Football/Soccer Session (Beginner): Creating space in the middle of the field

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Keith Gunn, Adult Member

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Keith Gunn
Name: Keith Gunn
City: Savannah
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 1 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Poor use of space

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Poor use of space
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Poor use of space

This is an example of a team failing to use the space available to them in possession of the ball. Young players are always eager to go to the ball and provide support but if they move towards the ball carrier, they usually bring pressure with them and the space gets clogged up. I saw many examples of this at the festival in Macon and we need to try and address it during training this week.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Wide player stays wide

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Wide player stays wide

When in possession of the ball...

If BLUE player 'A', the left sided midfielder stays wide and RED player 'B' stays inside, the switch is always on and if properly excuted provides BLUE player 'A' with lots of space to exploit.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Wide player stays wide w/ opponent

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When in possession of the ball...

If BLUE player 'A', the left sided midfielder stays wide and RED player 'B' also goes wide to mark, space is now created in the middle of the field (shaded area). The center midfield player now has room to recieve the ball and look to play a through ball to player 'A' making a penetrating run.


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