Football/Soccer Session (U12): WSSL WK5 - Fall'13 - Possession & Combination Play

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Jose  Figueira
Name: Jose Figueira
City: New York
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 12 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Warm Up I

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Warm Up I
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Warm Up I (10 mins)

Organization:

- 30x30 area set up as shown (4 x 15x15)

- 12 players set up as shown

- 6 balls

Instructions:

- Players make combinations with the opposite color to their own

- Players try a different combination in each box

- Combinations should include: wall pass, overlap, double pass, and take over

- Encourage players to combine with as many players as possible

Coaching Points:

- Wall pass

- Double pass

- Overlap

- Take over

Progressions:

P - Add in two roaming defending players who can intercept/distrupt combinations

R - Focus on only one simple combination – wall pass or overlap

P - Players can only move into a new box with a combination


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Warm Up II

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Warm Up II (10 mins)

Organization:

- 30 x 30 diamond area set up as shown

- 10/12 players set up as shown

- 1 ball (additional on outside)

Instructions:

- Players are assigned a starting cone where they wait to receive pass

- Players are free to pass ball to any team mate on a cone & make a combination

- Encourage players to explore various combination moves - be creative!

- Give some examples (A) Overlap/3rd Man & (B) Give-Go/Wall Pass

- After making pass/combination encourage players to fill any gaps at cones - be aware!

Coaching Points:

- Make a connection with team mate; are they ready to receive ball? eye contact & communication

- Speed of play; pass, movement, support & combination

- Weight & accuracy of pass

- Angle of support

- Awareness of Space & Surroundings

Progressions:

P - Introduce a second ball; can team keep both balls in play?

P - Limit player touches


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Main Theme I

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Main Theme I (15 mins)

Organization:

- 15 x 25 area setup as shown

- 6 players per group setup as shown (4 Attackers & 2 Defenders)

- 1 ball (additional on outside)

Instructions:

- Attacking team aim to score point by running the ball over opposite end line in a 2v1

- Attacker (A) triggers 1st pass (B) with movement into the area

- Attacker (B) plays square pass to team mate who immediately plays pass into Attacker (A)

- As square pass is played Defender (C) enters the area & looks to win ball

- Attacker (A) sets pass back for Attacker (B) who then both look to combine & beat Defender (C)

- After each attack players rotate positions & roles

- Next Attacker enters from other side

Coaching Points:

- Weight & accuracy of pass

- Speed of play; pass, movement, support & combination

- Make a connection with team mate; are they ready to receive ball? eye contact & communication

- Angle of movement & body shape to receive

- Awareness of Space & Surroundings; check shoulder - snapshot Defenders approach/pressure

- Timing & execution of combinations

- Do you need to combine? Use team mate as a decoy?

Progressions:

P - Defender enters after 1st pass (B)

P - Defender scores point by dribbling ball over Attackers endline

P - Attackers have 10 secs to score!


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Main Theme II

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Main Theme II (15 mins)

Organization:

- 15 x 25 area setup as shown

- 6 players per group setup as shown (4 Attackers & 2 Defenders)

- 1 ball (additional on outside)

Instructions:

- Same setup & function as previous activity

- Attackers now aim to score in mini goals in a 2v2

- Once Attacking team crosses 1/2 way mark (cones) 2nd Defender enters area

- Play until goal has been scored or ball goes out of play

- After each attack players rotate positions & roles

Coaching Points:

- Weight & accuracy of pass

- Speed of play; pass, movement, support & combination

- Make a connection with team mate; are they ready to receive ball? eye contact & communication

- Angle of movement & body shape to receive

- Awareness of Space & Surroundings; check shoulder - snapshot Defenders approach/pressure

- Timing & execution of combinations

- Do you need to combine? Use team mate as a decoy?

- Can you create 2v1 situations to overload/exploit?

Progressions:

P - Once Attackers cross 1/2 way line third Attacker (E) can enter defensive 1/2 to create a 3v2. Attacker (E) must stay in defensive 1/2 - acts like holding midfielder - two touch maximum.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Conditioned Game I

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Conditioned Game I (20 mins)

Organization:

- 35 x 25 yard area set up as shown

- 10 players (4 Attackers, 4 Defenders, 2 Neutrals) set up as shown

- 1 ball (Additional around the outside)

Instructions:

- Teams aim to score in assigned mini goals. Game is directional

- 4v4 Mini Game with 2 neutral players on the outside who work whole sideline

- Attacking team can use neutral players at any time to combine who must play two touch

- Neutral players can enter game if used in Attacking 1/2 to create a 5v4 overload

- When attack play breaks down they must return to the outside

- After set time rotate neutral players

Coaching Points:

- Awareness of Space & Surroundings; check shoulder - snapshot Defenders approach/pressure

- Timing & execution of combinations

- Do you need to combine? Use team mate as a decoy?

- Can you create 2v1 situations to overload/exploit?

Progressions:

P - Entire team must be in attacking 1/2 before scoring

P - Three/Two touch limit in attacking 1/2


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Conditioned Game II

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Conditioned Game II (20 mins)

Organization:

- 30x40 area setup as shown

- 4/5 Gates made with cones/markers

- 2 Mini Goals

- 10 players (4 Attackers, 4 Defenders & 2 Support Players) set up as shown

- 1 ball (additional around the outside)

Instructions:

- Teams play 4v4 possession game in Zone A

- 1 player from each team in Zone B

- Team in possession aim to pass ball to team mate through gate (Zone A) to trigger attack

- Player who receives pass through gate can now dribble into Zone B

- Once in Zone B attacker can use fellow team mate tocombine & score in either mini goal (2v1)

- If Defender wins balls they aim to pass to team mate in Zone A

- After each attack, the attacker from Zone A would swap with support player from Zone B

- Game always restarts in Zone A

Coaching Points:

- Circulate possession - be patient & create attacking opportunty

- Awareness of Space & Surroundings; check shoulder - snapshot Defenders approach/pressure

- Attack at speed from Zone A to B

- Timing & execution of combinations. Do you need to combine? Use team mate as a decoy?

Progressions:

P - Must be a through pass for Attacker into Zone B. Cannot dribble into Zone B

P - 1 Defender can track Attacker into Zone B to create a 2v2

P - Attacking team in Zone A must pass through 2 gates before attacking Zone B


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