Football/Soccer Session (Moderate): Combination Play

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Aaron Metzger, Adult Member

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Aaron Metzger
Name: Aaron Metzger
City: San Antonio
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 0 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer

Description

Exercises to show and rehearse combination play


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Warm Up - Diamond Passing

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Warm Up - Diamond Passing (10 mins)

20-25 x 20-25 yd Diamond

2 Balls - Pass around the outside of mannequins and follow the pass.

Coaching Points

Have the receiving player pull away from the defender (mannequin), receive the ball across their body, take the first direction of the next pass, accurate pass with appropriate pace.

Can encourage pace of play by having players attempt to "catch" the ball ahead of them.

Change direction

Variations:

Receive with proper foot across body and pass with the other foot


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Diamond Passing- Double Pass

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Diamond Passing- Double Pass (10 mins)

20-25 x 20-25 yd Diamond

1 Ball (To add difficuty use 2 balls)

Player B checks away and back towards player A who plats the ball into player B. B lays the ball back off to A, runs to the other side of the mannequin and receives the ball back from player A and passes into a checking player C. The same sequence is repeated at every mannequin.

Change directions

Coaching Points:

Timing of the check, quality of the lay-off, and pace of the through ball.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Diamond Passing - Give and Go

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Diamond Passing - Give and Go (10 mins)

20-25 x 20-25 yd Diamond

Player A dribbles at pace to the mannequin player B is starting behind, as A approaches, B pulls away from the mannequin and towards the ball and executes a give-and-go (wall pass) around the mannequin with player A who then passes the ball to player C who dribbles at player D's mannequin and executes a give-and-go. (Combinations are done on the sides of the diamond, players on the end dribble at mannequins on the sides)

Players rotate to next line

Change Directions

Coaching Points:

Dribble at the mannequin with pace, wall player gives a good angle for wall pass, disguise the pass into the wall player by using the outside of the foot, play the wall pass with the correct foot, play the wall pass into space.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Diamong Passing - Up, back and through

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Diamong Passing - Up, back and through (15 mins)

20-25 x 20-25 yd Diamond

Player B checks away and back to the ball, player A plays to player B who lays the ball back to A, spins out and receives a throgh ball, player B then passes to player C who plays to the checking player D who lays off to C, spins off and receives through ball, etc..

Change Directions

Players rotate to next line

Coaching Points:

Timing of the check, spin away from the ball after the lay off to get turned quickly and create a good angle for the through ball, play the through ball into space.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Diamond Passing - Overlap

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Diamond Passing - Overlap (15 mins)

20-25 x 20-25 yd Diamond

Player B checks away and back to the ball, receives a pass from player A then dribbles inside and towards the mannequin by player C while player A overlaps, receives the pass from player B and plays into player C. Player C plays into player D who dribbles inside while player C overlaps, etc..

Players rotate to next line

Change Directions

Coaching Points:

Dribble inside and at pace, disguise pass to the overlap by using the outside of the foot, verbal communication, play overlapping player into space.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 5v5 end-zone game

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5v5 end-zone game (25 mins)

55 x 44 field

5v5 to end-zones.

Must play teammate into the end-zone (onside) trying to use the combinations worked n the previous activities.

No defenders allowed in the endzone, however the team in possession can drop a player into their endzone for a back pass in order to keep possession if needed.

Keep score

Variations:

Add a neutral player or two if needed

Progress to game to 2 big goals.


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Movement
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Custom Movement
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Pass
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Dribble
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