Football/Soccer Session (Mixed age): HSC 2003 Red S9 10/10 Possession vs Penetration

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Colby Cunha, Adult Member

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Colby  Cunha
Name: Colby Cunha
City: Martinsville
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 0 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
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 (5 mins)

Organization:

Teams divided into two teams

• Both Teams have a ball

Instructions:

1) White team plays N-S, Blue team plays E-W,

2) One point is scored by getting the ball from one side to the other, the goal is to be the first team to 10 points.

3) Each player in the middle must touch the ball before the scoring a point.

4) Last player passing to the end player must replace that player.

Coaching Points:


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

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Main Activity (10 mins)

Organization:

Set up as shown

Instructions:

5v5 + 2 neutrals

Blue v. Red in the middle - their objective is to connect one neutral to the other

Score 1 pt for each time they get the ball from one target player to another

Losing team switches with the neutral.

Coaching Points:

Movement of target to create passing lane

Movement of middle player to check away - open body

Central Mids lookingto find gaps between lines to penetrate

Quality of pass - back foot/front foot

Break line and beat defender with first touch or touch inside, find attacker

Movement of target player to always be available

Be positive on the ball - Look to get it to target player as soon as possible and penetrate

Recognizing teammate is going to pass (visual cue – head up, head down / player in possession is about to be under pressure)

Recognition of 3 lines (my role to open gap)

Quickness and quality of movement (short, choppy steps, on toes – ready to receive)

Checking of shoulder as they open gap and as ball travels (read movement of defenders / attackers)

Body shape

Quality of touch (angle / distance – do I drive or play quickly?)

Quality of next movement

- Movement of Central players to open up lanes

- Movement of wide players to open lanes


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Possession VS Penetration

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Possession VS Penetration (15 mins)

Organization:

Set up as shown

Three teams of 4 players with two target players on the outside

Instruction

Opposed.

If ball is played through, team receives a point

If defending team wins possession of the ball they attempt to score by scoring in counter goals

Coaching Points:

Communication - specific

Players on the inside should check at angles so that their body position is side on to play forward quickly

Receiving on the correct foot to penetrate vs possession

Awareness - receiving player should check shoulder and be aware of space that is behind and where defenders are

Must be aware of team mates - realize their movements and what they are looking to do

Creating space for player with the ball and creating space for teammates with movement

Angle of support

Which foot to receive on

Which foot to play ball too

Movement off ball

Transition - when ball is won and when we have ball

Movement of central players

Movement of wide players

Decision to penetrate vs possess


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Four Goal Game

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Four Goal Game (15 mins)

Organization:

6v6

Two Corner Goals

Or Three Goals - Goal can be added in middle at both ends

Instructions:

Players are looking to score in any of the two goals

Coaching Points:

Movement to possess

How to manipulate defenders to create space to penetrate

Movement off the ball to creat space

Movement to get the ball to feet

Which foot to play it too

Recgonizing Visual cues to possess

Progressions:


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Main Activity Possession

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Main Activity Possession (20 mins)

Instructions :

Defending team in white must start defending in between the two retension lines

Blue team is looking to possess to penetrate and break down the white team

Coaching Points

Movement of players to possess then penetrate

Areas of the pitch to play it back vs playing the ball sideways

Movement of forward to possess

Movement of wide players to possess

Movement of center mids

Multiple options on ball

Angles to possess

- Transition

- Combinations.

- Encourage players to join in attack. ( 2 & 3)

- Transition

7v6+GK

Blue - More Numbers

Progression - Remove Retention lines


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