Football/Soccer Session (Moderate): Attacking-under review

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Mark Purcell
Name: Mark Purcell
City: Comox
Country: Canada
Rank: Elite – 3 points
Membership: Young Member
Sport: Football/Soccer

Description

Continental FC Session on Playing Through Thirds of field with quick combinations, awareness.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): SAQ / Technical

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SAQ / Technical

Organization: Set up 6 grids with four teams of three, can vary depending on numbers. SAQ portion will be in the middle two grids.

Activity: Players will be passing and moving in their grid until the coach yells, play as soon as that happens players will leave the ball in the grid quickly getting through the SAQ and moving on to the other side. Switch places with team across from you. Use different activities through the SAQ equipment.

Coaching Points: raise core temperature, awareness, change of pace, mentally prepare for session


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Step 3 Rondos

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Step 3 Rondos (15 mins)

Setup: two boxes of 12x12 next to one another and ensure there is a supply of balls beside each box, 7 v 2. Make sure there are two bibs in each box.

Organization: Two players start in middle, no need to wear bib, simply hold it. Players around the box start to move the ball, if a player intercepts in the center, switch over bib. Trying and max out at two touches, try and even speed up to one touch if standard lifts. Working for 3mins max. Looking for ball to be moved quickly in this exercise and good communication between players on outside.

Progressions: [1] mandatory two touch, [2] one touch, [3] Two players from Box A called into Box B to win ball back, so now becomes a 9v2.. team who retains the ball for most touches gets a point.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Triangles with Gates

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Triangles with Gates

Setup: Triangle, roughly 15 - 20 yards on each side, with 3 - 4 yard gates in the middle of each side, dependent upon ability. Between 9 - 12 players in each triangle, with 3 players in the gates, and the rest of the players at the points of the triangles. [Balls, cones, poles]

Organization: Players play the ball into the players stationed inside the gate, all 3 balls are moving at the same time. Players in the gate, turn, and play the ball to the next point. Players follow their passes.

Progressions: [1] side on turn in middle, [2] up/back/through, [3] run through gate, check to outside, [4] wall passes

Coaching Points: body shape, angle passes, weight and accuracy of passes, communication, angles of support, speed of play


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Arsenal

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Arsenal

Setup: Field is 60 x 30 yards, divided evenly into 3 zones. We play 12 v 6, starting with a 6 v 3 in zone 1, a 4 v 3 in zone 2, and 2 v 0 in zone 3. Can change dependent upon formation, etc.

Organization: The white team starts with possession in zone 1. They look to complete a set number of passes [4 - 6] and then transfer the ball into zone 2. Once in zone 2, players from zone 1 can join to increase the numbers up, and look to combine to play and get the ball into zone 3. Once in zone 3, if white maintains possession, the 4 whites in zone 2 transfer to zone 3, and the 3 yellow defenders from zone 2 drop into zone 3 to defend, and will again form a 6 v 3 in zone 3. 4 white players from zone 1 will drop into zone 2, along with the 3 yellow defenders in zone 1 to make a 4 v 3 in zone 2. Now we start the exercise from the other side, looking to work from zone 3 to zone 2 to zone 1.

Progressions: [1] restrict touches, [2] get a point by working the ball to a target on the endline with 1 touch pass, [3] add goals to endlines, [4] open up to free play with only restriction is you cannot skip a zone to attack.

Coaching Points: passing and receiving, angles of support, getting into windows, movement off the ball, timing of runs and passes, awareness, speed of play.


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