Football/Soccer Session (Moderate): ASE G03 Emerald - Improve switching play through midfield II

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Justin Almquist
Name: Justin Almquist
City: Richland
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 2 points
Membership: Young Member
Sport: Football/Soccer

Description

~ Reading cues of pressure on ball - support behind vs. runs forward

~ Use support behind ball to switch play

~ When facing own goal, playing in 1 touch


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 3v1 Rondos

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3v1 Rondos (20 mins)

Intervals:

2 min games + 1 min rest x 5 games = 15 min

Setup:

4 quadrants as shown, each one is 12x12.

Groups of 5

Activity:

Attacking team keeps possession and when the time is right plays into other grid (must be a pass, not on dribble, no offside though).

Defender must win ball and play to other defender to get out of defense (change both defenders with player that lost ball and player who passed them the ball)

Coaching Points:

~ When to switch (body position, play what you face, don't force it)

~ 1 or 2 touch

~ body shape (face the way you want to play)


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 3 team rondo - switch play

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3 team rondo - switch play (20 mins)

Intervals:

2 min work + 1 min rest x 6 reps = 18 min

Setup:

Two 20x30 grids with a 5x30 space between

3 teams

Activity:

2 teams in possession combine to keep the ball. Can switch to other team at any time.

Defensive team tries to win the ball and play across to other team.

If team loses possession they become the defensive team.

Scoring: Play 2 minutes and team on defense gets 1 point. Team with LOWEST point total wins after a few rounds.

Coaching Points:

~ Technical: 1st touch with opposite foot, facing the way you want to play

~ Central players on a half turn

~ Playing 2 touch as much as possible


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 4v4 - corner goal game

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4v4 - corner goal game (20 mins)

Intervals:

3 min work + 1 min rest x 5 games = 20 min

Setup:

40x25 grid with 4 corner areas

4 teams of 4

(setup 2 grids; 8 players per grid)

Activity:

Each team tries to score in either of their goals (directional).

Players can show just outside the grid and NOT be tackled, but MUST play 2 touch max.

If facing own goals, MUST play in 1 touch.

After each interval, winners move up, loser moves down.

Progress:

+ Play 4v4 (no free zones)

Coaching Points:

~ Principles of play (targets give depth and length, midfield must provide width)

~ Opposite movement to lose marker

~ Open body position to face the way you want to play

~ 1st touch into space on different line than pass that came in


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 8v8 in midfield

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8v8 in midfield (20 mins)

Intervals:

6 min work + 1 min rest x 3 games = 21 min

Setup:

3/4 field (60x70)

White team in 1-4-2-1

Blue team in 2-3-3

Activity:

White team scores in pugg goals OR by having outside back dribble through wide gate.

Blue team scores in big goal.

Coaching Points:

~ #2/3 providing width

~ #6 plays deeper (position to see ball and goal)

~ #8/10 position when ball is central

~ #8/10 position when ball is wide

~ Cues of when to penetrate (numbers even or up) vs. possess (switch play)


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 8v8

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8v8 (20 mins)

White team in 1-4-2-1

Blue team in 2-3-3

Coaching Points:

~ cues of penetrate vs possess


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