Football/Soccer Session (Moderate): Possession Drill - Full Cramlington Spare Man Practice

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Nigel Miller
Name: Nigel Miller
City: Edinburgh
Country: United Kingdom
Rank: Elite – 1 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): The Spare Man

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The Spare Man

This is the routine the Cramlington Coach took his boys through at the end of the session on Saturday. It underpins every just about every move they made against us all day.

Screen 1 shows their starting point with a 'T' formation. The ball begins with their Play maker (1) who plays the ball to the winger (2).


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Progress to resistance

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Progress to resistance

Screen 2 shows Player 2 receive the ball and dribble forward untill he meets resistance.

The Playmaker always supports the pass by moving behind the ball. At the point where player " meets resistance he always turns back and plays to the Playmaker.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Retain the ball

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Retain the ball

Screen 3

The ball is quickly recycled out to Player 4 with player 1 ALWAYS supporting the ball.

Player 4 would then dribble forward untill he met resistance before turning and playing the ball back to Player 1 and working the ball back the other way to Player 2 and starting again.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Make the gap

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Make the gap

Screen 4

In the games against us they only had to do this twice at most before we looked liked this.

Also in the games if pressure was put on Player 3 he would bounce the ball straight back to player 1 and start again. They were very patient 8 year olds.

If I had been a smarter coach on the day I would have asked our forward player to stop their playmaker getting on the ball (stop Pirlo, stop Italy). I'm sure they would have had a plan B but it would have been nice to find out. :-)


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Pass
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Dribble
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