Football/Soccer Session (Moderate): ASE G03 Emerald - Transitions in midfield

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Justin Almquist
Name: Justin Almquist
City: Richland
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 2 points
Membership: Young Member
Sport: Football/Soccer

Description

~ Improve #4/#5 dropping off when winning ball in midfield;

~ Improve winning possession and immediately switching play


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 (20 mins)

Setup:

2 teams

One team has the balls

Activities:

A) Touches

1) 1-touch passing - on whistle, switch to a new partner (passer must pretend it's a quick free kick: put hand on ball and pass to new partner)

2) Volleys - on whistle, switch to new partner

3) Chest + pass back - switch on whistle

4) Headers - switch on whistle

B) Physical Play

2 Players hold the ball in hand. On whistle, they wrestle to get control of ball.

C) Shielding

One team's players have ball. Other team tries to push the player off the ball. Only allowed to push with one arm that is straight out.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 3v1-->5v3

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 3v1-->5v3
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3v1-->5v3 (25 mins)

Intervals:

90 seconds work + 30 seconds rest x 6 reps

Setup:

25x25 grid

10x10 grid in the middle

Team of 5 versus a team of 3

Activity:

Ball starts in inner grid: 3v1 --> 5 passes = 1 point

If defender wins ball, they transfer to outer players --> 10 passes = 1 point

If defending 3 win ball they must transfer it back into middle square.

Coaching Points:

~ Once winning the ball, immediately play the simplest pass away from pressure

~ Players off ball moving to create passing angles


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 3 team game

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3 team game (25 mins)

Intervals:

3 min work + 1 min rest x 6 reps = 24 min

Setup:

3 teams of 5

2 teams play, third team provides goalies and wide neutrals

Field of 50x40 with big goals

Activity:

Team in possession must get the ball to both wide neutrals before going to goal.

Coaching Points:

~ When winning the ball, play the simplest pass possible to break pressure

~ #4/5 dropping off when winning possession to switch play through back

~ #8/10 stretching the field long to either get behind or create room for other CM's


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 3v2->4v3

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3v2->4v3 (20 mins)

Setup:

40x30 grid with big goals on each end

2 teams

Activity:

A) Team attacks 3v2 to goal to try to score (one players starts high as a #9)

B) Once defensive team wins possession (or goalie has ball), 2 wide players join in to attack 4v3 the other direction

Coaching Points:

~ Quickly playing away from pressure as soon as ball is won

~ GK: Distribute to opposite side that shots comes from


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Finishing competition

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Finishing competition (10 mins)

Setup:

Field setup as shown

2 teams

Activity:

Teams compete to score 10 goals first after completing passing pattern.

1 team goes at a time (no defenders)

Switch sides after first game

Coaching Points:

~ Plant foot towards front of ball

~ All momentum going towards goal


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