Football/Soccer Session (Moderate): Developing the Center Midfielder

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Paul Gregory
Name: Paul Gregory
City: Coconut Creek
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 2 points
Membership: Young Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Stage I

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Stage I
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Stage I

Warm-Up

Organization: 9+players (groups 3); center circle of field; 3 balls; 1 min intervals

Instructions: Red & Yellow players on outside of circle with 3 balls. Blue player on inside of cirlce. Blue players will support short & open up body at an angle to receive pass from Red/Yellow player, then look to play long switching pass to a new Red/Yellow player. Activity is repeated with Blue player finding a new ball.

Coaching Points: 1. Specific instructions from passer (i.e "to feet" "into space); 2. Look/Check over shoulders; 3. Passing angle to receive ball from teammate; 4. Accuracy of short/long pass; 5.Work rate high, using all space available


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Stage II

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Stage II

3v3 + Neutral in Center Mid

Organization: 7 players; 35x30 yard area, 10x10 box within area; (2 goals)

Instructions: Red and Blue team will play possession inside of area, staying out of Neutral player's box. A goal is scored by passing the ball into the CM and then getting the ball back to that team.

***Variation- Place goal on each endline. Before scoring on goal, team must pass ball to neutral player.

Coaching Points: 1. Always supporting the player w/ ball at an angle; 2. Body shape when receiving; 3. Look to change point of attack/ for combination play; 4. Be the playmaker


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Stage III

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Stage III

4v4 + 2 Neutral Players w/ 4 goals

Organization: 10 players; half field or 30x40 yard area with 2 goal on each endline

Instructions: Red and Blue team will play to score on either one of the two goals. Before scoring, both neutral players must receive the ball from attacking team.

Coaching Points: 1. Teammates always supporting the player w/ ball at an angle; 2. Body shape when receiving; 3. Look to change point of attack/ for combination play; 4. Be the playmaker; 5. Accuracy of passing


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Stage IV

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Stage IV

Match: 5v5 w/ GKs

No restrictions; 1-3-1 formation

Coaching Points: See if players, especially CM, are checking to the ball at an angle, looking over shoulder for teammates, and looking to play quick combinations or change the point of attack. Also see which players are the one's who want to have the ball and be the creator on the pitch.


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