Football/Soccer Session (Moderate): P&R: Lofted Pass

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Alexis Nieves, Adult Member

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Alexis Nieves
Name: Alexis Nieves
City: Littleton
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 9 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer


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

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Main Theme
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Main Theme (15 mins)


1. 20x20 area with a 10x10 grid set up in the middle set up as shown

2. 12 players separated into teams of 3 (with each team on a different side of the area) set up as shown.

3. 16 balls, 4 on each side (Additional around the outside)


1. Teams score a point by getting ball into their teammates hands in the center grid.

2. Player 1 plays a pass to Player 2, Player 2 plays a pass back to Player 1, Player 1 plays a lofted ball into the center grid.

3. If player 3 catches the ball it is a point, if the ball is missed, no point is awarded.

4. Player 1 has four chances to play into the center grid. Once all balls have been played Player 1 becomes Player 2, Player 2 becomes Player 3, Player 3 becomes Player 1. Rotation continues until each player has played every position. 

5. Team with the most points wins.

Coaching Points:

1. Angleof approach – off center

2. Headup to observe your target area

3. Headdown at the point of contact

4. Nonkicking foot placed to side, slight behind the ball

5. Anklelocked, toe down

6. Contactball – middle above the mid line

7. Contactfoot – laces (Instep)

8. Pullhips round to face the target at contact

9. Bodyweight forward chest and knee over the ball at contact

10. Followthrough is controlled

11. Targetarea is in between the defender and the post

12. Idealdelivery stays low to the ground


1. P – Player 2 can close down Player 1 to add mild pressure

2. R - Make center grid larger

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Pitch Line 2
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Pitch Line 4
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