Football/Soccer Session (Moderate): ASE G03 Emerald - Improving forward movement off ball

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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

Objectives:

~ #7/9/11 Improve recognizing when to run behind defenders

~ Improving using opposite movement to lose marker


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 4v4 pointy ball

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 4v4 pointy ball
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4v4 pointy ball (10 mins)

Setup:

2 teams of 8 (split into 4's)

40x30 grid split in half (20x30 each half)

Activity:

Teams play handball to score by receiving across endline on the run.

Can only move without the ball.

If ball hits ground it's a turnover.

Coaching Points:

~ When to run forward of the ball?

~ When to support the ball?

Progression:

+ Require a forward run every time you pass the ball (if not, it's a turnover).

+ 1 point for every overlapping run. 3 points for a score.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 2v2 with defenders on line

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2v2 with defenders on line (20 mins)

Setup:

8 teams of 2

2 grids of 20x30

Goals on endlines of each grid

Activity:

Defensive team has 1 player stuck on line between cones at midfield and 2nd player as GK (smaller goals).

Attacking team tries to beat first defender before scoring on goal.

If defending team wins ball, it's 2v2 with no restrictions.

Play 2 minute games where defenders stay in the whole time.

Winner is team with most points (add up attacking and defending scores).

Coaching Points:

~ Player on ball has time and space so make forward run.

~ On diagonal run, make run behind defender.

~ When player on ball dribbles inside, overlap. Do NOT have to pass to overlapper.

Once ball is dead (goal or out of bounds), new


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Lose marker rondo

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Lose marker rondo (20 mins)

Setup:

2 teams

2-3 neutrals

4 grids of 20x20

Activity:

1v1 or 2v2 in each grid (depending on numbers).

Neutrals move around game supporting play.

Can transfer ball to another square after connecting 3 passes.

Score on each successful transfer.

Coaching Points:

~ Opposite movement to lose marker (move away to check close; move close to check away)


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 4v2 waves

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4v2 waves (20 mins)

Setup:

2 grids of 40x30 (20x30 in each half)

2 teams of 8 (split into groups of 4)

Activity:

Attacking team gets 10 balls to score by PASSING to teammate across line (within a few yards).

Defending team can score by getting ball into middle zone (can pass to opposite team if they check in or by dribbling into area).

Coaching Points:

~ Creative runs based on defense (diagonal, overlaps)

~ Combination play (wall pass, up-set-through)

~ Opposite movement to lose marker

~ Good defensive principles (pressure/cover) to make realistic

Progression:

+ Add a shot clock (opposite team counts) if too slow -- 5 mississippi


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 5v5 dynasty with offside line

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5v5 dynasty with offside line (30 mins)

Setup:

3 teams of 5

60x50 field with midfield area of 30x50

Activity:

Play is in midfield and team in possession tries to penetrate to score in big goal.

Can use wide neutrals as well.

4 minute games. Winner stays on.

Coaching Points:

~ Opposite movements by forwards

~ Reading cues of when to support (dribbler under pressure) vs. when to run forward (time and space).


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