Benjamin Nicholson
City: Sheffield
Country: United Kingdom
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Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Ball Mastery / Psych

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Ball Mastery / Psych
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Ball Mastery / Psych (30 mins)

Organisation:

Player lead, Physical & Ball Warm up (10 minutes)

Ball Mastery / Psych: (20 Mins)

Weekly Focus: Commitment (Describes how motivated a player is)

- Consistently gives high effort in training and games

- Feels a sense of achievement from learning new skills and mastering tasks

- Beleives practice and hard work leads to improvement

- Takes on difficult challenges/ not afraid to make mistakes

Organisation:

10x30 area

Players on edge pass ball across area between them using range of passes

Players in the middle, moving with ball, dribbling, skills, turns feints

Players can then only use ball manipulation skills (Toe taps, sole drags)

Work for 30/45 seconds and switch

Progression add 2 or 3 defenders depending on numbers

Looking for: Consistently gives high effort in training and games

Progression 10 Mins

1v1's in 10x10 grids

Continously switch players

1 minute games

Run the ball over the line to score

Looking for:

- Protecting the ball in tight areas

- Creativity and expression

- Beleives practice and hard work leads to improvement

- Takes on difficult challenges/ not afraid to make mistakes


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

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Whole Practice (30 mins)

Same Key Focuses:

- When to pass / when to drive into midfield 1/3rd

- Movement to receive in midfield 1/3rd

- Receiving to play forward in midfield 1/3rd

Organisation: (30 Minutes)

3 Teams of 5/6

Goalkeepers stay in goal

5 Minute game on pitch

Challenges:

Team 1: Can you play through all thirds to score

Team 2: Can you drive with the ball into all thirds to score

Other team play 3v3 on second pitch

Pitch 1:

Looking for:

Can you drive with the ball?

Angle to recieve (Open body, back foot)

Passing options? (Back to CB/ No 4)

Passing execution

Movement off the ball

Position to recieve High / Deep ?

Midfield Three:

Dropping in

Pre Scanning

Receiving to play forward as a priority (Open body, Half turn)

Turning with the ball

Movement off the ball to play forward

Rotations between the unit

Bouncing the play out wide when under pressure

Overall aims:

Play forward as a priority

Be patient in possession

Body angle, recieving position

Rotations

Communication

Movement off the ball

Visual triggers

Pitch 2: Playing through the lines

Play to teammate who recieves in final 1/3rd to score

Looking for:

Passing quality

Movement to receive (Timing of run, moving into forward spaces)

Receiving skills: (Receive to play forward, scanning, body position/angles


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

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Part Practice (20 mins)

Part focuses on: Receiving, Passing and Rotations

Organisation: (5 Mins)

In groups of 4, Passing and rotating around the 5 cones

Try to play off 1/2 touches

Constant rotations

Recieve on Back Foot / Half Turn

Movement off the cone to receive

Communication to receive

2nd Practice: (5 mins)

3 Teams

3 Zones, Player looking to play through 1/3rds (Unnaposed)

Looking For: Rotations, Movement to receive, Receiving angles

Progression: Defender in end zone can drive into mid 1/3rd but midfielder must drop out

Next Progression:

2 Teams work together against 1 defending team playing into end zones

12v6

Defending team wins the ball try to play together from end to end, scores point by combining in mid area

Teams Play for 1/2 minutes and switch

Team gains a point every time they play from end to end


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

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Whole Practice (40 mins)

Organisation: (40 Mins)

Pitch Split into 1/3rds

Players locked in 1/3rds to begin

Player can move into next 1/3rd if they pass or drive into the next 1/3rd

Player on same team must rotate out

Potential Progrssion:

One teams midfield 3 all have balls at feet, must tag opposition with the ball to change over possession (5 min & switch)

What can the defenders do if they can't play into midfield (When to drive? Patient at the back? Movement in final 1/3rd)

Team with the ball: More rotations, more movement to receive, more scanning, more receiving on half turn

Move back into full game with no 1/3rds:

Still Looking for the same things


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