Football/Soccer Session (Moderate): Off the Ball Movement

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Barry McGrellis
Name: Barry McGrellis
City: Alexandria
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 3 points
Membership: Young Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 5 Player Passing in 5 Grids

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5 Player Passing in 5 Grids (20 mins)

Organization:

A playing area is split into an exterior square and an interior square . One player will occupy the interior square. You will need one ball.

Activity:

Yellow players pass the ball among themselves. After making a pass, the passer must circle one of the cones and change places with the player in the centre.

Variations:

Add a second group of five players that partake in the same activity with a separate ball. This will increase the pressure without adding defenders.

Coaching Points:

-Players receive the pass across their body in order to see the entire playing area.

-Regardless of movement, players should always be looking toward the cener of the are and be able to see the ball to increase awareness and speed of play.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 5 vs. 2 in 5 Grids

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5 vs. 2 in 5 Grids (20 mins)

Organization:

Each team is separated into their own 2 square area.

Activity:

The blue team maintains possession in their own five zone area while two yellow defenders move into the playing area. At this point the game becomes 5 vs. 2. The blue player who makes the pass must circle a cone then switch with the central blue player; always maintaining the balance of only one player the central area. The blue team maintains possession for as long as possible. Once the yellow team wins possession, they play across to their team and two players move across to defend.

Coaching Points:

-When maintaing possession, always stay open to the field. Receive the ball across your body as much as possible.

-As you move into another area, always be able to see the ball.

-Mental recognition to always move after you pass.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 5 vs. 2 in 5 Grids to Goal

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5 vs. 2 in 5 Grids to Goal (20 mins)

Organization:

The game is 5 vs 2 inside the middle playing area.

Activity:

Yellow keeps possession for five consecutive passers. The yellow passer must circle a cone and switch with the central player after each pass. If needed the yellow can pass back to GK2 to maintain possession, but this pass does not cout toward the five required passes. After five passes are made the yellow team attacks GK1 playing 5 vs 5. At any point if the defending team gain possesion they pass back to their goalkeepr and the teams change roles.

Coaching Points:

-Players receive the pass across their body in order to see the entire playing area.

-Regardless of movement, players should always be looking toward the center of the area and in a sideways on position.

-In order to maintain possession it is best to always play at angles.

-Once the attacking team connects five passes, attack at speed to take advantage.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 7 vs. 7 Match

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7 vs. 7 Match (30 mins)

Organization:

7 vs. 7

Activity:

Teams play 7 vs 7 with no restrictions.

Coaching Points:

Emphasize taking shots when possible


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