Football/Soccer Session (U18): Using the middle third to connect defensive and attacking thirds - Fusion SC, HS team (Start Time: 2016-10-04 18:00:00)

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Juan Bijkebbe, Adult Member

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Juan Bijkebbe
Name: Juan Bijkebbe
City: New York City
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 1 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
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 (10 mins)

Organization:

Cones laid out 18y apart. Separation between lines of cones is 8y.

Three players per line with one ball. One on each cone and one in the middle

Instructions:

Player in the middle works. Players on the cones are support players.

Middle player receives the ball, turns and passes to the player on the other end. Runs closer to the player to receive it again and send it to the other end.

All players face the same way.

Players rotate after every 3mins.

Coaching Points:

Receive with furthest foot

Check shoulder before turning

Pass with inside of the foot

On toes to receive the ball

Progressions:

Progress to small sided in same space


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Small sided: 1v1 + support players

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Small sided: 1v1 + support players (10 mins)

Organization:

Grids of 18L x 8W.

Four players outside - one on each one of the corners of the grid.

1v1 inside.

Instructions:

The purpose is to sort out the 1v1 in the middle and get ball to either of the support players in the outside.

The game is bydirectional. The same player can score on both ends.

A point is granted to a player when he connects one end to the other.

As soon as the defender steals the ball, he becomes the attacker.

4 min games. Then, the two players in the middle switch with support players

Coaching Points:

Vary the way to run to create space.

Use the inside of the furthest foot to turn the ball from side to side.

Check shoulder to see where defender is.

Progressions:

Switch the players in the middle.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Small Sided 2: 1v1 through the middle

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Small Sided 2: 1v1 through the middle (25 mins)

Organization:

One big grid of 35Lx44W.

The grid is divided into the following three sections: Defensive and attacking thirds 14Lx44W; middle third 7Lx14W.

14 players total. If odd, make the last player be +1 in the middle. If even, make one of the 3v3 into a 4v4

Defensive and attaking third: 3v3; middle third 1v1.

Instructions:

The objective is to connect the defensive and attacking third through the middle square. If so, a point is given to the team that does it.

Players are restricted in movement by the zone where they are assigned.

No player can use the "dead" space of the middle third. All play occurs in the blue coned area.

Play is bydirectional.

Coaching Points:

Vary the way to run to create space.

Use the inside of the furthest foot to turn the ball from side to side.

Check shoulder to see where defender is.

Progressions:

Make 2v2 in the middle square (expanding the space accordingly).


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Expanded: 9+GK v 8

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Expanded: 9+GK v 8 (20 mins)

Organization:

55 L x 55 W grid. One end zone where only 2 attackers can go in at a time. Defenders can have as many as they want.

The lines do not restrict movement of the players

When ball goes out, the coach puts another ball in right away

Do not punt the ball out of the back!

Instructions:

White scores by dribbling the ball over the end line

Blue scores through a regular shot

Positional roles.

White plays with two holding mids and one attacking mid. The attacking mid blocks the passing lane from the defense. The two holding mids put pressure on the white mids to avoid progression.

Coaching Points:

Use the keeper to create advantage

Mobility in the middle to find dismarks to evolve into attacking third

Turn with the furthest foot

Progressions:


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Game: Reduced space

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Game: Reduced space (25 mins)

Organization:

11v11 game from box to box

White plays a 1-4-3-3

Blue plays a 1-4-2-3-1

Instructions:

All FIFA rules apply.

Offside is valid for both teams -it is encouraged to leave players offside.

For attacking players to score off a play that builds up from the back.

Coaching Points:

Turn with firthest foot.

Pass with the inside. Receive with furthest foot.

Progressions:


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